Monthly Archives: July 2018

You’re Invited! August Events | Job Alert | Community Discussion

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26 July 2018
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
San Francisco
5:30pm-8:30pm

Interested in supporting the C100? Want to help us solve one of the problems facing the Canadian tech community today? Join us for our first-ever hackathon on Wednesday, August 8th and help C100 work on critical solutions to the most pressing issues facing Canadian tech companies and entrepreneurs today!

Space is limited for this event, so if you are interested, please send us an email with a description of how you plan to lend your skills to help. 

We’ll review all submissions and notify selected participants one week prior to the event.

Specific location details will be sent to participants 48 hours in advance of the event.

Thursday, August 16, 2018
San Francisco
5:30pm – 7:30pm
CiT is an evening event hosted every month to celebrate all things Canadian and all things tech. Whether you live in the Bay Area or you’re just visiting, we welcome you to join us Thursday August 16th, for some drinks and good conversation—you’ll be in good company! This is a ticketed event, so please RSVP below if you wish to attend.
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Job Alert
June 2018 48Hrs Alum, Blue Mesa Health, is hiring a Head of Engineering!Blue Mesa Health is on a mission to deliver world-class digital health solutions that empower individuals to live chronic disease-free. The right candidate for this role could be based in Vancouver, SF or NYC. Interested? Know anyone who is interested? Apply here!
Community Discussion
Illustrations by Josh Holinaty for The Logic
Canada’s tech sector is experiencing unprecedented growth, but is it enough to keep up with global competitors? 

In a recent Bloomberg article, “Who Just Beat the Bay Area in Tech Jobs? Toronto,” the Canadian city is heralded as the fastest-growing tech-job market of 2017. Given the number of new jobs, the big tech companies flocking to the city, and the increased investment toward Canadian startups, it’s hard not to be excited about the health of Canada’s innovation economy.

In the midst of the positive coverage however, The Logic published a piece titled, “Canada’s tech sector is falling behind the rest of the world, says internal government report.” The 20-page document compares Canada’s performance with other advanced countries and reveals that the country’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector contributes less to the economy than average. Many factors contribute to this problem. The country shows slow technology adoption rates which inhibits companies’ ability to scale, The top 10 largest employers employ 12.6% of the ICT sector workforce, but 8 of the 10 employers are foreign subsidiaries. Despite being a prominent leader in machine-learning, Canada only holds 2% of patents compared to the U.S. who holds 54%.

While the spotlight is on Canada as the next big tech leader, what are your thoughts on the future of Canada’s tech ecosystem? We’re curious to know and would love to hear from you at connect@thec100.org. We may feature you in our upcoming newsletter!

Other Bay Area Events
Fireside Chat with Rahim Fazal— The Future of Work 
by Connection Silicon Valley

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
5:30pm – 7:30pm

The Vault, 415 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA, 94111

Rahim previously founded Involver which was acquired by Oracle, and now serves as CEO of SVAcademy, a future of work platform, which is funded by Bloomberg. The Vancouver native will be speaking on important issues of today including AI, automation, and building a future that works.

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What’s happening in Canada?
C100 Charter Member Mike Serbinis—the Toronto serial entrepreneur who sold his previous e-reader venture Kobo to Rakuten for $315M—just raised $47.1M almost exclusively from Canadian investors for his new startup, League. Article
48Hrs alum and customer identity leader, LoginRadius, announces $17M Series A funding from ForgePoint and Microsoft’s venture fund, M12. Congratulations to the team! Announcement
Electric scooters may be coming to Canada and city officials are paying close attention to the debate happening in San Francisco. Article
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July 2018 Mission Matters Newsletter

From the Wreaths Across America organization.


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If you are like me, with August comes the winding down of summer, scurry of back-to-school shopping and planning for the upcoming holidays. It’s a time of refocus, and fresh starts as we prepare for the ramp up to “busy” season.

At Wreaths Across America, the “busy” season is truly year round. With so many dedicated volunteers and supporters working hard to raise awareness in their own communities to ensure their local heroes are honored and remembered each December.

This year, I have had the privilege to meet so many of these passionate individuals who are the heart of Wreaths Across America and who live the mission every day. A patriotic country begins with patriotic communities.

We thank you and encourage you to continue to spread awareness in your hometowns. You are making a difference.

Remember – Honor – Teach.

With thanks,
Karen Worcester
Wreaths Across America
Executive Director

New PSA
In June, Wreaths Across America was honored to be joined by Col. Roger Donlon, the first veteran to receive the Medal of Honor during Vietnam, and his wife of nearly 50 years Norma Donlon, who is also a Gold Star Wife. For the Donlons the mission of Wreaths Across America has impacted their lives more than they could have imagined, and they want others to experience and share in the mission. Together they have participated in the development of a Public Service Announcement (PSA) for Wreaths Across America.

You can view and share the video here.

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Last Day To Enter
Today is your last day to submit for a chance to win free veterans wreaths for a Wreaths Across America location of your choosing! We will randomly select winners tomorrow, Friday, July 27 and notify them by Monday July 30.
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Monthly Features


It’s not what we do,but WHY we do it.

During the week of June 20-25, 2018, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Wayne Hanson was honored to attend the 81st National Convention of the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., (AGSM) held in Long Beach, CA, to represent Wreaths Across America. While there, he had a moving tour with Gold Star Mom Ann Davis aboard the B-61, Battleship Iowa, berthed in Long Beach.
Read the full story on the blog here.
“They came to the Navy as strangers…”

A Tour of the Battleship Iowa
More than 1,200 Fundraising Groups representing nearly 500 charities currently sell wreath sponsorships across the country as a way to raise funds for their own programs?

For every $15 wreath sponsorship purchased from these groups, a wreath will be placed and $5 will go back to the Fundraising Group’s charity. To find groups raising funds in your community, search here.

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Four Ways To Support Our Cause

Sponsor Remembrance Wreaths, Honor and Remember, Pairs: Give a Wreath and Get a Wreath or Show Your Support

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Phone: 1 (877) 385 9504 
Email: helpdesk@wreathsacrossamerica.org

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See The World Press Photo Of The Year

From the Legion Magazine.


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Photographs document the true agents of change—the people
Photographs document the true agents of change—the people
Photographs document the true agents of change—the people

Photographs document the true agents of change—the people

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

It’s telling that the finalists for the most prestigious prize in photojournalism were all connected to some form of conflict, yet the principal subjects in all six photographs were civilians.

For the first time in its 61-year history, the esteemed World Press Photo (WPP) competition this year announced nominees for its grand prize before declaring the Photo of the Year.

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Memorials unveiled 
This week marks the anniversary of two memorials in Europe that have attracted tens of thousands of Canadians over the decades since they were built.

 

The Menin Gate (Click here) in Ypres, Belgium, has been a destination for pilgrims of remembrance since it was inaugurated on July 24, 1927.

 

Hundreds of thousands of men passed through the Menin Gate on their way to five major First World War offensives fought on the Ypres Salient. After the war, it was turned into a memorial to the 200,000 Commonwealth soldiers killed nearby. The Menin Gate bears the name of more than 54,000 who have no known grave, including 6,940 Canadians.

 

Traffic through the gate is stopped for a Last Post ceremony held every evening at 8 p.m. Since 1928, the daily ceremony has been interrupted only during the German occupation of the Second World War, when it was observed instead in England.

 

It bears two inscriptions. One dedicates the memorial to the “armies of the British Empire who stood here from 1914 to 1918.” A second reads, “Here are recorded names of officers and men who fell in Ypres Salient but to whom the fortune of war denied the known and honoured burial given to their comrades in death.”


Canadian pilgrims have flocked to the Canadian National Vimy Memorial (Click here) in France since it was unveiled by King Edward VIII on July 26, 1936. More than 100,000 attended the event, including 6,000 veterans who travelled from Canada.

France ceded the adjacent land to Canada in 1922. It took 11 years to complete the memorial, which stands on the highest point of Vimy Ridge, seized by the four Canadian divisions attacking together for the first time in a fierce battle April 9-12, 1917.

 

Twenty symbolic figures grace the memorial, including the figure of Canada Bereft mourning her fallen sons (Click here). Carved into the walls are names of 11,285 Canadian soldiers killed in France who have no known graves.

 

Its inscription reads: “To the valour of their countrymen in the Great War and in memory of their sixty thousand dead this monument is raised by the people of Canada.”

The long wait for peace

The long wait for peace

Story by Sharon Adams

The world awaits a peace treaty to formally end the Korean War, 65 years after an armistice ceased the fighting between military forces. The Korean War went into hiatus with the signing of an armistice on July 27, 1953. But a peace treaty was never signed—the war did not officially end.

#KoreanWar65 #LestWeForget

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This week in history
This Week in History

July 26, 1936

King Edward VIII unveils the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France.

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LAST CHANCE to claim your $5 reward!

From the Legion Magazine.


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Thank you for being a part of Canada’s rich military history. It’s because of people like you that military history is alive and well in Canada! Because you are a valued reader of Legion Magazine, we are giving you a $5 reward off your next purchase in our SHOP to be used anytime before July 31, 2018.

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Canadian kids learn of RAF’s rich history

From the Legion Magazine.


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Canadian kids learn of RAF’s rich history
Canadian kids learn of RAF’s rich history
Canadian kids learn of RAF’s rich history

Canadian kids learn of RAF’s rich history

Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne

 

The Jack Tars of the Royal Navy may have ruled the seven seas in the 19th century, but Royal Air Force pilots owned the skies over Britain in the 20th.

Indeed, Britain’s “finest hour,” as Prime Minister Winston Churchill called it, came mainly thanks to RAF pilots, whose staunch defence and willing sacrifice against overwhelming odds dealt Hitler his first defeat, stopped his western advance in its tracks and bought Allied nations the time they needed to win the Second World War in Europe.

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July/August 2018 issue is now available!

July/August 2018 issue is now available!

The July/August 2018 issue of Legion Magazine is out today! Look for it on newsstands or check your mailbox if you subscribe already. Features include:

FOUR SOLDIERS, FOUR BATTLES
In the final 100 days of the First World War, Canada was called again and again to lead the offensive

DAM WARFARE
How a terror group used the apocalyptic properties of water in its global war

ATTACK ON ASSORO
On one of the toughest missions in the Allied invasion of Sicily, Canadians seized the pinnacle of Monte Assoro

And so much more…

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“Canadian Woods” by artist Jennifer Morse

“The sky in autumn is bluer than at any other time of year. On a perfect day in October, maple leaves are fluorescent against the sky. I woke up to that one morning two years ago. I dragged an 8″ x 4″board into the woods, piled tubes of paints at my feet and started mixing and layering colours. The sunlight illuminated the leaves. It was like a cathedral, with light streaming through red, orange, gold, lime and blue stained glass. I didn’t realize my feet were soaked until dusk forced me to stop. The next day the leaves fell.”

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This week in history
This Week in History

July 18, 1814

British forces evacuate Fort Mackinac in Michigan following the signing of the Treaty of Ghent. The Americans re-occupy the fort.

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Will you be joining us for #GivingInJuly?

From the Wreaths Across America organization.


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We’re off to a great start!

Thanks to the generous contributions of individuals like you, nearly 1,500 veterans wreaths have been sponsored through our Giving in July partners in just two weeks! That’s almost $7,500 going back to those nonprofits for their own programs.

Haven’t participated yet?
Here’s how you can help:

Sponsor a $15 veterans wreath to be placed on National Wreaths Across America Day – December 15, 2018. You will not only honor the service and sacrifice of an American hero, but $5 will go to our Giving in July Partners programs. Each nonprofit provides vital support to our military community and their families.

Learn more about our partners below and sponsor a wreath today!

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#GivingInJuly Partners

Travis Manion Foundation
TMF is uniting communities to strengthen America’s national character. In an increasingly divisive cultural climate, we unite and strengthen communities. Our nation needs role models that inspire and we should look no further than the civic assets already living in our communities. Veterans and families of the fallen are leading the charge, pushing us to be better versions of ourselves and improving our collective character. 
Sponsor a Wreath
The Maine Troop Greeters & Museum
The mission of the Maine Troop Greeters is to express the Nation’s (and our) gratitude and appreciation to the Troops, for those going overseas for a safe return and for those returning for a joyful homecoming and to make their (hopefully brief) stay in Bangor as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Additionally we will honor the trust placed in us by these troops by preserving and perpetuating the donations entrusted to our care, through display, education and sharing of these collections.
Sponsor a Wreath
Honor and Remember
The organization Honor and Remember pays tribute to all military lives lost, not only while serving on active duty but also as a result of serving. Military deaths in all wars or conflicts and all branches of service from our nation’s inception are recognized.
Sponsor a Wreath
America’s Mighty Warriors
Debbie Lee founded America’s Mighty Warriors, after her son Marc was the first Navy SEAL to be killed in Iraq on August 2, 2006. In Marc’s Last Letter Home, he asked for friends and family to “pass on the love and kindness and precious gift of human life.” Since then, America’s Mighty Warriors has been fighting to support our troops, the fallen and their families and to work with like-minded organizations to do the same.
Sponsor a Wreath
The Gary Sinise Foundation
The Gary Sinise Foundation was established under the philanthropic direction of a forty-year advocate for our nation’s defenders, actor Gary Sinise. Its outreach supports those who sacrifice to defend our country: active duty, veterans, first responders, and their loved ones.
Sponsor a Wreath
To find a Fundraising Group near you and contribute to their effort click here.

Other Ways To Participate

NEW RELEASE!
The newly designed and just released I OWE YOU cards not only help you say thank you to our service members and veterans, they outline the PLEDGE that you are making as a citizen to do more for our military families and veterans. 
Available in packs of 100; you only pay for the $5.00 shipping and handling fee.
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Giving In July Contest
Take a moment this July to shine a spotlight on your year-round giving. Share your story of giving back.

Three participants will be chosen at random to send 100 wreaths to a Wreaths Across America cemetery location of their choosing in December 2018. Enter by July 27th, 2018 for your chance to honor veterans in your local cemetery.

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Phone: 1 (877) 385 9504 
Email: helpdesk@wreathsacrossamerica.org

Wreaths Across America HQ, 4 Point Street, Columbia Falls, ME 04623

Your $5 reward is still waiting for you!

An item from the Legion Magazine.


Redeem your Five Dollar Reward

Claim your $5 reward! 

Dear MICHAEL K BARBOUR  Barbour,

Thank you for being a part of Canada’s rich military history. It’s because of people like you that military history is alive and well in Canada! Because you are a valued reader of Legion Magazine, we are giving you a $5 reward off your next purchase in our SHOP to be used anytime before July 31, 2018.

To use the $5 reward, simply enter the coupon code: REWARD2 at checkout. Minimum purchase must be $10 before shipping and taxes.

Please have a look at the latest Legion Magazine SHOP items below that may be of interest to you:

Best Deal! Ten under Ten!
Best-Selling 5-Volume Set!
O Canada | Readers Top Choice!
NEW First World War Centenary Mailing Labels!