For those of you enjoying a long weekend this weekend... happy long weekend! Think of this as a bonus holiday edition of the morning newspaper!
Members Only Opportunities
In case you missed it last week, we announced three very strong FBC Members Only Opportunities. One is a paid opp with Almond Breeze and the other two are chances to work with Pulo Cuisine and Parachute Coffee with the potential outcome of scoring yourselves a paid brand ambassadorship. The deadline to apply for Almond Breeze is end of day tomorrow and you have until Friday afternoon for Pulo Cuisine and Parachute Coffee. Good luck everyone!
And don't forget, we also have active members only opps with EatInEatOut Magazine and Mushrooms Canada and Ontario Beef's Blend and Extend partnership.
Last week we also announced our final FBC2014 Speaker, Andrea Kolber of TC Media, publishers of Canadian Living. We also welcomed Canadian Living, Nordicware and Delta Faucets as FBC2014 Sponsors! You can read more about them here.
That wraps up all our speaker announcement and you can view the full speaker lineup here. We still have some sponsor announcements coming so stay tuned. And, if you've already purchased a ticket, watch your email inbox as we'll be sending out instructions on how to choose your Nordicware pre-conference swag this week! If you want to buy a ticket, we still have some left so don't miss out.
USA Today's 10 Best Travel Food Blogs
We are so excited to see not one but four long time FBC Member Canadian blogs nominated for USA Today's 10 Best Travel Food Blogs. So we would like to give a big shoutout to each of our nominated members who are all equally deserving to be there!
- Cameron Stauch - A Global Kitchen. Cameron is a long time FBC member and behind the scenes supporter with his old blog, India On My Plate, and has recently joined us again from Vietnam with his latest blog!
- Ayngelina Brogan - Bacon is Magic. Who can argue with a blog name like Ayngelina's? And check out her contest in the next news item!
- Lindsay Anderson and Dana VanVeller - Feast: An Edible Road Trip. So excited to see our Feast gals nominated - we were very proud to be an official sponsor of their trip across Canada
- Mayssam Samaha - Will Travel For Food. Another long time FBC Member and former Saveur blog award finalist!
Congratulations to all four and good luck! And if you would like to show a little love and support to your fellow Canadians, you can vote for any or all of them until August 18th.
Bacon is Magic Contest
To celebrate the redesign of her culinary travel site BaconIsMagic.ca, Ayngelina Brogan is running a contest for newsletter subscribers to win a couple of great prizes including a trip for 2 with Urban Adventures! If you're interested you can sign up here for a chance to win!
We’re very happy to welcome a whole new batch of Canadian food bloggers to the FBC family this week – welcome aboard everyone!
- Kiku Corner (ON)
- Champagne & Brunelle (QC)
- Five Focus (ON)
- eatmunchlove (BC)
- Modern Housewife (ON)
- Gina Kuzina (ON)
- Food, Glorious Food (ON)
- The Meandering Spork (ON)
- Ketchum (PR)
And remember, if you have anything you’d like to share with your fellow members in the news, please let us know about it. To have your submission appear in a Monday news post, the deadline is Friday at 5pm Pacific time. You can send your 3-4 sentence submissions directly to Melissa and include any relevant links.
As always, Ethan & Melissa