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12th July 2013

Alberta Arts Sector Coordinates Flood Relief Efforts With Igloo Software

igloo communitiesCloud intranet provider Igloo Software has announced the launch of the AlbertaArtsRebuild intranet site in conjunction with Calgary Arts Development. The pro bono project is designed to bring together 37 organizations in a virtual space to assess the flood impact, facilitate connections, distribute relief funds and coordinate restoration projects across southern Alberta. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th June 2013

RPG Comic Looking For Group To Get Official Video Game

blind ferretAfter 6 years of success as a webcomic, Ryan Sohmer and Lar deSouza are thrilled to announce that Looking For Group has a new video game adaptation currently in pre-production with Netherlands-based developer Paladin Studios. LFG & The Fork of Truth is a 4-player co-op RPG set in the world of Looking For Group. It is a top-down button masher that will allow fans of the comic an unprecedented opportunity to explore the world and play as the characters that they have come to love. A crowdfunding campaign was launched on June 20 on Kickstarter to secure funds, and over $50,000 was raised in the first 24 hours. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th June 2013

Self-Help Fundraising For The Arts Expands In BC

Province of BCBC’s Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oake announced earlier this week that the B.C. government is investing $300,000 over two years in artsVest, a non-profit program helping small and mid-sized arts organizations help themselves through effective private sector fundraising. Read the rest of this entry »

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6th June 2013

Clipless Launches Kickstarter For Wearable Tech

cliplessThey Innovate Inc. is celebrating the launch of their wearable tech accessory Clipless, on Kickstarter. Clipless is a patent-pending solution to secure phones or tablets to clothing or surfaces. Simultaneously, they are unveiling a partnership with Y Combinator funded Tagstand, the creators of NFC Task Launcher. Clipless is the first wearable phone accessory that works with normal clothing, with or without pockets or a belt. Inspiration for the product came from female professionals who disliked the bulky traditional phone holsters but had no fashionable alternatives. The clothing connector is great and the mounts included make it far more powerful. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd June 2013

IFTech Launches Kickstarter Campaign For ARAIG Gaming Device

OrbyTwenty-three year old IFTech entrepreneur Brodie Stanfield is betting on crowdfunding for an edge to take on the establishment. He has initiated a thirty day funding campaign for his company on Kickstarter, where he hopes to obtain funding for his project ARAIG. Attempts at funding have been made through the normal investor channels, but IFTech has been stymied by an unwillingness of investors to take the risk and back an idea which competes against billion dollar companies like Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. This makes it hard for the little guys to compete againstthose large corporations who have both financial resources and brand recognition on their side. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd May 2013

GoD Factory: Wingmen On KickStarter

nine dots studioIndependent game developer Nine Dots Studio is pleased to release a new video and screenshots for their upcoming competitive space combat sim MOBA, GoD Factory: Wingmen.  The visually stunning game offers  extensive ship customization where players can create their own unique ship; players will choose from a variety of hulls, cockpits, wings, power cores, shield generators, special ability devices, weapons, thrusters and more to put together their individual ship. The game is currently on Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight seeking support for it’s impending release on PC. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th May 2013

Shaw Helps Create “A World of Smiles” in Support of BC Children’s Hospital

a world of smilesShaw Communications and BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, together with British Columbia’s South Asian community, are celebrating the 15th anniversary of A World of Smiles telethon on Sunday May 26, 2013. The telethon will air live on Sunday, May 26 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and aims to raise funds to help meet the most urgent health needs of BC’s children. Money raised is used to purchase essential medical equipment and to fund critical research into childhood disease and caregiver and family education programs. Each year, more than 81,000 children and their families from across the province visit BC Children’s Hospital for highly specialized care. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th April 2013

Registration Opens For Fourteenth Annual PMC Science Fair Fun Run

pmcsPMC-Sierra Science Fair Fun RunRegistration is now open for the fourteenth annual PMC Science Fair Fun Run, which will take place on Sunday, May 26th at the Athlete’s Village Plaza (the former Olympic Village). The Fun Run is the largest timed 5K race in BC and is one of the technology industry’s largest fundraising events. All registered Fun Run participants are eligible for prizes and receive free admission to the TELUS World of Science on the day of the race. Families can meet student science fair participants, view science fair projects, pick up free giveaways from run sponsors and participate in the day’s activities, all while learning how science education can be fun. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th February 2013

Scrabble Corporate Challenge Aims for a Big Score

frontier collegeOn March 6th, Bay Street’s sharpest minds will compete against one another on Scrabble Night In Canada to raise money for Frontier College, Canada’s original literacy organization. With SCRABBLE® players like TMX Group’s CEO Tom Kloet, and CIBC’s Senior EVP Richard Nesbitt, along with journalists and Olympic athletes, the evening is bound to be a raucous evening, all for a good cause. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th January 2013

Minions March On KickStarter

mini-orbyBurnaby’s Once Over Productions has launched a $10 000.00 KickStarter campaign to further the development of its PC/Mac title Minion March. As a Keeper of the Underworld, it is the Player’s objective to prevent minions from escaping. The minions may have the advantage of numbers, defensive powers and dimwitted determination but you have unlimited mobility, powerful attacks and support from sentient environments. Read the rest of this entry »

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