On April 21st longtime industry member and all around nice guy Arnie Chang fell ill. He is in the hospital recovering, but he has a long road ahead. As is with most reps in the apparel industry, if you don't work, you don't earn a living. The good people at cut & Show are hoping to raise some money to help Arnie's family with their bills while he gets back on his feet. Please head over the their site to DONATE
Toronto Retailer Jonathan + Olivia is running a wonderful promotion this week in support of the patients of CAMH as part of the Suits Me Fine Boutique program. Anyone donating 'appropriate attire' and making a purchase at J+O during the drive this week will receive a 10% discount to say 'Thank You' for your support and kindness. For more information hit the event's FACEBOOK page or visit the store at 49 Ossington Ave, Toronto ON.
When Red Bull does something they do it big, and when they build something they make it cool. The newest addition to their fleet is their one of a kind Custom tour bus. They took the front end of a 1967 GM transit bus the body and back of a 1974 Silver Eagle and sat it on a 2012 Freight-liner Chassis. Nine months of build time later, they are ready to roll. Not only is this a road ready vessel, it also converts into a concert stage fully equipped with a 120,000 watt concert audio sound system.
We just got word from our friends at NRI Distribution that they have been certified as a "Most Democratic Workplace" for 2013. WorldBlu certifies workplaces based on success stories showing how freedom and democracy unleashes human potential. We salute NRI for their hard work and success and you should hit the jump to read more about this honour.
Our good friend Brian White of Unlimited Sales Agency in Toronto is working extra hard these days. Alongside the rigours of manning a stellar roster of Hurley, Nixon and Dakine he is organizing a hockey tournament to benefit the Canadian Cancer Society. We caught up with Brian today to learn about the event why he is putting it on.
You know what we love about spring? It is a season to make plans. Parties, shows and especially camping. It's time to pull out your rubbermaid camp box and take inventory of your gear. There's always something that ends up in the campfire, and it's the worst finding you don't have tent poles when you get to your spot.
Vice is about to drop a new video series and with that they are having a few parties in the name of having a good time. If you've been to a Vice gathering before then you know they get how to do that. You can only get in if you RSVP and you can get chatting about it on FACEBOOK
At a quick glance of Environment Canada's weather map it looks like most of the country is getting a heathy dose of sunshine today. With these conditions we are all the better to get out for that slushy park lap, early season skate or less layered jog you've been yearning for through the last throws of winter. Once you've filled your lungs with as much fresh air as they can handle hit the jump for some weekend surfing.
Our friends at Ion Magazine have been putting out their periodical for an impressive 10 years now, and they are throwing not 1, but 3 back to back parties to celebrate. Headlined by SXSW standout Robert Delong they will take Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver by storm April 4th thru 6th. The Ion parties are infamously good times and the crew is excited to get down out east as they always have in Vancouver. We congratulate Ion on their solid run and wish continued success. Tickets can be acquired by visiting 10nmag.eventbrite.com and you can read more about the parties after the jump.
It sounds like the 2013 TransWorld Snow Conference created some great dialogue about the state of the snowboarding industry. After the event Flow CEO/President Anthony Scaturro scribed a letter to recap some key take aways with a poignant call to action for the industry to take ownership of our own future. Head over to Transworld Business to check it out and some of the insightful comments it spawned.