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The Terry Fox Fundraiser - THANK YOU!



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From all of us at Canadian Manda Group thank you so much for your donation. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to raise over $10,000 for cancer research as we participated in runs across the country. Your support means the world to us!

In 1981, Terry said, "Even if I don't finish, we need others to continue. It's got to keep going without me." Every day we are moving closer to his inspiring dream - a world free of cancer.

We truly appreciate your donation.

Canadian Manda Group

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For more information about The Terry Fox Foundation please visit



THE CASUAL VACANCY to be the new Downton Abbey?

The Casual VacancyJ.K. Rowling fans take note: The Casual Vacancy is being adapted for television! Rowling will be working in collaboration with the network to create an exciting adaptation of the novel to air sometime in 2014 on BBC One. Rowling says she is "thrilled" about this new development, and I'm guessing that the Canadian public, along with book lovers the world over, share this sentiment. After all, The Casual Vacancy dominated the Quill & Quire's list for Canadian booksellers top fiction of 2012.

Set in the small English town of Pagford, The Casual Vacancy begins with the unexpected death of Barry Fairbrother, one of the local city parish councilors. His untimely death becomes the catalyst for a shocking trajectory of events that pits neighbour against neighbour, and leaves the entire town reeling in its aftermath.

Definitely ideal BBC subject matter of the dramatic variety.  I can't wait to see it!




Manda does Pongapalooza!

Last night Manda Group participated in the first annual Pongapalooza ping pong tournament at Spin Toronto. Hosted by First Book Canada the event featured a silent auction, delicious hors d'oeuvres, celebrity authors to support the teams and lots of ping pong playing! Our team dressed up and had a blast with our author - Christopher Shulgan, and got copies of his book Superdad. Even though we were out of the tournament after the first round, we managed to find a free table to play on and had a great time hanging out!

We even won a trophy for "best dressed team"!

And did we mention the whole thing served a good purpose? The event and all donations were in support of First Book Canada, which works to provide books to children in need.

Guinness World Records: Drummer Raises Money for Cancer

Donations have been pouring in from supporters as Steve Gaul of Burlington Ontario drums his way to an ambitious $100,000 goal, and hopefully a new Guinness World Record.  Steve is raising money for Cancer, one beat at a time.

For more on Steve Gaul and his inspiring story, you can check out the full story at The Toronto Star, or to watch a live stream of the attempt please visist or click on the flash player above.


Click for Literacy a Success!

Click for LiteracyThanks to everyone who helped make our Click for Literacy campaign a success. We'll be sending 300 books to public libraries in Africa with the help of our campaign partners S.T.E.L.L.A.A. Feel free to visit their site for more information on what they do, and for other ways you can contribute!



Click for Literacy extended

We've decided to extend our Click for Literacy campaign for another week, because we're pushing to meet our goal of 300 Facebook Page Likes in order to send 300 books to public libraries in Africa. Thank you to everyone who has supported us thus far! If you have not yet participated, please click the "Like" button at the top of the Manda Group Facebook Page or the "Like" button on the Facebook widget in the right column of the Manda website to participate. There's no other obligation.

And if you'd like to know more about STELLAA, our partners in this promotion, please have a look at their website.



Movember at Manda

Here is our most recent photo-shopped version of a group shot.  This is about 22 days into Movember.  1 week to go, mercifully.  However, over $7200 raised so far, and that ranks us # 233 in the country.



Click for Literacy

Today, we have set out on an ambitious journey. We are working with the organization S.T.E.L.L.A.A. to build a library in Africa, and are asking for your help. It’s as easy as following us on Facebook, and forwarding our message to your friends and colleagues. At the end of this journey, we will donate as many books as we have Facebook Page Likes. It’s that simple. We aim to make reading come alive for a resource-deprived community in Africa and your gift of friendship will put a book in the hands of someone who needs, and more importantly, desperately wants one. We are not afraid of setting daring targets to achieve impactful results, and are inviting you to help us achieve our goal of donating 300 books in the next two weeks.

Join Manda in making a difference. Your gift of friendship is bigger than you think.

One Click = One Friend = One Book