VANCOUVER – October 5, 2017 – It’s a home run! Triple O’s 8th annual KidSport fundraiser scored big results for charity by raising a record-breaking $95,718, helping 240 BC kids grow their confidence with a year of sports. September 29th was KidSport Day at 38 participating restaurants throughout BC, coupled with Triple O’s 20th Anniversary celebrations, thousands of guests helped provide financially underprivileged children the opportunity to play team sports.

On KidSport Day, Triple O’s donated a loonie from the sale of every combo to a local KidSport BC chapter. An additional 20cents from their 20th Anniversary menu items were donated between September 10th – 29th. Every $400 raised gives a child the opportunity to play their sport of choice for a full year. Cash donations were also received by supportive guests throughout the month and @TripleOs donated a dollar for every retweet with the hashtag #SoALLKidsCanPlay.

Since the fundraiser’s inception, the initiative has raised $350,000, helping 875 kids build their confidence and skills through sports.

“I’m proud to say that we’re helping 240 kids play sports this year,” said White Spot Hospitality President Warren Erhart. “Donations stay in the communities where funds are raised, which is why KidSport is truly a grassroots program that supports kids across the province. As this year’s results goes to show, the spirit of Triple O’s guests and team members can’t be beat!”

Triple O’s guests tweeted their enthusiasm for KidSport Day:

  • What better way to spend a Friday lunch than supporting @KidSportBC thanks to @TripleOs delicious meals! #SoALLKidsCanPlay
  • Tasty burgers @TripleOs plus bonus $1 from all burgers sold donated to @KidSportBC #SoALLKidsCanPlay Yes-go get!
  • Taking my son to @TripleOs for dinner tonight to help support @KidSportBC #SoALLKidsCanPlay.

“Triple O’s goes the distance to help kids in so many local communities across the province,” said Pete Quevillon, Director of KidSport BC. “On behalf of KidSport BC Chapters and grant recipients, I want to extend a huge thank-you for your continued support.”


Edo Japan, one of Canada’s favourite quick-service Asian fusion restaurants, will be opening the doors to its first Winnipeg location this December. This Canadian-grown business will see extended growth into the Winnipeg market with plans for additional locations already underway. With over 100 locations across the country, Edo Japan has experienced great success since it was established over 30 years ago and will now be offering its beloved classic dishes and fresh new menu offerings, hand in hand with its exceptional customer service, to Winnipeg residents, with its sights set on continued expansion into Eastern Canada in 2018.

For Edo Japan, 2017 has been more than just a year of growth into new markets, it has also been the ‘Year of the Bowl’, with a number of new freshly made menu items being offered to customers throughout Canada. Edo’s Noodlefull Bowl, Chop Chop Bowl, Poke Bowl (limited time offer) and now Karate Bowl (limited time offer) have taken its menu to new heights, offering customers access to affordable, freshly made and delicious meals featuring exciting new tastes from Korea (Bulgogi and Gochuchang sauces) and on-trend made-to-order noodle, rice and sushi bowls.

Dave Minnett, CEO of Edo Japan, has spearheaded Edo’s recent trend towards growth and is available for interviews to speak about Edo’s plans for growth into Winnipeg and other new markets, the evolution of the Edo menu, and Edo’s winning combination of renowned customer service and delicious and freshly made meals. If you’re interested in learning more about Edo’s new Winnipeg location, or its upcoming growth plans, let me know and I would be happy to coordinate an interview for you.


Community coffeehouse continues its nationwide expansion of exceptional coffee and wholesome food across Canada

WHAT:                          The iconic Alberta-based coffee franchise, Good Earth Coffeehouse (Good Earth), celebrates its first Winnipeg location with a grand opening event on Saturday, October 14th. The new café is located on the northwest corner of Kenaston Boulevard and Sterling Lyon Parkway in Winnipeg’s Seasons of Tuxedo shopping centre. The event features an afternoon celebration, treating customers to live music, and coffee, wine and pastry samples from 2 to 5 p.m. The official ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 3 p.m.

Good Earth has been creating authentic community coffeehouses since 1991, serving exceptional coffee and wholesome food, paired with social and environmental responsibility. This is the company’s 48th opening as it grows across Canada, providing a warm, inviting community gathering place to enjoy ethically sourced coffee and fresh, wholesome food. Good Earth looks forward to offering customers in Winnipeg the coffee and food experience that its guests have come to know and love.

WHEN:                         Saturday, October 14, 2017

Public Event: 2 – 5 p.m. CST 

Interview and Photo Opportunities: 3 – 4 p.m. CST

Spokespeople also available for phone or in-person interviews in advance of October 14.

WHERE:                       Good Earth Coffeehouse

                                      Unit #1, 455 Sterling Lyon Parkway

                                       Winnipeg, MB

WHO:                           Gerry Docherty, President and COO, Good Earth Coffeehouse

                                      Graham Balacko, Operating Partner, Seasons of Tuxedo location


TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2017 /CNW/ - Following outstanding performances by Canada's ten semi-finalists from coast-to-coast, chef Benjamin Mauroy-Langlais wins the coveted title of Canada's best young chef with his signature dish: Smoked eel, celeriac (spring in Kamouraska). Benjamin Mauroy-Langlais earns the opportunity to compete against 20 of the world's top chefs for the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 title in Milan in June 2018.

Benjamin Mauroy-Langlais was among ten semi-finalists chosen to compete before a jury of industry heavy weights including - Anthony Walsh (Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants, Toronto, ON), Joël Watanabe (Kissa Tanto and Bao Bei, Vancouver, BC), Todd Perrin (Mallard Cottage, St. John's, NF), Riccardo Bertolino (Maison Boulud, Montreal, QC) and Jen Agg (Grey Gardens, The Black Hoof, Cocktail Bar, Rhum Corner, Toronto, ON and Agrikol, Montreal QC) – who evaluated signature dishes of each semi-finalist based on the five "Golden Rules": ingredients, skills, genius, beauty and message.

75 guests including renowned chefs, restauranteurs and media attended the exclusive gathering at the Art Gallery of Ontario on October 2nd to experience the thrilling competition first-hand with Liem Vu (The Morning Show) and Danielle Finestone (TOFoodies) at the helm as hosts. Guests enjoyed a 10-course tasting menu featuring signature dishes by the 10 semi-finalists, as judges tasted and evaluated each young chef's dish. Attendees were also invited to vote for their personal favourites with Dominic Giroux taking the crown as the People's Choice winner.

"The S.Pellegrino Young Chef Competition creates an opportunity for young Canadians to not only showcase their exceptional culinary skills but have a once in a lifetime experience to gain mentorship from the best of the best. It's an opportunity to take their skills to next level, setting the foundation for a thriving career," says Jennifer Semley Robert, Marketing Manager, International Brands, Nestlé Waters Canada.

Riccardo Bertolino will help cultivate Chef Mauroy-Langlais's signature dish as Canada's mentor chef, before traveling to Milan to compete for the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 title. "I'm excited to be on this journey with Benjamin and help showcase Canada's unprecedented young talent. With the right blend of creativity, passion and hard work, Benjamin is destined for success on the world stage," says Bertolino.

Semi-finalists were selected based on the five golden rules: ingredients, skill, genius, beauty and message by experts at ALMA, the World's Leading International Educational and Training Centre for Italian Cuisine. Exclusive content will be published regularly on and, the online magazine for food enthusiasts proudly endorsed by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna. 


Milan, 3rd October 2017 - The best solutions, materials, and lines. Whatever the world of Furniture & Tableware involves, from interior design and outdoor furniture to next generation formats and trends, will be, once again, displayed at HostMilano 2017 (in Fieramilano from 20 to 24 October) in an area that is expected to be a true success, as never before. Still one month to go and the figures are already clear. This year is going to be as successful as ever. Over 1,500 international buyers, 2,081 companies, 1,255 of which are Italian (60.3%) and 826 (39.7%) from over 51 countries (a 3.5% increase compared to 2015) will make this event unique. The Furniture, Technology, and Tableware pavilion confirms its unstoppable growth. In fact, its weight in terms of offering touches 20% (18.8% exactly), against 43.7% of the professional catering and Bread, Pizza, and Pasta micro-sectors, and 37.5% of Coffee Tea Bars - Coffee Vending Machines - Gelato and Pastry sectors.

Italy’s products keep growing: export increased by 1.9% in 2017

Between new entries and old friends, many companies of the Furniture industry have already confirmed their presence at HostMilano 2017. For the Tableware sector, there will be Abert, Arc International, Bormioli Rocco, Celtex, De Buyer, Giblors, Ginori, Gold Plast, Masa, Mepra, Pasabahce, Pinti, Rak, Revol, Rivolta Camignani, Sambonet, Schoenwald, Siggi, Tognana, Zwiesel. For the Furniture sector, there will be Afa Arredamenti, Baero, Brianza Tende, Calligaris, Cierreesse, Costa Group, Emu, Fluidra, Kartell, Mise en Demeure, Myyour, Ombrellificio Veneto, Pedrali, Serralunga, Slide, Tecnoarredamenti, Vondom, Wallpepper, Zucchetti. And Cei System, Gewiss, Gruppo Buffetti, Indelb, Vimar, and Zucchetti will represent the Technology sector.

After all, Italy’s figures confirm the healthy state of this sector. In fact, according to Fiac/ANIMA – the Italian association of household companies – the Household sector recorded a slight increase in 2016 (€ 865 million) with a +0.3% compared to 2015. But that’s not all, because the positive trend shows how this increase can further improve throughout 2017, as it can mark an extraordinary +2%. Good news is also coming from the export compartment (worth € 568 million) to which 66% of the production is destined. In 2016, exportations increased by 0.5% compared to the previous year, and expectations for 2017 are high (+1.9%). As for the international demand, France is still leading the compartment with its € 105.6 million, followed by Germany, United States, Switzerland, and Spain. EU-28 still leads this special ranking (59%), followed by Asia (11.1%) and North America (8.4%).


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