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  • 30 Oct 2020 by DigiBC

    Canuck Place Children’s Hospice has partnered with EA Sports to put together this exciting team building opportunity and fundraiser for tech companies in Metro Vancouver.

    Why is an online game tournament a great team building activity for your company and a way to give back to the community?

    Online competitive sporting video games create collaborative environments by inviting communication and synergy between the players as they learn each other’s styles. They’re prompted to work together to organize their players according to their team’s overall strengths and weaknesses as well as their own. The goal is to create a back and forth competitive atmosphere that will invoke teamwork, boost team morale and bring people together.
     

    Benefits:

    • Company name mentioned in 2020/2021 Annual Report
    • Social media promotion and communication of participation
    • Event only open to affinity groups, mostly employees of Metro Vancouver’s tech sector
    • 1st prize: signed Canucks jersey for the team
    • 2nd prize: signed Canucks hockey stick for the team

     

    Tournament Details:

    Game: NHL 2.1 EA (electronic access code provided for each player)
    Console: Xbox (not provided)
    Start Date: November 13
    Duration: 10 hours approx.
    Platform: Final game will be broadcast live on Twitch
    Capacity: 16 teams of 5 players each
    Entry Fee: $ 1,000 charitable donation to Canuck Place  
    Entry Deadline: Teams must register by November 10
    Schedule: 

    Day

    Time

    1st Game November 13th

    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    2nd Game November 20th

    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    3rd Game November 27th

    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    4th Game December 4th

    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Final Game December 11th

    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm



    Registration Info:

    For more information and to register, please contact:

    Luigi Ronchi
    Corporate & Business Development Strategist
    (604) 730-3308 or luigi.ronchi@canuckplace.org

     


    About Canuck Place:
    Canuck Place Children’s Hospice provides innovative, holistic clinical care with compassion through our hospices, in hospitals and communities in BC & Yukon. We provide respite, family support, pain and symptom management, end-of-life care and bereavement services to newborns, children, youth and their families living with progressive life- threatening conditions.

  • 30 Oct 2020 by DigiBC

    Canada Games Online Recap

    • Canada Games Online wrapped up last month and BC had a strong showing in both Market Pulse Training (33% of attendees) and B2B Connect (21% of participants). This high-value event was the result of the collaboration between provincial trade associations to support our industry, especially the smaller/newer/indie studios, during COVID-19. It was designed to assist them, as well as support the continued growth of the many successful studios in Canada. DigiBC continues to work for indie studios... even if they aren't a member (yet)!
       

    DigiBC & WIA Report on Workplace Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

    • This EDI Report includes:
      • Key recommendations
      • Short and medium-term strategies
      • Practical tips to make a successful transition into building an inclusive workplace environment for both leaders and employees

    Download Report



    Call for Sponsors: BC Game Developers Innovation Award

    • The BC Game Developers Innovation Award is for students participating in science fairs across the province with a project that demonstrates innovation in computer science, mathematics, engineering or astronomy. As part of DigiBC's ongoing commitment to promoting creative technology-related educational activities, we are asking for your support through sponsorship of the award, in conjunction with the Science Fair Foundation of BC.
       

    Click here to sponsor
     


    Animation & VFX Alliance News

    • The Diversity & Inclusion Committee is excited to invite you to the next panel in their D&I Panel Series on November 24. We will continue discussions on equality, diversity and inclusion in the industry. If you would like to participate as a panelist, please sign up via this form before November 4.

     


    New Membership Discounts

    • We've secured new discounts with SPUD (grocery delivery), Fresh Prep (meal kit delivery), TELUS (exclusive rates) and Navas Lab Apparel (premium quality clothing). These perks are available to all employees at our active DigiBC and Anim&VFX member companies. Not sure if you are a current member? Interested in signing up for a membership? Contact team@digibc.org for further assistance.