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June 22, 2018

Smart Cities Penticton Video Contest Winners

Penticton, BC: In the height of the Penticton Smart Cities Challenge application, students of the community got involved by putting their movie making talents to work showcasing how they think “Technology Help Create Real Connections”. Students were challenged to create 30 – 60 second videos of their interpretation of the topic.


Friday, June 22 at 3:30pm, at the YES Youth Centre building, at 501 Main Street, the winners will be announced and presented by Mayor Andrew Jakubeit.


The winning submissions win cash prizes for the creators as well as directing a donation to either the YES project or Martin House.
The winners are:
1st Place Best video - Go Forward by Aasfi Sadeque $200 + $150 donation to YES project
1st Place Best message – Husain Sattar and friends. $200 + $150 donation to YES project

2nd Place Best Message $100 - Carmi Grade 4/5, Percevault, Kent

 

Sponsored by SendOutSupport™ and Invictus Entertainment group, with support from the City of Penticton and the Smart Cities Challenge committee, these videos are available for view at www.sendoutsupport.ca.


SendOutSupport™ is a fully customizable app that makes it easier to ask for help when you need it most. A local tech company, SendOutSupport™ works with community organizations to provide a customized app for their users - helping them connect with their own support networks and get help easier.

January 25, 2017

Penticton woman’s app eases asking for help

Reaching out to others for help isn’t always easy, but a Penticton woman has designed an app to do just that.

The SendOutSupport service features an app designed to make it easier for people who are suffering from emotional or mental distress to ask for help.

“Wherever or whenever they need it, they push the button and their message goes out to their own contacts and then they get coping strategies they have written in their own words, so it is completely personalized,” said Margie Hibbard, the app’s creator.

January 23, 2017

App aims to help people with mental health issues

Tell people more about this item. What's it about and what makes it interesting? Give people the info they need to go ahead and take the action you want.

January 13, 2017

Mental Health by App

A Penticton-built smartphone application for those dealing with mental health challenges is now being marketed right across the country.

Stay-at-home mom and entrepreneur, Margie Hibbard, said following the birth of her second child, she fell into postpartum depression. One night she attempted to reach out to people in her support network, and could not get a hold of anyone.

January 12, 2017

Mental health sufferers receive 24/7 support

SendOutSupport™ is a fast and easy-to-use app, designed to help those suffering from emotional and mental distress get vital support at the push of button, wherever and whenever they need it.  It is currently available for individuals in the App Store or on Google Play.  SendOutSupport™ can also be re-branded for use in companies or organization, using their own logo and key information relevant to their users. 

January 23, 2017

Local Entrepreneur Wins Big

A local entrepreneur has won a prestigious award.

JCI Penticton member Margie Hibbard won the World Elevator Pitch Competition during the JCI World Congress in Quebec City. JCI is an international community-minded training and leadership organization for people aged 18 to 40.

"There was so much value to my business perfecting the pitch, that before I even stepped on stage, I was already miles ahead in terms of succinctly describing my business to anyone, anywhere," Hibbard said thrilled about the win.

August 03, 2016

BC Student Film Festival: 2016

The dramatic video depicting how to use the SOS service is award winning in its own right.  In her directorial debut, Megan McDonald and her team placed first in the promotional category of the BC Student Film Festival.  British Columbia’s only student film festival organized by the media teachers of this province to recognize exceptional student filmmakers.

Keziah Blue : Editor
Megan McDonald: Director
Micheal Traveller: Male Actor
Logan Tarasoff: Actor, Main Guy.
Kassandra Wong: Girl Actor
Carol Evancic: Woman Actor
Benjamin Fieschi-Rose: Director of Photography
Connor Sandover: Grip
Willem Palaty: Grip
Mia Frizzi: Crafty/Catering
Elaine Nesbitt: PA

 

The BCSFF is open to every BC student; elementary, junior secondary, senior secondary, and post-secondary. It’s a celebration of growing talent with viewing nights and workshops taught by industry professionals over two days and three nights in May hosted by Capilano University, in North Vancouver, B.C. 

http://www.bcsff.com/festivalresults/winners_2016.pdf

November 29, 2016

Local Entrepreneur wins World Elevator Pitch Competition

Penticton, BC.: Local Entrepreneur, and JCI Penticton member, Margie Hibbard, has won a prestigious World Elevator Pitch Competition during the JCI World Congress in Quebec City. To win the award, Hibbard had to pitch her company SendOutSupport™) to a panel of three judges, competing against 7 competitors from Finland, France, USA, and Canada.

 

At the beginning of November, Hibbard, along with four other JCI Penticton members, travelled to Quebec City to attend JCI World Congress - five days filled with international networking, elections, competitions and trainings. It is there that JCI held its first ever World Elevator Pitch competition. An elevator pitch is a term used to describe a brief, persuasive speech that is used to spark interest in what an organization does or a project idea.

 

SendOutSupport™ is a fast and easy-to-use app, designed to help those suffering from emotional and mental distress get vital support at the push of button, wherever and whenever they need it.  It is currently available for individuals in the App Store or on Google Play.  SendOutSupport™ can also be re-branded for use in companies or organization, using their own logo and key information relevant to their users. 

Hibbard was ecstatic with the win, "There was so much value to my business perfecting the pitch, that before I even stepped on stage, I was already miles ahead in terms of succinctly describing my business to anyone, anywhere.  Winning the competition has been a great motivator and confidence boost to show that I am on the right track."  The award was presented first at the awards ceremony, putting JCI Canada front and center as a great place for young professionals.

 

JCI member Cameron Betts, President of Betts Electric, who also attended World Congress hopes to bring this type of training and competition to the Okanagan.  "Penticton is a great town for young business people and entrepreneurs.  JCI is eager to help them craft their message with a potential elevator pitch training seminar.  It's an essential skill when speaking with clients, partners and business financiers."

 

JCI is an international community-minded training and leadership organization for people aged 18-40.  JCI Penticton's next meeting will be in the new year at its clubhouse on Hastings Ave.  Check out JCI Penticton at www.jcipenticton.com for more information.

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