Canada in 150 Seconds: 150-second Videos

During 2017 we are engaging 150 diverse Montrealers in telling stories about Canada in a 150-second video to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Foundation of Greater Montreal awarded a 15,000 grant for this project.

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), supporting a variety of video options.

We are bringing together the video-makers for three celebratory public showcase events. On the 150th day of the year we hosted a multi-media reception involving participants in another project presenting 150-word literary creations.

For more information, contact project coordinator Eric Craven at

Schedule of Project Activities

Four-Part “Seeing Canada Under a Microscope” Experimental Video Art Workshop
FRIDAYS, March 31 through April 28, 2017 — 2:00 to 4:00 pm
(Note that there was no session on Friday, April 14 when the Library was closed for the Good Friday holiday.)
Visual artist Melissa Tamporello facilitates learning to use digital microscopes to tell a story. The work produced will be included in various Canada 150 presentations.

150th Day Party
TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 — 4:30 to 6:00 pm
Screening of Canada in 150 Seconds videos, 150-word writing contest prize giving and readings, and visual art display

Age 3.0: Aging in the City at Concordia University
WEDNESDAY, November 1, 2017
Screening of Canada in 150 Seconds videos

Public Showcase Event at the Library
Date and time TBA