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Tuesday, 01 November 2016 20:49

CANADA 150 could bring Caygeon 10 new jobs

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            After three months of negotiating, 76 NORTH STREET INC. (aka Kawartha Gear) has become an official licensee to produce and distribute CANADA 150 apparel and other items to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial next year.

            The CANADA 150 licence should bring another 8-10 jobs to Bobcaygeon to help produce the estimated 500,000 units of

apparel, pennants, headwear in the next 12 months. 

            Only the coffee mugs, pens, pins, bags, lanyards etc. will be produced outside of the Kawarthas. 

            76 NORTH received both the national and international licences to sell CANADA 150 gear in over 10 countries. 

            In making the announcement, CEO Gary Vaters said: “We are committing 10 percent to community and social needs, as we believe in giving back.”

            “This is a terrific country, Bobcaygeon is ‘Heaven on Earth,’ and we are humbled and proud to be a part of this community,” he added.

            Vaters said his family has held apparel-merchandise licences in brand, sports and entertainment licencing for many years, including the Toronto Pan Am Games, NHL, CFL, NFL, Star Wars, Disney, Warner Bros., American Chopper, Coke, GM and Maui and Sons.

            But the CANADA 150 licence “will allow us to do something truly unique for our community and our country.”

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