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Monday, January 27, 2014
The survey by Molson Canadian, an Official Supporter of the Canadian Olympic Team, found that when we see our athletes atop an Olympic Podium it brings our country together like few things can. More than a third (35%) of Canadians say they feel most proud to be Canadian when one of our athletes wins gold, compared to a quarter (25%) who feel that way when celebrating on Canada Day.
Olympic Gold Medals can make us pretty emotional too. A third of Canadians say they will likely cry or get choked up during the medal ceremony if Canada wins a Gold Medal in Sochi. More than a quarter (27%) of us will likely sing 'O Canada' in public.
"There's no feeling in the world like standing on an Olympic Podium representing your country," says Joannie Rochette. "In that moment you can feel an entire nation celebrating along with you."
Celebrating Our Olympic Victories
The survey asked Canadians how they plan on celebrating our key achievements in Sochi. By far, our favourite way (identified by six in ten Canadians) of celebrating our Gold Medals will be at home with family and friends. Nearly half (47%) of us say we will likely raise a celebratory beer in the process.
In that spirit of celebrating together Molson Canadian is making its Victory Bottles available to Canadians for the first time, so we can celebrate our Olympic Victories during the Sochi Games the same way our athletes did in Vancouver. The bottles are 625 mL replicas of the three-litre versions presented to our athletes in Vancouver as a symbol of our gratitude for their achievements. They will be available at select retailers, bars and restaurants across Canada in January and February in single bottles.
- More than a third (34%) of Canadian hockey fans surveyed plan to give up sleep and 7% plan to call in sick or to skip work to catch key Olympic Hockey Games in Sochi;
- If Canada wins a Gold Medal in Sochi some of the famous Canadians we'd like to share a beer with to celebrate, if given the opportunity, include Sidney Crosby (31%), Stephen Harper (12%) and Ron MacLean (10%).
From January 7 to January 9, 2014 an online survey was conducted among a sample of 1,500 Canadian adults (ages 18-64) who are also Angus Reid Forum panel members. The margin of error — which measures sampling variability — is +/-3.1 per cent, 19 times out of 20. The sample was balanced by region according to the most recent census data.
Molson Coors Canada is the Canadian division of Molson Coors Brewing Company, a global brewer with operations in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Asia. The company proudly offers some of the most popular brands in Canada with an award-winning brand portfolio that includes Molson Canadian, Coors Light, Molson Export, Rickard's and Molson Canadian 67. Molson Coors also partners with other leading brewers to offer such global brands as Heineken, Corona and Miller Genuine Draft.
Molson Coors Canada employs 3,000 Canadians, operates seven breweries, including boutique breweries Creemore and Granville Island, and invests in communities from coast-to-coast through its various charitable initiatives and sports and entertainment sponsorships. Molson Coors Canada is committed to promoting its products and events in a responsible manner as part of an active, healthy lifestyle.
Monday, January 6, 2014
TORONTO, January 6, 2014 /Canada NewsWire/ - LG Electronics (LG) today took the wraps off LG Lifeband Touch and LG Heart Rate Earphones, two wearable products that mark the company's first foray into fitness tech. Unveiled at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, both products incorporate comfortable designs and compatibility with other devices so that monitoring one's health requires no additional effort beyond strapping on a watch and inserting a pair of headphone earbuds.
Lifeband Touch is a smart activity tracker that incorporates a bold yet comfortable design and is compatible with heart rate monitors (HRM) as well as smartphones. Meanwhile, the innovative Heart Rate Earphones' unique dual-function design offers a convenient way for users to measure their heart rate while exercising. Both devices are designed to help users take greater control over their health. Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earphones can wirelessly link up to each other, creating a seamless wearable ecosystem. Connected to smartphones (Android and iOS supported), the devices can transmit data to the intuitive, easy-to-use LG Fitness app, or to a number of other third party apps such as MyFitnessPal, Runkeeper or MapMyFitness.
Lifeband Touch was designed to be asymmetric and flexible, providing greater comfort and style than other wearable fitness wristbands. Featuring a touch OLED panel to display time, biometrics, incoming calls and music controls, the built-in 3-axis accelerometer and altimeter allows the device to accurately measure key performance indicators such as distance, speed, number of steps, calories burned and projected pace. All this information is visible with a swipe of a finger on the OLED display. Engineered to be lightweight and simple to use, it incorporates a unique motion-sensing algorithm that automatically turns on the display when the wearer rotates his or her wrist. Lifeband Touch also offers wireless connectivity via Bluetooth to transmit data to a smartphone or receive data from third party devices such the Heart Rate Earphones.
LG's Heart Rate Earphones feature PerformTek® sensor technology which measures blood flow signals from the inner part of the ear to capture accurate biometric data such as heart rate and maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 max). As a continuous heart rate monitoring device, PerformTek® has proven accurate during rigorous physical activity. LG employs a flexible ear piece design to make its Heart Rate Earphones more comfortable to use than other similar monitoring devices. A clip-on medallion connected to the earphones provides Bluetooth connectivity, enabling the unit to send data to a smartphone or the Lifeband Touch for a truly seamless experience.
"We wanted to introduce wearable fitness products that met the expectations of today's tech savvy consumers and brought something new to the table, which in our case meant exceptional design, comfort and functionality," said Jim Clayton, executive vice president of LG's New Business Division in the Home Entertainment Company. "The uniqueness of our wearable devices is that they weren't just designed for exercise but also for day-to-day use in the office or around the home. With Lifeband Touch, you can get call and text notifications sent from your smartphone while the Heart Rate Earphones are perfectly happy playing back music all day even when you're not exercising. These are much more than just fitness devices."
Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earphones will be available starting in the United States in the first half of 2014, to be followed by rollouts in other markets.
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About LG Electronics Canada
The LG brand was established in 1995. The company is a global leader in electronics, information and communications products, with more than 117 operations around the world, and annual worldwide revenues of more than US $49 billion. LG Canada is comprised of five business units - Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Home Entertainment, Business Solutions and Commercial Air Conditioning. The company has offices in Toronto and Vancouver. LG Canada is focused on delivering award-winning products known for blending style and technology. These innovative products include cell phones, flat screen TVs and home appliances. For more information please visit www.LG.com.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
"Working with provincial and territorial governments to advance important priorities for sport and physical activity in Canada is something our Government is proud to do. We want to make sport participation and athlete development a part of Canadians' everyday lives," said Minister of State Gosal. "Today's funding announcement clearly demonstrates that we are committed to working together with all levels of government to achieve this common goal. Sport participation and active living are important elements in keeping our communities and children healthy and active."
"The Ontario government is pleased to partner with the Government of Canada to support organizations that deliver programs to encourage Aboriginal communities and people of all abilities to participate in sport and recreation programs," said Minister Chan. "By increasing opportunities for physical activity and encouraging participation, all in Ontario can become healthy, active and engaged in their communities."
Monday, November 25, 2013
Canadians need to close the gap: Research shows while most believe that sport promotes healthy living, few participate
RBC Sports Day in Canada gives Canadians from coast-to-coast the opportunity to participate in sport
TORONTO, November 25, 2013 /Canada NewsWire/ - New research shows that 95 per cent of Canadians believe that sport promotes healthy and active living, yet only 13 per cent participate in sport on a regular basis and just six per cent choose to spend time playing sports or being physical active over other activities such as watching TV or surfing the internet when they have free time. The survey, commissioned by ParticipACTION, Canada's national voice of physical activity and sport participation, is an important reminder that Canadians need to close the gap. They need to act on their beliefs and ensure they are living a healthy, active lifestyle. RBC Sports Day in Canada, which takes place on November 30, 2013, provides the perfect opportunity for Canadians to get active and participate in sport.
"Sport has the power to make individuals, communities and our nation stronger," said Kelly Murumets, President and CEO of ParticipACTION. "It provides a way for adults, children and youth to learn new skills, make new friends, and challenge themselves, all while becoming more physically active. ParticipACTION is committed to inspiring Canadians to get active and participate in sport so that all Canadians are leading healthier, more active lifestyles. RBC Sports Day in Canada is a great opportunity to get people engaged."
Canadians truly believe in the benefits of sport. In fact, 94 per cent of Canadians believe that sport helps build self-esteem and/or social skills. More than eight in 10 Canadians (88 per cent) believe sport can build and/or strengthen communities, and 86 per cent say that sport can foster a better and stronger society.
"Research tells us that the vast majority of Canadians believe that community-based sport can have a positive influence in the lives of our children and youth," said Karri Dawson, Director of True Sport Operations at the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. "When sport is inclusive, fair, fun and fosters the pursuit of personal excellence, Canadians and the communities where they live can reap the benefits associated with a positive sport experience."
RBC Sports Day in Canada offers Canadians the opportunity to embrace the benefits of sport. In the week leading up to and including November 30, local organizations, communities and schools across the country will host over 1,400 sporting events and activities, open houses and try-it days that showcase sport at all levels.
National Jersey Day, on Friday, November 29, provides another opportunity for Canadians to show their love for sport by wearing a jersey, team or club uniform to school, work or play.
"We're thrilled to partner with ParticipACTION, CBC and True Sport for this national celebration to get Canadians, and especially kids, active and participating in sport," said Jane Broderick, Chief Brand and Communications Officer, RBC. "RBC recognizes the lifelong lessons gained through sport, and today, we announced RBC Learn to Play, an initiative to help improve the delivery of youth sport and recreation programs in communities across the country. Our Sports Day sponsorship and Learn to Play initiative are part of our larger commitment to improve the well-being of one million children and youth in Canada."
...Visit http://sportsday.cbc.ca to watch RBC Sports Day stories and videos or to search for events in your area. Be on the lookout for elite athletes, politicians, Paralympians and Olympians who will make special appearances at some RBC Sports Day in Canada events across the country.
...Wear a jersey, team or club uniform to work, school or play on Friday, November 29 to celebrate national Jersey Day and show your love of sport.
Watch it live!
RBC Sports Day in Canada will be marked by a compelling broadcast event, live from Calgary, airing on CBC starting at 1pm ET on November 30. The broadcast, hosted by CBC Sports Weekend & Olympic host Scott Russell, will profile many standout community events that embody the RBC Sports Day experience.
About RBC Sports Day in Canada
RBC Sports Day in Canada, on Saturday, November 30, 2013, is a national celebration of sport, from grassroots to high-performance levels, in communities across Canada. The official day caps off a week of more than 1,400 local events and includes a special broadcast on CBC Television.
RBC is the new title sponsor of RBC Sports Day in Canada, which is presented by ParticipACTION, in partnership with CBC Television, ICI Radio-Canada Télé and True Sport, working in collaboration with national sporting organizations and their networks of coaches, athletes and sports enthusiasts across the country. RBC Sports Day in Canada is generously supported by Sport Canada and in BC through Healthy Families BC. For more information about RBC Sports Day in Canada, please visit: http://sportsday.cbc.ca.
About the survey
From November 1st to November 2nd 2013 an online survey was conducted among 1,006 randomly selected Canadian adults who are Angus Reid Forum panelists. The margin of error—which measures sampling variability—is +/- 3.1%, 19 times out of 20. The results have been statistically weighted according to education, age, gender and region (and in Quebec language) Census data to ensure a sample representative of the entire adult population of Canada. Discrepancies in or between totals are due to rounding.
For a list of other events taking place across the country, please visit http://sportsday.cbc.ca.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
"Yoga is a global phenomenon practiced by millions of people seeking spiritual insight and better health. Few, however, are aware of yoga's dynamic history."
Works from 25 museums and private collections located in the US, India, and throughout Europe have been borrowed in order to mount this show.
On the website, view 15 selected images that document yoga's centuries-long history through a variety of formats such as manuscripts; video - some of the earliest yoga instruction on film; painting; sculpture; postcards and publications.
For example, a Look Magazine cover from 1937 depicts Koringa, the mystery girl. Koringa was a magician and performer who adopted the characteristics of a yogini, a female practitioner of yoga. Koringa's image can be viewed in conjunction with an 11th century sandstone relief depicting an earlier Yogini as a powerful goddess.
There is also a map that plots the original locations where exhibition items were created.
Visit the site at: http://www.asia.si.edu/explore/yoga/
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