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.

150 Words for 150 Years flash writing contest

What do you have to say about Canada? Do you have a story to tell, a point of view to express, an experience to share — and can you make it short?

Enter your story, 150 words or less, to win $150. Choose one of three categories — if you are 20 or younger, enter your short piece of writing, fiction or nonfiction, in the Youth category. If you are 21 or older enter either to win the Fiction category or the Nonfiction category.

Write about nature, about our history, about your life; write about canoes or computers, hockey or Habitants, ulus or the underground city. Maybe your grandmother was an immigrant — or you are. Maybe your ancestors have been here for thousands of years.

Take 150 words to take stock of where we came from and where we are now. Write about what Canada means to you.

Deadline March 30. Submit here:


Button with link to Submittable contest submission site

This fun writing contest is part of our 2016-2018 AWE III project funded by the Community Cultural Action Fund (CCAF) of Canadian Heritage.

Canada in 150 Seconds: 150-second Videos by 150 Montrealers for Canada’s 150th

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). This video project is funded by Fondation du Grand Montréal (FGM).

150th Day Showcase Event and Presentation of Prizes

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.