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Notable.Ca Awards

We are thrilled to announce our own Abby T has been nominated for a notable.ca award.

The Notable Awards powered by Fusion recognizes the most notable young professionals across the country. Created by Canada’s undisputed brand and publication for young professionals, Notable.ca, in partnership with Ford’s cutting edge and sleek Fusion, these awards are dedicated to recognizing the most notable young professionals across all of Ontario, Quebec, and Western Canada who are living the 360° young professional life, from work to play.

Young professionals in the following 31 industries all share the opportunity of being crowned the most notable within their industry. Winning a Notable Award grants recognition by leading corporations and individuals across the country. Think of it as The Oscars for young professionals and entrepreneurs.

Vote for Abby here

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We’ve Been Nominated!

We wanted to thank everyone that nominated us for the Readers Choice Award of Best AV Supplier. In typical Sole Power fashion, we’re not satisfied with just being nominated so click here and vote for Sole Power.

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Sole Power on Instagram

The Sole Power Instagram page has gotten a lot of love reecntly. Be sure to follow us to stay up to date on the latest and greatest at SP.

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What’s New: String Lights

New to our warehouse is over 2500ft of String Lights

All white wire
Bulb (not Led)
Requires low power
Fully Dimmable
Clean bulbs (Edison Style)

This piece looks awesome at both indoor and outdoor events.

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Wedding Show THIS Weekend

Any soon to be brides (or people that just love the magic that is a wedding) should head down to the Arcadian Court this weekend. Sole Power will be there

Engage … with Toronto’s most trusted wedding professionals.
Indulge … in beauty, elegance and treats.
Design … your perfect day from start to finish.

Where: Arcadian, located at 401 Bay Street (at Queen St W), Simpson Tower, 8th Floor
When: February 22nd & 23rd, 2014
Time: 10am – 5pm
Tickets: $40.00 + HST

BUY TICKETS ONLINE – Receive a Hudson’s Bay gift bag
& a chance to win the Golden Ticket!!

OVO Fest Announcement

With this cold weather we can’t help but think of summertime and one of our favourite events OVO fest. Can’t wait for teh reuniting of Outkast. Gonna be big.

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Sole Power Alum: Jenie Stewart

Check out the latest video from Hedley featuring Sole Power Alum Jenie Stewart. Great work girl.

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Camp Imagine March 2nd

One of our favourite charity events of the year is just around the corner. Be sure to check out Camp Imagine on March 2nd as we take over the Castlefield Event Theatre.

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Eglinton Grand Tradeshow TONIGHT

Planning your special event? You need to come out to the Eglinton Grand Trade Show tonight from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Sole Power will be there.

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The Unplugged Wedding

One of our favourite bloggers Stephanie Fusco recently spoke about the concept of an unplugged wedding. She had some good thoughts

My reasons for banning friends & family photography are three-fold.

1. WE HAVE A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER FOR A REASON

As described above, more often than not well-meaning guests get in the way of the professional photographers and videographers who are trying so hard to capture every moment for you. While I’m sure the narrative in your head goes something along the lines of “What a special moment! I can’t wait to share it on Instagram – my followers and Steph will love it!”, I can guarantee your well-meaning shot will quickly be a fuel for the bride’s anger when all of her professional pics are marred with glowing iPhones or, worse, washed out by your ‘professional-quality’ flash.

2. YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY IS DISTRACTING

Forget the bride & groom and think about the people sitting around and beside you. While you’re angling your selfie arm to get the perfect shot of the first kiss, cousin Nancy behind you is fuming and craning her neck to get a glimpse. Be present, be in the moment and enjoy the wedding ceremony along with everyone else.

3. GUESTS SHOULDN’T SCOOP THE NEWLYWEDS

Announcing nuptials on social media can be a bit of a touchy subject. While you may find it harmless, the newlyweds may have had a plan for how they wanted to announce it to their friends & family who were unable to attend. Worse: don’t be the bridesmaid who tags a photo of the bride getting into the limo for her ride to the church. Save your social-media-ing for well after the I Do’s and consider content embargoed until cocktail hour.

Before you think I’ve gone off the Bridezilla deep end, hear me out. As an Internet-over-sharer myself, I see the value in having multiple vantage points and memory-creators for the big day. I can’t wait to see the candid shots our guests will capture. Here’s a plan for navigating your big day:

Be clear about your expectations: have your officiant share your photo-free wishes with guests before the ceremony begins
Give your phone to a trusted wedding guest so they can capture those moments on your behalf (without crowding the aisle) and give you that instant gratification you crave. {Example: Crystal, above, gave her personal phone to a younger, iPhone-savvy cousin and told her to go nuts during the ceremony}
Have snap-happy family members or friends who would really love to help capture the day? Connect them with the photographers and help them find vantage points where they won’t be in the way but will still be able to capture great shots.
Have a hashtag for the reception + place disposable cameras/polaroids around the venue to encourage guests to share all night long. Make sure guests know your “embargo” is only in place until you leave the ceremony venue.
At the end of the day, you won’t be able to keep everybody from snapping away. By sharing your wishes, you’re at least cutting down on the number of people who will be waving their phones, DSLRs and iPads in the air on your big day. And, guests – if you must snap pics at a wedding remember to respect the aisle by keeping yourself and your camera out of it at all times and to stay out of the photographer’s way.