The It Factor Ltd. founded in 2003, led by Natasha Borota is a rapidly growing full service boutique agency that’s big enough to satisfy all your needs but small enough to make you feel like family. We specialize in Events, Marketing, and Sports/Celebrity Management (Celebrity Shop).


We offer that little something extra, and provide unique synergistic opportunities for our clients, always exceeding expectations! Our team will work with you and determine who has the "It Factor" for that perfect event, product, speech or appearance.

News & Updates

May 2014

  • May 8 – WE|U|NIGHT - The Michael “Pinball” Clemons Foundation cordially invites you to join us on Thursday May 8th, 2014 for an exceptional evening of philanthropy and fun. The annual gala is one of the Foundation’s signature events and one of the main ways we help provide support to the remarkable charities we partner with. We are thrilled that WE|U|NIGHT will be hosted in support of long time partners Free the Children, with one very special dedicated purpose of educating youth. For more information click here.
  • April 2014

    • April 18 - Michael Irvin - The It Factor secures the NFL Hall of Famer as the Key Note speaker in Tucson, AZ at the Good Friday Breakfast, April 18th 2014.

    February 2014

  • February 8 - LOL 2014 - Emceed by Gerry Dee for the second year in a row, the International Centre is bringing the glitz and glamour of Broadway and the streets of New York City to Toronto. Guests will enjoy inspired cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while delighting in the entertainment of the buskers of Central Park.
  • February 1 - Air Miles - NFL Hall of Fame Running back Eric Dickerson is the celebrity guest for a private dinner to kick off Big Game Experience.

November 2013

  • November 24 - The Hadden Foundation Grey Cup Party - The Hadden Family continued their annual Grey Cup Party, managed by the It Factor, which supports the Hadden Family Foundation providing funding for youth education and development. The Foundation has made donations of over $1,000,000 in the 10 years they have been hosting their annual Grey Cup party.
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  • November 23 - CCTFA Foundation - The It Factor was contracted as the event management company to execute The Mirror Ball 2013, Winter Wonderland Gala. For The Mirror Ball 2013 The Fairmont Royal York was transformed into a winter wonderland where guests walked a white carpet into the Canadian Room where they dined on fine Fairmont cuisine and were entertained by a Rockettes - inspired dance troupe as well as the ever-funny emcee, Jessica Holmes. In grand fashion the event raised nearly $500,000 for the CCTFA foundation, Canada's only cancer charity dedicated to empowering women to manage the effects that cancer and its treatment have on their appearance and morale.
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  • November 16 - MPCF Playoff Run - It Factor is thrilled to be executing the first 5km Playoff Run in support of MPCF. Register now: http://www.mpcf.ca/
  • November 15 - Caravelle New York Promotion - It Factor proudly announces the inaugural Canadian promotion for Caravelle New York. Every day between November 15th and December 15th consumers will have a chance to win a watch from Caravelle New York. Canadians can enter by uploading a stylish photo highlighting a watch from the collection. For full contest details visit www.caravelleny.com. For more information about our marketing services please contact Sara Nancoo, sara@itfactor.biz.
  • November 7 - Be Groomed Be Gorgeous - The It Factor’s Celebrity Shop contracted celebrities Giuliana and Bill Rancic to help Unilever Canada announce their new 2014 beauty and grooming innovations at an exclusive media preview, Be Groomed Be Gorgeous. The celebrity duo lead an informative discussion about beauty and grooming trends for the coming year. Giuliana and Bill included funny stories and their personal grooming tips and tricks they live as busy professionals and parents. To book a speaker or celebrity appearance for your next event please contact Erika Fowler, erika@itfactor.biz.
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October 2013

  • October 24 - Woodbine Racetrack - The It Factor is proudly managing the appearance of Canadian Indycar Star James Hinchcliffe at the Pattison Canadian International. As the honorary drawmaster James will conduct the Post-Position draw for the 76th running of the $1,000,000 Grade I Race held at Woodbine Racetrack.
  • October 17 - Caravelle New York Launch Party - The It Factor is the event management company executing the launch party for Caravelle New York. The private event, hosted by internationally renowned model, musician, and actor Sam Sarpong, kicks off the Canadian debut of the stylish fashion watch collection. Discover the stories at www.caravelleny.com
  • October 11 - Diwali - The It Factor will again support the Trillium Health Centre Foundation with the event planning for their 12th annual Festival of Lights Celebration. Trillium Diwali 2013, the largest celebration of its kind in Canada, will be raising funds to enhance Trillium Health Centre's Endoscopy Suites, used to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases. For sponsorship opportunities click here.

September 2013

  • September 23 - Pizza 73 Annual General Meeting - The It Factor proudly managed the appearance of Michael 'Pinball' Clemons as the keynote speaker at the Pizza 73 AGM. The themes discussed in his energetic and motivating speech served to arm managers with the inspiration to better deliver against the Pizza 73 mission of providing superb food, fast, friendly service and true value. To book a speaker or celebrity appearance for your next event please contact Erika Fowler, erika@itfactor.biz.
  • September 13 - Casino Royale, Opening Night 2013 - The It Factor team was contracted by Larry Fitzgerald Jr. to execute Casino Royale, Opening Night, a private event for 100 guests at the beautiful Different Pointe of View restaurant located on the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs resort property.
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  • September 12 - Woodbine Racetrack - The It Factor managed the appearance of Blue Jays alumnus and 3x World Series Champion Devon White who conducted the Post-Position Draw for the 17th running of the $1,000,000 Ricoh Woodbine Mile Grade I Race. The race featured Wise Dan, the reigning US Horse of the Year. It was the first sitting Horse of the Year to compete at Woodbine since Cigar in 1996.
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  • September 7 and 9 - Wahlburgers - The It Factor Ltd. provided celebrity and media management for the pre-launch of Donnie, Paul, and Mark Wahlberg’s new burger venture ‘Wahlburgers ’at the Soho Met. Capitalizing on the Toronto TIFF buzz the brothers hosted a trifecta of weekend events that included a public meet and greet where they handed out three hundred burgers to fans, as well as two private parties showcasing an array of menu highlights from the restaurant. The Canadian restaurant will be located in the Soho Met and is slated for early 2014.
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  • September 5 - Bulova: Caravelle New York - The It Factor Ltd. announces a new marketing client Bulova. The It Factor team will be managing the campaign for the launch of Caravelle New York, a line of fashion watches created to satisfy a demand for affordable and fashionable watches. The launch will be supported by an integrated media buy, guerilla marketing campaign, launch event, and a consumer promotion.

August 2013

  • August 26 - Fitz's Supper Club - The It Factor executed FITZ'S SUPPER CLUB, Celebrities at YOUR service presented by Morton's The Steakhouse. The event was held in Scottsdale, AZ in partnership with Larry Fitzgerald, benefiting The Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund. The event featured some of Larry's teammates and other celebrity friends serving a lavish dinner to the distinguished guests made up of local leaders, business owners and community members.
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July 2013

  • July 25 - Magnum Pleasure Store - The It Factor’s Celebrity Shop has contracted Leaf’s Assistant Captain Joffrey Lupul for a special appearance at the The Magnum Pleasure Store Toronto. The pop-up store concept gives consumers the opportunity to have a custom-made Magnum bar crafted right before their eyes. To book a speaker or celebrity appearance for your next event please contact Erika Fowler, erika@itfactor.biz.

June 2013

  • June 30 - Le Cirque Mystique - The It Factor managed the themed décor, food and beverage, and entertainment for the inaugural outdoor fundraiser held at the Ontario Science Centre. The event, hosted by Jamaal Magloire & Brent Kitson, raised funds in support of the Science Centres Adopt-A-Class Program.
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  • June 11 - North American Cup Draw - The It Factor managed the appearance of Jake Gardiner, NHL Toronto Maple Leafs defensemen for the Pepsi North American Cup Draw at Mohawk Raceway in Flamborough, ON. 2013. The cup carries a $1 million purse and spotlights the best three-year-old pacers on the continent. To book a speaker or celebrity appearance for your next event please contact Erika Fowler, erika@itfactor.biz.
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  • June 5 - Hudson's Bay Company's annual Golf Tournament & Spa - The It Factor team supported the HBC with the event planning and celebrity appearances for their annual Golf Tournament. The Hudson's Bay Company's annual Golf Tournament & Spa in support of Canadian athletes and Dress for Success, New York. Over the past 11 years, the HBC annual Golf Tournament & Spa has consistently been the single biggest fundraiser for the Foundation. Last year's event raised over $500,000 towards their over $7.8 million total donation to their partner organizations over the last 11 years.
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  • June 5 - Trinity Western University 19th Annual WIRELESSWAVE Golf Tournament - The Trinity Western University (TWU) 19th Annual "WIRELESSWAVE" Golf Tournament was held at Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club in Coquitlam. The It Factor managed the appearance of celebrities this year including NFL Hall of Fame Running backs Eric Dickerson and Marshall Faulk along with soon to be inducted Terrell Davis. Over the past 19 years the tournament has raised over $3.3 million put towards student-athlete scholarships and endowments.
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May 2013

  • May 11 - Toronto Revellers Band Launch - The It Factor created the 007 themed décor and opening entertainment for Jamaal Magloire and the Toronto Revellers Band Launch in Toronto. Besides hosting a fantastic party with world class Soca artists performing live, Jamaal launched the costume options for the Revellers to a plethora of media and packed house of Caribana participants. For more event photos click here.
  • May 3 and 4 - Truestar in Kansas - The It Factor's relationship with the world's leading health and wellness company Truestar continues as we will organize their next conference with inspiring speakers and wellness consultants. An experience designed to help guests "Get fit, get social, get paid". For more information about our event planning services please contact Erika Fowler erika@itfactor.biz.

March 2013

  • March 29 - The It Factor is proud to present the Arizona Cardinal's Wide Receiver, Larry Fitzgerald Jr. as the guest speaker for 2013 Good Friday Breakfast at Westin La Paloma in Tucson, Arizona
    Please visit goodfridaybreakfast.com for more information. To book a speaker or celebrity appearance for your next event please contact Erika Fowler, erika@itfactor.biz.


  • March 12 - Cooking for a Cause - The It Factor managed the appearance of four-time NBA champion, actor and talk show host, John Salley on the pilot of the new TV show, Cooking for a Cause. To book a speaker or celebrity appearance for your next event please contact erika@itfactor.biz.
  • March 11-15 - Oxfam Senegal Trip with NFL Athletes - The It Factor President and CEO, Natasha Borota, was honoured to join Anquan Boldin of the San Francisco 49s, Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals and Roddy White of the Atlanta Falcons in Senegal. The NFL Athletes worked with Oxfam America to demonstrate how local communities can and should be the key drivers of development.
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  • March 7 - The Michael "Pinball" Clemons Foundation hosted their 6th annual "Stairway to Heaven" gala in Toronto. The It Factor was responsible for the full service event management of this breathtaking fundraising event.
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April 2013

  • April 26 - The It Factor managed the appearance of Michael 'Pinball' Clemons as the host of Bethesda fundraiser. The event supported the Respite Program for Children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. To book a speaker or celebrity appearance for your next event please contact Erika Fowler, erika@itfactor.biz.


February 2013

  • February 9 - Laugh Out Loud - The It Factor and Event Sponsorship Partners were responsible for the event planning of this sold out one-of-a-kind comedy event that raised over $1.8 million to benefit cancer care in the Credit Valley Hospital.
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  • February 1 - IBM Volunteer Appreciation Event - Michael 'Pinball' Clemons was the special guest of IBM's Volunteer Appreciation Event. Referring to IBM's corporate slogan, the topic of his inspiring speech was "Making the world work better". To book a speaker or celebrity appearance for your next event please contact erika@itfactor.biz.

January 2013

  • January 30 - BlackBerry 10 Launch - The It Factor supplied star power to the BlackBerry 10 Launch event at the Carlu in Toronto. The celebrity attendees included Toronto Argonauts, Hamilton Tiger Cats, Canadian Olympians, award winning actors, and local media celebrities. To book a speaker or celebrity appearance for your next event please contact erika@itfactor.biz
    Photos from the event
  • January 27 - Slice the ICE - The It Factor has worked with the Canadian Shaare Zedek Hospital Foundation to support their Slice the Ice event with a celebrity experience. Darryl Sittler, former Toronto Maple Leafs Captain, was the special guest of this fundraising event.
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  • January 12 - Truelife Launch Dallas - The world's leading health and wellness company Truestar invites you to join the two-day launch party in Dallas to meet inspiring speakers and wellness consultants. An experience designed to help guests to "Get fit, get social, get paid". For more information about our event planning services please contact Erika Fowler, erika@itfactor.biz.


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December 2012

  • December 20 - Kardinal Offishall's 14th Annual Christmas Event - Candlelight and caramel were the names of the game at rapper Kardinal Offishall's 14th annual fundraiser, where Toronto's young suits toasted the holidays with local celebs.
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  • December - Eric Dickerson & Off the Record - The It Factor Ltd. is proudly working with Michael Landsberg and Off The Record managing the weekly appearances of Hall of Fame Running Back Eric Dickerson. To book a speaker or celebrity appearance for your next event please contact Erika Fowler, erika@itfactor.biz.
    See the show times here and hear the latest on NFL Football.

November 2012

  • November 25 - Ultimate Scotiabank Game Changer - Sixteen-year-old Angel Magnussen has been named the Scotiabank National Game Changer and has won $100,000 which will be donated on her behalf to Variety - The Children's Charity of British Columbia.
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  • November 15 - Tilted Kilt The Esplanade Grand Opening - The modern sports pub featuring sexy servers, traditional pub fare and an extensive selection of beer and whiskeys under a classic Celtic roof celebrated its grand opening on The Esplanade in Toronto.
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  • November 15 - Guys' Night Out Toronto - The It Factor has teamed up with HBC to support Guys' Night Out Queen Street in Toronto on November 15th. Celebrity guests were Andrea Bargnani and José Calderón of the Raptors.
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  • November 8 - Guys' Night Out Vancouver - Ryan Kesler and former captain Trevor Linden of the Canucks were part of the successful Guy's Night Out event at the Bay Granville Street where guest could shop the fall/winter collection, get groomed with product demos, and of course meet the two sport celebrities.
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  • November - Ultimate Scotiabank Game Changer - The It Factor Ltd. is excited to announce that Michael "Pinball" Clemons will be on the all-star Jury to help decide the Ultimate Scotiabank Game Changer.
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  • November - Chef Corbin and Tabasco - Tabasco Brand Pepper Sauce and The It Factor have signed a contract extension for Chef Corbin as seen on Food Network Canada and Restaurant Takeover, as the celebrity face to the Tabasco brand. To book a speaker or celebrity appearance for your next event please contact Erika Fowler, erika@itfactor.biz.
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October 2012

  • October 19 - Diwali Festival of Lights Celebration - in support of the Trillium Health Centre Foundation - This year's event, which will take place on October 19, 2012 is Trillium Health Centre Foundation's 11th annual Diwali celebration. Trillium Diwali 2012, the largest celebration of its kind in Canada, will be raising funds to enhance Trillium Health Centre's Endoscopy Suites, used to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases.
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September 2012

  • September - GC Motorsports International (GCMI) - The three final races for the 2012 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series (NCATS) in Barrie ON, Antigonish NS, and Kawartha ON. GCMI brought in their "Dream Team" made up of NCATS crew members and members of the NASCAR Nationwide team in an effort to take a run at winning the championship.
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  • September - Tilted Kilt - With more than 60 restaurants, The Tilted Kilt is a fast-growing chain from the USA that is now coming to the Greater Toronto Area. The It Factor supports the launch of the first pubs in Richmond Hill and on The Esplanade with an extensive marketing and PR concept.
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August 2012

  • August 31 - The It Factor Softball Champs - The Dream Team Softball team had a great inaugural season finishing the regular season with a 6-1 record.
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  • August 29 - MPCF Fan Day - This Fan Day saw over 100 people come to dinner - the most people we've had so far! Max Lalonde, a member of the It Factor volunteered and wrote a blog post for our MPCF blog.
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  • August - GC Motorsports International (GCMI) - A fantastic month for GCMI and Andrew Ranger, the #27 GCMI/Dodge Dealers of Quebec Challenger was a crowd favorite in the JuliaWine.com 100 at Circuit de Trois-Riviere, QC where the team won its second race of the 2012 season.
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July 2012

  • July - GC Motorsports International (GCMI) - Pizza Pizza and its western subsidiary Pizza 73 would come on board as team sponsors for the remainder of the season. Pizza 73 would be featured as primary sponsors for the western road trip and Pizza Pizza an associate sponsor for the remaining races in Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia.
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June 2012

  • June 16 - Racing for Philanthropy - GC Motorsports International (GCMI) kicked off its "Racing for Philanthropy" program this past weekend at the Clarington 200 Race in Bowmanville. The program is designed to inspire giving and charitable acts across Canada. Individuals are encouraged to make a $27.00 donation in support of The Michael "Pinball" Clemons Foundation and the Canada Company for the opportunity to have their name on Andrew Ranger's #27 car in one of the future NASCAR Nationwide races. After coming off his first Canadian Tire Series win of the season at the Lucas Oil Grand Pix on June 3rd, Andrew Ranger and GCMI are excited to launch the "Racing for Philanthropy" program this weekend. To put your name on the car click here
  • June 6 - Hudson's Bay Company Annual Golf Tournament - This year's golf event brought the Hudson's Bay Company team together with their vendor partners for an unforgettable day in support of the Hudson's Bay Company Foundation.
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  • June 6 - Trinity Western University 18th Annual WIRELESSWAVE Golf Tournament - The Trinity Western University 18th Annual WIRELESSWAVE Golf Tournament, which hosted Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald as its guest speaker, raised over $660,000 for student-athlete scholarships and scholarship endowments.
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  • June 4 - The Second Annual Plain + Simple Celebrity Classic - The Second Annual Plain + Simple Celebrity Classic took place in support of The Michael "Pinball" Clemons Foundation and The Thomas and Tallis Foundation. For more information about our event planning services please contact Erika Fowler erika@itfactor.biz.
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May 2012

  • GC Motorsports International (GCMI) - Two-time NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion Andrew Ranger, is competing in the 2012 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series driving the GC Motorsports International (GCMI) #27 Dodge Challenger.
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  • May 27 - The It Factor "Dream Team" and ESP Inc. is at again giving back to the community! This time they will attempt to pull a plane in support of ALS at Bombardier Aerospace Hangar in Downsview. To learn more http://alsont.ca/alsplanepull/.
  • May 20 - GCMI International - Andrew Ranger placed 4th in a tight 51 lap race at Mosport in Bowmanville, Ontario. The Dodge sponsored vehicle had a great race and finished less than a second behind the leader. Mosport's newly renovated track had record attendance level over the incredible long weekend.
  • May 9 - Fan Day with Ronald McDonald House - The It Factor "Dream Team" gives back to the Ronald McDonald House again! In honour of Mother's Day, the team kicked it up 'Greek style' and the residents loved it!
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April 2012

  • GC Motorsports International (GCMI) - The stars of NASCAR Nationwide were at the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at the Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX on Friday April 13th, 2012. David Ragan secured a strong top-ten finish in the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway this past Friday.
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  • Truestar Health - The It Factor Ltd. announces a new client - Truestar Health. In October 2012 - The It Factor "Dream Team" will coordinate the logistics of the Inaugural Convention and Training Event.
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  • The Melting Pot of Richmond Hill
    Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 - The fondue restaurant located in Richmond Hill, Ontario, at 125-135 York Boulevard will open for business on April 25th.
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  • April 9 - Fan Day with Ronald McDonald House - The It Factor "Dream Team" gives back! The team can execute any event, of any size. However, "Fan Day" not only put their cooking skills to the test, it warmed their hearts to participate in such a great cause with the gang from the Michael "Pinball" Clemons Foundation.
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March 2012

  • GC Motorsports International (GCMI) - 2012 began with David Ragan, last season's winner of the Coke Zero 400 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, behind the wheel at Daytona. An early wreck sidelined David Ragan and many others, pole winner Danica Patrick...
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  • March 19 - Trillium Health Centre Foundation - The It Factor Ltd. announces a new client - Trillium Health Centre Foundation. In the fall of 2012 - The It Factor "Dream Team" has been hire to execute the Diwali Gala in Mississauga.
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  • March 17 - Fan Day with Ronald McDonald House - The It Factor "Dream Team" creates a partnership with MPCF, Sportsnet The Fan 590 and Ronald McDonald House!
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  • March 1 - Michael "Pinball" Clemons Foundation Gala - The It Factor took over the planning and execution of the popular Michael "Pinball" Clemons Foundation yearly star-studded gala - Thousand Paper Cranes Gala on Thursday, March 1st, 2012.
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February 2012

  • GC Motorsports International (GCMI) - Go Canada Racing will become GC Motorsports International (GCMI). The name change is a result of numerous developments in the offseason and more clearly represents our company, our partners, drivers and sponsors going forward.
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  • The Melting Pot Richmond Hill - The It Factor Ltd. announces a new client - The Melting Pot Richmond Hill. In April 2012 - The Melting Pot franchise comes to the Greater Toronto area with the first of three restaurants.
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January 2012

  • Thousand Paper Cranes Gala - Thursday, March 1st, 2012 - The It Factor ltd. has been contracted by MPCF to execute their Annual Gala at the Royal York Hotel. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for the Thousand Paper Cranes Gala or to purchase a table go to www.mpcf.ca/gala2012. For more information about our event planning services please contact Erika Fowler erika@itfactor.biz.
  • Two of It Factor's clients - Fish TV and Bolle have created a new partnership - Bolle eyewear will be featured on two upcoming episodes as Leo Stakos of FISHTV travel to Mexico and Brazil on their upcoming fishing excursions. For more information about our event planning services please contact Erika Fowler erika@itfactor.biz.
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December 2011

  • When Sean Pierson goes into his next bout on the blockbuster, end of year UFC 141 card (December 30th), he will do so with the support of a great new sponsor.
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  • Kardinal Offishall's 13th Annual Christmas Event was a huge success raising over $30,000.00 for SickKids Foundation on Thursday December 22, 2011, presented by Ferris Rafauli of Grandeur Luxury Homes.
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  • Chef Corbin Announced as New ROM Executive Chef
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