Friday, September 16, 2011

September Top4 Finalists

September might signal the end of summer but it also means a new season of awesome ideas coming to life in Calgary.    We're excited to announce our Back-to-School edition of Awesome Foundation, CalgaryThe line-up is fabulous. 

Top 4 Finalists: 
Reel World Youth Documentaries  - Chris Hsuing
Engaging junior high kids with community by teaching them how to seek out, storyboard, shoot, edit and produce short documentary films (aka - Vids for Kids)
Green Bikes Initiative  - Victorio Tacio
A group of temporary Foreign Workers and newcomers to Canada based in Calgary and Airdrie who  repair and recycle “green” bikes, then give them out to communities for free.
Junior Jokers - Derek Wilken 
Comedy training for kids ages 6-16 -  by creating comic book to teach skills.
Gumsphere 300 - Shawn Petsche, John Frosst, Andrew Frosst
Cannonball Run Meets Fringe Fest - a three week multi-disciplinary traveling road show across North America by Alberta's best punk rock bands, visual artists and 8 Ford Festivas.
 Honourable Mentions 
  • Easy Ace - provide free peer tutoring sessions to students on campus who need help in any of their university courses. (Easy Ace in its first semester of activity was awarded an honorable mention for "Education Club of the Year". - awesome, eh??)  Kim Lee 
  • Animated City - a series of outdoor large-scale projections on the sides of buildings
     in downtown Calgary, and a collection of super awesome interior rear
    projections in storefront windows. Caitlind Brown 
Thanks to everyone for another fun month of reviewing submissions - keep those great ideas rolling in and be sure to catch the added fun as Calgary Food Trucks join us at $1000 Thursday!   

Venue: Smart Home Systems awesome Showroom (  7130 Fisher Road SE (south of Glenmore, 1 block behind Campers Village)
Time: arrive at 6pm ... pitches start promptly at 6:30 
Food Trucks: Fiasco Gelato and Los Campadres  - grab a taco and a gelato in the parking lot and then come see 4 great teams pitch their exciting ideas ... someone is going home $1000 richer! 

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