During 2017 we’re celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation by engaging people in writing 150-word fiction and non-fiction pieces, and making 150-second videos about aspects of being Canadian.
150 Words for 150 Years is a fun flash writing contest with three categories — Youth (20 and under), 21-and-up Fiction, and 21-and-up Nonfiction. The deadline is March 30, 2017. Click here for details and the link for online entries. The writing contest is part of our 2016-2018 AWE III project funded by the Community Cultural Action Fund (CCAF) of Canadian Heritage.
Our Canada in 150 Seconds: 150-second Videos by 150 Montrealers for Canada’s 150th project is running throughout the year. Coordinator Eric Craven is working with several community partners including Saint Columba House, James Lyng High School, Trafalgar School for Girls, Concordia University and Ageing + Communication + Technologies (ACT). The video project is funded by Fondation du Grand Montréal (FGM).
On the 150th day of the year, which is Tuesday, May 30, we’re hosting an event for participants in both projects at which prizes will be presented to the winners of the writing contest.