Ottawa Marriott Closes Merlot Rooftop Grill, Opens Summit Event Facility

Ottawa Marriott Closes Merlot Rooftop Grill, Opens Summit Event Facility











Summit

Ottawa, Ontario (Vocus) September 29, 2010

When one door closes, another one opens. Merlot Rooftop Grill, Ottawa Marriott Hotel’s renowned special-occasions restaurant will be closing its doors on Sunday, October 31st, after 38 successful years in business. The popular revolving restaurant opened in 1972 as La Ronde, when the hotel was previously a Holiday Inn. Offering stunning views of Ottawa and the Gatineau Hills, Merlot sells out annually on New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day and Canada Day.

The Ottawa Marriott is now pleased to announce the opening of Summit, a new Ottawa event facility. Summit, opening Monday, November 1st, will be the Ottawa event venue of choice for upscale, prestigious events hosting between 10 – 300 guests. As Ottawa’s only revolving banquet facility, Summit will offer spectacular views of downtown Ottawa (including Parliament Hill and Ottawa River) and the Outaouais. Due to the unique circular shape and layout of the room, several improvements will be made to enhance the room’s adaptability for various event types. First, modern and multi-functional dividers and blinds will play a dominant role in the overall décor. Second, multi-use LCD TV screens and cameras can be utilized to provide guests with a sightline to all areas of the room.

Summit will be suitable for non-traditional Ottawa weddings, private dinners, holiday parties, corporate launch events, high-profile government receptions, media lunches and press conferences. Guests can expect unforgettable events with unique culinary creations, superior service and spectacular views. For more information about booking your next Ottawa meeting or special event, call Marco Borsato, Director of Catering Sales, at (613) 783-4243 or visit http://www.ottawamarriott.com.

About Ottawa Marriott:

Welcome to the Ottawa Marriott Hotel in downtown Ottawa, a short stroll from Canada’s Parliament Buildings, the Rideau Canal, the Ottawa Congress Centre and the National Gallery of Canada. Whether you’re visiting Ottawa on business or pleasure, you’ll appreciate our free WiFi in public areas. Stay in one of our 480 comfortable and luxurious guestrooms with 37″ LCD TVs, the REVIVE® bed and WiFi ($ ) or try our newly enhanced Concierge-level guestrooms with contemporary decor and access to our private lounge. Experience Spin Kitchen + Bar, our new day/night bar and restaurant featuring comfort food and your favourite North American fare. Plan a corporate or social function in our 32,000 sq. ft of meeting space including Summit, Ottawa’s only revolving event space. Relax and unwind with our indoor pool, sauna, and exercise facilities featuring treadmills, bikes and ellipticals with personal viewing stations. Please children of all ages in our KIDS’ Zone with activity centre, video games, pool table, and indoor mini-putt. Grab a Starbucks® coffee to go and begin your Capital adventure from the Ottawa Marriott.

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The Human Capital Institute Hosts Networking Event for Ottawa Business Community

The Human Capital Institute Hosts Networking Event for Ottawa Business Community










Washington, D.C.; Ottawa (PRWEB) April 17, 2007

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, announced today that Gabriel Bouchard, Vice-President and General Manager of Monster Canada, will speak at a networking breakfast for Ottawa’s business community.

The event, sponsored by Monster Canada, will take place on Thursday, May 3, 2007, from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM ET, on the University of Ottawa campus in Faculty of Law’s Fauteux Hall, located at 57 Louis Pasteur.

Bouchard’s presentation, Optimizing Recruitment Strategies in a Competitive Market — Ottawa, will explore how organizations can more effectively compete for Canada’s top talent.

There is tremendous competition for talent in Canada, and no organization can afford to be less than leading edge in its recruitment techniques — especially when it comes to the Internet which is now the number one destination for Canadian adults to find a new job. Bouchard’s presentation will begin with a brief review of the market forces creating the labor shortage and progress to specific recruitment strategies needed to meet the challenge.

Participants will learn to use tools like branding to become more attractive to a larger pool of qualified candidates and the Internet to significantly expand the reach and frequency of their recruitment campaigns. In addition, they will learn the importance of their Employer Value Proposition and how to create one by promoting the right benefits to the right audience, along with how to streamline the recruitment process to capture top talent.

At this session, Gabriel Bouchard, a leading authority on labour shortage issues and Internet recruiting, will share information and insight that can help Ottawa employers better leverage Internet recruiting, said Allan Schweyer, HCI’s President & Executive Director.

Gabriel Bouchard is Vice-President and General Manager of Monster Canada and one of Canada’s leading experts on employment and recruitment trends that are being driven by the evolution of the Internet and the demographic changes in the labour force.

In 1996, while Vice-President of Marketing at TMP Worldwide, Bouchard founded an online recruitment service. In 1997, he launched Monster.ca, a career site pioneer in Canada, his insights into how online recruiting and the new demographic trends are reshaping Canada’s employment marketplace have driven Monster Canada’s rapid growth as Canada’s expert source in online recruiting and one of the country’s most successful Internet companies. Bouchard regularly travels across Canada, speaking to organizations about the impact of current employment issues and how they factor into future planning.

Bouchard’s extensive experience includes work in the advertising field. Prior to joining Monster Canada, he was head of advertising and promotions at Radio-Québec. He also worked with BCP Strategy Creativity Inc., one of the largest advertising agencies in Quebec. As an entrepreneur, he also launched his own marketing-communication agency in 1991. Gabriel Bouchard holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Université du Québec, de Montréal.

There is no charge for the Ottawa event, and it is open to the public. Interested professionals should call 866-538-1909 to register. For a list of Human Capital B-School events at prestigious universities throughout the U.S. and Canada, please visit: http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org

ABOUT MONSTER.CA

Monster Canada (http://www.Monster.ca) is Canada’s premier online career resources portal — a bilingual, user-friendly online resource that is revolutionizing job seeking and recruitment. Headquartered in Montreal, Monster Canada is part of Monster, the leading global online careers and recruitment resource. Monster was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Maynard, Massachusetts. Monster operates in 38 countries today, up from 27 at the start of 2005. We’ll add another 5 to 12 countries in the coming year. Monster is # 1 or #2 in 21 of the 38 countries we serve. Monster is known for connecting quality job seekers at all levels with leading employers across all industries and offers employers innovative solutions, technology and superior services that give them more control over the recruiting process. To learn more about Monster’s industry-leading employer products and services, please visit solutions.monster.ca

ABOUT THE HUMAN CAPITAL INSTITUTE

The Human Capital Institute is a global think tank, educator, and professional association defining the agenda and setting the pace for the new business science of human capital management. With over 53,000 members in over 40 countries, HCI offers a new association framework that cuts across the silos of recruitment, HR/OD, finance, sales and marketing, operations, manufacturing and IT. We provide key executives, line managers and human capital professionals with the newest education, most effective tools and best practices in talent strategy, acquisition, alignment, engagement, deployment, measurement, and retention. The future belongs to leaders with innovative ideas and strategic knowledge. We invite you to learn, share and grow your career with HCI’s comprehensive resources, and join our high-achieving, forward-looking membership community. For more information, please visit: http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org.

PRESS CONTACTS

Monster Canada

Rikke Wivel

514-350-0711

Human Capital Institute

Andrea Miller

866-538-1909

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Blossom: The Lifestyle Event for Women to Be Held October 15, 2006 Event Will Promote

Blossom: The Lifestyle Event for Women to Be Held October 15, 2006 Event Will Promote










Ottawa, ON, (PRWEB) September 8, 2006

Woman-owned and woman-managed businesses are blossoming in Ottawa. Blossom: The Lifestyle Event for Women, to be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 15, 2006 at Brookstreet, will showcase the remarkable range of businesses owned or run by Ottawa women, while supporting breast cancer research and education.

The term “Blossom” denotes the feeling of rejuvenation that women can experience when they find the right combination of beauty, wellness and lifestyle products and services. And this is exactly what they’ll find at this event. Blossom is a showcase of woman-owned and woman-managed businesses in the areas of fashion, accessories, catering, wellness, image, fitness, and more. Along with shopping and networking, the event features a lineup of seminars on health, wealth, home décor, and image transformation, as well as talks by breast cancer survivors. Attendees are invited to shop for beautiful clothes, accessories to complement fall fashions, jewelry from some of Canada’s hottest designers, and original gift items — all while supporting breast cancer research. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Rethink Breast Cancer (http://www.rethinkbreastcancer.com)

“We wanted to offer a range of complementary products and services under one roof while promoting women in business and supporting a worthy cause,” said Beth Johnson, Blossom Event Manager. “This will be a girls’ day out to remember. It offers everything from great shopping, to delicious food, to an opportunity to network with other women, along with great door prizes, and a goodie bag (Blossom is calling it a Girly Bag) full of things women love!”    

Highlights of the event include unique product experiences, free soothing massages, complimentary lunch with coffee and tea catered by Brookstreet, free mini-makeovers, great decorating ideas, health and wellness advice, demonstrations and seminars from inspiring speakers, and fantastic door prizes.

The cost to attend the event is $ 20 if guests register online before October 7, 2006. After that, tickets will cost $ 25 either online or at the door. Register at http://www.blossomevent.com

About Blossom Events

Blossom Events is an event management company dedicated to supporting women in business through events that showcase woman-owned and woman-managed businesses, while supporting worthy causes such as breast cancer research. Blossom Events was founded by Karen McNaughton, owner of http://www.sugardaddyshop.ca; Michelle Horne, owner of http://www.puttingittogether.ca; and Beth Johnson, an Ottawa-based marketing and event management consultant. For more information, visit http://www.blossomevent.com.

Contact:

Beth Johnson

Event Manager, Blossom

613-882-6329

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CHEO Charity Car Wash and Event at Free Form Fitness

CHEO Charity Car Wash and Event at Free Form Fitness










Kanata, Ontario (PRWEB) August 3, 2007

Free Form Fitness in Kanata will be proudly hosting a CHEO Charity Car Wash and Event on Saturday August 11th from 12 to 4 p.m. They are looking for the community of Kanata and the surrounding areas to take part in this event to make it a success. The Kanata fitness club is constantly looking for ways to be involved in the community and see this event as an excellent occasion to organize another opportunity to do just that.

The event will be held in the parking lot of the Free Form Fitness at 4043 Carling Ave which is near March Rd in Kanata (beside Local Heroes). Max Keeping will be in attendance around 3:30 p.m. to say a few words in support of the charity that he is such a great supporter of.

Entertainment will be provided by a very popular Ottawa band — The Eric Eggleston Band. The event will also feature a free BBQ, many fun games and more than $ 2,000.00 in prizes to be raffled off to the public in attendance. The prizes were generously donated by local business in the area as well as Free Form Fitness is donating year memberships, personal training packages and registrations to their brand new 10 week program called the Total Body Challenge that begins September 1st. All proceeds from the car wash as well as the raffle tickets are going to CHEO to help out the kids that are in need.

As well, Free Form Fitness will be donating 10% of the sales of all gym memberships on this day at the event to this worthwhile cause. The day will be finishing off with a recreational volleyball tournament at 4:00pm at Local Heroes next door. Call Free Form Fitness at 613-270-0501 to register to join a team yourself or with a friend.

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It’s Never Too Late! is Message of Active Aging Week Annual Event for Older Adults Will be Held Sept. 25 through Oct. 1

It’s Never Too Late! is Message of Active Aging Week Annual Event for Older Adults Will be Held Sept. 25 through Oct. 1











Vancouver (PRWEB) September 7, 2006

An annual event, Active Aging Week is held the last week of September (culminating on October 1, International Day of Older Persons). With the goal of introducing older adults to physical activity and exercise options, participating organizations offer free classes, educational seminars, access to fitness facilities, health fairs, community walks or tennis matches.

“The World Health Organization designated October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons to highlight the fact that there are around 600 million persons aged 60 years and over living around the world today,” said Colin Milner, CEO of International Council on Active Aging (ICAA). “That number will double by 2025. Every country is seeking ways to both harness the experience and skills of the aging population, and to limit the chronic disease and disability we are accustomed to associate with increasing age.

“ICAA launched Active Aging Week to demonstrate that older adults can live life as fully as possible within the six dimensions of wellness (emotional, vocational, physical, spiritual, intellectual, social). Physical activity is not the only focus of an active lifestyle, but it is an important dimension because activity improves physical and psychological functioning, which prepares people overall for their home and work lives.”

Free Active Aging Week events are scheduled throughout the last week of September by seniors organizations, retirement communities, seniors centers, health clubs, parks, recreation centers and apartment/condominium complexes that are age-restricted.

Host organizations may provide a single activity or multiple events during the week. Examples of events that have been offered include group walks (both strolls and faster paced), group-exercise classes, yoga and Pilates classes and tennis or golf games. There may be previews of upcoming activities such as a multi-week fall prevention program or computer class.

“People across the United States and Canada can look for an event near them. It’s free. The organizations that host an Active Aging Week event want to introduce their age-friendly staff and locations to older adults so they know there are places they can go where they are welcome and can start very slowly at their own pace,” said Milner.

This year, Active Aging Week events are available at over 2500 locations throughtout North America including 1,900 SilverSneakers sites, 300 Holiday Retirement Communities, The Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA, the Hebrew Senior Life-Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, Boston MA and the Soloway JCC, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

To find a registered host site, visit ICAA’s Active Aging Week website at http://www.icaa.cc/aaw.htm. The site has additional free materials for older adults, their families and caregivers on finding age-friendly locations. Plus, look for announcements of local events in newspapers, radio and television broadcasts, and posted on bulletin boards.

Organizations who wish to host activities can find free support materials on the web site (http://www.icaa.cc/aaw.htm) including posters of active adults, press releases, certificates, a planning guide and ideas for activities.

1 Berk, D., Hubert, H. and Fries, J. (2006) Associations of Changes in Exercise Level With Subsequent Disability Among Seniors: A 16-Year Longitudinal Study. The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 61:97-102.

Rothenbacher, D., Koenig, W. and Brenner, H. (2006) Life Time Physical Activity Patterns and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease. Heart. Published Online First: 19 July 2006. doi:10.1136/hrt.2006.087478.

About Active Aging Week

Website: http://www.icaa.cc/aaw.htm

Active Aging Week is an annual event held the last week of September (culminating on October 1, International Day of Older Persons). The week was initiated by the International Council of Active Aging to give as many older adults as possible the means to experience activities and exercise in a safe, friendly and fun atmosphere. During the week, host organizations provide a variety of free activities, such as classes, educational seminars, access to fitness facilities, health fairs, community walks or tennis matches.

About International Council on Active Aging

Website: http://www.icaa.cc

ICAA is the world’s largest association dedicated to changing the way we age by uniting professionals in the retirement, assisted living, recreation, fitness, rehabilitation and wellness fields. The council supports these professionals with education, information, resources and tools, so they can achieve optimal success with the growing population of people who are 50 years and older. ICAA is one of more than 50 of the most prominent health and aging organizations working to implement the National Blueprint on Aging.

For interviews or more information about the ICAA and aging-related issues, contact:

Colin Milner, CEO

International Council on Active Aging

Toll-free: 1-866-335-9777 (North America only)

Telephone: 604-734-4466

Cell: 604-763-4595

Website: http://www.icaa.cc

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