Archive for September, 2009

Support Our Troops Gala 2009

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

Brookline is proud to have been a part of the Support our Troops Gala for the second year in a row. The gala, held September 26th at the Northlands centre in Edmonton, benefited various causes such as the Military Families Fund, Hospital Comforts Fund, and the Soldier On Program.

Guests included dignitaries such as Premier Ed Stelmach, Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel and Chief of Defense Staff, General Walt Naynczyk.

The Juno award winning band, Blue Rodeo, was certainly one of the highlights of the evening, along with the hilarious commentary provided by Jessica Holmes, Royal Canadian Air Farce comedian. Lucky winners of the Live Auction went home with great prizes, including WestJet vouchers and a motivational speaking session with retired

General Rick Hillier.

The funds raised at the 2009 Support our Troops Gala will benefit military families across Canada faced with unforeseen and often immediate needs. For more information on the aforementioned charities please visit

Oil Sands Trade Show and Conference Draws Qualified Crowd

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

For the third year in a row, Brookline was pleased to manage media relations for The Oil Sands Trade Show and Conference, in Edmonton, AB.  Considered the largest and most significant oil sands event in the world, the show lived up to its reputation with a focused exhibition and newly expanded Athabasca Oil Sands Conference. The theme of the Conference was Optimal Outcomes: Changing the Face of the Oil Sands through Innovation and Collaboration and brought together several industry heavy weights for a Roundtable Discussion: Changing Perceptions of the Oil Sands in the International Market.

Other show highlights included the Environmental Pavilion, featuring the latest in green technologies; the Fort McMurray Mine Site Tour, and the Heavy Oil 101 course.

The Great Canadian Head Shave

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Brookline couldn’t have been prouder of Deanna Vigeant who participated in the Great Canadian Head Shave on September 11, 2009 in support of the Terry Fox Foundation.

Deanna recently lost her father to cancer, and prior to the event, she put her PR skills to good use as she and her sister Amanda Vigeant, of Caliber Planning, raised more than $7,000 to donate through several fundraising means.

Deanna has truly inspired the Brookline team through her strength and passion over the last several months, and looks absolutely amazing!