Saturday, September 03, 2011

2011 Programme Book Gift Bag

For those that are interested, the 2011 programme book gift bag contains the following:

  • A tote bag, co-sponsored by Timberland. The material seems flimsier than last year.
  • The big thing in the bag this year was a GO Transit umbrella. GO Transit is our regional transit agency in southern Ontario.
  • A RBC TIFF fridge magnet.
  • An ad for the TIFF Festival Music House, which allows filmmakers (not the public) to listen to Canadian bands. This year, K'naan, the Sam Roberts Band, The Rural Alberta Advantage, and Lights are just some of the artists that will be performing. The card had a link for a free music sampler, but when I tried it today, the link didn't work.
  • A Pizza Nova gift card.
  • An ad for, which seems to list all the various film festivals around Toronto during the year.
  • An ad for Skyy Vodka.
  • A visitor's guide pamphlet for the Toronto entertainment district, the area bounded by Spadina, Bay, Queen, and Front Streets.
  • A Bell Blackberry ad, with a discount of 50% of any new Blackberry purchased during the festival, and QR codes for apps.
  • A postage-paid postcard with a picture of actress Fay Wray. I think this is from Canada Post.
  • An ad for Canada Post for their app that allows you to send a physical TIFF postcard from your smartphone.
  • An ad for the National Film Board of Canada.
  • A coupon for one free McCafe product from McDonald's.
  • A coupon for one free digital download from HMV.
  • An ad for Telefilm Canada.
No food products, no samples, and I think Stella Artois has long given up on the beer glasses from previous years. The GO Transit umbrella is nice, though.


My postcard had John Candy (not Fay Wray). I guess there are a few different postcards, allocated at random. I never knew that Fay Wray was born in Canada.

Indeed there are 4 different "Canadians in Hollywood" pre-paid postcards being given out by Canada Post. Fay Wray, John Candy, Lorne Greene and Mary Pickford.


Shannon, Canada Post

They are sold out...missed my chance this year :(

My experiences at the Toronto International Film Festival. Note this blog is not affiliated with the Toronto International Film Festival Group or the festival itself.
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