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The Big Shuck Off – At Catch

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

The Big Shuck Off – At Catch

Brookline Public Relations helped Catch & The Oyster Bar bid farewell for the summer as they temporarily close the doors to embark on a multimillion dollar facelift.

The award winning downtown restaurant went out in coastal fashion by hosting a premiere oyster shucking competition deemed “The Big Shuck Off – At Catch” that took place on Saturday, July 16, 2011. 

Guests and restaurant regulars boisterously cheered on local chefs and celebrity guest shuckers as they cracked open the freshest east coast and west coast oysters in an effort to win the title of “Catch Champion”.

Bret “The Hitman” Hart won graciously to Calgary Herald food writer Gwendolyn Richards and Avenue Magazine Editor Kathe Lemon in an engaging celebrity round, while Eric Geisbrecht of Meta4 Foods won the overall event.

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day and celebrated with live music, cold bubbly, and scrumptious seafood canapés. Brookline was willing and able to help devour the fruits of their labour after the competition. Hey, somebody had to eat all those shucked oysters!

Catch & The Oyster Bar is now closed for renovations, and will re-open in the fall with a fresh look and menu.

Catch you later!


Edo Japan Names Brookline Public Relations Agency of Record

Thursday, April 28th, 2011


Edo Japan Names Brookline Public Relations Agency of Record

Calgary, Alberta – April 28, 2011 – Calgary-based Edo Japan today announced it has selected Brookline Public Relations as its public relations agency of record to further build its brand in Canada.

“Edo Japan has been growing rapidly, and with some exciting milestones on the horizon we couldn’t think of a better time to partner with a public relations company to help build our brand awareness in Canada,” said Tom Donaldson, President & CEO of Edo Japan. “Brookline Public Relations’ experience in franchise relations, their tight-knit relationships with local and regional media, and their fresh and creative approach made them a natural fit for our company.”

With respect to the new partnership, Shauna MacDonald, Founder of Brookline Public Relations said, “After several meetings with Edo Japan, we have developed an all-encompassing public relations strategy for the remainder of 2011 that will showcase Edo Japan’s accomplishments and help position them as Canada’s best quick service restaurant choice.”

Edo Japan currently has more than 90 restaurants across Canada and continues to grow. Known for their sweet Teriyaki sauce and delicious food prepared in a traditional Teppan-Style, Edo Japan has proven popular with customers serving more than seven million meals annually, and has become a delicious, healthy and fresh alternative for Canadian consumers.

Brookline will coordinate ongoing public relations efforts for Edo Japan including event management, media relations, issues management, award opportunities and more.