Proud to be Canadian

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Proud to be Canadian! Design a T-shirt Contest

Please Mum is inviting all Canadian children to show their pride for the nation by designing their very own T-shirt. From March 16th through April 12th, kids can visit any Please Mum location to create an illustration that conveys their love for Canada. One T-shirt design will then be selected, produced, and available for purchase at all Please Mum locations on Canada Day 2009!

Proceeds from sales of the Proud to be Canadian! T-shirt will go to the Please Mum Foundation’s Funds for Fun! providing direct financial support to Canadian schools in need of funding for school facilities and safe, fun extracurricular activities for students kindergarten through grade 8. www.pleasemum.com/tshirt-contest

At My Best

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At My Best, a fantastic new children’s wellness initiative developed by AstraZeneca Canada and Physical and Health Education Canada, is finding its way into the hands of educators in 1,000 schools across Canada this year. Rose Crowther, Program Manager for At My Best at AstraZeneca Canada, talks with Pay Chen from Tuned In! about the new program that is helping children across Canada thrive!!

It’s Party Time with Blouin, Dunn LLP and Giffin Koerth

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The 3rd Annual Post CICMA/CIAA Joint Conference Cocktail Party hosted by Blouin, Dunn LLP and Giffin Koerth was a huge success!

Over 250 guests enjoyed a cozy cocktail party at The Loose Moose Tap & Grill on Front Street in downtown Toronto. With beautiful Ford models, an amazing DJ, photo booths and gift bags full of loot, it was hard not to have fun! And to top it all off, a large buffet of gourmet comfort food was served, including mini hamburgers, hot dogs and s’mores,

For the third year in a row, Blouin, Dunn LLP and Giffin Koerth hosted the post-conference event for attendees and their family and friends. This year’s party was the largest turnout to date.

SKYY Vodka Helped You Choose: Is He Into You? Or Is He Just Not That Into You?

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SKYY Vodka One-On-One Cocktail Sampling Event!

NKPR and SKYY Vodka recently hosted a one-on-one cocktail sampling event for the media in celebration of the upcoming release of Alliance Film’s “he’s just not that into you,” on February 6th, 2009. SKYY unveiled two new cocktails inspired by the movie — one sweet, one sour — both appropriately named “he’s into you,” and “he’s just not that into you,” to mirror the ins and outs, ups and downs and goods and bads of finding true love.

Guests enjoyed the mixing talents of SKYY bartender, Matt Jones, chose their favorite sips, and were treated to a tarot card reading to find out what their romantic future has in store…

SKYY Vodka is produced with a unique four-column distillation and triple-filtration process, as well as a reverse-osmosis process to create a smooth, clean taste. SKYY strongly supports film and was previously the official spirits sponsor and promotional partner for the movie, Sex and the City in Canada.

So, is he into you or not? Try these delicious movie-inspired recipes and decide!

he’s into you

1 oz SKYY Vodka

1 oz Chambord

Pineapple juice

Directions: Pour SKYY Vodka and pineapple juice into shaker. Shake vigorously. Pour into chilled martini glass. Top off with a swirl of Chambord.

he’s just not that into you

1.5 oz SKYY Vodka

0.5 oz Blue Curaçao

Lemonade

Directions: Pour SKYY Vodka and lemonade into shaker. Shake vigorously. Pour into chilled martini glass. Top off with a swirl of Blue Curaçao.

Happy New Year from NKPR!

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From all of us at NKPR to all of you, Happy New Year! We’re looking forward to another amazing year of working with our fantastic clients.

SOME AMAZING THINGS HAPPENED AT NKPR IN 2008 – HERE ARE SOME HIGHLIGHTS! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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The 2008 IT Lounge celebrated its most successful year at this year’s Toronto Film Festival with the biggest stars and the most generous support for Big Brothers and Big Sisters! Here are our TOP PICKS from this year’s Lounge*:

Best IT Lounge Red-Carpet Style Sightings: ESPRIT fall men’s wear at the HELLO! Legendary Couples party worn by Lyriq Bent, KC Collins and D.B. Sweeney.*

Best IT Lounge Moment: Paris Hilton and Benji Madden signing the Big Brothers and Big Sisters wall followed by dressing up in the ultra “hot” Right Hand Gal Hero Necklace.

Best Heroes with Big Brothers and Big Sisters at IT: Scott Speedman, Petra Nemcova, Queen Latifah, Paul Gross and Tristan Wilds (90210 newcomer) and others shared who their heroes are for the Wall of Heroes for Big Brothers and Big Sisters; some of the heroes included: Madonna, Oprah, Nelson Mandela, Mom, Dad, Grandpa/Grandma, Brothers, Sisters.

IT Items Voted Most Likely to be Worn Later That Day: Fila vintage track suits and F-word tees. The comfy and cool factor was hard to resist and stars such as Cheech Marin, Tie Domi, Jason Isaacs, George Stroumboulopoulos couldn’t wait to relax or hit the red carpet in them!

Best IT Items Most Loved by the Ladies: Emmanuelle Chriqui, Debra Winger, Kelly Carlson all stopped by the Goody Hair station and received styling tips from LOOK hair studio. Gloria Reuben and Monika Schnarre received the lastest skincare to hit the market from Olay Definity.

All images except (*) courtesy of Central Image Agency.

2008 NKPR Highlights!

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World AIDS Day at Kiehl’s

To commemorate Kiehl’s commitment to raising awareness and funds for AIDS research, a ‘Kiehl’s Commitment to Community quilt‘ was created; Canadian celebrities were invited to mark their support of the ‘Fight Against AIDS’ on World AIDS Day (December 1) by dipping their hands in red ink and placing their hand print on the quilt. The quilt is being collected and sewn together by world renowned NYC fashion designer Derek Lam and auctioned off for Youth AIDS. December 1st, in all Kiehl’s freestanding stores in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, also marked the launch of a global campaign to raise funds with the sale of the Limited Edition Lip Balm#1. $1.00 from every sale of the Limited Edition Lip Balm #1 will be donated to the Canadian AIDS Society – a national coalition of over 125 community based AIDS organizations across Canada.

(featured: Corner Gas Actor: Tara Spencer-Nairn and Recording Artist Eva Avila)

2008 NKPR Highlights!

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CONTACT – The World’s Largest Photography Festival Returned for its 12th Year in Toronto

The 2008 installment of the CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival experienced its most successful year ever. Photographers from Canada and all over the world transformed Toronto into a spontaneous at gallery. From the airport to Queen Street, the city served as a “frame” to the largest photography festival in the world.

(featured: Rodney Graham’s virtual forest under the Gardiner Expressway, 2008 CONTACT)

2008 NKPR Highlights!

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Ford Models Supermodel of the World Canada!

We had the amazing job of managing the nationwide search and finale of Ford Models Supermodel of the World Canada. We saw thousands of girls from Vancouver to Halifax with the hope of realizing their dreams of becoming supermodels. It was crazy, fun, exciting and OTT. We loved every minute of it! The winner was Toronto native Shelby Furber who will represent Canada in the Ford Models Supermodel of the World competition in January 2009. She also recently stomped the catwalk for none other than Monsieur Karl Lagerfeld in the Chanel Resort show.

2008 NKPR Highlights!

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At My Best – Groundbreaking Children Wellness Program

We piloted and then officially launched the groundbreaking, children’s wellness program At My Best, which focuses on the physical, nutritional and emotional health of children from kindergarten to grade three. The program, which was made available to 1000 schools across Canada, has been a resounding success and there is already a waiting list for schools to get the program in the 2009/2010 school year.