First, the new awesomefoundation.org website launched at the beginning of this month, and it’s totally awesome! Re-designed to feature more of the Awesome Ideas that have been awarded grants around the world, it’s now easier to take a peek at what some of the other chapters have been up to over the last few years. Currently, there are 46 chapters in nine countries around the world (and growing!), and collectively, we’ve given away around $190,000 to fund 190 projects ($12,000 for 12 of them coming from Calgary over the last year) since the whole movement started in 2009.
Check out our chapter’s page on the new site to see the submissions from our AF-Calgary Fellows, plus pictures and video from some of the projects that have already executed. If you’re a previous AF-Calgary winner and you have some pictures and videos from your projects that you’d like to share, let us know and we’ll make sure we post it! We’ll also start highlighting our winning projects on the main Awesome Foundation blog going forward (as well as other notable news from past and future AF-Calgary winners), so keep an eye out for that over there as well.
Next, we’re pleased to announce our June Thousand Dollar Thursday venue. We’ll be taking it back to where we were last June, Melrose Cafe & Bar in the Heart of the Red Mile. They’ve recently released an awesome new menu, so it’s an excellent opportunity to check that out as well.
- What: June 2012 AF-Calgary Thousand Dollar Thursday
- Where: Melrose Cafe & Bar (730 – 17 Avenue SW)
- When: Thursday, June 28. Doors open at 6 p.m.
- RSVP: Facebook and Yelp
Finally, we’re accepting submissions for the July 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 July AF-Calgary prize is Tuesday, July 10 at 11:59 p.m.
Hope to see you out later this month!