Sunday, May 22, 2011

May Top4 Finalists!

It's been another good month for interesting and diverse ideas flowing into Awesome Calgary.  We're loving the creativity and broad thinking that people are putting into the ideas they submit to us.  We truly wish we had more than $1000 to give out each month!

We're excited to announce our  
Top4 finalists to pitch for the $1000 on May 26th:
  • Calgary Bike Swap  - bringing used bikes back to life and making them available to people who can't afford a new bike (Laura & Chris )
  • Planet Tour Calgary - webisode entirely about Calgary and all the awesome things this city has to offer (Daryl Makk The Planet Tour)
  • The 2nd Wind - a device to stretch a firefighter’s air supply from a standard 20 minutes to up to one hour (Gordon Rumley )
  • MP3 Experiment - epic experiment in Calgary to bring people together and highlight the importance of Great Public Spaces. (Kiran Somanchi )
We had so many great ideas that again we have to call out the following as Honourable Mentions:
  • Rope Swings Calgary - providing rope swings in all of Calgary's best swimming spots 
  • Google a Lifesaver - locate closest Automated External Defibrillator (AED) with a Google code
  • Seniors Skype - build a service that would help seniors to connect to each other via Skype
  • Community Composting - enable communities to have a centralized composting area and provide that community back with free composted material for gardening 
  • You've Got Mail - send personalized postcards to people around the world reminding each recipient that they are both loved and valued, and more importantly, that Calgary is an amazing city
    waiting to be discovered by new faces.  
  • New Calgary Moms - bringing back the old concept of "Welcome Wagon" to new mothers in Calgary, especially those in under-served communities and situations.
We love that so many of these ideas are awesome and care about building community and doing right for the world.  This is what Awesome Foundation Calgary is all about!   Thank you to all who submitted and we look forward to all the great ideas we get for next month.  

Mark your calendars for the Pitch n'Party Award Night - 6pm May 26th at Higher Ground Cafe in Kensington.  

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