Just Unveiled

Banners produced, staged and unfurled as major announcement made @ Queen’s University of the new Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute.

The announcement and unveiling was being streamed live in 9 countries!



The Design Process

Date: July 9, 2018 Author: Steve McVeigh Categories: Blog

It always amazes me when we receive a design challenge and how many steps it actually takes to provide the best solution regarding aesthetics, function & form, cost effective production and installation. In this sped-up-super-fast-push-a-button-instant-response society we live in today, the concept of time to "think and consider" has shrunk substantially. It used to be we had more time to come up with the best design solutions. But with years of experience under our belt, and (in our case) a...

A Diamond In The Rough

Date: June 11, 2018 Author: Susanne Sukic Categories: Blog

Our city is in a constant state of evolution. As far as the eye can see, cranes tower and construction sites spread their dusty plumes while brightly coloured signs alert traffic and neighbours to the continual development. Old walls are demolished making room for the new and sometimes amalgamating the two. Sometime repurposing this history can lead to echoes of the past thorugh our future. We’re often called upon in these times of growth to prepare custom area plaques and donor...

Life after Death

Date: May 3, 2018 Author: Tammy Kim Categories: Blog

In the wake of Richard Howes’ untimely passing, his Presidential team has been wading through the waters trying to chart out a new course without our captain. It has been 5 short months since we lost Richard but in that time we have learned so much about ourselves and the skills that we have acquired through the years of working with Richard. In the past it was easy to rely heavily on his experience and knowledge by just asking “Richard do you know how…Richard do you remember this...

Spring into Gifts and Awards Season

Date: April 1, 2018 Author: Susanne Sukic Categories: Blog

With the promise of spring comes the bustle of the gifts and awards season. The sprouting greens come to life much like the vested efforts that led to the accomplishments of the past year. For many organizations it’s the time to celebrate the annual achievements of the student body, faculty, board, donor or volunteer contributions and professional excellence. Whether updating a donor wall, coordinating sales recognition or an award program there are many details that must come together to...

Relationships Matter

Date: March 1, 2018 Author: Richard Howes Categories: Blog

Editor's note: Richard Howe's very first blog on this site reflected the core values he instilled in all of us. We are pleased to repost this timeless insight. Recently I had the pleasure of making a donation to Toronto Rehab Foundation. It is interesting to trace the relationships that have meshed in order for that donation to happen. The donation was to the Toronto Rehab Foundation for their Stroke Research event: the Rocket Ride 4 Rehab. The Rocket is Howard Rocket, a former stroke...

He Touched So Many Lives

Date: February 8, 2018 Author: Sylvie Lachance Categories: Blog

Our leader, mentor, and founder Richard Foster Howes passed away on December 6th, breaking our hearts. Throughout the grieving, our Presidential team is reflecting on the hundreds of impressions showering us in sympathy cards, condolence emails, Memorial Posts, donations, & flowers. Speaking with friends and colleagues attending the funeral ceremony, it became clear that Richard touched so many lives, with the same sentiments echoing over and over: Everyone was in a state of shock. How is...

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