Coach Dave Smart kicks off Heart Smart Month at Lixar

Dave Smart, Ravens Basketball Coach shares “Learning Smart” strategies at Lixar

Lixar is honoured to welcome Dave Smart to Lixar‘s 373 Coventry, Ottawa, Ontario headquarters to share the Learning Smart sessions.

Coach Smart is a legend in the Canadian coaching community.  Over the past 13 seasons, he has led the Ravens to 11 national championships – this year he is taking a sabbatical from the Ravens to help the national men’s basketball team reach the Olympics.

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Lixar supports Canadian Biathlete’s journey to World Jr Championships in Romania

If you live in a northern country, you are likely aware of the sport Biathlon.  If you don’t, here’s a quick description. According to the Biathlon Canada website, biathlon is an Olympic winter sport, which combines competitive, free technique cross country skiing and small-bore rifle marksmanship.  The word biathlon is of Greek origin and means “two tests”.  This of course refers to the combination of skiing and shooting which dates back over 4000 years through the tradition of hunting while travelling on skis in pursuit of game. Historians also cite military references with descriptions of battles between warriors on skis. Gradually, the techniques needed for survival and combat developed into contests of skill.

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Innovation is happening at GM with innovative partners

Speech:  Steve Carlisle speaks to Canadian Club of Toronto


October 21, 2015 – was an important date.

In the 1989 movie “Back to Future 2”, Canadian actor Michael J Fox travelled back and forth in time with the benefit of knowing where technology would take the world.

Much of what the film forecast was remarkably on point.

While we don’t have flying cars yet, we now have hover boards and flying drones.

And we are now turning waste into energy.

The lesson here is, we should never underestimate the pace of change and the possibilities that can be realized through imagination and ingenuity.

There are so many things we could talk about today given the pressures and opportunities facing the auto sector but, I’d like to focus on what I think is the single most important challenge andopportunity for our industry: and that is innovation and the future of mobility.

In fact here in Canada its time to get back to thinking about the future of the automotive industry.

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