Eagle Sponsors the 24th Annual MASC Young Authors & Illustrators Conference

Ottawa Area Youth to Gain Inspiration from Recognized Authors and Illustrators

MASC LogoOttawa, ON, April 20, 2015 – Eagle Professional Resources Inc. (Eagle) is proud to once again be sponsoring one of Ottawa’s favourite spring events for students interested in writing and the arts, MASC’s Young Authors and Illustrators Conference. Starting tomorrow and running through to Thursday, participants from grades 4 to 8 with a special interest in writing and illustrating will gather at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum to get the experience of a lifetime, as some of Canada’s most recognized authors and illustrators deliver seminars related to their expertise.

This year’s slate of workshop leaders features an outstanding group of authors and illustrators.  Authors include Catherine Austen, Kate Inglis, Monique Polak, and Rina Singh, while the illustration workshops will be run by artists Tim Wynne-Jones, Geneviève Després, Matt James, and Sydney Smith. Each participant at the conference will have the opportunity to attend two workshops through the day.
The day provides exceptional learning experiences for students and has proven to create memories that will live on forever.  

A couple of comments from last year’s attendees include:

“It (the conference) sparked a light in me that I would never have found” and “It was fun and I let my dreams go WILD!”

Eagle has been the major sponsor for the Young Authors and Illustrators Conference since 2001.  In that time, the professional staffing company has helped to ensure that over 5,000 children could attend this conference with these authors and illustrators.  In addition to providing financial support, Eagle’s team is active with both the conference and the MASC organization.  Eagle’s CEO, Kevin Dee, sat on the board for a number of years; Lisa Murray, Director of Marketing, has been a member of the Young Authors and Illustrators Conference Organizing Committee for the past 5 years; and staff in the Ottawa office often volunteer for a day during the event.

"Eagle is very proud to be a part of the Young Authors and Illustrators Conference, which fosters creativity, innovation and passion in future leaders of our community," said Eagle’s CEO, Kevin Dee. "The MASC Team and their army of volunteers do an amazing job with this incredible event each year and we have been fortunate to have them as friends of Eagle for so many years."

About MASC
MASC, a registered charitable organization, delivers multicultural art programs in English and in French throughout eastern Ontario and western Quebec. Through its activities with more than 65 professional artists and subsidies to underfunded schools, last year MASC reached over 100,000 students in 300 schools from 19 school boards. For more information, visit our website at www.masconline.ca

More information on the Young Authors and Illustrators Conference, including how to volunteer for next year’s conference, can be found at www.masconline.ca.

About Eagle
Founded in 1996, Eagle is one Canada’s largest and most successful professional staffing companies.  A Canadian-owned company with ten (10) offices from coast-to-coast, Eagle specializes in sourcing technology, finance and accounting, and management consulting professionals for contract and full-time positions.  Eagle was very recently named as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada was one of Canada’s Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures in 2012, and is a platinum member of the Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies (every year since 1999).  The company has been ISO 9001 certified since June 2006, is a very active advocate within the Canadian staffing industry association (ACSESS & NACCB) and supports many charities.  To learn more about Eagle and its network of offices, please visit www.eagleonline.com or call toll-free 1-866-78-NESST(63778). Check out Eagle’s blog at http://www.eagleonline.com/blog and follow us on twitter @eaglestaffing.

Photo Opportunities
Time: 9:15 am to 9:45 am and 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm
Dates: April 21-23, 2015
Location: The Canadian Aviation and Space Museum 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, ON

MASC Media Contact 
Audrey Churgin 
Executive Director, MASC 
Phone: (613) 725-9119 
Email: audreychurgin@masconline.ca

Eagle Media Contact
Dan Gasser
Marketing Specialist
Phone: (613) 234-1810, ext. 3247
Toll Free: 1-888-798-8181, ext. 3247
Email: d.gasser@eagleonline.com