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Earlybird Convention Deadline Approaching!
CAFE
Save $50 by submitting your Convention Registration by July 15th, 2015! Your registration includes all meals and social events…compare that to other conventions and you will see it's a bargain. Information on booking your hotel and transportation is all available on the CAFÉ website.
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CAFE Speakers' Bureau: Your Source for Guest Speakers for Meetings or Conferences
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If you are a CAFE member, you can simply click on the "Member Benefits" section of the website to learn about the program, and review the topics and speakers who are available for your event at no charge other than transportation and accommodation. These speakers are industry leaders who can bring decades of experience to their presentations, with topics such as, "Volunteer Management", "Site Planning" and "Family Marketing"
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 Industry News


Steveston cooks up massive salmon fest
The Province
There are plenty of Canada Day celebrations in B.C. this year, but how many of them can boast having more than 1,200 lbs. of delicious salmon barbecued to perfection? If you are looking for a fun-filled way to celebrate our nation's 148th birthday while indulging in one of our signature foods, head out to Steveston for the 70th annual Salmon Festival.
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Record-breaking attendance wraps Red River Ex
The Carillon
There may have been a few rainy days, but this year's Red River Ex wrapped up with lots of sun and a record-breaking weekend of attendance. While some potential fair-goers might have been daunted by bad weather earlier in the week, they came out in droves on Father's Day weekend, said Garth Rogerson, CEO of the Ex.
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National Aboriginal Day events held across Canada
CTV News
Many Canadians celebrated indigenous culture recently during National Aboriginal Day events held from coast to coast. People joined for pow-wows, marches, solstice celebrations and more, as part of a day the Canadian government bills as a time to "celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples of Canada."
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South River responds to fall fair information
North Bay Nipissing News
Recently much has been written on social media and in the newspaper by the South River Machar Agricultural Society and the Almaguin News regarding the decision of the Council of the Village of South River and the Council of the Township of Machar to leave the ice in the arena over the Fall Fair weekend. However, there have been a few facts which have been left out, edited or incorrectly reported.
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Annual LaSalle Strawberry Festival successful
Windsor Rite
Organizers of the 28th annual LaSalle Strawberry Festival are calling the weekend event a success. They say that this year's festival included 42 parade entrants, with 42 craft vendors and 15 food vendors in the park. The LaSalle Kin Club hosted an adult beverage tent featuring Walkerville Brewery beers. There were 300 flats of strawberries that were either eaten with ice cream, or purchased in quarts or flats to take home.
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Ducks, geese banned from state fair due to bird flu concern
Washington Post
Waterfowl have been banned from poultry contests in the Delaware State Fair due to concerns about bird flu. The state's Department of Agriculture announced the ban of ducks and geese recently, ahead of the 10-day fair, which begins July 23 in Harrington. Other birds, including chickens, quail and turkeys, will still be allowed to be exhibited after being tested for the flu.
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Luxury tents, yurts and cabins: How our need for comfort has changed the way we camp
Globe and Mail
Every summer, Colleen Tully and her husband pack up their gear and trek to a national or provincial park to camp for a weekend. Most years it goes well. One year it didn't. The two had set up a cheap tent near a cliff overlooking the ocean. "In the middle of the night, the wind was so crazy that the tent was punching the two of us in the back of the head," said Tully.
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Calgary Stampede dream home unveiled
Calgary Sun
This home would be a dream to own. Calgary Stampede Lotteries has unveiled its $1.3 million prize lineup, including a 2,440 sq. ft. Rotary Dream Home valued at more than $860,000 which will ultimately be located to the southeast community of Walden. "This is our largest house we've ever had here on park," said Rick Kuzyk, volunteer chair of the Calgary Stampede Lotteries committee.
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7 aspects of your event's social media activity that really matter
Biz Bash
Social media sharing has become a standard aspect of all sorts of events, from conferences and fundraisers to trade shows and festivals. Every post on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and other platforms generates data that planners can use to better understand and improve the attendee experience.
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