Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Upcoming Loyalist PR event (March 7th):

Get in the game with Loyalist PR on March 8th

Basketball is the name of the game on Sunday, March 8th in the Loyalist College gymnasium. 

Gather four of your friends or family members and sign up for Hoops for Youth in support of the Quinte West Youth Centre. The entry fee of $50/team includes lunch and prizes for all participants. Games run from 9 am – 3 pm. 

You can visit the event's Facebook page by clicking here. To register your team or for more details, please email Eric Dowdall at  

Friday, February 20, 2015

Loyalist PR grad launches new film festival

Congratulations to Loyalist PR grad Jacob Cote (2013/14), co-founder of Northern Entertainment on the launch of Hollywood North Film Festival this past week.

The film festival takes place this July, and promises to be a great success with three sites (Belleville, Trenton and Picton) and plenty of amazing films to view.
Photo by Jerome Lessard of The Intelligencer
Follow Hollywood North Film Festival on Facebook and Twitter or visit their web site today.

Click here for related news article. 

See you all at Hollywood North Film Festival in July!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Join us at the "Dodge for a Cause" event!

Quinte area residents are invited to dip, duck, dive, dodge and donate at the first annual “Dodge for a Cause” dodgeball tournament coming to Loyalist College on March 7, 2015. 

Teams of 8-12 adults can register for $150 and are guaranteed three games of dodgeball. 

For some added fun there will be prizes for the best dressed team in attendance as well as an accuracy contest for individuals to enter. 

Lunch is provided, and all proceeds will be donated to the Quinte Children’s Foundation.

For more information, please email

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Loyalist PR to support Food for Learning

In Hastings and Prince Edward County, it costs an average of $4 to provide a child with a balanced breakfast, healthy snack and nutritious lunch.
Through the Food for Learning program, more than 12,500 students in the Quinte area have had access to meals and snacks throughout their day at school.
Please help the Post-Grad Public Relations students as they support the Food for Learning program on Saturday, March 7th at Dewes Independent Grocer from 10 am - 4pm, located at 400 Dundas Street East.
Make a donation to Food for Learning when you check out, and we’ll bag your groceries for free!
Your donation will make a difference for a child in the Quinte community.
Help us take a bite out of hunger!
For more information, please contact Danielle Barnard at .
Thanks for your support!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Speakers visit from Ottawa and Toronto

Tara Tomulka, Media Relations Manager, Marketwired
A brisk, winter's day couldn't keep away two great guest speakers from Loyalist PR yesterday. 

Thanks to Natalie Bovair of SavoireFaire Public Relations (Ottawa) and Tara Tomulka, Media Relations Manager for Marketwired (Toronto) for sharing their experiences and insights with this year's Post-Graduate Public Relations students.

Natalie Bovair, SavoirFaire Public Relations
Natalie's discussion about PR agency life, billing practices and career progression was a great conversation starter. 

Tara covered a number of topics, including news release essentials, how to master digital story telling, content distribution and the importance of multimedia and social media in today's marketplace.

A huge thank you to both of these women for taking the time to visit and share their knowledge with us. 

Friday, February 06, 2015

PR students team up to assist Lung Association

Explore downtown Belleville in search of hidden gems on Saturday, March 14, 2015! 

Join us at Belleville's Market Square from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for a scavenger hunt in support of the Lung Association (Hastings branch). 

Team-up or scavenge solo, receive your passport-style booklet and begin your hunt to support a worthy cause. 

The event has been organized by Post-Graduate Public Relations students at Loyalist College, and is being held with the support of downtown businesses, city hall and the Belleville Downtown Improvement Area (BDIA). 

Each team that submits a completed passport will have a chance to win a gift basket valued at approximately $250. Passports are $5 per adult, $2 per child and $10 for a family of five.

For more information, please email 

And remember -- if you can't breathe, nothing else matters!

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Loyalist PR students to host free film night

The second annual Loyalist TV/NM Film Festival returns to Loyalist College on Wednesday, February 25th from 6 pm - 8 pm in Alumni Hall.

Student teams from the Loyalist College Television & New Media program (TVNM) have been working diligently on four-minute productions as part of the Advanced Field Production course.

As part of the course, students have been challenged to research, pitch, write, film and edit their films to later be showcased in front of a panel of local documentary filmmakers.

The Post-Graduate Public Relations students of Loyalist College are pleased to be hosting the evening screening on February 25th. 

The event is free to all staff, students, faculty and the general public. 

A reception will follow in the Shark Tank Pub. We hope to see you there! 

For more information, please email

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

$18,659 raised for United Way of Quinte!

Students of the Post-Graduate Public Relations Program were on hand today for the presentation of a cheque for $18,659 to the United Way of Quinte.

Back in November, Loyalist PR students raised more than $12,600 with their fall Truckload Sale -- a great event with plenty of support and enthusiasm from the entire Loyalist College community! 

Congrats to our Loyalist PR students for all their hard work and community-minded service. 

We're proud of you!