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Awesome Calgary Presents: A ‘Strings-Attached’ themed Awesome Hours at Speed Gaming 2.0

Photo Credit: Erik Mallinson via Flickr

As we countdown to our chapter’s relaunch in April 2014, we’ll be hosting various events and activities during the lead up inspired by AF grants awarded in other cities.

Up Next: Our take on the Speed-Gaming! project granted by Awesome Ottawa back in January 2013.

We hosted one of these last year during a Gamer Sunday at Dickens Pub, and we’re doing it again…but this time with a twist!

(and good news for any of you that attended our Speed Gaming 1.0 event last year, or played with us at our Relaxation Station in the community of Mission last year during the flood aftermath: Doktor Stephen has agreed to host a GIANT game of Werewolves at the end to cap off the event. Friendships can be made/broken based on the outcome of these games so you know that a fun time is essentially guaranteed!)

 

  • What:  Awesome Calgary Presents: A ‘Strings-Attached’ themed Awesome Hours at Speed Gaming 2.0
  • Where:  Dickens Pub (1000 – 9 Avenue SW)
  • When:  Sunday, March 9, 2014. Check-in/Registration starts at 1:30 p.m., event from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • RSVP:  Facebook, Meetup, Yelp

Agenda:

  • 1:30 p.m. – Check-in/Registration
  • 2:30 p.m. – Game #1
  • 3:00 p.m. – 15 minute break
  • 3:15 p.m. – Game #2
  • 3:45 p.m. – 15 minute break
  • 4:00 p.m. – Game #3
  • 4:30 p.m. – GIANT game of Werewolves moderated by Doktor Stephen
  • 5 p.m. to Whenever – Event Ends/After-Event Gaming


Tentative Game List:

…and more!

How Speed Gaming Works:
The intent is that perhaps you’ll be exposed to a fun game that you’ve never played before while meeting some fantastic new people. Various stations will be set up with different games you can play. We’ll randomly assign you to a table, where you’ll have 30 minutes to play. After the 30 minutes are up, we’ll take a short break where you’ll be randomly assigned to another table and then you’ll have another 30 minutes to play the new game. We’ll do this three times and afterwards, everyone is invited to stay and play some other games (the bar has an assortment, or you can bring your own) until the pub closes at midnight. Who knows, Werewolf was a huge hit last year but took too long to cram in a complete game in 30 minutes. Maybe Doktor Stephen will be willing to host a giant game after the event? We’ll see…

What are Awesome Hours?
We’re ramping up operations here at Awesome Calgary as we lead up to our chapter’s relaunch in April 2014. Awesome Hours are a great way to meet people involved with The Awesome Foundation to learn more about our micro-granting program, some of the events and activities we’ll be up to throughout the year, and learn about the various Trustee and volunteer opportunities that are available. And if you ever wanted to pick our brains about what kinds of projects we like to grant or what makes for a successful pitch, now’s your opportunity to do that from the source!

Our Twist:
We’re very proud that our $1,000 micro-grants come no-strings-attached. It encourages people to take risks when pitching an idea they have to make Calgary just a bit more awesome to live in.

However, sometimes strings can be a FUN thing! So, if you have any questions about Awesome Foundation – Calgary or The Awesome Foundation in general, look for the people with ‘Strings-Attached’ (to pink balloons) and feel free to assault them with your curiosity.

And if you want your own balloon name tag, we might be able to accommodate you (while supplies last)! BUT: You’ll need to know the secret phrase and it’ll be up to YOU to figure out what it is using all of your intelligence and ingenuity… 😉

Something Awesome: Hi-Tech and High Fashion in Calgary

In November 2012, Awesome Calgary awarded a $1,000 micro-grant to Make Fashion, a collaboration of great minds who want to demonstrate that the convergence of Technology and Art can result in a form, fashion and community brand new to Calgary.

Fashion, jewelry and accessories designers were united with software and hardware engineers as well as technology enthusiasts to create innovative artistic pieces that demonstrated the convergence of fashion and technology.

100% of our micro-grant went towards paying for the materials needed to create the pieces, which included things such as electroluminescent wire, LEDs of various colours and an assortment of battery packs to power everything. All-in-all, the materials purchased with our grant contributed to the construction of about 10% of all of the creations.


The event was a HUGE success, putting Calgary on the map and at the forefront of wearable technology and high fashion around the world, and local creators Laura Dempsey and Angela Dale were even invited to show some of the pieces they developed for Make Fashion 2013 at the FashionWare show at this year’s International CES in Las Vegas in January.

This year, the folks behind Make Fashion are ready for their second annual gala. Entitled the Make Fashion Show & Gala 2.0, the organizers plan to go bigger and better than last year’s show, with a larger venue and by bringing in some of the top designers in this field from all over the world. Headlining the show this year are Erina Kashihara from Japan, Tricia Flanagan from Hong Kong and Rainbow Winters from the UK, alongside a plethora of Canadian designer teams.

As a special THANK YOU to everyone in The Awesome Foundation network for the support of their inaugural show last year, the organizers behind Make Fashion would like to offer everyone a special 20% discount off the cost of Advance Tickets (5% more than the early-bird special which expired on Feb 14; Yay!) for any of the various ticketing levels. To take advantage of their special offer, use this ticket link or navigate to MakeFashion.ca and use promotional code LoveAwesome20 during check out to redeem. Advance tickets (while available) will be on sale up to the day before the event, so make sure to get yours before they sell out!

Make no mistake: This event is world class, and Awesome Calgary is proud to have helped kickstart such a show right here in our own backyard. If you’d like to learn more, check out our piece on the International AF Blog.

Hope to see you there!

Awesome Foundation – Calgary’s November 2012 Winning Project ‘Make Fashion’ Set to Dazzle and Delight Again!

Make Fashion - Angela Dale

An Awesome Foundation – Calgary winning project for November 2012, last year’s Make Fashion 2013 gala in Calgary was a complete success! It brought local technology enthusiasts and engineers together with fashion designers to create innovative artistic pieces that demonstrated the convergence of fashion and technology.

AF-Calgary’s $1,000 micro-grant helped kickstart the creation of various pieces of wearable technology for the show through the purchase of materials, ultimately contributing to roughly 10% of all the pieces created last year.

The inaugural Make Fashion gala became the first of its kind anywhere in Canada, joining FashionWare at CES and the wearable fashion show organized by Tech in Motion: New York as one of the premier events in North America showcasing the convergence of high technology and high fashion. In fact, local designers Laura Dempsey and Angela Dale were invited to show the pieces they developed for Calgary’s Make Fashion 2013 gala at this year’s FashionWare event in Las Vegas last month.

What makes Make Fashion different from shows like FashionWare and the Tech in Motion: New York wearable fashion show is that Make Fashion funds a significant portion of the development costs for the pieces designed for the gala, up to $1,500 worth for each piece.

“By covering our designers’ expenses, we allow them to take bigger risks, stimulating industry and inspiring innovation,” says Shannon Hoover, Make Fashion Co-Founder and AF-Calgary Fellow. “We’re proud to say that we have some of the best designers in the world right here in Calgary, and with this year’s show, we may become the most international one as well.”

Last year’s Make Fashion gala consisted of design teams mainly from the Calgary area, but this year, three top designers from outside of North America have been invited to showcase their wearable technology pieces at Make Fashion 2014.

The international designers headlining this year’s gala include Erina Kashihara from Japan, who has been creating light accessories and dresses since 1985, London, UK based artist Rainbow Winters, who fuses cutting edge science with the high-art of fashion to create visually stunning pieces that have been showcased in music videos, rock-concerts, advertisements, and other red-carpet events, and Dr. Patricia Flanagan, Head of the Wearables Lab at the Academy of Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University.

“After seeing some of these talented artists show their pieces at various events around the world, we extended an invitation for them to participate in this year’s Make Fashion gala, and we’re thrilled that they accepted,” says Hoover. “Calgarians are in for a treat.”

Along with 11 returning and emerging design teams from the Calgary area, Make Fashion 2014 aims to be the biggest and best show to date with a larger venue and more exhibits.

What: Make Fashion Show & Gala 2.0
Where: WestJet Campus – 22 Aerial Place NE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
When: Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Tickets: Advance Purchase Here, General Admission (i.e. Standing Room) only to be sold at the door

About Make Fashion

Make Fashion is an initiative that introduces talented local designers to cutting edge new technologies, subject matter experts, and wearable technology. We are a collaboration of great minds who want to explore and demonstrate the convergence fashion and technology.

From awe-inspiring responsive runway dresses to scientific wearables with practical applications, Make Fashion designers are inspired by fashion with functionality.

Our runway gala in Calgary, Alberta is our largest annual event, where we pair fashion designers and artists with engineers and tech enthusiasts. The combination of skills and ideas creates stunning results and groundbreaking fusions of light, fashion and performance.

In addition to our runway series, Make Fashion produces a series of thought leadership symposiums, public-access workshops, and molecular cocktail events.

For more information, please visit makefashion.ca.

About Awesome Foundation – Calgary

The Calgary chapter of The Awesome Foundation (Awesome Calgary) was created in April 2011 and to date has granted $27,000 in no-strings-attached $1,000 micro-grants to enable awesomeness in Calgary. As part of the international Awesome Foundation network, collectively, $873,000 by 89 AF chapters in 18 countries has been granted to inspire and enable awesomeness around the world.

For more information, please visit awesomecalgary.org.

Contacts:

Maria Hoover
Co-Founder, Event Director and Media Coordinator, Make Fashion
Email: [email protected]

Reg Tiangha
Dean of Awesome and Media Coordinator, Awesome Foundation – Calgary
Email: [email protected]

Photo Credit: Faby Martin

Source: The Awesome Foundation

Random Acts of Awesome 01 – Valentine’s Day Balloon Scavenger Hunt

With our chapter’s relaunch in April comes a new direction as well. We’ve always helped to enable Awesome in the city, through our micro-grant program as well as helping people make connections through the AF network to help make their projects and ideas a reality.

However, starting in 2014, we’re going to work harder to do more Awesome in the city as well. Our Awesome Calgary Relaxation Station in the community of Mission last year during the aftermath of the flood as part of our contribution to Awesome Day in Canada was a huge success, and we’ve been trying to figure out how to do more of it given the constraints on our resources (all of our grants are entirely self-funded out of our Trustee’s pockets, which doesn’t leave much left over for extras).

So in the lead up to our chapter’s re-launch in April, we’ll be hosting our own Awesome Events and Activities in partnership with some fantastic groups and individuals in the community, many of which are inspired by projects that have received grants by AF chapters in other cities, and we’ll continue to do these sorts of things throughout the year.

The first of which is happening today, and it was inspired by the Valentine’s Day Balloon Scavenger Hunt! project funded by AF-San Francisco, as well as the Poetry+QR Codes project funded by AF-Chicago.

We’re calling it our very first Awesome Calgary Random Act of Awesome.

Today, we’re partnering up with Downtown Calgary to seed a large number of pink balloons across Stephen Avenue Walk (from Olympic Plaza to 3rd Street SW) and Barclay Mall (i.e. 3rd Street SW from 9th Avenue to 2nd Avenue SW) with a special Valentine’s Day message attached. We’re encouraging you to find (or rescue, if the weather is too cold; they should re-inflate once they’re back somewhere warm) these balloons over the lunch hour and to either keep them for yourself or to give them to someone Awesome in your life.

  • What:  Awesome Calgary Presents:  Random Acts of Awesome #01 – Valentine’s Day Balloon Scavenger Hunt in partnership with Downtown Calgary
  • Where:  Stephen Avenue Walk (from Olympic Plaza to 3 St SW) and Barclay Mall (3 St SW from 9 Ave to 2 Ave SW)
  • When:  Friday, February 14, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

We’re also hoping that Calgarians will help us kickstart a Global Wave of Awesome this Valentine’s Day. We’re encouraging people to post a selfie of themselves on Facebook and Twitter along with a Valentine’s Day message of love & justice and to tag the whole thing with #LoveAwesome. Other AF chapters in other cities have promised to monitor the feed and re-tweet or share the more interesting messages in order to inspire people in their city to do the same. We’re hoping to get this thing trending worldwide, and it’d be great if Calgary helped instigate that.

In fact, you don’t even have to participate in our balloon campaign to take part. Just post a positive message to Facebook and Twitter using #LoveAwesome and you’ll have done your part to try to start a rolling wave of Awesomeness around the world!

If you’re in the downtown core during the lunch hour, we hope you’ll help us ensure that each and every one of these balloons finds a good home. Leave no balloon behind!

(PS: There’s free chocolate too)

And for anyone out there who has no one spend this Valentine’s Day with, The Awesome Foundation recently awarded a grant to author Tamara Levitt to fund the creation of a picture book and video that celebrates singledom. “You Are Enough” is a special gift to those who have no one to celebrate this year’s Valentine’s Day with, courtesy of your friends at The Awesome Foundation:


Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us here at Awesome Calgary!

Brace Yourselves…Awesome IS Coming!

After an extended hiatus, Awesome Calgary will be relaunching in April 2014, just in time for our Third Anniversary. In the meantime, throughout the year we’ll be hosting various events ourselves, many of which are inspired by Awesome Foundation projects that were funded by other AF chapters around the world!

Here’s a taste of some of the Awesomeness that you can look forward to in the next couple of months (and as always, all of our events are free to attend and open to the public):

  • Fri, Feb 14: Random Acts of Awesome #01: Valentine’s Day Balloon Scavenger Hunt (or ‘Rescue Mission’ if it gets too cold) in partnership with Downtown Calgary (inspired by projects funded by AF-San Francisco and AF-Chicago)
  • Sun, Mar 9: Awesome Calgary Presents – A ‘Strings-Attached’ themed Awesome Hours at Speed Gaming 2.0 (inspired by a project funded by AF-Ottawa)
  • Sun, Mar 30: Awesome Calgary Presents – A ‘Meat-Filled’ Zebra Piñata Party in partnership with ThePinataProject.com (inspired by a project funded by AF-Boston)
  • Sun, Apr 20: Awesome Calgary Presents – Cardboard Fort Day! in partnership with Calgary Mini Maker Faire (inspired by a project funded by AF-Toronto)
  • Thurs, Apr 24: Awesome Calgary’s Third Anniversary Thousand Dollar Thursday Pitch Night Event

More details to be released closer to the events, but in the meantime, make sure to save the dates and we hope to see you out at some of these!

We’re also accepting idea submissions for our third anniversary event. If you have an Awesome Idea that you’d like to submit for consideration, fill out this form.

Finally, we’re always on the lookout for new Trustees and volunteers. We’re switching to a quarterly minimal commitment for Trustees, which makes things a little more accessible (of course, we also have a limited number of Guest Trustee slots every month if people would like to try out being an Awesome Trustee with no further commitment). If you’re interested in learning more about what opportunities exist at Awesome Calgary to help out, fill out this form.

T and Tea – Episode 001: Cup of Lies

The Podcast Yet to be Named now has a name! Introducing: T and Tea, where dynamite duo Reg Tiangha and Lonnie Taylor (and the odd special guest) serve up a cup of local conversation in every show.

Description:

The Podcast Yet to be Named now has a name! Introducing: T and Tea, where dynamite duo Reg Tiangha and Lonnie Taylor (and the odd special guest) serve up a cup of local conversation in every show.

Highlights of this episode of T and Tea include some old-time hockey, the life and death (and life) of Peter Parker, Cars of the Big & Small Screen and gushing over how Pacific Rim was a wonderful, wonderful movie.

Hosts:

Recorded on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Listen:


T and Tea – Episode 001:  Cup of Lies (64kbps AAC, 19.2 MB)

Chapters:

Run Time:

  • 39:00

Download:

The Podcast Yet To Be Named – Episode 0c: The Running Joke

After almost an entire year, The Podcast Yet To Be Named returns! Many things have happened over the last 12 months, and @regtiangha and @lonnietaylor take a look back at a few of them.

Description:

After almost an entire year, The Podcast Yet To Be Named returns! Many things have happened over the last 12 months, and @regtiangha and @lonnietaylor take a look back at a few of them.

Also:  Warp engines (no surprise there), aliens and a fond farewell to an old haunt.

Hosts:

Recorded on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.

Intro Theme:  Free Software Song 2 by Jono Bacon

Listen:


The Podcast Yet To Be Named – Episode 0c:  The Running Joke (64kbps AAC, 24.1 MB)

Chapters:

  • 00:08.500:  Intro
  • 00:24.500:  Long time, no see!
  • 01:02.000:  Farewell to an old friend
  • 02:50.000:  2013 Flood Stories
  • 09:55.500:  Wearable Technology and Maker Faires
  • 12:48.500:  The economy and other cautionary tales
  • 16:46.500:  The quest for a new Poet Laureate
  • 18:25.000:  Housing rentals in Calgary
  • 22:18.000:  Cord Cutting
  • 27:11.000:  The resurgence of Alberta as a Film Industry destination?
  • 29:03.500:  Intermission
  • 29:14.500:  The Election
  • 33:27.000:  Aurora Borealis
  • 35:34.000:  Flu season is upon us
  • 39:30.000:  Warp engines revisited
  • 41:40.000:  The aliens walking among us
  • 44:39.500:  THIS SHOW STILL NEEDS A NAME!!!
  • 46:14.500:  Closing
  • 46:34.500:  Ode to Steeps Calgary

Run Time:

  • 48:59

Download:

The Flying Futon – Episode 001: Goal Setting with Alex S. Kelly

The inaugural edition of The Flying Futon! A place for casual conversations with cool people. It’s like those comfy couches that all the Late Night hosts use when they interview their guests. Except it’s a futon. And it flies.

The inaugural edition of The Flying Futon! A place for casual conversations with cool people. It’s like those comfy couches that all the Late Night hosts use when they interview their guests. Except it’s a futon. And it flies.

Description:

Just in time for the new year, @regtiangha chats with Alex S. Kelly about Goal Setting. What it is, why it’s important, how we can learn to set reasonable goals when it comes to those New Year’s Resolutions and what happens if we meet those goals (or not!).

Alex S. Kelly

Alex S. Kelly is a Prosci-certified business and communications coach helping clients simplify their strategy and tell their story. Her superpowers include helping individuals, small businesses and major projects set meaningful, measurable goals tied to business objectives and core values. She speaks user, geek, and executive VP. Connect with her online on Twitter at @ASKdesignCSI.

Host:

Recorded on Tuesday, December 31, 2013.

Listen:


The Flying Futon – Episode 001:  Goal Setting with Alex S. Kelly (64kbps AAC, 15.1 MB)

Chapters:

  • 00:00.000 – Intro
  • 00:32.375 – Welcome to the Flying Futon!
  • 01:06.500 – Goal Setting: What is it and Why is it Important?
  • 03:19.500 – How do we get started?
  • 05:56.000 – The S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting Model
  • 11:25.000 – The 3 T’s of Execution
  • 13:15.000 – What are reasonable goals?
  • 17:09.000 – Goal Tracking
  • 19:40.000 – Rewards and incentives as motivators
  • 22:31.500 – Negative consequences as missed opportunities
  • 23:54.000 – Goal setting in group situations
  • 25:49.000 – JFDI: Just Do It!
  • 27:16.500 – Recommended Reading
  • 29:23.000 – Closing Remarks

Resources:

Run Time:

  • 30:47

Download:

Announcing our FINAL set of Top4 Finalists & Honourable Mentions for 2013!

Don’t you hate it when you run the numbers through three times and get three different results?

Regardless, the people have spoken and here are our final Top4 Finalists and Honourable Mentions of 2013, in alphabetical order according to YOU the voters:

Top4 Finalists

  1. Girls Gone Wilde by Urban Curvs:  “Girls Gone Wilde Late Night Cabaret is a tongue in cheek evening of performances created by female artists or with a strong female perspective.”
  2. Kmitt by Sunrise Community Link Resource Centre:  “To raise awareness about poverty in Calgary through the sale of locally knitted mittens by folks who have experienced poverty firsthand themselves.”
  3. The Potluck Pageant by Mark Jeffery:  “An event to disarm then overwhelm around eating healthy while creating community. Local business prepares and shares healthy food – you will eat well and leave inspired!”
  4. YYCShows by Cheryl Johnson:  “Comprehensive Calgary concert listings at www.yycshows.com. Links to bands & ticket sales, a show calendar, and information on music venues, blogs and promoters.”

 

Honourable Mentions

  • Dinosaur Dance Party by Brendan McGuigan:  “A youth-friendly, all-ages outdoor dance party featuring young electronica artists…and dinosaurs.”

Once again, a BIG THANK YOU to everyone above for volunteering to participate in our first-ever Audience Participation selection process. It’s not something we’ll do every month, but variety is the spice of life, as they say. Did you enjoy it? Should we do more things like it? And if so, what or how? Let us know in the comments or hit us up on Facebook or Twitter. We might just incorporate some of them when we re-launch sometime in 2014.

Our final Pitch Night of 2013 will be on Wednesday, December 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Endeavor Arts & Events Space.

 

So please join us in supporting our four great ideas this month (especially if you voted for one of them!) before we break until the new year.

Awesome Calgary’s ‘YOU be The Trustee’ 2013 is now LIVE!

The pool of submissions that have agreed to be part of this month’s special Top4 selection procedure have all been posted!

To sum up, a BIG THANK YOU to the five people and organizations below who agreed to take part in this special format to end our calendar year here at Awesome Calgary, a first for our chapter:

To reiterate, we need YOUR help to figure out which four submissions to invite to our final Pitch Night of 2013, so this month, we’re crowdsourcing the Top4 Finalist selection process, which means that YOU get to try being an Awesome Calgary Trustee for a month, and without the financial commitment!

So to sum up:

  1. We’ll post this round’s submission pool here at awesomecalgary.org on the morning of Monday, November 18 for your perusal.
  2. You’ll read through all of the submissions and pick (and most importantly, rank) your Top4 favourites, or in other words, the four submissions you’d like to see be invited to pitch at our final Pitch Night of 2013.
  3. You’ll submit your ranked Top4 picks to us no later than midnight on Saturday, November 30 through an online ballot form to be released alongside the idea submissions on Nov 18.
  4. We’ll tally up the results and announce the final set of Top4 Finalists for 2013 here on the blog along with our Pitch Night date and venue on the morning of Monday, December 2.

For more information on how this all works (including FAQs), check out our blog announcement.

All eligible submissions can be found here. Make sure to read through them all!

The deadline for voting is midnight on Saturday, November 30 and the online ballot form can be found here.

Which four ideas would you like to see pitch for a $1,000 no-strings-attached micro-grant? Now’s your chance to make your voice heard!

Submission 01: Dinosaur Dance Party

Idea:

Dinosaur Dance Party by Brendan McGuigan

Summary:

A youth-friendly, all-ages outdoor dance party featuring young electronica artists…and dinosaurs.

The Project:

The intention of Dinosaur Dance Party (DDP) is to provide an opportunity for young electronic dance music (EDM) artists to showcase their work in a safe, friendly, drug/alcohol-free environment.

An alternative to the ‘club scene’ that EDM is typically restricted to, DDP will take place in Tomkins Park and will be free & open to the public.

Artists/attendees will be encouraged to dress as dinosaurs – because it’s a lot easier for people to dance when everyone already looks silly.

Youth EDM artists will be invited to submit original songs to local dinosaur-musician Synthosaurus, who produce/perform a DJ set featuring winning entries to be selected by a panel of Calgary musicians.

How the $1,000 will be spent:

  • Rental of Tomkins Park space: $47.24 park rental fee + $26.25 special event admin fee = $73.49
  • Rental of PA and lighting equipment: approx. $200
  • Honorariums for selection panel: 5 x $50 – $250
  • “Song of the Year” + runners-up awards (small trophies/medals): 3 x $15 = $45
  • Approximate cost: $568.49
 

Ready to vote?

Again, to sum up:

  1. We’ll post this round’s submission pool here at awesomecalgary.org on the morning of Monday, November 18 for your perusal.
  2. You’ll read through all of the submissions and pick (and most importantly, rank) your Top4 favourites, or in other words, the four submissions you’d like to see be invited to pitch at our final Pitch Night of 2013.
  3. You’ll submit your ranked Top4 picks to us no later than midnight on Saturday, November 30 through an online ballot form to be released alongside the idea submissions on Nov 18.
  4. We’ll tally up the results and announce the final set of Top4 Finalists for 2013 here on the blog along with our Pitch Night date and venue on the morning of Monday, December 2.

For more information on how this will all work (including FAQs), check out our blog announcement.

All eligible submissions can be found here. Make sure to read through them all!

The deadline for voting is midnight on Saturday, November 30 and the online ballot form can be found here.

Which four ideas would you like to see pitch for a $1,000 no-strings-attached micro-grant? Now’s your chance to make your voice heard!