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the wedge 150 : a rural conquest, takes-off!

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Canada kicks-off its 150th birthday celebrations on January 1, 2017!

And the wedge is getting knee-deep into the fun of it.

thewedge.LIVE is launching the wedge 150 : a rural conquest for every town and city in the wedge (East Ontario). Everyone in the wedge can participate: individuals (18+), businesses, schools, groups. Ottawa is doing an awesome job with Ottawa 2017; so, this project is extra, without duplication.

UPDATE: We’ve rebranded Jan 19, the wedge 150 a rural conquest

How far and wide is the wedge?

Hawkesbury is farthest East, Pembroke/Petawawa furthest Northwest, and Kingston, Southwest. It’s a big area ‘wedged in’ between Quebec and USA, Ottawa River and the St. Lawrence. Smiths Falls and Perth are smack dab in the centre. East Ontario is an awesome, booming region, with an estimated population of 1.6 million.

What is “the wedge 150 : a rural conquest”?

screen-shot-2017-01-19-at-7-07-44-pmAny creative expression of Canada’s 150th Birthday is on the table. Your idea has to feature 150 in any form: 150 persons, 150 minutes, 150 shape, etc… Basically, your creative expression of 150. Spin off your axis and do something new, exciting, wild!

How can you express yourself? Music, film, poetry, dance, art, gymnastics are clearly options; but, you can bake something, build something, invent something or defy gravity. Nothing is off the table (in the G rating!).

We show up to capture your entry on film, still photos and stories!

screen-shot-2017-01-24-at-6-36-05-pmWe will film the best, the most provocative entries, and broadcast widely. We will write stories with photos of entries–all year long.

Who can participate?

Individuals and businesses (no fee for individuals.) You can be a Sponsor without submitting an entry. The challenge will last 365 days, ending December 31, 2017; but, the sooner you enter, the better. Just sign up below (scroll), even if your idea is only at the seed level.

Wedgee Awards : First, second and third place

screen-shot-2017-01-24-at-6-48-23-pmThe wedge 150 : a rural conquest is not a contest; but, why not award the best. Besides shooting a film of all remarkable entries, our judges will chose the three best! The winners will receive an impressive bundle of prizes we are already procuring! There will be a trophy too. And of course a pair of Wedgee red boxer shorts. Two runner-ups will get their due in prizes and plaques too. All we be interviewed live on “WHERE IN the wedge IS MAGGIE M?”

IDEAS–no limits!

Must include 150 (quantity, words, numeric, alpha numeric…) and/or red and white and/or a maple leaf and/or a Canadian symbol e.g. beaver, moose, Canadian geese, igloo, etc… It simply must celebrate Canada without limitation but in a G rating!

  • write and sing a song about Canada’s 150th
  • make a 150 second short film (Periscope, YouTube, Vimeo)
  • shoot pics of 150 funny animal pics
  • say 150 in 150 languages
  • recite the history of Canada in 150 seconds
  • find 150 things in your town that add meaning to Canada
  • make 150 mobiles and hang them in your homeroom (school permitting)
  • demonstrate 150 skateboard/bike moves
  • do 150 cartwheels
  • bake 150 cakes
  • build a red and white treehouse, boat, fishing hut…
  • paint your car with…
  • spin off your axis!

Canada 150

Canada Heritage just released their animated logo–it’s awesome. This logo has sound; so, put on the ear buds for full enjoyment.

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Sign-up for businesses: drop us a note on our contact page with your phone number and we will contact you quickly.