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Jump On wins Innovation Award

Published: Monday, October 28, 2013 Jump On wins Innovation Award from Calgary Chamber of Commerce Tour company also named as a finalist for Calgary Small Business of the Year Award “Our team was very excited to be named as a finalist in the Innovation category as well as Small Business of the Year category of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Week Awards after

6th Annual Tooth Fairy Children’s Foundation Fundraising Gala

Published: Sunday, September 22, 2013

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We wanted our guests to have a lot of fun at our Fundraising Gala on Oct 18th at the Westin – and we thought the uplifting Moulin Rouge style would make it memorable and entertaining,” says  CoraMarie Clark, Founder of The Tooth Fairy Children's Foundation. 

“The Paris themed Moulin Rouge not only represents stylish dress and entertainment, but it was also the birthplace of the Can-Can. It gives everyone a chance to dress up and let loose on the dance floor.  We will also have top hats, boas and fascinators available for purchase at the door.”

Funds raised at the 6th Annual Tooth Fairy Children’s Foundation Fundraising Gala go directly toward fulfilling the Foundation’s mission of providing every child worldwide with a toothbrush, education and access to dental care.

To date, The Tooth Fairy Children’s Foundation has put toothbrushes into the hands of more than 385,000 children in 43 countries. The goal for 2013 is to give 400,000 toothbrushes to children in need.  Each dollar that is raised at the gala will make the Foundation three toothbrushes closer to its goal, and give three more children a possession every human should be entitled to have.

“I am incredibly humbled by the support we have had received so far - I get goose bumps just thinking about all of the children that are going to receive a toothbrush because of the funds raised at this gala. I have personally witnessed the need among children in Kenya, China and Guinea,” says Clark. 

Millrise Place’s Big Bike Challenge Raises over $7.5K for Alberta Heart & Stroke

Published: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

“Our employees really embrace the Big Bike Challenge,” says Marketing Manager Colleen Baxter.  “It’s truly a fun, fundraising event. Our staff exhibited a great deal of team spirit. We had everything from a team mascot, cheers, noise makers, music, and handmade banners. Every time we ride the 30 seat Big Bike in Fish Creek Park, we turn heads.”

“While the $7,500 we raised this summer is a little smaller than in past years, one has to keep in mind that Calgary has been hit hard with fund raising requests for flood related projects. Under the circumstances, I think we have done an exceptional job.”

Prior to setting out on their two kilometre Big Bike Challenge, Millrise Place employees warmed up with a spirited and energetic exercise routine.  Following the ride, we all celebrated with ice cream treats.

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A vital fundraiser with impressive results, the Big Bike Challenge continues to engage Canadians across the country. Last year, over 40,000 riders, in 200+ communities, helped raise more than $7 million for research for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Carole Kelly, a registered nurse and Millrise Place’s Executive Director of Care added that in addition to being a great vehicle for having fun and building teamwork, the Big Bike Challenge also reinforces some important messaging to both Millrise employees and the general public. 

 “It is estimated that if all Canadians engaged in 60 minutes of physical activity per day, 33% of all deaths related to coronary heart disease, 25% of deaths related to stroke, 20% of deaths related to type 2 diabetes, and 20% of deaths related to hypertension could be avoided.”

Ivrnet reduces costs while maintaining profitability in Q2

Published: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 Ivrnet Inc., (TSX-V: IVI), is pleased to report its financial results for the second quarter 2013. Following record profits in Q1, Ivrnet continued with its strong performance to reduce costs while recording a profit in Q2. David Snell, CEO Ivrnet “The first half of 2013 has been the most successful six months in Ivrnet’s history,”

Jump On kicks off fall season with first Calgary-Vancouver weekend getaway Sept. 20-22

Published: Thursday, August 22, 2013 “Everywhere I travel, I hear the same story–air travellers are sick and tired of being gouged with high airfares, particularly at peak times like weekends and holidays,” says Roger Jewett, CEO of Jump On Flyaways, a Calgary-based tour company. “It wasn’t that long ago when you could easily get a Calgary-Vancouver return flight

Upgrading of Community Central online management software reaping benefits for Ivrnet

Published: Saturday, August 10, 2013 “In 2012, we invested a substantial amount of money ($600,000) in upgrading our Community Central software that provides a robust suite of easy to use online management tools that can save both Community Associations and Residents’ Associations up to 20 percent in annual operating costs,” explains David Snell, President, Ivrnet.

Alberta floods reduce attendance for 20th anniversary season of Badlands Passion Play

Published: Sunday, July 28, 2013 All photos credited to: Ron Nickel "Ticket sales for the 20th anniversary season of the Canadian Badlands Passion Play in Drumheller were well ahead of the previous five year’s average prior to the flooding,but the rising waters around the province brought a marked decline in bookings for our nine plays this summer,” explains Executive Director

Jump On Flyaways announces the “Jump On Sell Off” concept for Vancouver-Calgary

Published: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Beginning July 24, 2013 at 8:00 AM MST, upstart tour company Jump On Flyaways is taking their weekend travel concept (direct flights at peak times for one low fare) to the next level with the introduction of the Jump On Sell Off. On the new concept of the Single Jump and Jump On Sell Off, Jump On CEO Roger Jewett commented “This is really a test,