Tessa Bousfield posted an articleTwo gamers are taking up the Extra Life challenge to play games for 24-hours straight. see more
24-Hour Video Game Marathon for Charity in Downtown Victoria, B.C.
Event to be hosted at VIATEC’s Fort Tectoria venue this coming weekend, November 5th and 6th
Victoria, BC (November 1, 2016) - Two gamers are taking up the Extra Life challenge to play games for 24-hours straight. Victoria-based Enigmatic Events, specialists in live game experiences, will be hosting the marathon at VIATEC’s Fort Tectoria, to raise funding for the Children’s Miracle Network a network of 170 children's hospitals, 14 of which are in Canada.
The challenge will require local volunteers, Delek Turner and Chris Smith, to endure a total of 24 hours of games without a break. Their target is to raise $1,000. Delek will play Doom, dying repeatedly until he cracks it. Chris Smith will be going head-to- head against his friends (and enemies) in a series of casual multiplayer games, covering 24 different games in 24 hours.
The video game marathon will run concurrently with the Day of Board Gamers event, a bi-annual event that invites local board game and tabletop game enthusiasts to play their favourite games and meet fellow fans.
- The challenge runs from 5pm on Saturday, November 5 th until 5pm on Sunday.
- Day of Boardgamers will start in the same space from 11am on November 6th
- The event is sponsored and supported by local video game studio, Codename Entertainment.
Members of the public who would like to donate to the cause and learn more should visit their Extra Life pages:
- Delek Turner : http://bit.ly/2egk53r
- Chris Smith : http://bit.ly/2f2MdIL
For more information contact Chris Rudram on firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Enigmatic Events:
Enigmatic Events provides mysteries, puzzles and games for both entertainment and personal development. A wise man once told us that a day is never wasted if you did three things in it: improved yourself a little bit, improved the world a little bit and found some joy. Enigmatic Events uses this philosophy behind the ideas and events it develops and runs.
About the Children's Miracle Network
Children's Miracle Network® raises funds for 170 children's hospitals, 14 of which are in Canada. These hospitals, in turn, use the money where it's needed the most. When a donation is given, it stays in the community, ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. Established in 1983, Children's Miracle Network raises funds to support critical research, education, purchase life-saving equipment, and ensure excellence in care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at ChildrensMiracleNetwork.ca.
About Day of Boardgamers
Running since 2012, ‘day of boardgamers’ is a laid back board game convention, getting people to play new games with old friends; or old games with new friends. The event has always showcased new designs by local designers in the last two years as well, showcasing a small, but active tabletop game development community in Victoria. Learn more: http://bit.ly/DayofBoardGamersX
About Codename Entertainment
Codename Entertainment was founded in 2008 in Victoria, B.C. by David Whittaker and Justin Stocks. They started making games for Facebook and evolved into making games for platforms like Kongregate.com, ArmorGames, and Steam. In 2015, the company launched Crusaders of the Lost Idols. Codename Entertainment and Crusaders of the Lost Idols are trademarks of Codename Entertainment Inc. All other products named herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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Tessa Bousfield posted an article10 to Watch winners include three VIATEC Members and a VIATEC VAP Program Participant! see more
Douglas Magazine is excited to announce the winners of their seventh annual 10 to Watch Awards. These awards highlight the very best of Vancouver Island’s new businesses.
Victoria, BC - April 7, 2016 - The winners were announced at an awards ceremony last night at The Union Club in downtown Victoria and were selected by an independent panel of judges that included business owners and representatives of the University of Victoria Peter Gustavson School of Business and Royal Roads University School of Business. The 2016 10 to Watch winners include three VIATEC Members and a VIATEC VAP Program Participant!
The winners are:
- E-Quick Eco Courier (Victoria), http://www.e-quick.ca/
- Easy Job Quote (Victoria), http://easyjobquote.com/
- Echosec (VIATEC Member!), https://www.echosec.net/
- Enigmatic Events (VIATEC Member!), http://www.enigmaticevents.com/
- Joma Environmental (Victoria), http://jomaenv.ca/
- LlamaZoo Interactive (VIATEC Member!), http://www.llamazoo.com/
- Resthouse Sleep Solutions (Duncan), https://resthouse.ca/
- TellWell (VIATEC VAP Program participant!), http://tellwell.ca/
- The Wandering Mollusk Oyster Catering Co. (Victoria), http://www.wanderingmollusk.com/
- Toque Catering (Victoria), http://www.toquecatering.com/
“These 10 winners are an inspiring group who dare to think different,” says Lise Gyorkos, whose company Page One Publishing produces Douglas magazine. “Not only do they demonstrate innovation and a dedication to their businesses, they embody the entrepreneurial spirit that the 10 to Watch Awards were created to champion.”
Now in their 7th year, the 10 to Watch Awards recognize Vancouver Island's best new companies, which have been in business for three years or less. Previous winners include: DeeBees Organics, Flytographer, Indochino, SendtoNews, Rumble Energy Drink, Parc Modern Interiors, Cook Culture and Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre.
Douglas is Vancouver Island’s business magazine, published by award-winning Page One Publishing. Page One also publishes YAM Magazine, Victoria’s lifestyle magazine, and Salt, a Vancouver Island travel and lifestyle magazine for Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver readers.
Douglas Editor-in-Chief, Kerry Slavens and select winners will be available for interviews, upon request.
For further information and interviews, contact:
Kerry Slavens, Editor-in-Chief, Douglas Magazine
ABOUT THE WINNERS:
E-Quick Eco Courier (Victoria), http://www.e-quick.ca/
Can a courier company make the world a better place? E-Quick Eco Courier is a zero-emissions courier, delivery and distribution system that promotes sustainability and environmental awareness in everything it does.
Easy Job Quote (Victoria), http://easyjobquote.com/
An online marketplace that brings homeowners and contractors together for a fair bidding process, Easy Job Quote helps homeowners prepare projects for tender and its blind bidding system simplifies the process for contractors.
Echosec (Victoria), https://www.echosec.net/
This tech company is making waves globally with its location-based social-media monitoring and analytics platform. From city happenings to war zones, Echosec takes you beyond the nightly news, straight to the people posting.
Enigmatic Events (Victoria), http://www.enigmaticevents.com/
This event planner helps your business by facilitating team building. Enigmatic Events provides a "gameful" way of doing meetings, allowing for real results that carry over into a business’s project work.
Joma Environmental (Victoria), http://jomaenv.ca/
A triple-bottom-line company focused on protecting the quality of our drinking water, soil and air, Joma Environmental’s waste and recycling systems manage contaminated-site remediation, emergency–spill response, hazardous waste-disposal and ecological reclamation.
LlamaZoo Interactive (Victoria), http://www.llamazoo.com/
An edtech platform that allows veterinary students to learn anatomy from 3D digital models instead of textbooks and dissection, LlamaZoo helps students become more engaged and universities reduce the big costs of running labs.
Resthouse Sleep Solutions (Duncan), https://resthouse.ca/
Sleep specialists who know that one-size-fits all doesn’t work when it comes to bedding, Resthouse Sleep Solutions focus on customized solutions and organic options to help its customers get the best night's sleep.
TellWell (Victoria), http://tellwell.ca/
A self-publishing company that gives its authors 100-per-cent net royalties, TellWell makes its money on services rather than mark-up and book sales, keeping its authors’ best interests at heart.
The Wandering Mollusk Oyster Catering Co. (Victoria), http://www.wanderingmollusk.com/
This boutique catering company’s passion for oysters is turning Victoria into a mollusk-lover’s paradise, as The Wandering Mollusk brings its ocean-to-table philosophy and a contagious enthusiasm for the seafood to its venues.
Toque Catering (Victoria), http://www.toquecatering.com/
A catering company that knows farm-to-table is more than a trend, Toque Catering uses local and sustainable products in its aim to fill an untapped niche in a Victoria market that craves upscale comfort food and customizable menus.