Thursday, 30 April 2020

Tree of Life now on the Jamaica Exchange (and Canada too)


Tree of Knowledge International Now Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange
TORONTO, ON, April 23, 2020 – Tree of Knowledge International Corp. (CSE: TOKI; JSE:TOKI; OTCQB: TOKIF) (the “Company” or “TOK”) is pleased to announce that the Company is now trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange.  TOKI is the first company to be cross-listed between the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) and the Jamaican Stock Exchange (JSE).  

Tree of Knowledge International Corp continues on its growth path as the first international company to be cross-listed on the Jamaica Stock exchange (JSE:TOKI). The Jamaica stock exchange was named by the Bloomberg in January 2019, to be the best performing stock exchange in the world (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-01-18/the-jamaican-stock-exchange-is-the-world-s-best-performing-market).

The listing was recognized by Jamaica’s Minister of Industry and Trade Audley Shaw: “TOKI now provides the bridge between Jamaica and the world for Health and wellness as well as providing members of the Diaspora with the opportunity to invest in Jamaica through this public listing.

“The CSE has been sharing knowledge and ideas with the Jamaica Stock Exchange with a view to providing new opportunities for companies on both exchanges in the capital markets of Jamaica and Canada” stated Rob Cook, Senior VP of Market Development of the Canadian Securities Exchange.  “The cross-listing of growing companies like TOKI on the JSE is one of the opportunities that we contemplated and the CSE congratulates TOKI on taking this step.”

Mrs. Marlene Street Forrest, Managing Director of the JSE, commenting on TOKI’s listing stated, “The listing of Tree of Knowledge International Corp. has come into being due to the hard work we have been doing in Canada. In spite of the challenging times, we are seeing some very positive results and I am encouraging Jamaicans to continue to look to the markets for wealth creation as exciting times are ahead.”

Along with its local partner in Jamaica - Timeless Herbal Care, TOK has already received approval from Health Canada to import specific cannabis strains into Canada which will be used to formulate pain relief products for the Canadian and international markets.  Pursuant to a joint venture between the two companies, these products will be developed in an EU/GMP certified Health Canada licensed facility allowing access to the Canadian Market as well as the coveted European Union market.  Dr. Kevin Rod, Medical Advisor to TOKI board of directors, explained:  "Jamaica has many unique medicinal plants with special characteristics that are relevant to our current global health challenges. Our aim in collaboration with local universities, experts and partners is to bring those unique plant strains to the forefront of research and medicine.”
According to Timeless CEO, Courtney Betty:  “This listing culminates 10 years of vision and leadership. I thank Marlene Street Forrest for building one of the best exchanges in the world, giving members of the diaspora great confidence in investing in Jamaica and helping to build the country”.

About Tree of Knowledge International Corp.
TOK is a public company that delivers pathways to innovative, science-based health and wellness solutions.  The Company is a leader in pain management, spanning from seed to patient.  Built upon an extensive network of scientific and medical research, TOK is an advanced leader in the development, processing, and distribution of focused products and treatments for pain relief. Tree of Knowledge spans the globe with its multidisciplinary pain clinics, research partners, consumer CBD products, and education and advocacy programs – all working in harmony to bring health and wellness to the world, while creating value for shareholders and partners. 

For further information please visit: www.tokicorp.com

Or contact: Tree of Knowledge International Corp.
Michael Caridi, Chairman Tel: +1 (917) 295-1374 Michael@tokicorp.com
Stephen Weir: 416-489-5868 stephen@stephenweir.com



Friday, 21 February 2020

The Last RBC Taylor Prize / Ben McNally Books & Brunch

Book event to be held Sunday March 1st at 10 am in Toronto



TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2020 /CNW/ - The RBC Taylor Prize and Ben McNally Books are presenting the 20th annual Books & Brunch featuring the five finalists for the 2020 RBC Taylor Prize on Sunday, March 1st at 10:00 a.m. in the Vanity Fair Ballroom of the Omni King Edward Hotel in downtown Toronto.
The Brunch is an opportunity for the public to meet all five finalists and hear them discuss their books.
A tradition since the first awarding of the Prize in 2000, this event always sells out. This is the last year for the Taylor Prize and therefore the last year for the Taylor Prize / Ben McNally Books and Brunch. Tickets are now on sale for just $60.
The authors of the five books shortlisted for the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize who will speak and their books are:
The Mosquito by Timothy C. Winegard
The Reality Bubble by Ziya Tong
Highway of Tears by Jessica McDiarmid
Had it Coming by Robyn Doolittle
Bush Runner by Mark Bourrie
What: The 2020 RBC Taylor Prize Shortlist Books & Brunch presented by Ben McNally Books
When: Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 10:00 am
Where: Vanity Fair Ballroom, 2nd Floor, Omni King Edward Hotel
Tickets: $60 purchased in advance by calling Ben McNally Books 416.361.0032
The annual Taylor Prize will be awarded Monday, March 2nd at a gala luncheon. The Prize consists of $5000 for each of the finalists, and a further $25,000 for the winner. The finalists and the winner are supported by an extensive promotional campaign.
The media sponsors are The Globe and Mail, Cision, Quill & Quire magazine, and Howl Radio. In-kind sponsors include Ben McNally Books, Event Source, Toronto International Festival of Authors, and The Omni King Edward Hotel.
Our thanks to CNW Group for sponsoring this announcement.

For further information: Media contact: Stephen Weir & Associates; Stephen Weir: 416-489-5868 | cell: 416-801-3101 | stephen@stephenweir.com