McDonald’s marks its 55th year in Canada with the first ever Gallery of Little Big Things exhibition

Gallery showcases artifacts from McDonald’s past, present and future

Toronto – WEBWIRE

McDonald’s, with more than 1,400 restaurants in Canadian communities, is marking its 55th year in Canada by launching The Gallery of Little Big Things today. The Gallery is a limited time pop-up exhibition recognizing contributions – both big and small – that have made a big impact. The Gallery will showcase artifacts that represent the small changes and milestones people and communities have made from coast-to-coast-to-coast to help serve up a better tomorrow in key areas that matter most to Canadians.

The Gallery is free and open to the public=11.0pt every day from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 3rd until Sunday, November 6th at Stackt Market (28 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON) in the North Hall and Solarium. For those outside of the Greater Toronto Area, the Gallery will also be available online. To view the immersive virtual walkthrough of The Gallery of Little Big Things, the website is available here.

“The Gallery of Little Big Things is a physical expression of the steps McDonald’s has taken to help serve up a better tomorrow and recognizes how we’ve grown and changed with Canadian communities over the past 55 years,” said Gemma Pryor, Senior Director, Impact Team, McDonald’s Canada. “Every action – no matter how little – has helped to create a big impact; from supporting Canadian farmers & ranchers by sourcing Canadian beef, potatoes, dairy and freshly cracked Canada Grade A eggs, to our friends at Ronald McDonald House Charities that take care of our community members.”

The stories behind the artifacts

Starting with its first restaurant in Richmond B.C. 55 years ago, McDonald’s has always strived to go beyond serving burgers, and to feed and foster local communities. The artifacts, dating from 1967 to present day, tell the stories of the brand’s history in Canada and how it’s played a part in the lives of Canadians from coast to coast to coast.

Love what’s next™

This past summer, McDonald’s Canada launched the Love what’s next™ platform, which announced McDonald’s global and Canadian goals and ambitions that will help drive real and tangible changes for food quality and sourcing communities, the planet and our people. The Gallery of Little Big Things is an extension of Love what’s next by celebrating the big and small changes people and communities have made, while also looking ahead at what’s in store for the brand through an immersive in-person and digital experience.

To learn more about McDonald’s history of feeding and fostering communities and the changes we’re making, visit

About McDonald’s Canada

In 1967, Canada welcomed the first McDonald’s restaurant to Richmond, British Columbia. Today, McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited has become part of the Canadian fabric, serving more than one million guests every day. In both franchised and corporate-owned restaurants, nearly 100,000 people are employed from coast to coast to coast, and more than 90 per cent of McDonald’s 1,400 Canadian restaurants are locally owned and operated by independent franchisees. Of the almost $1 billion spent on food, more than 85 per cent is purchased from suppliers in Canada. For more information on McDonald’s Canada, visit

“Leave It to the Gods” Marks a Fresh New Jazz Track by D.S Wilson, Co-Produced with Multi-Hit Artist/Producer Adam Hawley

 D.S. Wilson, a relative newcomer to the Smooth Jazz genre, is driven to cultivate a unique niche with his jazz compositions. The artist’s new release, “Leave It to the Gods” presents listeners with another example of his style, following two earlier singles released in 2022.

With the first song of his recent collaborations with co-producer Adam Hawley, the new single, “Leave It to the Gods,” by D.S. Wilson, forms just one part of his upcoming album “Skyline,” which is due to be released in early 2023. “Leave It to the Gods” is scheduled for release on July 15, 2022, following his earlier single release, “Life with You” in April, 2022, that landed him in the Top 100 on the RadioWave and charts.

D.S Wilson’s “Skyline” album attracted the attention of, which has resulted in a new global marketing partnership between and the eclectic artist. will be handling promotional support for the artist’s new single “Leave It to the Gods.”

Performing on the album alongside D.S Wilson on saxophones and piano are multi-hit guitarist and producer Adam Hawley (Los Angeles, CA) on keyboards and guitars, Eric Valentine (Los Angeles, CA) on drums, Mel Brown (Phoenix, AZ) on bass guitar, and Carnell Harrell (Los Angeles, CA) on keyboards.

“Leave It to the Gods” is a composition that offers varying but complementary themes, mimicking how life in general seems to take twists and turns but still often takes us in a singular direction towards our unique purpose.

The artists seamlessly blend Smooth Jazz and the Jazz Funk genres, melding and marrying together elements from a wide range of styles and influences including jazz, funk, rock, pop, and blues – crafting music that is fitting for a number of events, feelings, and sentiments.

A recent review from Zachary Larson of described “Leave It to the Gods” as “Providing nearly endless excitement, the harmonies in ‘Leave It to the Gods’ splash forward with a moderate groove. The track, co-produced by Wilson and Adam Hawley, boasts a polished sound and consistent, relaxed mood. Overall, ‘Leave It to the Gods’ by D.S. Wilson is a stellar new Smooth Jazz tune that will keep listeners entertained and chilled out.”

For the complete list of links to listen, purchase and follow the artist and his music, please visit

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Hong Kong – Origami marks 25 years of Hong Kong SAR

Origami marks 25 years of Hong Kong SAR


     To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Central and Western District Office invited origami artist Kade Chan to hold an exhibition called “Celebrating peace and prosperity in Hong Kong through paper folding” at Pacific Place in Admiralty.


     Kade Chan talked to about the theme of the artworks, the inspiration behind them and the challenges he faced along the way.


     The story is available at today (June 28) in text and video format.

Melissa Marks a Record 30 Billion Address Lookups in 2021

 Melissa, a leading provider of global data quality and address management solutions, today marked an unprecedented year of interest, growth, and expansion fueled in large part by the increased business focus on customer experience.Melissa’s industry leading products and services empower improved business communications, more profitable customer relationships, and competitive advantage – always critical to industries around the world and particularly as marketers face pandemic disruption and quickly evolving customer needs. The company capped off 2021 by reaching a milestone 30 billion North American address lookups throughout the year, the most in its 37-year history.

“Although it was another difficult year for many, 2021 brought even more attention to the almighty address,” said Greg Brown,Vice President, Global Marketing, Melissa. “As the world continued to adjust to life in a pandemic — shifting workplace options, new relocation opportunities, and ever-changing health and safety mandates — Melissa offered solutions that enabled companies to reach their audiences where they were, and achieved a record number of engagements in the process.”

With the Omicron variant wreaking havoc during the holiday season and beyond, Melissa tools enabled more organizations to take advantage of widespread e-commerce adoption. Businesses capitalized on timely, accurate order fulfillment and delivery, improving their customers’ experience and driving online shopping greater familiarity and wider acceptance.

Over the past year, Melissa extended its global reach by increasing sales and support for the company’s China business, reflecting the importance of rapidly expanding markets seeking data quality tools and services. As a responsible global company, Melissa put forth its Global Green initiative, a cohesive program of sustainable work practices implemented at its corporate locations across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and India.

Melissa earned several industry accolades including its second consecutive designation as a Niche Player in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Solutions for completeness of vision and ability to execute. The company, consistently recognized by G2 Crowd, was named a leader in its 2022 Grid Report for Data Quality and Address Verification.

To learn about Melissa products and services, or to connect with members of Melissa’s global intelligence team, visit or call 1-800-MELISSA.

About Melissa

Since 1985, Melissa has specialized in global intelligence solutions to help organizations unlock accurate data for a more compelling customer view. More than 10,000 clients worldwide in arenas such as retail, education, healthcare, insurance, finance, and government, rely on Melissa for full spectrum data quality and ID verification software, including data matching, validation, and enhancement services to gain critical insight and drive meaningful customer relationships. For more information or free product trials, visit or call 1-800-MELISSA (635-4772).

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Washington Home Care LLC Marks Second Anniversary With Influx Of Durable Medical Equipment Donations

Washington Home Care LLC Founder Sara Guillemette

Washington Home Care LLC Founder Sara Guillemette

WASHINGTON, Conn.Dec. 3, 2021PRLog — Sara Guillemette, the founder of Washington Home Care LLC in Washington, Connecticut, marks the second anniversary of having opened December 21, 2019.

As the COVID-19 global crisis continues, Washington Home Care has multiplied its ambitions to serve the varying needs of 63 families throughout northwest Connecticut. Plus Guillemette has been recognized as a community resource for matching durable medical equipment donations to local people with care needs.

Established by Washington resident Guillemette, Washington Home Care is a registry model whereby caregivers are hired by individuals, families, or legal healthcare representatives for private in-home medical care. The agency’s caregivers take their direction for care needs directly from their clients.

Currently, the agency’s vetted caregivers range from non-certified homemaker-companions to certified nurse assistants, certified home health aides, and certified personal care attendants.  “Certified caregivers”, explained Guillemette, “are essential for individuals who have a long-term care insurance policy. This criteria also meets a growing nationwide trend of families preferring to have their loved ones recover and rehabilitate at home vs. entering a skilled nursing facility after surgery or illness.”

“During 2021,” commented Guillemette, “we have seen a noteworthy influx of durable medical equipment donations being offered to individuals and families in our community through our agency and our heightened social media postings. Significant anonymous donations we have posted on local area social media sites ranging from a prototype hospital bed valued at $18k+; unopened cases of disposable undergarments and underpads to 5-gallon industrial bins of hand sanitizers; collapsible transportable ramp systems; stand-up lifts; lift-assist recliners; chair lifts and transfer chairs; sit-to-stand lifts; and cross trainer bikes.”

Via an anonymous donation, a high-tech prototype hospital bed was delivered to the home of a Centenarian. The woman’s daughter wrote to Guillemette stating, “It’s a little miracle! My mom’s doctor reports Mom’s kidney functions have improved, her edema and congestive heart failure (CHF) situation have greatly improved. Plus she is sleeping so much better. I feel immense gratitude for the use of this bed. The results are amazing. Thank you for facilitating all of this including the transportation of the bed from the hospice facility to her home. Mom even attended a family funeral with her 97-year-old sister! Her nurse reported, “She’s just amazing, her results are all good.”

The Medical Equipment Loan Program of Cornwall, managed by Debbie Labbe, frequently contacts Guillemette to ask her to post anonymous gifts to Facebook’s Buy Nothing Washington site and the Washington, Connecticut community site. One such gift was a Telesensory B/W Aladdin Classic PRO Low Vision Video Magnifier 50X EAS. The Magnifier was lent by the Loan Program to an assisted living facility in Litchfield.

“The durable medical equipment needs throughout our community are significant,” observed Guillemette. “It is a true honor for Washington Home Care to become a conduit to matching donated items to local area people-in-need.”

Washington Home Care has serviced individuals in Bridgewater, Goshen, Kent, Litchfield, Middlebury, Milton, Morris, New Preston, New Milford, Prospect, Roxbury, Sandy Hook, Sharon, Southbury, South Kent, Warren, Waterbury, Watertown, Washington, Winsted, and Woodbury. Services to date have included very short-term transitional periods such as, after leaving a hospital to safely returning home, to clients needing longer-term care.

“As a registry business,” commented Guillemette, “there is no geographic restriction on where we can refer live-in caregivers, and we provide a necessary backup care plan for all service locations. If a client prefers a full-time live-in caregiver, and the client has more than one home or regularly travels, it is possible we can identify a caregiver for that client’s unique needs.”

Marking the second anniversary of her ‘vision’, Guillemette expressed her sincere gratitude to numerous non-profit and for-profit businesses that have supported her ambitions. These businesses have included the agency’s landlord, First Congregational Church of Washington CT, Ericson Insurance Advisors, National Iron Bank, Washington Supply Company & Outdoor Living Center, Titus Park Garage, Wright Electrical Co.,  Marc S. Johnson Furniture Restoration, On The Mend Medical Supplies & Equipment, Southbury Printing Centre, Inc., and Bantam Wesson.

To learn more, and to connect with Washington Home Care LLC, visit, call 203-577-8979 or write to PO Box 1244, Washington, CT 06793-9991.