Archive for the ‘Good Causes’ Category

Edmonton International Airport and Paul Brandt Take a Stand; #NotInMyCity Partnership Takes Off at EIA

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Ottilie Coldbeck, Public Relations Assistant

Last month, during Canadian Airports Safety Week, Canadian humanitarian and country music superstar, Paul Brandt and Edmonton International Airport (EIA) joined together to announce their partnership with the #NotInMyCity movement – an anti-human trafficking initiative



Having worked alongside Paul and the Buckspring Foundation for the movement’s initial launch in 2017, and again in facilitating a partnership with YYC Calgary International Airport in 2018, Brookline was excited to join forces again for an announcement with another major Canadian airport.

On June 19th, during a press conference facilitated by Brookline, Paul Brandt, Tom Ruth, President and CEO, EIA and community leaders from across Alberta came together to bring awareness to human trafficking and child sexual exploitation. This monumental day showcased the commitment of these leaders to the #NotInMyCity movement to finding integrated solutions around this important cause

With this partnership, EIA becomes the second major airport in Canada to partner with #NotInMyCity, alongside the Calgary International Airport, showing that human trafficking is not acceptable at the airport, in Edmonton, or anywhere in Canada.

Brookline managed all media relations efforts and supported with event logistics and VIP/dignitary engagement for the press conference. The event, which featured representatives from the City of Edmonton, Leduc County, the City of Leduc, RCMP and Edmonton Police Service, garnered over 33 media stories. With coverage in the city’s major news outlets, including the Edmonton Journal and Sun, CTV and Global Edmonton; and national pickup on CTV Ottawa and Montreal, the #NotInMyCity press conference resulted in over 6.6 million editorial impressions.

Brookline was thrilled to work alongside Paul Brandt and EIA to facilitate this announcement and continues to be an official Ally of the #NotInMyCity movement.

For more information about #NotInMyCity, or to support this important cause, please visit www.notinmycity.ca.

Ottilie Coldbeck is a Public Relations Assistant at Brookline Public Relations. As a self-proclaimed adventure seeker, Ottilie challenges herself to remain outside her comfort zone in all aspects of her life. Ottilie has a passion for story-telling – helping brands communicate their messages in an authentic manner.

Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S Pro-Am Hockey Tournament

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

It’s been a busy start to 2015, and there has been no shortage of amazing projects in the Brookline office. Recently, Brookline was thrilled to provide media relations and event management support to the 2015 Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Pro-Am Hockey Tournament kickoff press conference.

The annual tournament is returning to Calgary this April, and brings together local hockey players and NHL alumni. Over the past four years, the hockey tournament has raised a net total of $1.5 million for Alzheimer’s research and patient care.

Brookline helped coordinate the press conference to announce the hockey tournament as well as Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S Society’s Centre for Alzheimer’s Research and Education as the tournament benefactor. All funds raised from this year’s tournament will be directed to Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S through the Flames Foundation for Life. Funds raised will also contribute to the Gordie Howe Centre for Dementia, currently under construction in south Calgary.

Grant Pollock, former sports anchor at Global Calgary, emceed the conference and welcomed notable speakers like Allan Klassen, the 2015 Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Pro-Am Hockey Tournament Event Chair and Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Society Board Member. In addition, Marty Howe spoke about his father’s improving health and the role dementia has played in his family. The likes of other NHL greats like Darryl Sittler, Lanny MacDonald and Marty McSorley also spoke at the conference about the hockey tournament. Brookline was honoured to be in the presence of these legends and is looking forward to continuing working on this great event.

-Shae Pollock is an intern at Brookline Public Relations. She is in her fourth year of public relations at Mount Royal University, where she developed her communication skills working for non-profit organizations.

Paul Brandt’s ‘Up from the Ashes’ benefit concert raises more than $150,000 for Slave Lake

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Hundreds of Paul Brandt fans gathered on September 14th for a special ‘Up from the Ashes’ benefit concert in support of the fire-ravaged region of Slave Lake.

The sold out concert was a huge success raising more than $150,000 which will go towards replacing the contents of the Slave Lake Regional Library that was completely destroyed by the fire. In a touching moment with the Slave Lake firefighters and Mayor Karina Pillay-Kinnee on stage, it was also announced that the region of Slave Lake has decided to “pay forward” some of the generosity that has been provided to them by countless others. Slave Lake will forward 25 per cent of the proceeds to a project in Haiti, which has been ravaged by tragedies including a massive earthquake that struck in 2010.

The show featured a full-length performance by Paul Brandt (and special guests High Valley), and touching stories and video from the Slave Lake region and residents. Brookline traveled to Edmonton for the event to help facilitate media interviews.

 

Thank-you to all who attended the show, purchased merchandise or made contributions online – your generosity is priceless and will go a long way in helping the residents of Slave Lake.

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