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Welcome to the new CAFE E-Update. Produced by MultiView, this weekly news brief delivers information about products, services and events of interest to professionals working in Canada's exhibitions and fairs industry. Breaking stories from news media across Canada, in combination with the latest association updates from CAFE, makes this publication your one-stop shop for fair/exhibition updates.
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New web section: The Performers' Showcase
CAFE has added a new section to our Web Site - The Performers' Showcase". The new section highlights the great members that provide some fantastic entertainment options for Fairs. Each Performer has a video and link to their web site. Take a minute and an check it out - new performers added weekly.
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Annual CAFE Convention
Mark your calendar - the Annual CAFE Convention will be held at the Sheraton on the Falls in beautiful Niagara Falls from November 19th to 21st.
Be sure to arrive the day before so you can participate in the Niagara Area Tour on the 19th prior to the Convention Opening.
Click here for all the details
Canada scraps work permit requirements for touring musicians
Future of Music Coalition
This week, the Canadian government opted to dramatically change the labour regulations placed on non-Canadian acts touring in Canada. The decision essentially reverses last summer's decision that drew the ire of the American Association of Independent Musicians (A2IM) and the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) among others.
Hants Exhibition celebrating 250 years all year long
The Hants County Exhibition has a big birthday this year. It's turning 250, and the event's organizers are planning a big party in order to celebrate. Things kicked off this month with a poultry show and will continue all the way to October with a pumpkin weigh-off, with lots of activities in between, including the exhibition itself in September.
David Coombes, manager of the Windsor Agricultural Society, which hosts the exhibition every year, said this would be the biggest one yet.
Canadians increasingly optimistic over travel plans
It's time to explore: 38 per cent of Canadians anticipate travelling more in the next two or three years, a 7 per cent increase over 2012, says the new Global Tourism Watch (GTW) Canada summary report by the Research department of the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC). Moreover, 79 per cent believe they will spend the same or more on travel within Canada within the next 12 months.
Tourism Nova Scotia is tasked with doubling tourism by 2025
With the passing of the budget, the new agency that will oversee tourism efforts in the province has become official.
Tourism Nova Scotia will be responsible for reversing slumping visitor numbers from the U.S.
West Carleton organizations finalists at Ottawa Tourism Awards
Ottawa Community News
Although the Carp Fair and the Diefenbunker didn’t win in their respective categories at the Ottawa Tourism Awards, just being a finalist was an honour, said both organizations. The Carp Fair was a finalist in the Event of the Year category – won by RBC Bluesfest. The other finalists were: Music and Beyond, TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, and Tim Hortons Dragon Boat Festival.
Canadian horse on verge of extinction, watchdog warns
Canada's little-known national horse is on the verge of extinction, says the Canadian Horse Heritage and Preservation Society, after an international watchdog raised its status from threatened to critical.
Roxanne Salinas, a horse breeder in Mission, B.C., says the economic downturn, urbanization and people's fascination with show horses may be contributing to the decline of the Canadian horse — or le cheval canadien.
Airbnb says business good for tourism, not hurting it
Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador is saying unregulated accommodations websites, like the highly popular Airbnb, are hurting the province's economy. But Airbnb says, if anything, the site offers more options for travellers.
Airbnb is an online home-sharing service that allows owners to post their accommodations for travellers, whether it be a room in a home, a separate apartment or an entire unit for a daily fee, much like traditional hotels.
The colourful history of Canada's biggest flower festival
We all know tulips for their origins in Holland, but did you know the flower with flair really came from the Ottoman Empire of the 1500s?
Tulips floated around a corridor from Persia to the Mediterranean, and were first sent north to Europe as a gift from the Sultan of Turkey. They became highly prized in courtyards across Europe, known for their intense and exotic colours. Vivid as they were, those colours were still in stock reds, pinks, yellows and purples.
Live streaming has potential to be more than novelty
In the span of a few months, live streaming - broadcasting video to the world from your smartphone - has gone from obscurity to mainstream. Competing apps Periscope and Meerkat (the former owned by Twitter, the latter now loosely integrated with Facebook) both allow users to do pretty much the same thing: push a button, alert followers and start streaming live video.
Cloverdale Rodeo: Performing sends talented Flundras head over heels
Rodeoing is a family affair for the Flundra family of Twin Butte, Alta. Niki Flundra has been performing as a trick rider for nearly 20 years. Her husband Dustin Flundra is an accomplished bronc rider and their four-year-old son Ridge has a cameo in his mom's shows with his own pony.
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