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OCE Discovery 2011

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Discovery 2011 by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is a technology conference held in Ontario every year. This year, Vidafine was invited to join in on exploring the cutting-edge technologies across various industries and see what presenters from different backgrounds have to offer.

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Theatrical Philanthropy: RENT

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Fallen Rock Productions is a socially-conscious theatre company that combines philanthropy with the performing arts. Every year, the company produces a large-scale musical to raise funds and awareness for a charitable organization. Fallen Rock musicals are a great option for Torontonians looking for high caliber musical theatre without the sky-high ticket prices of Mirvish productions. This June, Fallen Rock will grace the Bathurst Street Theatre stage with its highly-anticipated production of RENT.


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Night for Rights – A jhr Event

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What if we lived in a country where violence against women was perceived to be normal? Where spousal abuse, rape and other sexual violence is described to be the worst on the entire planet?

We would be living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Community DIY Synergy 

Paintlounge: Everyone is an Artist

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Vidafine was recently invited to the launch party for Paintlounge, a new tea shop that offers canvas painting as entertainment to its patrons. The concept is relatively simple, you purchase a modestly priced empty canvas, use the provided tools and paints and start creating your art masterpiece. Take all the time you need to paint your canvas and when you’re finished, you get to take it home with you and brighten up that plain white wall.

Community On the Go 

A Community Pick Me Up

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With the end of 2010 fast approaching, students scrambling to study for exams while others rushing to meet deadlines, who doesn’t need a little break amidst all the stress? Perhaps a pillow fight to release some of that stress will entertain you. How about LED light-saber battles with hundreds of new friends? Maybe, during these cold winter months, curtain forts or a warm smooch will do the trick. Newmindspace organizes such events that bring people together in Toronto and New York in hope to create a public interactive art movement using the city as their urban playground. What will they do next?!

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Samsung Gadgets at Holiday Preview

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Vidafine has recently been invited to a Samsung preview showcasing their lineup of products for the holiday season. As the self-proclaimed geek at Vidafine + prospective owner of the Galaxy Tab, I of course signed myself up for this opportunity. While I was definitely planning to spend some quality time with the newcomer to the tablet family, I also promised myself to give all the other gadgets the attention that they deserve. Here are the toys that really wow’ed me.

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The Centre for Dreams Skills Drive

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For a previous post on the charity Well of Change (WOC), I talked about what the charity is all about and what makes them unique. Recently, I had the privilege of attending one of the events that they were holding on behalf of a local charity in Markham, Ontario called The Centre For Dreams.

The charity helps intellectually challenged adults to be independent and helps them live their lives to the fullest. This event was no different than their other ones, except for the new spin they’ve introduced to their organization. WOC set up stations where each participant approached, to brainstorm services and skills that they could offer a interested ‘shoppers’.

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TEDxToronto 2010 A Call to Action

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@Vidafine had the privilege to be invited as one of the few media partners to cover TEDxToronto 2010 yesterday, an idea sharing and inspirational event. The one day conference is an independently organized local fan-based TED event from the world famous TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) talks of this generation. With organizers and partners that include Jet Cooper, TheBizMedia, Phizer, and idea couture, this year’s TEDxToronto was no doubt in good hands.