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Join us for the Tosca Reno Clean Living® Experience April 20th

Tosca Reno Clean Living® Experience
DATES: April 20-24, 2017
BG Ocala Ranch – Florida

Have you ever wished you could ask a wellness guru like Tosca Reno these questions:  “I am going through some tough times and I wonder what your secret is?  I’ve been following you and I’ve had my book signed by you but yet I still struggle.  Pulling it all together through all the rough times you’ve had.  How do you stay motivated? How do you stay on your game? What is your secret to glowing, radiant, authentic wellness? I want to know! I want to be well. I want to spend a day with you to learn how to do it for myself?”

If that describes you, then the first ever Clean Living® Retreat Experience with Tosca Reno is for you.

According to the World Health Organization, wellness is not simply the absence of disease. Rather, it is the presence of robust nutritional and physical habits as well as mental, social and emotional strength.

Together these three practices combine to create a happier, healthier more resilient you.

“Participating in this wellness retreat with me, will give you the personal touch and guidance I strive to offer via my books and speaking engagements, but at Ocala Ranch, I will be right there beside you.  Together we will practice – how to care for ourselves in practical, powerful ways through the tools of Eating Clean®, Functional Fitness and Gratitude Journalling. Join me!” –Tosca

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B Beyond Magazine talks philanthropy with Bobby Genovese

The ability to identify opportunities is a quality all successful people share. Turning your own qualities into an opportunity, however, is something Bobby Genovese could claim a patent on.

A natural people connector with an engaging personality, easy charm and formidable marketing nous, he parlayed all of these into a business, introducing players in the financial industry to one another.  He would have understood the value of mutually beneficial, peer to peer networking before the word was even coined.  As his clients prospered, so did he and somewhere along the line, the BG Capital Group was born. BG Capital is an evolved version of the “turn your qualities into an opportunity” concept – it is a “turn your interests into working assets” proposition and works spectacularly well because of Genovese’s unique skill of relating to people in general and utilising the relationships he creates to cross-fertilise the BG brand.

The BG brand itself comprises several divisions: a private equity capital group identifying new investment opportunities, a capital management multi-national business and asset consolidator, and a privately held real estate investment and development trust that actively acquires properties in the US, Canada and the Carribeans.

bobbyOne of the ways his business has evolved is through his personal interests and it’s a measure of the man’s acumen and shrewdness that virtually everything he’s fallen in love with has become a working asset.

Over time he fell in love with beautiful locations and bought homes there, played polo around the world, went yachting in the Bahamas, flew planes and of course, kept making friends everywhere.

The homes, 14 of them, became the BG Luxury Retreats Luxury Portfolio; BG Parks is an ecotourism and land conservation project; BG Polo is two polo clubs in Florida and a polo ranch in Argentina; BG Yachts is not just a reflection of his love of boats (he bought Paul Allen’s former yacht, Charade), but an expanding business that charters yachts in Miami.

unnamed-1“It’s a new industry I fell into”, says Genovese casually, but there is nothing casual about it – not only does he pretty much own the FL charter market, he has plans to expand and grow it on the Med, so stay tuned.

When it comes to philanthropy, Genovese has followed a similar business-like approach and rather than donate to a spade of charities (too many causes to choose from), he bought a company whose model of giving he liked, Solutions with Impact.

The company raises funds through events and the Genovese-inspired car and boat rallies are hugely enjoyable as well as successful in contributing to paediatric cancer research (they have raised $17m to date).

“Giving back is a privilege”, he says, echoing major philanthropists around the globe, but you can bet that Bobby Genovese and everyone involved also have enormous fun doing it.

Investing in relationships that pay dividends and turning personal assets and interests into businesses, not to mention impact philanthropy, is what most of us endeavour to do either or both purposefully and on a subliminal level.  Genovese has turned it into an art form.

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BG Vero Beach Polo Club Launches 2016-2017 Season

Celebrating Vero Beach, Florida’s coveted presence on the east coast polo circuit Bobby Genovese’s BG Vero Beach Polo Club will open for the 2016/17 season on October 1 with lessons, instruction, practice and coaching leagues.

The 2017 polo season opener will be held on Sunday January 8, 2017.

Matches will be played every Sunday at 7634 South Polo Grounds Way through Sunday April 30, 2017. Gates open at 12:30 pm; matches begin at 1:30 pm.

“We are proud to host another incredible season of polo, which promises to be better than ever,” said Genovese of the club’s third season. “General Manager Patta Conboy has done a phenomenal job curating this fabulous club, its programming and state-of-the-art facilities. We could not be more excited.”

Conboy is joined by the Club Management Team of polo players Tiffany Busch, Gaston Rodriquez and Karen Reese. Kelly Rigsby-Quam continues as Barn Manager overseeing the club’s stabling and equine welfare.

This year’s schedule includes 16 weekends of polo, including match games and tournament play. The club will host:

    •Two 4-goal tournaments, one 6-goal tournament and one 8-goal tournament.

    •Inaugural Woman’s Invitational

    •Return of the University of Miami team led by coach Senter Johnson returns this season for a match game in March.

    •The legendary Memo Gracida will co-host the club’s first 8-goal tournament in March with games at Gracida’s Portales on Martin Hwy. and tournament finals at the Vero Beach Polo Club.

    •The club will host a large-scale fundraiser for the leukemia foundation, featuring high-goal polo players from Wellington.

    •New this year a coaching league has been established to accommodate 0-2 and 2-4 goal players. A pro pool polo rotation will be initiated at the club’s local match games along with two chukker exhibition games in support of our youth and coaching league players.

2017 will offer exciting polo of all levels in Vero Beach. Private and group polo lessons with the club’s pros are also available through the BG Polo School.

In additional to weekly tailgating, champagne divot stomping and awards ceremonies, BG Vero Beach Polo Club will host its inaugural black tie BG Polo Ball, hosted by Bobby Genovese and founding members of the Polo Club. Open to the public, this elegant evening affair will help raise funds for the club’s youth polo scholarship program and a permanent clubhouse adjoining the club’s practice field.

“We are excited about the growth of the equestrian community in Vero Beach as we are our commitment to the game of polo both here and with our polo partners around the globe,” said Genovese.

For more information, visit our website at http://verobeachpolo.com
BG Polo Vero Beach, 7634 S Polo Grounds Way, Vero Beach, FL 32968; (772) 999-3709

About BG Signature
BG Signature is Bobby Genovese’s curated collection of luxury destinations that include private estates in the United States, Canada, Bahamas, England and Argentina. Three private yachts complete the collection in addition to polo and equestrian teaching and competition centers in Florida, Canada and Argentina. http://www.bgsignature.com.

About BG Capital Group
With more than 25 years of experience in mergers and acquisition. BG Capital Group Limited and BG Capital Management Corporation are both based in Barbados with associate management offices in the Bahamas, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Florida, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver. In 2013 Genovese launched BG Signature, a portfolio of exclusive luxury retreats in the US, Canada, Europe, South America and Bahamas, including his flagship, BG Ocala Ranch in Ocala, Florida, a 100-acre, year-round luxury equestrian retreat. http://www.bgcapitalgroup.com

BG Polo Vero Beach Launches 2016 Season Sunday January 17

Celebrating Vero Beach, Florida’s coveted presence on the national polo circuit Bobby Genovese’s BG Vero Beach Polo Club will host its 2016 season opener on Sunday January 17, 2016.

Gates open at 1 pm and matches begin at 2pm every Sunday through May 1, 2016.

“We are proud to host another incredible season of polo, which promises to be better than ever,” said Genovese of the club’s second season and celebrated return to the polo circuit. “Our Equestrian Director Patta Sloan Conboy has done a phenomenal job curating this fabulous club, its programming and state-of-the-art facilities. We could not be more excited.” Conboy is joined by USPA Instructor and Polo Director Max Secunda, and Barn Manager Kelly Rigsby-Quam.

“We are honored to join the horse community in Vero Beach as we expand our commitment to the game of polo both here in Vero Beach and around the world,” said Genovese of his polo interests that include polo and equestrian teaching and competition centers in Ocala, Toronto, Ontario, and Pilar, Argentina. The collection is part of Genovese’s privately curated BG Signature collection of luxury destinations that include private estates in the United States, Canada, Bahamas, England and Argentina. Three private yachts and a jet complete the collection.

Exhibition games will be structured to entertain both the public and to satisfy playing members. In addition, a pony league has been developed for children and families that will include both practice sessions and match play.

“It is our goal to invest in both youth and adult equine programs, including Hunter/Jumper, Polo, Dressage, a Youth Polo program and more. Our goal is to be the number one polo and equestrian facility in the area and local leader in education, training and event programs.”

For more information, including field conditions and weather delays, visit our website at http://verobeachpolo.com

BG Polo Vero Beach, 7634 South Polo Grounds Way, Vero Beach, FL 32968; (772) 999-3709

About BG Signature
BG Signature is Bobby Genovese’s privately curated collection of luxury destinations that include private estates in the United States, Canada, Bahamas, England and Argentina. Two private yachts and a jet complete the collection in addition to five polo and equestrian teaching and competition centers in Florida, Canada and Argentina. http://www.bgsignature.com.

About BG Capital Group
With more than 25 years of experience in mergers and acquisition. BG Capital Group Limited and BG Capital Management Corporation are both based in Barbados with associate management offices in the Bahamas, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Florida, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver. In 2013 Genovese developed and launched BG Signature Properties, a portfolio of 12 exclusive luxury retreats in the US, Canada, Europe, South America and Bahamas, including its flagship BG Ocala Ranch in Ocala, Florida, a 100-acre, year-round luxury equestrian retreat featuring world-class stables and lodging for traveling horse enthusiasts. Three private yachts and a jet complete the collection. http://www.bgcapitalgroup.com

Solutions with Impact Announces Licensing Partnership with Maxim, Inc.

Solutions with Impact partnership brings MAXIM-branded events to Canada

Solutions with Impact, Canada’s leading event marketing company, announced they will partner with Maxim Inc., the leading men’s lifestyle brand, to bring a series of exciting MAXIM-branded events to Canada.

Solutions with Impact CEO Joel Hock, and partner Bobby Genovese, BG Capital Group, and Joe Mangione, who led Maxim between 2011-12, have together formed SWI Entertainment International Inc. to produce the events as Maxim’s licensee.

SWI Entertainment International Inc. will build upon the success of the renowned Maxim Party brand by launching it with a creative and exciting event in Toronto during the same weekend as the NBA All-Star weekend in February.

“We look forward to bringing the Maxim brand to the celebratory atmosphere that surrounds major sporting and entertainment events in Canada, including the NBA All Star game, the Grey Cup, the Toronto Film Festival, the Calgary Stampede, Montreal Grand Prix, Honda Indy Toronto, among others,” said Joel Hock.

Canadian readers of the international men’s magazine will have the opportunity to attend local parties and events previously unavailable to them in each of the cities where these events are held. The Maxim events will include live entertainment, local celebrities, and all of the excitement and media exposure the U.S. events have garnered.

Joe Mangione, the former CEO of Maxim magazine says, “As the former CEO of Maxim I know the power of the Maxim brand. I am proud to join forces with Joel and Bobby to expand and create SWI Entertainment International Inc. They are the perfect partners with whom to branch out into the Canadian Market. The Maxim party is arguably the greatest private event during the biggest weekends in professional sports and entertainment and we want to extend our reach to new markets across Canada.”

“This is an exciting step to create heightened exposure for the Maxim brand in Canada, while we at Solutions with Impact continue to build a totally integrated media, marketing and event company,” said Bobby Genovese, partner of Solutions with Impact.

For over 20 years, Maxim has been the leader in men’s lifestyle. In addition to its U.S. publication, the brand publishes 11 international print editions, distributed in 67 countries worldwide.

About BG Signature/BG Capital Group
With more than 25 years of experience in mergers and acquisition, BG Capital Group Limited and BG Capital Management Corporation are both based in Barbados with associate management offices in the Bahamas, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Florida, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver. In 2013, Genovese developed and launched BG Signature, a global portfolio of exclusive VIP experiences and luxury retreats in the US, Canada, Europe, South America and Bahamas, including its flagship property, BG Polo & Equestrian Resort in Ocala, Florida, a 100-acre, year-round luxury equestrian retreat. A fleet of private yachts, private jet and four polo and equestrian clubs complete the collection.

Bobby Genovese’s BG Signature Collection Expands Luxury Yacht Fleet with Launch of M/Y BG CHARADE

BG Capital Group announces the latest addition to his luxury yacht division with the launch of M/Y BG CHARADE

Adding to a global portfolio of BG Signature experiences and concierge travel offerings, BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese has announced the latest addition to his luxury yacht division with the launch of M/Y BG CHARADE, a classic 154-foot Feadship following a complete interior and exterior refit.

The new fully customized motor yacht boasts a modern, stylish interior with six spacious staterooms accommodating 12 guests for overnight trips. Among the changes is a more streamlined, ergonomic layout throughout, a new VIP suite on the main deck as a sixth stateroom, a new large wine display in the salon, state-of-the-art electronics and a spectacular outdoor aft deck theatre suited for al fresco entertaining and lounging.

“BG CHARADE was world renown when built in 1990 as the first Feadship to have a wheel-less wheelhouse,” said Genovese who fell in love with the boat when owned by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen.

“Paul took her up the Amazon River and around the world twice, where she enjoyed a global roster of guests who undoubtedly shared my fascination and awe. She’s an amazing and storied work of art with a pedigree as unique as her lines.” And so, when the opportunity to purchase CHARADE decades later from then-owner British entrepreneur Joe Lewis, Genovese knew that life had come full circle and the yacht he had admired so was to be his destiny.

M/Y BG CHARADE joins an impressive suite of yachts in the BG charter collection that also includes M/Y BG Jr., a state-of-the-art 78-ft Lazzara LSX and M/Y BG3, a 2009 74-Sunseeker Predator.

For booking information contact Liliana Lopez at Propel Yachts liliana(at)propelyachts(dot)com.

About Propel Yachts
Propel Yachts is a boutique luxury yachting company comprised of a dynamic team of seasoned international experts providing bespoke support, advise and exclusive detail to every aspect of mega yacht charters and sales, charter management and marketing, yacht management and interior design. For more information visit PropelYachts.com.

About BG Signature
BG Signature is a global portfolio of VIP experiences and exclusive luxury retreats in the US, Canada, Europe, South America and Bahamas, including the flagship BG Polo & Equestrian in Ocala, Florida, a 100-acre luxury equestrian retreat featuring world-class stables and lodging for traveling horse enthusiasts. A fleet of private yachts, private jet and four polo and equestrian clubs complete the collection.

Bobby Genovese’s BG Capital Group to Oversee Popular Florida Park Concessions in Partnership with Department of Environmental Protection

BG Capital Group has secured a partnership with Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection to oversee recreation and hospitality concessions at three of south Florida’s most popular parks.

Bobby Genovese’s BG Capital Group has secured a partnership with Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection to oversee recreation and hospitality concessions at three of south Florida’s most popular parks: Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park in Dania Beach; Hugh Taylor Birch State Park in Ft. Lauderdale; and Oleta River State Park in North Miami Beach.

“We are thrilled and honored to be a major force in bringing to life and making accessible these incredibly beautiful parks for a whole new generation of visitors to enjoy,” said Genovese, who secured a concession acquisition agreement with John U. Lloyd Beach State Park in March of this year followed by restoration efforts that have since garnered rave reviews for Genovese and Director of Operations, Dane White.

“Not only are we privileged to help preserve and cultivate these extraordinary natural resources but we are especially honored to play a role in restoring the popularity of these south Florida treasures,” said Genovese, whose partnership with the state began in 2013 with the acquisition and successful restoration of central Florida’s Silver Springs State Park and its glass bottom boat and kayak concessions.

BG Parks will operate all watersports rentals and guided tours at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park (kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling, scuba diving) including overseeing PADI scuba certifications and event management services (corporate events, weddings, live music, holiday events) and, soon to be opening, the BG Whiskey Creek Hideout bar and restaurant.

At Hugh Taylor Birch State Park BG Parks will also operate rentals and guided tours (kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, pedal boats, bicycles, jet ski’s, segways) and event management services (corporate events, weddings, live music, holiday events) and, soon to be opening, the BG Coco’s Cafe bar and restaurant.

And, just last month, BG Parks added Oleta River State Park to its growing portfolio of eco adventure offerings. As with John U. Lloyd and Hugh Taylor Birch State parks, BG Parks will operate rentals and guided tours (kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, bicycles) as well as event management services (full moon paddle tours, corporate events, weddings, live music, holiday events) and, soon to be opening, the BG Blue Marlin Fish House bar and restaurant.

“With the latest addition of restaurants that are opening in all three parks, our menu of offerings create a true full-service hospitality destination for all occasions,” said White. “We could not be more excited to showcase these extraordinary parks and to provide such stunning natural outdoor adventures and venues.”

For more information about these parks, offerings and services, contact Director of Operations Dane White at 954-952-2061; dwhite@bgcap.com or visit http://www.bgfloridaparks.com

About BG Capital Group Limited
With more than 25 years of experience in mergers and acquisition. BG Capital Group Limited and BG Capital Management Corporation are both based in Barbados with associate management offices in the Bahamas, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Florida, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver. In 2013 Genovese developed and launched BG Signature, a global portfolio of luxury retreats in the US, Canada, Europe, South America and Bahamas and private access VIP experiences that span the spectrum of events in sports, fashion, culture and more. A fleet of private yachts, private jet and five polo and equestrian clubs complete the collection.

BG Capital Group’s Bobby Genovese to Co-Chair Marion Therapeutic Riding Association Benefit; CMA Recording Artist Shane Wooten to Emcee

The MTRA is a premier accredited not-for-profit therapeutic horseback riding organization that has been providing therapeutic horseback riding opportunities to persons of all ages that are physically, mentally or emotionally challenged.

BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese has been named co-chair of the 2016 Marion Therapeutic Riding Association’s 2016 dance competition benefit to be held on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at the Circle Square Cultural Center in Ocala, Florida.

The MTRA is a premier accredited not-for-profit therapeutic horseback riding organization that has been providing therapeutic horseback riding opportunities to persons of all ages that are physically, mentally or emotionally challenged. Genovese will be joined by CMA Recording Artist Shane Wooten, who is returning as Master of Ceremonies, and co-host Mary K. Thomas, owner of Equistaff.com, FastTrack Staffing, Inc., and MKT Talent.

Called the Florida Fun Mini Match, the benefit will feature amateur, professional and youth ballroom dancers performing and competing to win scholarships, awards, and cash prizes. Dance, Dance, Dance Studios of Wildwood, Florida are producing the event in partnership with Mary K. Thomas, who is also presenting sponsor. A portion of the proceeds raised will be donated to the MTRA.

“As a lover of horses and all forms of horseback riding, I am excited and honored to work with Mary and her team and to help support the MTRA, which is doing amazing things in the community every day with therapeutic horseback riding,” said Genovese, BG Capital Group Board Chairman and owner of BG Signature, a global portfolio of VIP experiences and luxury retreats in the US, Canada, Europe, South America and Bahamas, including its flagship property, BG Equestrian Resort in Ocala, Florida. “I am honored to join Mary in co-hosting what promises to be an unforgettable afternoon of great dancing and camaraderie that provides such incredible support and resources to such a worthy group of people.”

Celebrity judges are Australia’s number one ballroom couple, Mario Cicala (of Italy) and Bianca Tonizzo (of Australia), who will also be performing at the event.

The event will be held at Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala, Florida and will begin at 1pm. General admission tickets are available online for $25.00 and $30.00 or at the door. To purchase tickets or for sponsorship information, call 352.432.0873 or email info(at)dancedancedance(dot)biz. Limited VIP tickets are available.

About BG Capital Group
With more than 25 years of experience in mergers and acquisition, BG Capital Group Limited and BG Capital Management Corporation are both based in Barbados with associate management offices in the Bahamas, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Florida, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver. In 2013, Genovese developed and launched BG Signature, a global portfolio of exclusive VIP experiences and luxury retreats in the US, Canada, Europe, South America and Bahamas, including its flagship property, BG Polo & Equestrian Resort in Ocala, Florida, a 100-acre, year-round luxury equestrian retreat. A fleet of private yachts, private jet and four polo and equestrian clubs complete the collection.

Eighth Annual Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup in Toronto September 18 & 19 in Support of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

The eighth annual Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup will be held September 18 and 19, 2015 in Toronto in support of pediatric cancer research, treatment and care for The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

The eighth annual Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup will be held September 18 and 19, 2015 in Toronto in support of pediatric cancer research, treatment and care for The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), announced Event Chairman Bobby Genovese, Chairman BG Capital Group and BG Signature.

“As the event chair and co-founder of the Car and Boat Rally events, which began in 2008 and have since generated more than $15 million for the Hospital for Sick Children, said Bobby Genovese, Chairman of the Board BG Capital Group. “All children should be given the opportunity to lead full, happy lives. Through this incredible event we can make a difference together and rally for kids with cancer!”

SickKids is one of the top children’s hospitals in the world; renowned for its world-class patient care, research, education and advocacy. Through donor support, SickKids has become a charity that strategically invests in research and training programs that have the potential to improve the health of children across Canada and around the world.

Cancer is the most common cause of disease-related death among Canadian children, and the rate of occurrence continues to rise. This world-renowned place of research, healing and hope, sees approximately 360 new cancer patients each year. All Rally participants and celebrities share the SickKids vision: Healthier Children, A Better World.

Confirmed celebrity navigators for this year include: Billy Baldwin – Actor, Gossip Girl, Hawaii Five-0, The Squid and the Whale, Backdraft; Daniel Jacobs – boxer and is the current WBA Middleweight champion; Hill Harper – Actor, CSI: NY; ; Jes Macallan – Actress, Mistresses; John Salley – NBA Champion, Wellness Advocate and Talk Show Host; Jodi Lyn O’Keefe – Actress, The Vampire Diaries, Two and a Half Men, Nash Bridges; Kim Coates – Actor, Sons of Anarchy; Leo Stakos – Host Fish TV; Lyriq Bent – Actor, Rookie Blue, The Book of Negroes; Mark Boone- Actor, Sons of Anarchy, Batman Begins, Se7en; Mira Sorvino- Academy Award and Golden Globe actress- Woody Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite, Stalker; Omar Benson Miller – Actor, Ballers, CSI Miami; Pooch Hall – Actor, Ray Donovan, The Game, Jumping the Broom; Rick Fox -Actor, Producer, TV Personality & NBA Champion, with more to be confirmed.

Car enthusiasts and philanthropists who participate as drivers must raise a minimum of $25,000 each, to enter their car and draft a Celebrity Navigator. Fuelled by an extraordinary schedule of events and exclusive pit stops, Rally Drivers and Celebrity Navigators embark on a journey of a lifetime.

The Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup kicks off with “The Qualifiers” Celebrity Draft Party on September 18 at Muzik, located at 15 Saskatchewan Rd, Toronto, ON, in Toronto. This cocktail reception provides Rally Drivers with the opportunity to meet and recruit their desired Celebrity Navigator, along with scrumptious food provided by local area restaurants. The premium drafting positions will be determined based on the amount of dollars fundraised.

On September 19, the “Start Your Engines” Brunch takes place at the Ritz-Carlton, located at 181 Wellington Street West in Toronto. Adrenaline will be running high as Car Rally Drivers and Celebrity Navigators get ready for the checkered flag to wave. A delicious brunch will be served before participants set out on an adventure that will challenge, entertain and inspire. Fuelled by an extraordinary schedule of Pit Stops at some of the most renowned establishments and venues in the city, Car Rally Drivers and Celebrity Navigators will embark on a journey led from one clue to the next. Along the way, participants will interact with some of the most unique and inspiring children.

The final destination of the Rally is “The Winner’s Circle” a star-studded gala dinner at the Ritz-Carlton – 181 Wellington Street West. Rally drivers, celebrities, sponsors and invited guests will revel in their memories from the past two days while enjoying an incredible dinner and award-winning entertainment, with live auction prizes and the Scavenger Cup awards ceremony.

Auto World Imports (AWIN) Auto Group is the presenting sponsor and one of Canada’s most prestigious and well-respected auto groups, comprised of 13 auto dealerships in Toronto, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Markham, Durham and Oakville, as well as in Victoria and Nanaimo. “ Awin is proud to come together with our fellow sponsors, participants and celebrities, in the hope to not only increase awareness of the cause but to succeed in raising much needed funds to help children in their fight against cancer.” said AWIN General Manager Paul Roach. For more information, visithttp://www.rallyforkids.com. To arrange an interview, please contact:
Lorraine Quartaro
Director, Communications, Solutions with Impact
T: (416) 703-5371 x 236
C: (416) 433-7232
F: (416) 703-7425 lorraine(dot)quartaro(at)sympatico(dot)ca

BG Capital Group’s Bobby Genovese’s Historic Miss Canada IV Returns to Picton Ontario to Commemorate 1950 World Water Speed Record Attempt

Bobby Genovese’s world famous Miss Canada IV will take center stage at Picton, Ontario’s Prince Edward Yacht Club on October 2 and 3, 2015

Bobby Genovese’s world famous Miss Canada IV will take center stage at Picton, Ontario’s Prince Edward Yacht Club on October 2 and 3, 2015 to commemorate the 65th anniversary of her historic 200 mph run at the World Water Speed record. Admission for the two-day event is $10.

“Who would have ever thought that Miss Canada IV would return to the waters of Prince Edward County 65 years after Harold and Lorna Wilsons’ attempt at the World Water Speed Record,” said her owner, BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese, of this inaugural event hosted by Thunder Events of Picton (TEP).

“Miss Canada IV was the first Canadian challenge to the supremacy of the United States on the world hydroplane stage,” said Genovese, who will be joined by members of the Wilson family returning to watch her fly down the bay. “She captured the imagination of the nation, and we are delighted that she will thrill audiences once again. She is a significant part of Canada’s boat racing history, which I am proud to bring back to Picton.”

Genovese is a devoted collector of vintage Canadian race boats, including Miss Canada III, and Canadiana Grand Prix. He also owns Rambler, a restored 70ft 1903 Polson Iron Works Yacht, Miss Miami V, and Pistoff, a 1960, 970-horsepower twin engine Vic Carpenter custom runabout.

“This gathering will be a great opportunity for visitors to see many of the race boat legends that competed in Picton,” said BG Vintage Racing Team Manager Jamie Smith, who heads Genovese’s BG Vintage Race Boat and Antique Boat Museum, which is expected to be completed next year.

The anniversary festivities will feature a static display of vintage hydroplanes and race boats including Miss Canada IV and give attendees the opportunity to meet the drivers and crews along with notable celebrities of current and past hydroplane racing fame.

TEP was established to promote boat racing, both vintage and professional, in Prince Edward County. Thunder on the Bay is made possible thanks to financial support from local businesses and individuals with the desire to bring race boat fans back to Prince Edward County. Net proceeds of this event will support local charities, the PEC Heritage Fund, and future events. Thunder Events is owned and operated by Larry Ritchie, Board Director of the Prince Edward County Chamber of Tourism and Commerce and owner of Picton Harbour Pontoon Tours.

Event Contact:
Larry Ritchie, Thunder Events Picton
613-920-8453; thundereventspicton(at)gmail(dot)com