Ladies can play with dolls and play hockey, too. So say officers at Tim Hortons, who lately teamed up with Barbie to unfold the message that ladies can do something, together with enjoying Canada’s well-known recreation.
Organizers say the partnership took place as a result of their analysis confirmed ladies are underrepresented in youth hockey — solely 18% of Timbit sports activities gamers are ladies, notes a current launch. To assist encourage and encourage, the businesses have joined forces to launch two limited-edition hockey-playing Barbies at collaborating shops, with 100% of internet proceeds donated to help ladies’ hockey. The dolls, which retail for $29.99, are wearing good crimson jerseys, skates and helmet.
The dolls are part of Barbie’s You Can Be Something program to assist younger ladies obtain their aspirations by way of constructive position modelling. The partnership additionally contains help from two Canadian ladies who’ve damaged limitations within the hockey world: Marie-Philip Poulin and Sarah Nurse. Poulin helped safe Olympic gold medals for Canada in 2010 and 2014, whereas Nurse received silver with Poulin and Staff Canada in 2018, in addition to being an envoy of the Skilled Ladies’s Hockey Participant’s Affiliation. The 2 Barbie dolls had been created within the picture of those titans of the ice.
“As a pacesetter in hockey in Canada, it’s essential (to) present help for younger ladies who need to play the game. We need to make sure that ladies really feel like they belong in hockey simply as a lot as boys do,” mentioned Hope Bagozzi, for Tim Hortons in a current information launch, including, “We’re actually excited concerning the influence of this partnership with Barbie and to indicate our robust help for women’ hockey.”
CHILDREN’S GRIEF AWARENESS DAY: Nov. 19 marks a somber day, made extra poignant throughout these making an attempt pandemic occasions because it marks the notice that one in 14 kids will expertise the demise of a guardian or sibling by the point they flip 18.
Analysis from the Lighthouse help group reveals that, in a single 12 months, greater than 203,000 Canadian kids can be bereaved — making the demise of a member of the family “one of many main traumatic occasions of childhood,” word firm officers in a current launch. The Lighthouse is a company that gives free help to kids, youth and their households and, usually, holds annual fundraisers to assist elevate the required funds of help. As a result of pandemic, this has not been potential.
Enter the launch of Kitchen Recollections, and the help of 5 well-known Canadian cooks who pitched in as a method of shining a lightweight on kids’s grief, and to encourage fundraising for Lighthouse.
As a part of the marketing campaign, the cooks — Donna Dooher of Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, Irene Matys of Farm to Desk and meals stylist, culinary professional Jason Skrobar, MasterChef Canada’s Julie Miguel and meals influencer Mary Mammoliti — have every shared treasured recipes and quick movies out there completely at www.supportlh.com.
Organizers are additionally encouraging all Canadians to share their favorite kitchen reminiscence with #mykitchenmemory; @lighthouse4grievingchildren to make sure digital grief help providers stay out there throughout the GTA “in order that no baby grieves alone.”
CATCH OF THE DAY DOES NOT INVOLVE FISH: For many who have a hankering for seafood however don’t need to go fishing, Gathered Meals, makers of Good Catch plant-based seafood, has lately launched in Canada. Good Catch’s frozen plant-based entrees and appetizers embrace New England Fashion crabless truffles, Thai Fashion fishless truffles, and Traditional Fashion fishless burgers — all plant primarily based. Accessible at locations like Loblaws, Metro and extra.
– Try goodcatchfoods.com for extra particulars.
GHOST KITCHENS ON THE RISE: Only recently, Wendy’s Eating places of Canada introduced its transfer into the world of ghost kitchens by way of a particular partnership with REEF’s Neighborhood Kitchens in Toronto. (REEF transforms underutilized city areas into neighbourhood hubs.) This partnership permits followers to have their meals delivered wherever they’re, by inserting an order with a preferred supply supplier.
“Constructing a bricks and mortar restaurant in each neighbourhood throughout Toronto could not at all times be potential,” mentioned Stephen Piacentini, for The Wendy’s Firm, in a current media launch. “By partnering with firms like REEF, we are able to convey Wendy’s into dense, city areas with out the overhead of working a conventional restaurant house.”
So far, there are greater than 100 neighbourhood kitchens, representing a number of manufacturers, throughout markets in North America. Ghost Kitchens permit precious but underused actual property to be utilized to its fullest potential, whereas serving to eating places and meals suppliers simpler entry to their buyer base.
– Try Wendys.ca