In this month's Newsflash: We announce the Top 5 Finalists of the My United Way Voice contest and open up the voting, PLUS brand new creative from Urbanity Custom Homes and Festival of Trees! Email not displaying correctly?
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When we partnered with United Way Alberta Capital Region and Hot 107 for the first ever My United Way Voice contest, we knew we were on to something special. It is the age-old story of the underdog, sharing their voice against poverty, highlighted through the universal power of music and melody.  We hoped to tap into the plethora of talent we knew existed in the region, however, the number and quality of the submissions we received surpassed any of our expectations by a long shot. We had a great problem on our hands: how on earth do we whittle this down to our Top 5?

By following the careful criteria, our selection committee successfully got through the very difficult and lengthy task of choosing, and finally agreeing upon just five finalists.  Now, the power is in the hands of the community.  It is all up to YOU. 

Vote! Vote! Vote!  And encourage others to vote! You can vote for your favourite artists once a day until contest polls close on January 19, 2015.  Don’t forget to share your favourites, using the hashtag #myUWvoice, and ask others to vote, too!  Then, the winner will be revealed at United Way’s Annual Red Tie Gala on March 5, 2015.

Congratulations to our Top 5 Finalists (in alphabetical order):
Emilie Louise, Julia Nicholson, Rayne, Rellik and Toxsic!

View the Top 5 Finalists Here

Here is a sneak peek at some recent creative highlights at PlanIt Sound Inc.

Urbanity Cupcakes Commercial

Urbanity Gingerbread Commercial

Festival of Trees Music Video!

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Remember these guys? We're happy to say, they're back with some gut-busting new creative for our good friends at Urbanity Custom Homes.  Get a sneak peek at the full length creative here in this month's Newsflash, but be sure to watch for them airing on Global Television this Christmas, and throughout 2015!

We'd like to send out a special congrats to Georgina and the Urbanity team, on their grand opening of their new show home in beautiful Fraser River Park.  It's all happening this weekend Nov 29-30, 2014, from 12-5 pm. Stop by and see their incredible show home, and fill out an entry form for a chance to win a Blue Ray, a 5.1 LG Home Theatre System, and a 50" Plasma TV!

Watch the Cupcakes Commercial:

Watch the Gingerbread Houses Commercial:

Grand Opening Details at:

Video Credits:
Creative Directors: R.J. & Rowena Cui
Director: Simon Morgan
Cinematographer: David Baron
Camera Assistant: Cameron Ford
Actors: Donovan Workun, Jesse Gervais

Yes, it's snowing outside, and the roads are treacherous.  BUT, Christmas is near, and you can begin by celebrating the very special 30th Anniversary for Festival of Trees!  Once the Halloween decorations go down, COO Rowena Cui goes straight into Christmas crazy mode.  You can only imagine the joy over at the PlanIt Sound Inc. offices when we had the opportunity to work with Donna and the rest of the wonderful team at Festival of Trees on their anniversary music video! 

The "Make Your Season Bright" Music Video features the vocals of the oh-so-talented Olivia Wik, as well as the killer dance moves performed by the entire volunteer team.  When you remix a Christmas classic, get over 40 passionate volunteers into a warehouse and choreograph them into the shape of a huge Christmas tree, well boundless fun is about to ensue.  And it did.  Thank you so much to all the volunteers for working year-round, bringing Christmas to the greater Edmonton and area.  It was a pleasure and honour to work together on this project.

The fun Christmas festivities kicked off with the Gala Evening and "Make Your Season Bright" Music Video Premiere last Wednesday, Nov. 26, with events happening at the Shaw Conference Centre through to this Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014.  Be sure to bring the entire family down for some Christmas fun.

Watch the Video!

Full details on Festival of Trees at:

Video Credits:
Creative Director: R.J. Cui
Video Director/Choreographer: Brittany Black
Cinematographer: David Baron
Camera Assistant: Cameron Ford
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