Creative Activities for Canada’s 150th

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.

Our “150 Words for 150 Years” flash writing contest is being launched this winter. It’s 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, funded by Fondation du Grand Montréal (FGM), is already underway. 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).

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.