Tuesday, 06 September 2016 11:53

The new face of sports events

Tennis tournaments are ones of the oldest sports events. The Canadian Rogers Cup has been held since the end of the nineteenth century. Initially, it was a men-only tournament, but a few years later, a parallel sports event was organised in which women could also participate.

Published in Business
Thursday, 28 May 2015 16:14

Check out what Quebec offers!

Beautiful scenery, lots of places to explore and many attractions. In theory, this is what any place can boast. Why is it worth visiting Quebec then? The main reason is that you will not find such great activities and entertainment anywhere else - no matter how you like to spend your free time, you will definitely find something that will appeal to you!

Published in Travel

Best Buy Canada is helping seniors get connected online. Teaming up with Cyber-Seniors and student volunteers at the Kiwanis Care Centre, Best Buy is putting technology in the hands of seniors at this residential care facility in North Vancouver.

“With technology adoption rates for seniors growing, we are seeing an increased need to make the right tools and training accessible to more seniors,” said Moira Chicilo, Director of Communications and Community Relations, Best Buy Canada. “The Cyber-Seniors documentary highlights the transformative effects that connectivity, provided by youth mentorship and technology, can have on the lives of seniors. When we learned about this program, we were inspired by its potential for youth and seniors in our community and wanted to bring it to life with the help of our Geek Squad.”

With the support of students from Windsor Secondary who are part of an intergenerational volunteer club at the Centre started by high school student Tatiana Fortin, the residents at the Kiwanis Care Centre are learning how to use tablets to search the Internet and play games, connect with family and friends through Skype, and are even incorporating games on the Wii U into their daily physical activities.

“The Cyber-Seniors program was started after my two sisters were inspired by our grandparents who learned how to use the Internet at 80-years-old and it completely changed their lives. We wanted to bring this experience to other seniors to help them reconnect with family and friends through technology,” said Saffron Cassaday, Director/Editor of the Cyber-Seniors Documentary. “We were so happy to hear that Best Buy was moved by our film and wanted to bring this program to their local community. This donation of technology combined with the guidance and support of the student volunteers will have a significant impact in the lives of these seniors.”

For this program, Best Buy donated five Microsoft Surface tablets, an HP Desktop computer, an LG webOS SmartTV, an LG SoundPlate, a Singing Machine Karaoke machine and a Wii U gaming system to the Kiwanis Care Centre. The Geek Squad team came into the Centre over the summer to set everything up and the Windsor high school students (trained by Cyber-Seniors) took it from there, immediately starting to work with the residents to show them what this technology can do.

Best Buy documented the journey through a short video highlighting how technology can impact the lives of seniors: 

 

 

“We know that individuals who feel connected to their community feel a better sense of health. The Cyber-Seniors program presents a huge opportunity for our residents to not only stay connected with their community and family through technology, but also continue learning new skills which can contribute to an improved quality of life,” said Kelly Foston, Recreation Therapist and Activities Program Coordinator, Kiwanis Care Centre. “We are so thankful to Best Buy for making technology accessible to our residents and for introducing us to the Cyber-Seniors program. We feel like the possibilities that can come from this are endless.”

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Published in Gadgets
Monday, 16 June 2014 02:00

Fall in love and admire Quebec

Are you dreaming of a trip to Europe? You probably sare, like most of us. But it’s just that not everyone can afford the luxury of travelling beyond the ocean. That’s why it’s worth looking for certain European attributes here on site - in the exquisite and underrated town of Quebec. What's so European about it?

Published in Travel
Thursday, 15 May 2014 12:10

Come and visit New Brunswick!

Vacations are getting closer, and you have no idea of where you could go? We have the ideal solution for you - New Brunswick is a perfect place to rest, both with family and friends. Why?

Published in Lifestyle
Thursday, 15 May 2014 12:05

Discover the beauty of Brunswick!

An unusual coast, dotted with ravines and coves. A spectacular view of the open water. Awesome waves and tides of a scale which you will not find anywhere else. This is New Brunswick - one of the most beautiful provinces of Canada.

Published in Travel

Blizzard Entertainment is pleased to inform swagnificent, Zippi79, MrHeed, JohnTheTree, Successlol, SpiritGuard, AnimaLeet, Waffles, Thinkzalot, SwaggishMike, and everyone else who was asking online, that Hearthstone™: Heroes of Warcraft™, its free-to-play digital card game, is now available on iPad® in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, with the iPad App Store℠ release for the rest of the world coming soon.

Published in Games
Saturday, 30 November 2013 10:28

A Loving Mother's Heart

 

Fifty years down the line, would you endeavor to find your child, which you had to give up? Would you know how to stand face to face with the truth and with possible rejection? Probably not. But this woman - one of many – already has.

Published in Lifestyle
Monday, 14 October 2013 16:04

Because I am a Girl

 

Surely, you are one of the women who were lucky. You’re just sitting at the computer, reading this article and you do not even know how much you have. You have just finished school and you are probably working. Do you realize the extent of the luxury you are experiencing?

Published in Lifestyle
Thursday, 03 October 2013 11:27

NO to breast cancer!

 

Breasts - a symbol of womanhood and sex appeal. They can be small or large, in the shape of a pear, apple, or lemon. But it doesn't really matter what they're like. Each one of them is at risk of cancer, which can ultimately lead to their loss or even death. How can a woman protect herself against breast cancer?

Published in Health

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