Appointing someone as your executor is the last — and potentially the biggest — favour you’ll ever ask of anyone. Top error? Picking someone because you think they’ll feel bad if you don’t.
You’d think the past two years might have left travellers feeling timid and reluctant to dive back into crowded dining-rooms and buffet lineups, but the pandemic has only intensified enthusiasm for trends that were already developing before it struck.
Hands up if you haven’t indulged in takeout or delivery chicken recently. Barbecued, deep-fried, topping a pizza, stuffing a taco or filling a rice bowl, “the consumption of chicken continues to increase, and we see it as one of the top menu items overall,” says Robert Carter, industry analyst with The StratonHunter Group in Toronto.
With the loss of ticket revenue and in-stadium fundraising opportunities due to COVID, sport associations have been turning to online editions of an old favourite, the 50/50 draw, to make up the shortfall. Their overwhelming success guarantees that they’ll make up an important part of the fundraising toolkit when the pandemic is only a dim memory.
Canada’s philanthropic sector is on the cusp of transformation, and if anyone is qualified to make that call, it’s Lisa Wolverton. Co-owner of the British Columbia-based Pacific Investment Corp., her family’s third-generation investment firm, she has also inherited a profound dedication to charitable endeavours.
Shortlisted for the National Magazine Awards - B2B (Best series): There’s much to envy about the West-Coast foodservice landscape — and not just in February, when spring flowers bloom while much of the country is still digging itself out of snowbanks.
A key catalyst for the Canadian art landscape has been the influence of wealthy collectors.
So many factors, from politics to tsunamis, can send stocks tumbling. Diversification is the safety net that shields investors from losing everything when the unexpected happens.
The time-honoured traditions of room service and the in-room minibar are being shaken (and stirred) as new models for food-and-beverage service come into their own. Digital disruption and the locavore movement have already made their influence felt in the restaurant industry and they’ve been only slightly slower to arrive in hotel rooms.
No one is born knowing how to make the most of their giving dollars. Who can a family turn to for advice on putting together a philanthropic action plan?