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What’s hot in Ottawa this Summer?

Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, hosts a diverse selection of enticing activities this summer—take a peek:

  1. a non-stop party at Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest (July 6-18) with 6 outdoor stages on the banks of the Ottawa River.
  2. a controversial modern art exhibit making its only North American stop at the National Gallery of Canada—racy, edgy and provocative.
  3. Canada’s largest waterpark(opens June 7) offers high-tech biometric payment options.
  4. the newly revamped Canadian Museum of Nature displays architectural wonders… and a rare skeleton of a blue whale.
  5. a royal visit by Queen Elizabeth II on Canada Day (July 1)—Canada’s biggest birthday bash.
  6. delicious local products—from elk to cranberries—on the menus of a growing number of chef-owned Savour Ottawa restaurants.
  7. easier access to the four-storey underground bunker built to withstand a nuclear attack that is now Canada’s Cold War Museum
  8. free weekly yoga classes on the lawn of Parliament Hill—Canada’s seat of government.
  9. whitewater kayaking lessons in downtown Ottawa.
  10. and more!

Couple these events and attractions with the world’s largest one-day beach volleyball tournament (July 10); the buzz of the eclectic ByWard Market neighbourhood’s four square blocks of outdoor patios, live music venues, shops, bistros and more; the pomp and pageantry of the Changing the Guard Ceremony on Parliament Hill; boat cruises along the Rideau Canal—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—and you have an action-packed summer.

For information on Ottawa’s festivals and events, restaurants, attractions, neighbourhoods, or to book packages or access Ottawa videos and images, visit http://changeottawa.com

If you need more information or images, or would like to experience these things first-hand, please get in touch!

Ottawa Tourism provides industry leadership and destination marketing to service the travel media and attract visitors, tours and conventions to Ottawa and Canada’s Capital Region.


Who Is The Mentally Toughest Person In America? Dr. Jay Granat Launches A New Contest To Find This Remarkable Individual

Who Is The Mentally Toughest Person In America? Dr. Jay Granat Launches A New Contest To Find This Remarkable Individual

Jay P. Granat, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist, Author, Columnist
Founder, www.StayInTheZone.com

River Edge, NJ (PRWEB) January 6, 2011

What does it really take to be mentally tough? Are women mentally tougher than men? Why do some people perform well under pressure and why do others crumble and choke? What can be done to help people achieve what they want to achieve when the pressure is really on? How can we use mental toughness to perform our best in our daily lives? Can kids learn how to be mentally tougher around sports, school and bullying? What really constitutes mental toughness?

Jay P. Granat, Ph.D., Psychotherapist, Founder of http://www.StayInTheZone.com and author of numerous books and programs on sport psychology and mental toughness will conduct a video and essay contest to discover the mentally toughest person in The United States.

“This contest and its winners will serve as inspiring role models and the will teach us about mental toughness, sports psychology and being focused resilient when faced with a challenging situations,” says Dr. Jay Granat.

Who Should Enter?

This contest is open to parents of athletes of all ages, coaches, therapists, teachers, athletic associations, soldiers, policemen, firefighters, entrepreneurs, health care professionals, cancer survivors and super achievers from every field.

Anyone with an inspiring and motivating story can enter. If you or someone you know has a personal mental toughness story that you would like to share and be recognized for, this is your opportunity to gain the recognition and notoriety you deserve. This is your chance to teach others about what it takes to perform your best when the pressure is on. These super achievers exist in many fields in addition to sports. Anyone with a compelling story is encouraged to share their stories, their secrets and their life experiences via video or via email.

What You Can Win

The winner of the contest will receive $ 1,000 plus round trip air fare to New York City and two nights of hotel accommodation in New York City. The winner will also get two tickets to a New York Yankees game. This is a team with a long history of being mentally tough. The winner will also be featured on the Stay In The Zone website. The winner will also get free copies of some of Dr. Granat’s most popular mental toughness programs and books.

The second and third place winner will also get a copy of How To Get Into The Zone And Stay In The Zone With Sport Psychology And Self-Hypnosis. They will also get copies of Who Will Win The Big Game and How To Get Into The Zone In Just One Minute. These are two of Dr. Granat’s most popular books. Younger athletes who finish second or third in the contest can get a copy of Dr. Granat’s sports psychology program for kids Bedtime Stories For Young Athletes.

Charitable Contributions

“I will also make a cash donation to The Special Olympics on behalf of myself and the contest winner. I worked with developmentally disabled adults early in my career. I would like to give something back to these inspiring and mentally tough people, “says Dr. Jay Granat.

How To Enter

To enter the mental toughness contest, simply send your mental toughness story in either video form or written form to [email protected] or call Dr. Granat at 201 647-9191. Be sure to include all your contact information with your submission.

All of your materials will become the property of http://www.StayInTheZone.com and your stories may be featured in promotional material used by this company.

Feel free to contact Dr. Granat anytime at 201 647-9191 or email him with questions about this unique contest at [email protected]

Why This Contest?

“Every day, I get calls from people who want to perform better. These calls come from athletes, coaches and parents of athletes. They also come from people who want to perform better on their jobs, in their businesses and at school. They all want to learn how to be focused, confident, relaxed and mentally tough.

And over the years, I have counseled mentally tough, top achievers from sports, business and the military. Some of my patients have overcome huge obstacles in their lives. I have coached many people who have bounced back from war, from serious injuries, from bitter divorces, from financial setbacks and from many of life’s significant and powerful setbacks.

Some of the people have impressed me with their great resolve, focus, resiliency, spirit and mental toughness when facing very difficult situations.

These remarkable individuals have some fantastic stories about forging ahead and succeeding when the pressure has been substantial and significant. We all admire these kinds of people and we can learn a great deal from them,” says Dr. Jay Granat, who has coached world class athletes from every sport from around the world including Olympic champions.

Dr. Granat has appeared in major media outlets including, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, The British Broadcasting Company, The International Herald Tribune, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, ESPN Radio, Tennis, Tennis Lifestyle Magazine, The Canadian Broadcasting Company, WCBS, Forbes.com, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, The Iowa Golfer, Executive Golfer Magazine, The Bergen Record and The Newark Star Ledger. Golf Digest named him one of America’s Top Ten Mental Gurus. He is also the author of How To Lower Your Golf Score With Sport Psychology And Self-Hypnosis Zone Tennis, 101 Ways To Break A Hitting Slump, Bedtime Stories For Young Athletes and other programs to promote mental toughness and peak performance.

To Reach Dr. Jay Granat

Dr. Granat is available for individual coaching and for seminars to teams, organizations and clubs. To schedule a session with him or to schedule a seminar for your team or organization, email him at info(at)stayinthezone(dot)com or call him at 888 580-ZONE.


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Sam?s Club

Sam’s Club® Helps Members Fulfill Their Healthy Living Resolutions This January — Sam’s Club to Launch The Prevention Plan™

The Prevention Plan

Bentonville, AR (Vocus/PRWEB) January 06, 2011

January is the month when many Americans look to turn over a new leaf when it comes to their health. This year Sam’s Club will give Business, Advantage and Plus members across the country tools to help them achieve their health goals including free monthly in-club health screenings and access to a new health management benefit, The Prevention Plan from U.S. Preventive Medicine.

“Through our member insights, we know our members want to stay in control of their health,” said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president, Sam’s Club Health and Wellness. ”We’re proud to offer these simple health solutions, including free health screenings along with great products like The Prevention Plan, so our members can maintain control of their health decisions, minimize health risks and keep health care costs low for their families, employees and themselves.”

The Prevention Plan*

Exclusively priced at $ 99 for our members, Sam’s Club will now offer The Prevention Plan, a personalized, step-by-step health management program designed to help people take control of their individual health. Via an online health assessment and at-home blood test, Sam’s Club members can take the first steps in identifying potential individual health issues. From there, a personalized plan is created to address risks. Personal health coaching, ongoing support, a variety of tools and a plan-wide health challenge are provided through The Prevention Plan to keep members motivated to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

“America is moving from the reactive treatment of illness to the proactive preservation of health,” said Christopher Fey, chairman and CEO, U.S. Preventive Medicine. “The Prevention Plan provides the knowledge and tools to help individuals improve their health and wellbeing. A recent study in Population Health Management shows The Plan has been successful in helping people significantly reduce important risk factors including blood glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol and many others. We are pleased to make this program available to Sam’s Club members.”

For more information on The Prevention Plan, customers can call 866-713-1180, or visit http://www.SamsClub.com/healthyliving.

January In-Club Health Screenings

All Sam’s Club members across the country can participate in the free monthly health screenings beginning in January. Throughout the year, each monthly event will offer different screenings, including:

Personal consultation from a licensed pharmacist on their prescription drug medications
Blood pressure checkups
Bone density scans
Body mass index assessment
Cholesterol and glucose tests
Hearing and vision screening

For more information, times and locations of health screenings of participating Sam’s Club locations, members can visit http://www.SamsClub.com/healthyliving.

Additional Healthy Living Products and Services Available

Sam’s Club is committed to lowering the costs of health care for our members. Those members with Plus-level memberships who pay with cash can save 40 percent on generic medications and 8 percent on name brand medications in our pharmacies nationwide.** As always, Sam’s Club pharmacists are available to answer questions about the program.

Sam’s Club is also a leading provider of affordable health products and services for all its members including:

$ 4 Prescriptions — Sam’s Club pharmacies offer 30-day generic prescriptions for $ 4, or people can save even more with 90-day prescriptions for only $ 10.
Free Rx check up — Sam’s Club’s licensed pharmacists provide advice on how to take medications to maximize effectiveness, including when and how to use them. Our pharmacists also conduct a comprehensive assessment of all prescription medications to determine possible interactions, no matter where the prescriptions were filled by the customer.
ePrescribing — Sam’s Club pharmacies accept electronic prescribing to improve prescribing accuracy and patient safety.
Auto Fill — Sam’s Club offers an automatic refill program so that prescriptions are ready at the same time every month so customers never have to worry about running out of important medications.
Ready Reminder — Sam’s Club pharmacies offer free automatic phone or text messages about the status of a customer’s prescription.
EZPay — By placing a credit card number on file with a Sam’s Club pharmacy, EZPay allows customers to speed up their pharmacy visit by having the cost of their prescription medications automatically charged to their specified card.

A Sam’s Club membership is not required to purchase prescription medication in the pharmacies. For more information, customers can speak with a Sam’s Club pharmacist.

*The Prevention Plan is a service administered solely by U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc., and its designated vendors. The Plan is independent of and not administered by Sam’s Club. More information on the Plan is available at http://www.SamsClub.com/healthyliving or by calling 866-713-1180.

**Savings only for cash purchases based on the dispensing Sam’s Club Pharmacy’s cash price. Discounts not available for purchases covered by health insurance or a state/federal government health care program, on SamsClub.com, or covered by Walmart’s Prescription Program or any Sam’s Club promotion. Restrictions apply. See your local Sam’s Club pharmacy for details.

About Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club, the nation’s eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club, offers superior products and services to more than 47 million members in clubs across the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. Members save an average 30.4 percent over grocery and specialty retailers. Sam’s Club received the highest rankings in Prescription Ordering and Pickup Process in the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 U.S. National Pharmacy Study. To learn more about savings made simple, visit samsclub.com, and look for Sam’s Club on Twitter and Facebook.

About U.S. Preventive Medicine®

U.S. Preventive Medicine http://www.uspreventivemedicine.com is leading a global preventive health movement focused on saving lives and money by keeping people healthy and better managing chronic conditions before they progress. The company has developed The Prevention Plan™, an innovative health management program that is based on the clinical science of preventive medicine: primary (wellness and health promotion to keep healthy people healthy), secondary (screening for earlier detection/diagnosis) and tertiary (early evidence-based treatment to reduce complications and disability). The Prevention Plan, which is available to consumers and employer groups, identifies each individual’s top health risks and designs a customized plan of action to reduce those risks, supported by health coaching, robust online tools and plan-wide challenges with incentives. The company is accredited in wellness and health promotion by NCQA and disease management by URAC. Follow us on twitter.com/USPM, facebook.com, and youtube.com/moregoodyears.


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Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Reveals Herv

Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Reveals Hervé This’ “Kitchen Mysteries” A Two Day Celebration of Molecular Gastronomy

Secaucus, NJ (PRWEB) April 27, 2008

Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa will on May 1st and 2nd welcome internationally renowned chemist and popular French television personality: Hervé This (pronounced « Teess »)

Le Cordon Bleu, with its lifelong invitation to share its knowledge, passion and appreciation of the culinary arts and its related fields, will unveil a two day “Celebration of Molecular Gastronomy” by welcoming the only person in the world to hold a doctorate in molecular gastronomy.

THURSDAY, MAY 1ST 7:00 PM — 11:00 PM

Le Cordon Bleu Signatures’ Executive Chef Yannick Anton will be hosting Hervé This through an intimate evening that will allow the restaurant’s patrons to take part in an event that “explores the science of flavour” by enjoying an eight course menu and mysterious surprises. A book signing of This’ latest book will precede the dinner while guests sip and savor a molecular in house cocktail.

FRIDAY, MAY 2ND 2:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa with the collaboration of Carleton University is pleased to present a first for Ottawa.

Hervé This will be delivering a two and a half hour demonstration showcasing experimental techniques by using the kitchen as his laboratory, and showing his most recent discoveries in the chemistry, physics, and biology of food.

This conference is free of charge and open to the grand public, however registration is mandatory.

The symposium will be followed by a book signing of This’ latest book: Kitchen Mysteries; revealing the science of cooking- Columbia University Press. In this book This offers a second helping of his world-renowned insight into the science of cooking, answering such fundamental questions as what causes vegetables to change color when cooked and how to keep a soufflé from falling. By discussing the science behind many meal’s basic components such as eggs, milk, bread, sugar, fruit…, exploring the effects of boiling, steaming, braising, microwaving…, unraveling the mysteries of tenderizing enzymes and gelatins, and preparing basic elements such as soups, salads, cakes… Hervé This illuminates abstract concepts with practical advice and concrete examples.

Hervé This, international celebrity and founder of molecular gastronomy, is known for his ground-breaking research into chemistry and physics behind everyday cooking. His work is consulted widely by amateur cooks and professional chefs and has forever changed the way food is approached and prepared all over the world.

A physical chemist on the staff of the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique in Paris This adds another dimension to the suggestions of cookbook authors by sharing empirical principles chefs have valued for generations.

Hervé This will definitely challenge your traditional ideas about cooking and eating.

For More Information Please Contact:

Pamela Bakalian

PR and Media Relations

Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute Ottawa

453 Laurier Avenue East

K1N 6R4 Ottawa ON

613- 558 98 56

613- 236 24 33 ext 230



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Canada’s Hip Hop Godfather Belly the First Canadian Indie Hip Hop Artist to go Gold this Century

Canada’s Hip Hop Godfather Belly the First Canadian Indie Hip Hop Artist to go Gold this Century

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) November 20, 2007

VP of CP Records and 2007 MuchMusic Video Award (MMVA) winner, Palestinian-Canadian rapper Belly has now become the first independent Canadian hip hop artist to go Gold this century with his double album debut The Revolution. Belly now joins the ranks of other Gold-selling hip hop artists this year including T.I. and K-OS. This outstanding accomplishment comes hot on the heels of his new video for the album’s third single “Ridin’” featuring Mario Winans, which was added as The Big One last month at MuchMusic.

After releasing on June 5, 2007, on CP Records/Fontana North, The Revolution’s first single “Pressure” featuring Grammy Award winner Ginuwine, reached number eight on the Canadian Top 100, and its video went to number one on MuchMusic’s Countdown in April of 2007. Second single “Don’t Be Shy”, featuring Latina R&B sensations Nina Sky reached number 12 on the Canadian Top 100, and the song’s video reached number seven on the MuchMusic Countdown. “Ridin”, the album’s third single, is currently cruising up the charts, at number 31 this week on the Canadian Top 100. Belly’s Gold album also features collaborations with Scarface (“I Swear”), Fabolous (“The Freshest”) and Kurupt (“I’m The Man”).

2007 has been an incredible year for Belly. He took home the 2007 MMVA for Best Rap Video, was interviewed by Geraldo at Large for Fox News, CNN, as well as the Associated Press, was a panellist at Russell Simmons’ Hip Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) and wrote the new theme song for his hometown NHL team the Ottawa Senators. He kicked off the year touring the country with hip hop heavyweights Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube in January, so it’s only fitting that Belly closes 2007 headlining his own cross-country tour:

Belly Cross Canada Club Tour:

Nov 21 – Barrie, ON – The Foundation

Nov 23 – Brantford, ON – Club Nemesis

November 24 – London, ON – Brandon Walters/ Embassy Hotel

November 29 – Moncton, NB – Oxygen

November 30 – Halifax, NS – Mercury Lounge

December 1 – Toronto, ON – Afterlife Nightclub

December 2 – Edmonton, AB – Rum Jungle

December 4 – Calgary, AB

December 5 – Kelowna, BC

December 6 – Nanaimo, BC

December 7 – Victoria, BC

December 8 – Delta, BC – Cheers

December 9 – Vancouver, BC – Appearance

December 15 – Ottawa, ON

December 20 – Mississauga, ON – Sugar Daddy’s Nightclub

December 22 – Oshawa, ON – The Big Sexy

December 26 – Montreal, QC

Check http://www.bellylive.com for the latest updates on his cross-Canada tour.

Venues to be confirmed soon.

About Belly:

Belly has three classic mixed tapes under his belt to date: Death Before Dishonor: Vol.1 by Kool Kid; Vol.2 hosted by DJ Kay Slay; and Vol.3 hosted by DJ Big Mike. Together, they have sold over 60,000 copies in North America. He also wrote three top ten singles for Massari, all of which went on to worldwide success: “Be Easy,” “Rush The Floor” and “Smile for Me.” In addition to his duties as a recording artist, Belly is the Head of A&R and Vice President of his label, CP Records. His debut LP The Revolution recruited many of hip hop and R&B’s finest to work alongside him for The Revolution, including Fabolous, Scarface, Nina Sky, Ginuwine, Mario Winans, Kurupt, Massari and Monique.


Manny Dion

VP of Artist Management

CP Records Inc.

3349 Bloor St. West, Suite 77

Toronto, Ontario

Canada. M8X 1E9

416.761.5657 – office

613.292.3857 – cell

416.233.3430 – fax






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