MEGAPHONOBoys and Girls Club Ottawa


January 17, Ottawa – Lixar IT announced as Title Sponsor of MEGAPHONO; launch Artist Retreat

Lixar and the MEGAPHONO music showcase festival have joined forces to promote emerging music artists and bands in Ottawa-Gatineau. The third edition of MEGAPHONO will be celebrated around the city February 1-3 in a series of shows and networking activities, bringing music industry leaders to the Nation’s Capital to experience the city’s vibrant music scene.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Lixar as our festival’s title sponsor and work together on the MEGAPHONO Artist Retreat,” said MEGAPHONO’s Director Jon Bartlett. “When you walk into Lixar, you immediately get the sense that this is a company that is passionate about music and spreading the word about our scene, and we’re very excited to embark on this journey with them.”

This year, Lixar and MEGAPHONO have teamed up to launch a new, innovative program called the MEGAPHONO Artist Retreat. One local showcasing band will be selected for the program: a 3-day artist retreat at Port William Sound in Mountain Grove, ON. How to qualify? The band must play with heart during the festival. A selection committee composed of visiting delegates, Lixar and anonymous representatives will be watching the performances.

“Lixar is proud to present the MEGAPHONO Artist Retreat,” said Bill Syrros, Lixar CEO, “Creating a space where artists can concentrate, write, record or learn more about the business side of the music industry is an incredible opportunity. Lixar is thrilled to play a part in supporting the local music community and helping to move music careers forward.”

Watch the video for a snap-shot of the Lixar presents MEGAPHONO Artist Retreat experience.

Beyond the MEGAPHONO Artist Retreat, Lixar will be presenting three showcases at this year’s festival. On February 2, Lixar will be presenting New Swears, Partner, and I.D.A.L.G. at Barrymore’s, as well as Bry Webb, Pony Girl and Trails at St. Alban’s. On February 3rd, Lixar will present Tough Age, Man Made Hill and Petra Glynt at House of Targ.

Lixar is also honoured to present Juno nominee Kalle Mattson at the Lixar HQ on Feb 1.

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Lixar presents: The MEGAPHONO Artist Retreat:

About Lixar: Lixar is a leader in mobile transportation technology in Air, Auto and Telco industry sectors. Lixar creates enterprise-level connected product platforms and mobile-to-everything software solutions; specializing in innovation that leverages mobile, data science, IoT, and cloud. @LixarIT

About MEGAPHONO: MEGAPHONO is a 3 day music festival which celebrates Ottawa-Gatineau and Eastern Ontario music. During the festival, International music industry leaders are welcomed to the city to share in the emerging music scene. The unique combination of industry conference, music showcases and city experience makes MEGAPHONO a music festival not to be missed.

Boys and Girls Club Ottawa
Don McGahan Clubhouse

Building character and skills through physical activity and healthy lifestyles.

Helping Community Boys and Girls Hit Homeruns!

Lixar is in baseball terms thrilled to have the opportunity to hit #Homeruns with the Boys and Girls Club Ottawa; the Lixar team is working closely with the Don McGahan East End Clubhouse through a new program called the Lixar Homerun Club.

How?  With the help of the Ottawa Champions, we’ve started the first Ottawa East Boys and Girls club baseball little league teams.  The Lixar Lightning and the Ottawa Champions L’ll league was formed this summer.  The program’s design is to offer mentorship, sport and fun for community kids through baseball.  But the support doesn’t end there …

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Through mentorship, Lixar computer workshops and literacy support, Lixar team members will be offering “homework club” help at the McGahan Clubhouse throughout the year.  The boys and girls know that at the clubhouse homework comes before after school play so assistance and support is always welcome.

Boys and Girls Club programs are accessible to all community boys and girls aged six to 18 years a safe environment. Success is achieved through the dedication and commitment of quality staff, community partners and volunteers.

The BGCO operates under four specific pillars of programming: Education; Physical Activity/Healthy Lifestyle; Leadership and Social Skills; and Creative Arts. The goal is social skills development to build strong and productive community members, to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.

The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa (BGCO) has served the Ottawa community since 1923, reaching out to 4,500 children and youth each year through after-school, weekend and summer programs that build self-esteem and help to develop stronger social skills.

After-school and weekend hours are a critical time for youth. That time can represent either an opportunity to learn and grow through quality after-school programs, or be a time of risk to youth’s health and safety.

Experts agree that after-school programs offer a healthy and positive alternative. These programs keep kids safe, improve academic achievement and help relieve the stresses on today’s working families. They can serve as important intervention strategies for youth.

Membership is free. The BGCO is happy to provide barrier-free access to all Members.
Don McGahan Clubhouse – (613) 746-8517

Together, let’s hit some homeruns. Help support the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa.

Mobile phone users can text the word ‘BELONG‘ to 41010 to make a one-time $10 donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa.