The 30x30.davidsuzuki.org/ Nature Challenge is coming to a close soon, but we can make a weekend of it here in the 'Peg.
This weekend, hug a tree, or climb a tree, or make something out of a tree at Arbor Day celebrations at Assiniboine Park:
From the Free Press:
Climb some trees
When was the last time you climbed a tree? When was the last time you were hoisted into a tree on a bucket trunk? Tree-climbing and rides are just the beginning at the Arbor Day celebrations at Assiniboine Park on Sunday, May 25. Storytelling, tree-planting sessions, woodturning demonstrations, crafts and guided riparian forest tours will also happen throughout the day -- plus, tons of cool prizes will be handed out.
Link to full schedule here: cms.tng-secure.com/file_download.php
There’s also a lot of cool stuff to see with Doors Open this weekend, including walking tours: doorsopenwinnipeg.ca/events.php.
Have a great weekend!
All of us know someone that has been affected by breast cancer - mothers, sisters, friends, aunts, grandmas. Last year in Canada, it was the most common form of cancer in women over 20. But the good news is that due to screening, advanced technology and improved treatment, more women are surviving than ever before.
That's why we're honoured to once again partner with the Cure Foundation and participate in National Denim Day. Funds raised on this day help create resources that will improve the outcome for those affected by breast cancer. Last year’s Denim Day raised over $1.6 million!
However, you may notice that we're not wearing denim. Since we do that almost every day, we decided to choose another theme - pink. From pink bracelets, to shirts, to shoes, we came dressed in whatever pink we had in our closets to show our support. It’s just a little way we can join in the fight against breast cancer.
If you’d like to learn more about the Cure Foundation, National Denim Day, or make a donation, check out their website.
New faces at Fusion
Bill and James
There's lots of excitement around the office these days as Fusion welcomes two more talented Winnipeggers who have decided to make Fusion their work-home.
Bill Reburn is returning to the advertising world after a few years away and, so far, doesn't seem to have lost a step. Bill's background is a unique one: graphic designer turned account director with a whole lot of sales work mixed in. At Fusion, he'll be working hard at business development; helping to keep our relentless, ever-hungry team well-fed with new challenges.
James Diato, a second-year Graphic Design student at Red River College, has joined us for the summer, filling in for Kathryn Balacko who is taking some time off to recover from her aneurysm. James recently completed a work placement at Fusion and, since that went really well, it seemed only natural that he stick around and just keep on working!
Welcome, Bill and James, it's great to have you join our team!
How bout this weather!?
I don't think that I am alone in saying that I am sick of it. Not only am I sick of the weather, I am sick of hearing about the weather. Heck, I am even sick of complaining about it. I know that it is not just me, it is everyone's favourite topic to complain about. Even the churches in my neighbourhood are getting their hate-on.
Well today I saw the light. I was inspired when a coworker told me that today was the first day of David Suzuki's 30 x 30 Nature Challenge. (read about it here). The gist of it is that you are supposed to spend at least 30 minutes a day in nature for 30 consecutive days. Well David Suzuki... to that I say, CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!
Looking out the window, this obviously sounds like a terrible idea, but I have decided that I am taking a stand. I am going to wear my summer dresses, I am putting away the socks and pulling out the flats. I will take walks, I will ride bikes and I will spend my spare time outdoors - gosh darn it! The way that I see it, there are two ways that this could go: I could either get hypothermia (probable) or I trick Mother Nature into believing that it is summer by acting a-fool and pretending it is summer (solid theory). I challenge you to do the same. Strength in numbers, folks.
Another benefit: The David Suzuki Foundation website tells me that nature makes you smarter and nicer. So even if we can't coax out summer with our poor wardrobe planning...the world will be full of better people. I still consider that a win.
Happy summer friends!
The Kuzina Cup
We're thrilled to announce the upcoming Kuzina Cup, to be held on Friday, September 6th, 2013. The Kuzina Cup is held in memory of Terry Kuzina, Fusion's founding partner and long time Creative Director who passed away in 2011. Thank you so so much to everyone who supported the 2012 event, it was tons of fun and a huge success! With matching grants we raised nearly $25,000 to support The Terry Kuzina Memorial Student Award for Graphic Design.
This year's award has gone to Red River College 2nd year graphic design student, Andrea Tria. She is exceptionally talented and incredibly grounded. We recently had the pleasure of meeting Andrea at the awards event. She told us a bit about herself and then asked a ton of questions about Terry, about his style, his favourite projects and what he was like as a person. It was wonderful to be able to share a bit of his wisdom with this aspiring young designer.
The theme of this year's Kuzina Cup is "One more round for Terry". A round of golf, a round of drinks, one more time.... the 2013 event will be the 2nd and final tournament. The proceeds raised from 2012 and 2013 will be enough to sustain the Memorial Student Award for years to come, thank you so much for your suport!
Tickets are now on sale for golf as well as a limited number of dinner only tickets. Sponsor partnership opportunities are also available to help support this great event. Hope to see you out!