For the record…

Marketing and Promotion Group, Toronto has been awarded the three-year Foodland Ontario contract, valued between $300,000 and $500,000 annually, by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food.The assignment includes planning and development of marketing and sales promotions that stimulate awareness and...

Marketing and Promotion Group, Toronto has been awarded the three-year Foodland Ontario contract, valued between $300,000 and $500,000 annually, by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food.

The assignment includes planning and development of marketing and sales promotions that stimulate awareness and sales of Ontario-grown produce.

The short-list of five Toronto agencies included incumbent Impaq Marketing, McDonnell Haynes, Peckham McGirr Communications and Vickers & Benson Advertising.

è New York-based Wells Rich Greene/BDDP has officially opened its Toronto office to service the Canadian portion of its North American ITT Sheraton account which includes the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel & Towers and 19 other properties.

Janette Yates, former account director at Vickers & Benson Advertising, is running the office as vice-president, management supervisor.

Wells Rich Greene Canada is located at the Sheraton Centre. The phone number is (416) 956-4840.

è Hailbeck Communications has moved to The Landing, Suite 620, 375 Water St., Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5C6. The phone number is (604) 683-7996, and fax, (604) 683-7910.

è Wynn’s Canada of Mississauga, Ont. is supporting Easter Seals with ‘Wynn Together,’ a fundraising program running September through November.

Wynn’s will donate 10 cents for every one of its automotive oil supplements or wash and wax products sold.

Retailers such as Canadian Tire will install point-of-purchase display and support the effort in their flyers and advertising. Other advertising will appear in car magazines and during the 15 games of the NHL Oldtimers Tournament on tsn this fall.

Advertising for Wynn’s comes from Griffin Bacal Volny, Toronto.

è Hotel management company Journey’s End of Belleville, Ont. and Choice Hotels International of Maryland have finalized an agreement to form a joint venture company called Choice Hotels Canada to license hotels, motels and all-suite properties throughout Canada.

Choice is the franchisor of Comfort, Quality, Econo Lodge, Clarion, Rodeway, Friendship and Sleep Inns.

In Canada, 120 Journey’s End properties will combine with 54 Choice locations, with existing Journey’s End Motels becoming Comfort Inns by Journey’s End; hotels changing to Quality Hotels by Journey’s End, and suite hotels moving to Quality Suites by Journey’s End.

Newly licensed properties will only carry the Journey’s End tag if the company manages it for the owner.

A seven-week national advertising campaign, imported from Baltimore-based Gray Kirk & Van Sant, features weekly cash giveaways and a dinosaur character called a Choiceasaurus.