Thursday, August 16, 2012

Announcing August 2012's AF-Calgary Top4 Finalists, Honourable Mentions and Venue!

The summer months are winding down here in Calgary, but that doesn't mean we are!  The Awesome Foundation - Calgary Trustees have just met to go through this month's submission pile and we're ready to announce the short lists for this month.

So, without further ado, here are AF-Calgary's August 2012's Top4 Finalists and Honourable Mentions, in no particular order:

Top4 Finalists

  1. YYComedy Festival by Cory Mack, Harry Doupe and James Sutherland (YYComedy Collective):  The YYComedy Festival will showcase the best of Calgary’s comedians in performances, screenings, and workshops covering stand-up, sketch, improv, theatre, film, television, radio, and the web.
  2. Live Art Battles by Rich Théroux:  Local artists have a place to do live art battles.
  3. CLOUD by Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett:  A large-scale interactive sculpture created from 5,000 re-appropriated domestic light bulbs, CLOUD invites the viewer to wander through a rain of pull strings, switching on and off lights to create the illusion of lightning on the cloud’s surface. (Nuit Blanche Calgary, September 15, 2012).
  4. A Strong Impression by Marshall Ennis:  Introduce the strength of history, tradition and family to young adults in Calgary.

Honourable Mentions

  • Community Housing Program Expansion by Raman Basi:  Discovery House.  Where women say no more to domestic violence.
  • Movie in the Park by Janet Lymer:  Hosting a movie in the park in our neighbourhood.  It's open to everyone!

We're pleased to announce that this month's Awesome Calgary Thousand Dollar Thursday will be held at The AREA in Inglewood on Thursday, August 23.  Doors open at 6 p.m. and we hope to see you there!

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Last but not least, we're now accepting submissions for the September 2012 prize.  

If you have an Awesome Idea that you'd like to submit to AF-Calgary for consideration, fill out this handy-dandy web form! The deadline for submissions for the September AF-Calgary prize is Monday, September 10 at 11:59 p.m.

Hope to see you out this Thursday!

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