Posts tagged ‘Olivia Chow’

July 5, 2012

Fringe has opened and Social Media as Yearbook

So yesterday was opening day for the Toronto Fringe – previews, posters, sunscreen and word of mouth are flying – it was a baking hot day with really good speeches, a fantastic poster sprint belled by Olivia Chow and the beer tent was in full swing with folks getting their Wednesday on.

photo of Fringe Club by Derrick Chua

If you still haven’t chosen your Fringe shows, best get to it, and see you at the tent!

Fun imagining from Flowtown -Social Media as yearbook. Enjoy! Stay cool, stay hydrated, stay sunscreened, happy Fringe!

August 22, 2011

Smartphone Viewing, a Contest and some Good Art News

A colleague of mine Drew McLellan posted a great article the other day on analyzing your google stats to see who’s viewing you on their smartphone. Here you go.

On the subject of analytics, I had someone say to me (either flatly or with pride, I’m not sure which it was) that their organization doesn’t bother using their analytics strategically. They have them, they just don’t look at them.

I have some work to do with this person. More on this in a later post.

In other news, each of the six artists doing work for the new stations on the TTC’s Spadina subway extension will get up to $500,000 thanks to a policy that sets aside cash for art. This is a great thing to hear – and here’s another article on subway art that has artist and art critic Eldon Garnet telling us what works, what doesn’t. There’s a gallery embedded within.

Drawn To Develop  – a truly cool charity has announced the lineup of photographers who will be participating in this year’s artistic storytelling collaboration. Click here for the announcement.

And finally – quite possibly one of the coolest contests I’ve ever heard of – My Library Matters to Me

Win a lunch date with on of Toronto’s most celebrated authors and explore their Toronto!! There will be FIFTY winners!

Each participating author will accompany a small group of contest winners to a Toronto literary site (such as a location in one of their books) followed by lunch with their group at one of the author’s favourite Toronto restaurants.

Contest opens for submissions at 10:30 am Thursday, August 25th. Here’s the link for more info.  I KNOW!!!

And finally: I don’t know what to say. Rest in peace Jack – you did so much for so many and we thank you.

Statement from Nycole Turmel, interim leader of the NDP

“New Democrats today are mourning the loss of a great Canadian.

Jack was a courageous man. It was his leadership that inspired me, and so many others, to run for office. We – Members of Parliament, New Democrats and Canadians – need to pull together now and carry on his fight to make this country a better place.

On behalf of New Democrats from coast to coast to coast, our thoughts and prayers are with our colleague Olivia Chow, Jack’s children Sarah and Mike and the rest of Jack’s family.

And we remember the Tommy Douglas quote Jack included in every email he sent: “Courage my friends, ’tis never too late to build a better world.'”

I read in BlogTO that there will be a gathering at Nathan Phillips Square today at 4:00 p.m. to share memories and celebrate Jack Layton’s life.

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