Monday, July 28, 2014

Brandon Schupp

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Brandon Schupp, then 13, at mountain summit Three years ago, an extraordinary young man, Brandon Schupp, then 13, climbed a 10,000 foot mountain to raise money and awareness for the 10,000 kids in Canada living with cancer. He had been deeply touched by the battle of his young neighbour, then three, who was fighting neuroblastoma, [...]

I’ve flipped over Flip

I’d been hearing my American twitter pals talking about the Flip camcorder for months now. “It’s idiot-proof,” they’d tweet, “really simple with point-and-shoot technology.” They had me at idiot…. My pals over at IPR Group, the PR company who did such a great job on the Canadian launch of Flip, were kind enough to lend [...]

Mindy Shear

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Recently, a reporter asked me to recommend great cosmetic products for the summer. That was easy: Mindy Shear.┬áMindy Shear makes some of the most beautiful products that have ever touched any woman’s skin, including mine. We had the great pleasure of working with Mindy Shear last year and WOW did we love her AND her [...]

Ian McLennan’s Lifetime Achievement Award

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Earlier this week, the Canadian Association of Science Centres wrapped up its 2009 conference in Regina and surprised my father, Ian McLennan, with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The kudos came with a glowing audio-visual presentation celebrating his many contributions to Science Centres in Canada and around the world. The crowd gave him a standing ovation. [...]

Alice Jamieson and Jamieson Place

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Jamieson Place I am unlikely to have anything named after me. And I’m okay with that. My great, great grandmother, Alice Jamieson, however, is a different story. And what a story she is. Alice Jamieson, my mother’s mother’s mother’s mother, was an Alberta feminist who was appointed a magistrate in the juvenile court in 1914, [...]