Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Winner of the OUTLOOKS Pride 2010 Cruise Giveaway

It was a successful Summer of Pride across Canada, and thousands entered this year's OUTLOOKS Pride giveaway for a cruise for 2 to Mexico. After a random draw, we're happy to announce that the winner of the cruise giveaway is Tom Sinclair, from Vancouver BC.

Congratulations Tom, and don't forget to pack your best speedo and some sunscreen for this amazing getaway!

The contest is still open to win a 1 week stay at the 5 Star luxury resort hotel, The Flamingo - Inn Amongst The Flowers, in beautiful Fort Lauderdale. This also includes a $1000 travel voucher toward your airfare.

Visit www.outlooks.ca to enter to win this vacation getaway for some fun in the sun in Florida! Contest closes September 17, 2010.

PRIAPE Calgary Looking to Hire New Manager


(Full-Time Permanent)

As leader in Canada's Gay Lifestyle and Adult market, Priape, is
seeking applications for a full-time manager for its Calgary location.

You will play a leading role by supporting the Company’s mission statement and public image, while achieving the financial objectives that have been set and provide an excellent customer service.
You are a person who has a proven track record in managing and training your staff, you know how to motivate your work force so that each employee excels at serving our clientele.

As manager, your primary responsibilities will be to:
• Manage and balance store cash;
• Prepare work schedules and supervise staff under your authority;
• Ensure customer satisfaction;
• Oversee reception and transfers of merchandise;
• Manage store inventories;
• Ensure proper merchandising of products and reorganise store displays according to seasonal needs and promotional activities;
• Lead the Company’s promotional activities in the Calgary and Alberta market place.

We will rely on your ability to ensure that the store meet its profitability targets. You will also be responsible for store safety and hygiene.
In addition to your 3 years of experience as a store manager in men’s fashion and/or men’s erotica, you are familiar with the leather and fetish market, you possess a college degree or the equivalent. You have strong knowledge of inventory management procedures and techniques, and know how to ensure proper presentation of displays and merchandise. You are very comfortable dealing with the public, you are known for your passion for customer service and your understanding of
Calgary’s gay market, and of male and fetish fashion. You possess a keen business sense and are sensitive to the reality of a retail store catering to an gay/straight clientele. You also know how to adapt sales strategies to a changing retail environment.

Priape offers a competitive salary, in addition to a benefits package.

If you are interested by this career opportunity with Canada’s leading gay retailer, please forward you résumé, in confidence, to recruitment@priape.com or by Fax at:
514.521.1309. For information, please call 514.521-8451, extension 33. Deadline for applications is Tuesday, September 7th, 2010, 12:00 noon Mountain time.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest; however, we will only contact candidates who will be selected for an interview.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Gay Day is coming to Canada's Wonderland - August 22!

Gay Day at Canada's Wonderland in Ontario is coming this Sunday, August 22! For the chance to win a free entrance ticket for you and a friend, simply visit our Facebook page through www.outlooks.ca and read the info on our wall to enter.

It will be a day of fun in support of PFLAG Canada, so head down to Canada's Wonderland and enjoy the great food, rides, and entertainment!

For more information, please visit www.canadaswonderland.com

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Fan Expo 2010 is almost here!

Fan-demonium is set to reach an all-time high this year at the 16th Annual Fan Expo Canada 2010. Expect to see a surge of Vulcans, Storm Troopers, Zombies, Dragonballers and other strange and wonderful characters across the city as Toronto hosts the largest combined gaming, horror, comic, science fiction and anime event in the country.

The 16th annual Fan Expo Canada takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building on August 27-29, 2010.

Owned and operated by Hobby Star Marketing, Fan Expo Canada offers fans of every genre the chance to meet their favourite celebrities and pop culture heroes at autograph and photo sessions; participate in informational workshops with industry experts offering advice, tips and portfolio reviews; and shop for exclusive Fan Expo Canada offers, collectables and memorabilia from more than 600 vendors.

"By offering unique experiences and opportunities to interact with icons, industry leaders, and other enthusiastic fans, Fan Expo Canada delivers a signature event in Canada that satisfies fans’ cravings like no other," says Aman Gupta, President of Hobby Star Marketing. "For the past 16 years Fan Expo Canada has been the only event to bring this level of fandom to Toronto and 2010 will bring even more to visitors than ever before with incredible limited edition offers, the widest range of industry merchandise available, and appearances by genre demi-gods."

Hobby Star Marketing Inc. was founded in 1992 and has quickly become one of Canada’s premiere sports and entertainment marketing companies. Since its inception, Hobby Star Marketing has secured a niche in the industry by specializing in professional sport and entertainment celebrity placement at a variety of venues and events.

With guests like William Shatner, Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar, David Cronenberg, Stan Lee and many others attending this year, you'll have your chance to meet your geek icon face to face! Don't miss out on the masquerade costume competition on Saturday August 28. As Canada's largest costume contest, you'll be able to show off your best comic and sci fi tribute - time for drag for some of us, as superheroines are so irresistable to pay homage to!

For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit www.fanexpocanada.com

Friday, August 6, 2010

California Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage overturned

On Wednesday August 4, a federal judge in California overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage, saying the voter-approved rule violated the constitutional rights of gays and lesbians.

The decision, issued by Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker in San Francisco, is an initial step in what will likely be a lengthy legal fight over California's Proposition 8, which defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

At stake in the trial was whether California's ban on same-sex marriage violated the constitutional rights to equal protection and due process of two gay couples that want to marry.

For updates on the continuing outcomes of this issue, visit www.cnn.com

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Calgary Gets It's First Dyke March

Following in the progressive footsteps of cities like New York, San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver- Calgary celebrates queer women and fights to end oppression.

CALGARY, AB Calgary artists and activists have come together to present the first ever Calgary Dyke March on Sunday, September 4th at 12:00PM.

Dyke Marches are common place in socially-progressive cities like New York, San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver. The first documented Dyke March took place in Vancouver in 1981, and has since become an important event across the world. The event highlights issues of visibility and equality of queer women, while coming together as a community and celebrating our love and appreciation for the Dyke identity.

This year marks the first year that Calgary will number among the cities that have embraced this tradition and have recognized the importance of this event. Event Director Brianne Langille says, “A Dyke March isn’t a parade, its a demonstration. It gives dykes a visibility that is lacking in Calgary. Were coming together to strengthen a community that requires public understanding to thrive.”

The first ever Calgary Dyke March will take place on September 4th, 2010 at Noon. The March will begin at Millennium Park on 11th St and 9th Ave SW and end at Century Gardens n 8th Av and 8th St SW. A rally will begin the march, including performances by some of Calgary’s best musicians and spoken word artists.

More information about the event can be found at www.calgarydykemarch.com.