Summerland Skatepark Video

The Summerland Skatepark Committee has created a new fundraising video to highlight the benefits of the proposed park. “The new skatepark will be located in a more prominent location where parents can feel comfortable having their children go there,” says Erick Thompson, chair of the Summerland Skatepark Committee.

The District of Summerland’s vision is to build a park that includes an inviting viewing and socializing area, sustainable development principles, local art, and strong connections to surrounding amenities.

“Summerland youth urgently need a safe gathering place,” says Thompson. “The surface and transitions at the current park are unsafe and the park will be decommissioned.”

Many communities smaller than Summerland have seen the benefits of building modern concrete skateparks for skateboarding, BMX and scooter riding as well as inline skating and other activities. For more information please visit Summerland Skatepark Committee’s webpage.

HBC Heritage Trail Documentary

Gear Porter

Production has begun on the HBC Heritage Trail documentary. Big thanks to Kelly Pearce at Hope Mountain Centre and trail expert Kelley Cook for helping facilitate our visit to Jacobson Lake and Palmer’s Pond. In celebration of Canada’s 150th, HMC hosted a hike along the famous fur brigade trail. Thanks also to the Back Country Horsemen of BC, fur trade historians and costumed interpreters as well as camera assistant Brandyn Steele. We’ll be hiking the 74 km route from Hope to Tulameen near the end of August. Please visit our GoFundMe campaign for more information. Thank you to the Okanagan Similkameen Parks Society for supporting this project.

Palmer’s Pond

July 29, 2017

July 29, 2017

Back Country Horsemen of BC

Jerome Garcia

July 29, 2017

Palmer’s Pond

Social Media Workshop | BC Association of Farmers’ Markets

We’re hosting a social media workshop at the BC Farmers’ Markets Conference in March.

Visual Social Media: Creating Compelling Content

Visual Social Media

BCAFM

Our hands-on workshop will focus on creating professional social media content that engages and informs your audience.

We’ll also show examples of social media content we’ve created for the Penticton Farmers’ Market.

Learn more about Erick & Erick 

Learn more about the workshop list

BCAFM Conference & AGM

HBC Heritage Trail Documentary

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2016

2016

We’re producing a short documentary about the Hudson’s Bay Heritage Trail. To fund this independent project, we’ve launched a GoFundMe Campaign. Check out the story in the Penticton Herald. By sharing this story, we hope to encourage others to help protect and preserve this historic trail. The film will be submitted to a number of film festivals and then shared via social media.

The HBC Trail was completed in 1849. Originally a First Nations route for hunting and trade, the HBC Trail played a key role in British Columbia’s early development. Since 2009, significant progress has been made in re-opening this historic fur trail over the Cascades. Hikers and horseback riders can now enjoy a continuous wilderness trail that spans 74-kms, between Hope and Tulameen.

Harley Hatfield and Victor Wilson travelled the HBC Heritage Trail in 1971. Both men were prominent Naramata residents and were well known throughout the Okanagan Valley. In the Okanagan Historical Society’s Report for 1972, Harley wrote about the trail, and Victor included his journal. Victor Wilson was filmmaker Sandy Wilson’s father. He owned Paradise Ranch at the end of Naramata Rd.

Erin Hiking Supplies

Erick HBC Trail 2016

ET2media is a communications company specializing in video production.

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We give small businesses an edge. We create professional and affordable videos that help you connect with your audience. We specialize in news-style, training and educational videos that accurately reflect your brand or event. We provide professional expertise on the concept, execution and distribution of your video. We also offer social media and branding support services.

“ET2media was a pleasure to work with, professional and expert in the development

of our outreach needs.”

-Bryn White, South Okanagan-Similkameen Conservation Program Manager

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A photo posted by Erick & Erin (@et2media) on

 

Communications and Event Management

Photo and media release featured in the Penticton Herald.

Photo and media release featured in the Penticton Herald.

When we started ET2media in 2011, we decided to include communications and event management in our business plan. We’re glad we did. Working with the Penticton Farmers Market (PFM) has given us an opportunity to really enjoy the fruits of our labour. When the PFM was recognized as one of the best markets in BC, we immediately shared the story on social media. We followed that up with a media release and photo. The story was picked up by several media outlets and has helped us promote the upcoming market season. Sometimes it’s good to ‘toot your own horn.’

ET2media in the Community

Summerland Chamber of Commerce Business & Community Excellence Awards

Business & Community Excellence Awards

As a former broadcaster, Erick has emceed and moderated various events in BC and Ontario. Being on stage is something he still enjoys. Since 2013, he has emceed the Summerland Chamber Business & Community Excellence Awards. The event honours Summerland residents who are making a difference in the community. “Returning emcee was Erick Thompson of ET2media who kept the evening running smoothly with his quick humour and professionalism.”

Erin and Erick both volunteer with several groups and organizations in Summerland and Penticton including the Trout Creek Community Association, the Okanagan Similkameen Parks Society and Summerland Bike to Work Week.

On April 8 & 9th, Erick will be emceeing the 21st Annnual Okanagan Fest of Ale in Penticton.

ABM Vancouver Island

George Hanson, Vancouver Island Economic Alliance

George Hanson, Vancouver Island Economic Alliance

Road trips are always fun, especially when you can combine work and leisure. I recently travelled to Nanaimo to attend the first Aboriginal Business Match on Vancouver Island. It was a busy trip but I was able to take a moment to visit friends and relatives. I worked as a radio and television broadcaster in Nanaimo during the 1990’s. It’s a great city with a lot going for it.

ABM Vancouver Island was held in partnership with the Snuneymuxw First Nation, the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation, and the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance. Vancouver Island Conference Centre was the host venue. The next ABM event takes place in Penticton, BC from May 9 to 11. ABM events will also be held in Enoch, AB, Prince George, BC, Saskatoon, SK, Sault Ste. Marie, ON and Membertou, NS.

ABM delegates use sophisticated business matching technology to set up as many as 31 pre-qualified appointments that are 20-minutes in length. The ABM network currently includes one third of Aboriginal communities in Canada and more than 500 innovative companies. In 2016, the network is expected to double in size. -erick

On Set With Dermal Systems

Dermal Systems Video Shoot

Dermal Systems Video Shoot

René Serbon is an entrepreneur who appreciates the value of good visual content. Over the past year, we’ve been working with René to create a variety of promotional and training videos. René shares this content directly with clients using her social media channels and through private website links. Our latest project with René is a short promotional video which she is planning to use as her ‘elevator pitch.’ The video will offer current and future clients an inside look at what drives René to be the best in her field.

http://dermalsystems.com

 

 

Radioactive Awards

The second annual RadioActive Awards were presented at the Elite Restaurant in Penticton on March 28th, 2015. Peach City Radio programmers, volunteers and organizations were nominated in seven categories. We were thrilled to be part of the festivities.

http://www.peachcityradio.org/events/radioactive/

Flying The Colours

Flying The Colours

Here is a list of the awards:

Spoken Word Program: Craig in the Community (Craig Henderson)
Music/Variety Program: Left Off the Dial (Ian Mackinder & Dave Del Rizzo)
Community Program: The Big Broadcast of 2014 (Cast & Crew of Big Broadcast)
Outstanding Episode: 3rd Annual Okanagan Vinyl Fest Live Broadcast (OKVF Committee)
Community Partner Award: Global Spectrum/SOEC
Programmer of the Year: Timothy Tweed
Volunteer of the Year: The Airtime Operators (for their commitment to maintaining the integrity of the online stream)

The Old Time Country Show and Left Off the Dial were recognized for each achieving 100 episodes during the past year.

In addition, Dave & Jackie Del Rizzo were presented with an Award of Appreciation for their dedication to the Peach City Community Radio Society.