4th Annual KidSport Coveted Cup 2012

Coveted Cup 2012 - Opening Day

This year marks the 4th annual Coveted Cup in Regina, on July 27th, this three day sports competition founded by Trevor Galon, begins.  32 guys will be competing in the three day grueling event, consisting of a home run derby Friday night, two-on-two beach volleyball Saturday morning, doubles tennis Saturday afternoon, and ends off with golf on Sunday.

The teams are randomly put together a week in advance in the annual (stressful) Coveted Cup draft.  Whoever raised the most money for KidSport gets last pick of a partner.  The people who raised the least amount of money pick first.  You want last pick of a partner to ensure you’re not stuck with a dud.  Arguably the most important part of Coveted Cup.

It has evolved a lot in the past four years.  Here’s a post I did about Coveted Cup in 2012, The second Annual Coveted Cup

We also host a Cabaret Saturday night at Pure, all proceeds going to KidSport.

How much money is raised?  We’re already just under 10K for KidSport.  Pretty freaking awesome if you ask me.

Coveted Cup 2012

So the teams this year were:

Team A: Trevor Galon (@TRPGalon) / Jeffrey Maystruck

Team B: Jason Galon / Dan Morin

Team C: Andrew Rink (@Andrew_Rink) / Mark Tran

Team D: Jordan Snitzler / Justin Bozak

Team E: Justin Lausch (@bigpapalausch) / Colter Wood (@colterwood)

Team F: Derek Wu (@DerekWu) / Chad Richardson (@CRichy29)

Team G: Scott Dombowsky / Grant Sellinger

Team H: Robbie Findlay / Matt Solomon

Team I: Mike Distasi (@Di_Stasi) / Ben Matheson

Team J: Curtis Wong / Nick Mazurak (@nmazurak)

Team K: Adam Reiser / Critter Hebert

Team L: E dubb / Trevor Isaac

Team M: Chris Yang (@AdsparkComm) / Ray Derges (@rayderge)

Team N: Jono Distasi (@jonathondistasi) / Matt Badger (@matt_badger)

Team O: Trevor Tidridge (@Ttidridge) / Trevor Rhodes (@rhodes0t)

Team P: Brock Findlay / Robbie McLellan (@panfacerobbie)

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Who To Follow? The Top Tweeters on Twitter in Saskatchewan *Updated*

twitter-follow-meLast year the Top Tweeters on Twitter in Saskatchewan turned out to be a hit, this is the follow up.  The original people from that list are on here, some with updated notes (insert evil laugh).

PS: if you can’t find your name right away, on a Mac hit Command F, a little search box will appear at the bottom of your browser, now you can search for whoever you wish.  You’re welcome. Continue reading »

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No One Expects Special Treament

That’s why when you receive special treatment and your expectations are blown away, it stands out your mind and you’re apt to be more loyal to who ever treated you this way.

We were at a restaurant last night, being as loud as we usually are on a Saturday night.  We received two warnings to quiet down from the manager of the establishment.  Our reaction?  We paid our bill and went to Earls instead for the remainder of the night.

We go to Earls a lot because of the way they treat us.  We’ve never been given a warning (even though we’re almost always the loudest table there), they know most of us by name, and make an effort to do more than just serve us.  Even though that’s all their job is, just to serve you food and drinks.  If all they did was “just” serve food and drinks then Earls wouldn’t be such a popular establishment in Regina.

This isn’t a post about how great Earls is, it’s about how you treat your customers and if you’re consistently making an effort to exceed expectations.

After all…

No one expects to be treated special, but if you empower your employees and management to go above and beyond the regular level of service, you’re going to create a much different atmosphere.

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Before You Begin Advertising…

Remember, your “brand” is what we think it is, not what you tell us.  We form our opinion from what you do, not from what you “say” you do.

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Old Ads Start Cola Earlier

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This Lamb Sells Condo

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The Great Global Warming Swindle

We’ve all watched Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth and were inspired to begin worrying about what we we’re doing to the planet.  Here’s the flip side, the side that the environmentalists don’t want you to see.  It’s called The Great Global Warming Swindle.  I found it to be enlightening.  I’ll let you watch and form your own opinion.

Talks a lot about the documentary here as well

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Do People Write Reviews About Your Business? They Will…

I went on my Kindle the other day to buy the book “Neuromarketing”, I had heard about it in a podcast.  When I searched, I found it, but I also found a similar book.  A similar book with a perfect 5 star rating.

Neuromarketing book search Continue reading »

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