Port of Vancouver Presents Two-Day Canada150 Celebration

VANCOUVER, BC—(Marketwired – June 27, 2017) – Canada Place at the Port of Vancouver today released world–class talent performing at this year's two–day celebration at Canada Place. Canada Day at Canada Place festivities will feature five performance stages starring headliner Sam Roberts Band, alongside FEFE, Hey Ocean!, Dragonette, Emerson Drive, Madeline Merlo and The Matinee.

“With an additional day of programming happening this year, Canada150 at Canada Place is set to be the largest Canada Day celebration outside the nation's capital,” said Gillian Behnke, Manager of Community Relations & Communications at Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. “We're thrilled to be welcoming so many incredible performers to Vancouver to participate in our events.”

Free and family–friendly programming will happen at Canada Place, Jack Poole Plaza and on the surrounding streets. Programming will include a citizenship ceremony welcoming 150 new Canadians, a Kids' Zone in Harbour Green Park, and unique to this year, special guest, and Hong Kong Airlines Ambassador, Jackie Chan, will be on–site for this year's Canada Day celebration. In addition to musical performances throughout the day, guests can enjoy the North Point Lounge presented by Steam Whistle Brewing serving beer and wine, the Canada150 Zone and the Coast Capital Savings Youth Zone & Stage. The evening will close with a simultaneous two–barge Canada Day Fireworks Show commencing at 10:30 p.m. in Coal Harbour and Dundarave in West Vancouver. Day two, Sunday, July 2, will kick–off with a pancake breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on the North Point of Canada Place in support of Strathcona Community Centre's Food Security for Children program. Excluding the Main Stage and Kids' Zone, all exhibit zones will be open 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on July 2. The Canada150 celebrations will conclude with the Canada150 Parade at 5:00 p.m. on July 2. The parade will start at the corner of Georgia and Broughton streets and travel eastbound along Georgia.

“It's thanks to our generous sponsors that we're able to offer two days of programming this year,” said Behnke. “We are looking forward to a milestone Canada Day weekend designed to celebrate everything that make us proud to be Canadian.”

The annual Canada Day at Canada Place celebrations are presented by Port of Vancouver and funded in part by the Government of Canada. The event is made possible thanks to the generous support of partners including National Partner CIBC, the Canadian Forces, Coast Capital Savings, Safeway, Air North Yukon's Airline, Hong Kong Airlines, Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, City of Vancouver, Parks Canada, Seaspan, Steam Whistle Brewing, West Park, District of West Vancouver, Vancouver Convention Centre, Via Rail Canada, Subway. Media partners include, Global BC, Rock 101, CKNW, CFOX, CTV, Virgin Radio, QMFM, Vancouver Sun, 24HRS Vancouver, CBC, CBC Radio–Canada, JRfm, 102.7 THE PEAK, Virgin Radio, CHMB, and OMNI.

Tickets are now on sale for the Fireworks Viewing Zone along the west promenade of Canada Place, offering premium views of the fireworks show, easy access to inside washrooms and a family–friendly space away from the crowds. Tickets to the Fireworks Viewing Zone are available for purchase at www.ticketstonight.ca. For additional information please visit: www.canadaplace.ca/canadaday

About Canada Place Corporation
Canada Place at the Port of Vancouver is an internationally–recognized landmark and venue for world–class events and inspirationally Canadian experiences. For the last 31 years Canada Place has served as a hub for national celebrations, including the National Aboriginal Celebration and Canada Day at Canada Place.

Canada Place is also homeport to the Vancouver–Alaska cruises, and houses Vancouver Convention Centre East, Pan Pacific Hotel, FlyOver Canada, World Trade Centre and WestPark. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority manages the Port of Vancouver and is the owner and operator of the Canada Place.

ActiveYards(R) Helps Promote Respite for Veteran's with Donation to Travis Mills Foundation Retreat Project

GALLOWAY, NJ—(Marketwired – June 27, 2017) – ActiveYards, a subsidiary brand of Barrette Outdoor Living, is giving back to the community with a donation of raw fence materials to the Travis Mills Foundation. After learning of the group's request for donations to create a special retreat for U.S. veterans, the company was eager to help.

In 2012, Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills lost all four limbs to an IED during his third deployment to Afghanistan. Inspired to help fellow wounded warriors, he established a nonprofit group called the Travis Mills Foundation. For the past year, Mills and his staff have been working with many volunteers and donors to transform an old estate property in Rome, Maine into a peaceful haven that will host combat–injured veterans and their families. The new multimillion dollar facility provides a way to give back to the men and women who bravely serve our country by creating a sanctuary where they can spend time with their loved ones. It is scheduled to open summer of 2017.

“When we learned about this project, the team at ActiveYards was touched by Travis Mill's story and felt compelled to help in any way we could. We take pride in our products and work, but being able to contribute to an amazing cause for well deserving veterans is a real honor. It is the least we can do to thank our nation's soldiers for their service to our country,” said Mark Moulton, Director of Sales for ActiveYards.

The opportunity to help the veteran community was presented to ActiveYards by Pine Tree Fence of Litchfield, Maine. Pine Tree Fence, a retailer of ActiveYard's distributor Big Fish Fence Supply, Inc., coordinated the efforts and donated all installation services. “The staff of Pine Tree Fence are excited to support the Travis Mills Foundation by doing our small part in making this beautiful old building come back to life,” said Wayde Rankin, President of Pine Tree Fence. “This is a beautiful facility for our wounded veteran's and their families to come to. It is great to see Travis' vision coming to life.”

About ActiveYards®:

ActiveYards® is a proud brand of its parent company, Barrette Outdoor Living (BOL). Barrette Outdoor Living is the North American leader in consumer fence manufacturing. Barrette currently produces and markets exterior home products under a variety of leading brand names through specialty retailers, home centers and lumberyards. BOL is an independent subsidiary of Barrette. BOL currently employs 1,550 people and the Barrette parent company employs 3,000. BOL has a head office in Galloway, NJ with the parent company headquartered in Saint–Jean–sur–Richelieu, Quebec, Canada. The company is privately owned and operated by the third generation of the Barrette family.

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Lennar Selects Baldwin(R) Hardware, Kwikset(R) for World's First Wi-Fi CERTIFIED(TM) Smart Home Design Program

LAKE FOREST, CA—(Marketwired – Jun 27, 2017) – Baldwin® Hardware and Kwikset®, leading brands of the Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. (NYSE: SPB), today announced they have been selected by Lennar, one of the nation's largest builders, as the door hardware and smart lock provider for the world's first Wi–Fi CERTIFIED™ home designs featuring integrated home automation and voice control with Amazon Alexa.

With an unmatched portfolio of beautifully designed, technologically advanced collections, the HHI marquee brands of Baldwin and Kwikset will be included on new Lennar smart homes. Through Lennar's Everything's Included approach to homebuilding, new homeowners will be able to enjoy luxury smart home products at no additional cost — including the exquisitely designed touch–to–open Baldwin Evolved, as well as a wide range of high–quality hardware from the Kwikset and Baldwin portfolios. 

“It's a great honor to be a part of Lennar's bold vision for the future of homebuilding — one that sets a new standard for the homeowner experience,” said Phil Szuba, president of the Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. “We are committed to providing Baldwin and Kwikset hardware, designed to the highest architectural and technological standards, to further enhance the homeowners' experience from the first time they open the front door.”

“Baldwin is known the world over for its luxurious architectural design,” said David Kaiserman, president of Lennar Ventures. “And now including touch–to–open technology takes it to a whole new level. The Lennar Wi–Fi CERTIFIED home is the perfect launch pad for this amazing new product. The Baldwin Evolved lock is the gateway not just to a new Lennar home, but to a whole new way of living.”

There will be a wide breadth of Baldwin Evolved and Kwikset electronic and traditional locks offered on the new Lennar homes, offering unmatched style, convenience and technology. Baldwin Evolved blends exquisite architectural designs with touch–to–open Kevo™ technology to deliver an electronic solution designed to exceed the luxurious architectural standards of Baldwin customers.

Lennar's homes are the first in the world to be built according to the new Wi–Fi CERTIFIED Home Design standard, which is a new approach to residential Wi–Fi network design to help ensure whole–home connectivity that works seamlessly with thousands of wireless devices and services. Lennar will begin offering Wi–Fi CERTIFIED home designs next month, rolling out to the entirety of its national footprint by year's end. The homes will feature smart–home products from the most trusted manufacturers, including Baldwin, Kwikset, Ring®, Honeywell®, Lutron®, Ruckus®, Samsung® and Sonos®.

Baldwin and Kwikset are part of Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI), a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders' hardware and faucets with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset®, Weiser®, Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Stanley®, Pfister™ and EZSET®. HHI is a leader in its key markets with #1 positions in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and U.S. builders' hardware (Stanley–National Hardware), and #3 in U.S. retail plumbing (Pfister). Headquartered in Orange County, California, HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia.

HHI is a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB). Spectrum Brands is a global, diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders' hardware and plumbing, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden and home pest control products, personal insect repellents and auto care products. Spectrum Brands employs over 15,500 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global retailers with products in more than one million stores.

For more information on Baldwin Hardware, visit www.baldwinhardware.com and for Kwikset, visit www.kwikset.com.

Better Back-to-School Buys

MISSION, KS—(Marketwired – Jun 26, 2017) – (Family Features) When those first school bells ring and class is back in session for kids of all ages, make sure you and your student have everything in hand to help ensure success. Whether it's tools for the classroom, supplies for a nutritious lunch, stylish clothes or helpful items for home, you'll need to gear up for the school year ahead. Find more back–to–school solutions at eLivingToday.com.

Give Gratitude
Teachers' hard work and planning begin long before the school year starts and classes are back in session. Show your gratitude to your children's teachers with merci Chocolates, a thoughtful collection of fine, European chocolates. Each slim, stylish box contains eight unique, individually wrapped flavors, making it the perfect token of appreciation to teachers for opening minds and touching hearts. Find more information at merci.us.

A Helping of Hummus
Find the hummus you love in individual, portable containers with Sabra Singles, which are easy to add to a lunchbox when you're on the move. Each 2–ounce cup of Sabra hummus is non–GMO and contains 4 grams of plant–based protein and 3 grams of dietary fiber with no added sugar. Serve with carrots for an easy and tasty way to increase the veggies in your child's diet every day. Visit sabra.com for more information.

Simply Super Storage for Kids
Good organizational habits are important to a child's success in school. That's why ClosetMaid created KidSpace, a collection of kid–tested and kid–approved juvenile storage furniture ranging from toy chests to storage shelves. This robust line, which was designed with safety and storage in mind, helps parents avoid clutter and create more space for imagination, magic and giggles in bedrooms, playrooms, living rooms and more. For more information, visit closetmaid.com/kidspace.

Sporty Sneakers
Send your student to school in style with shoes that fit this season's “athleisure” trend and kick it up a notch with a hint of sparkle. These retro–inspired Arizona Sparkling Sneakers can add a relaxed, sporty feeling to a wardrobe without compromising on appearance. Help your child stand out from the crowd by finding these and more at JCPenney with styles that are priced to buy and guaranteed to love. Find more back–to–school styles at JCPenney.com.

Tech Tools for Students
Teach students to code with the TI–Innovator Hub from Texas Instruments, which plugs into the TI–84 Plus CE or TI–Nspire CX graphing calculator many students already have. The hub is a palm–sized board with a microcontroller that turns a graphing calculator into a STEM tool for back to school. Students can light up LEDs or write a program to play a song using their calculators. Learn more at education.ti.com.

Lunchtime Upgrade
Give your old–school lunchbox a technology upgrade this school year. The Freezable Classic Lunch Box from PackIt is the only horizontal lunch box that chills healthy food for hours with built–in freezable gel that eliminates the need for ice packs. The lunchbox's top–load design makes it easy to pack flat containers like bento boxes, and a buckle handle clips onto totes, backpacks or sports bags for convenient travel to and from school, day care and extracurricular activities. Find more lunchtime solutions at packit.com.

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Southern Alberta Consumers Meet With Byron Vandekraats from Cartwright Lighting

CALGARY, AB—(Marketwired – June 26, 2017) – This is CARTWRIGHT LIGHTING's 16th year as a Consumer Choice Award winner in the category of Lighting Showroom in the region of Southern Alberta. The company has been in business since 1982 and is Southern Alberta's leading Decorative Lighting Store.



A: Being recognized by the customers we serve on a daily basis is an awesome feeling and a true honor. For our team winning this award demonstrates how their hard work and commitment goes a long way. Obviously the last couple years have been challenging in our community. We met numerous times as a company to ensure that service remained #1 and this award reflects the buy–in from our team to that philosophy.


A: Although winning the consumer choice award is something we take seriously, our mandate always stays the same. Provide exceptional customer service and do what you say you are going to do, when you say you are going to do it.


A: We are a team of dedicated people who truly want what is best for our customers. We know that we cannot be everything to everyone, b­ut that does not change our approach to exceptional service.


A: 12 years ago our ownership group moved our showroom from the prominent location on Crowchild Trail to our current location north of Deerfoot Meadows. At the time there was only speculation of what the area would turn into. Now it is the hub of home decor in Calgary. It took vision and a lot of trust to take that step.


A: We really want to stay in front of our industry supporting innovative design and process. We also strive to breakdown some of the stigma around a free standing lighting showroom. We carry a wide variety of home accessories, mirrors and some great furniture. Our focus will be on good value products, and a strong energetic team. People spend a lot of time in their homes and we want to assist in making them uniquely theirs.


WHAT I LOVE IN MY JOB…Being a part of a team that truly cares about the work that they do.

RECENTLY I LEARNED…How great people always pull together during a difficult time.


DAILY, I TRY TO…Start with a positive mindset. We have so much to be thankful for, especially the country we live in.

DURING MY SPARE TIME I…Hang out with family/friends and ride bikes.

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Gaming Nation Inc. to Be Acquired by Orange Capital

TORONTO, ON—(Marketwired – June 26, 2017) – Gaming Nation Inc. (“Gaming Nation” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE: FAN), announced today that it has entered into an arrangement agreement (the “Arrangement Agreement”) with OC Special Opportunities Fund, LP, a private investment fund, managed by Orange Capital Ventures GP, LLC (collectively, “Orange Capital'). Under the Arrangement Agreement, and with the unanimous support from Gaming Nation's board of directors (the “Board”), Orange Capital will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Gaming Nation, other than certain shares held by members of management and the Board, for CAD$0.95 in cash per share. The purchase price represents a 90% premium to the unaffected closing share price of CAD$0.50 on February 22, 2017, the day prior to the announcement of the Company's strategic review process. The price per share implies an aggregate fully‐diluted equity value for Gaming Nation of approximately CAD$44 million.

Peter Luukko, Chairman of the Board of Gaming Nation, said, “After a comprehensive review of strategic alternatives, and with the support from shareholders representing 45% of Gaming Nation's outstanding shares, we believe Orange Capital's offer is in the best interests of the Company. In addition to the significant premium, we believe there are other benefits to privatization and we look forward to working closely with Orange Capital to complete this transaction.”

“Gaming Nation represents an exciting investment opportunity for our investment partnership, and we look forward to working with Gaming Nation's management and employees,” said Daniel Lewis, Managing Partner of Orange Capital.

Transaction Highlights

  • The cash purchase price represents a 90% premium to the unaffected closing share price of CAD $0.50 on February 22, 2017, the day prior to the announcement of the strategic review process.
  • The Arrangement is not subject to a financing or due diligence condition.
  • At the request of Orange Capital, to reinforce Gaming Nation's senior management team's full commitment to the Company's long–term success, Gaming Nation's CEO, Scott Secord, together with certain members of Gaming Nation's senior management team and Board (Blair McGibbon, Richard Crowe, Peter Luukko and Patrick Burke) (collectively, the “Rollover Shareholders”) have agreed to exchange an aggregate of 2.3 million shares (representing the majority of their shareholdings) for units of Orange Capital or an affiliate thereof.
  • In addition, certain significant shareholders of Gaming Nation have entered into voting agreements with Orange Capital and have agreed to vote all of their shares (including shares issuable upon the exercise of options and warrants) in favour of the transaction. Together with the Rollover Shareholders, 20.8 million shares representing 45% of the fully diluted shares outstanding are subject to the voting agreements, including shares held by the Company's largest shareholder.
  • Gaming Nation's Board formed a special committee (the “Special Committee”) to negotiate and review the transaction. The Special Committee and the Board have unanimously recommended that the shareholders vote in favour of the transaction.
  • The Arrangement Agreement provides for a termination fee of CAD $2,000,000 payable by the Company if the Arrangement Agreement is terminated in certain circumstances and a reverse termination fee of CAD $4,000,000 or CAD $2,500,000 payable by Orange Capital if the Arrangement Agreement is terminated in certain circumstances. Orange Capital has placed CAD $4,000,000 into escrow with an escrow agent.
  • Following closing, Gaming Nation's shares will be de–listed from the TSX–V and no longer traded publicly.

Transaction Details

The transaction will be implemented by way of a plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement”) under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario). The implementation of the Arrangement will be subject to shareholder approval at a special meeting of shareholders of Gaming Nation (the “Special Meeting”). The Arrangement will constitute a “business combination” for the purposes of Multilateral Instrument 61–101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions. The Arrangement will therefore require the approval of the holders of a majority of the shares cast at the Special Meeting excluding those shares held by the Rollover Shareholders, in addition to approval by 66 2/3% of all votes cast at the Special Meeting. The transaction is also subject to the approval of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the TSX Venture Exchange, in addition to certain regulatory approvals and closing conditions customary for a transaction of this nature.

The Board's recommendation of the transaction is the result of the Special Committee's strategic review process that began in February 2017. The Board, based on the recommendation of the Special Committee and after receiving legal and financial advice, unanimously recommends that the shareholders vote in favour of the transaction.


Canaccord Genuity is serving as financial advisor to Gaming Nation and provided a fairness opinion to the Board. Stikeman Elliott LLP is acting as legal counsel to Gaming Nation. Trimaven Captial Advisors was the financial advisor to Orange Capital. Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP is acting as legal counsel to Orange Capital.

Additional Information About the Proposed Transaction

A description of the various factors considered by the Board in its determination to approve the transaction, as well as other relevant background information, will be included in the management information circular to be sent to the Company's shareholders in advance of the Special Meeting. The management information circular, the Arrangement Agreement, the plan of arrangement and certain related documents will be filed with the Canadian securities regulators and will be available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

The Company also advises that its normal course issuer bid and associated automatic share purchase plan has concluded.

About Orange Capital

Orange Capital Ventures GP, LP is a New York based investment manager in private and public equity and debt. Mr. Daniel Lewis, founder and Managing Partner, was the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Orange Capital, LLC, from 2005–2016. Orange Capital, LLC was an event driven investment fund with over $1 billion in assets under management. Mr. Lewis also served as a Director Trustee of InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust. Other principals of Orange Capital include Ankur Dharia and Rhea Persaud, who were both previously employed by Orange Capital, LLC.

About Gaming Nation Inc.:

Gaming Nation Inc. (TSX VENTURE: FAN) provides technology and information platforms to the sports and entertainment industry. The Company's platforms include 5050 Central, an electronic real–time raffle system, BD Sport Group, providing in–stadium betting in the UK football market, and sports information websites Fantasy Guru, Fantasy Guru Elite and Pick Nation.

For more information visit, www.gamingnationinc.com

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain information set forth in this news release contains forward–looking statements or information (“forward–looking statements”). By their nature, forward–looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond Gaming Nation Inc.'s control. The completion of the proposed transaction is subject to a number of terms and conditions, including, without limitation: (i) required shareholder approval, (ii) necessary court approvals, (iii) certain regulatory approvals and (iv) certain termination rights available to the parties under the Arrangement Agreement. These approvals may not be obtained, the other conditions to the transaction may not be satisfied in accordance with their terms, and/or the parties to the Arrangement Agreement may exercise their termination rights, in which case the proposed transaction could be modified or terminated, as applicable. Important risks and uncertainties include global, economic, market and business conditions, the failure to obtain regulatory and other approvals in connection with the transaction or to do so in a timely manner and the failure of any of the parties to satisfy the other conditions to closing of the transaction. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward–looking statements, as actual results and developments may differ from those contemplated by the statements. Gaming Nation does not intend, and disclaims any obligation, except as required by law, to update or revise any forward–looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. All forward–looking statements are qualified by these cautionary statements and other cautionary statements or factors contained herein and in Gaming Nation's other documents filed with Canadian securities regulators.