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.

There was a great response to our flash 150 Words for 150 Years writing contest…and we’re thrilled! There were three categories — Youth (20 and under), 21-and-up Fiction, and 21-and-up Nonfiction. Results will be announced in May. 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).

We’re having a 150th Day Party on TUESDAY, May 30 for participants in both projects. We’ll exhibit their work and present prizes to the writing contest winners. Stay tuned for details.