Quinte West is launching a colourful community oriented project to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday.
At Monday night’s council meeting, the Canada 150 committee unveiled the #MyCommunityMyCanada – Canada 150 poster/video project.
The video portion of the project invites participants to create a one to two minute vignette explaining who they are, what they do and their favourite part of living in Quinte West. A Youtube channel is being set up to feature all of the videos entered. The videos will be showcased on Canada Day evening, following the fireworks.
With the poster challenge children and adults will have the opportunity to colour a designed template featuring many ‘must-see’ areas within Quinte West including the Royal Canadian Air Force Museum, the Trent Port Marina, the Gateway to the Trent Severn Waterway and much more. There is also an opportunity for the community to create their own posters on a blank canvas (piece of paper) that is provided by the City.
Councillor Duncan Armstrong who is on the committee spear-headed the idea. He encouraged all participants to use the hashtag #MyCommunityMyCanada on all social media platforms to share their entries with the world highlighting just how amazing Quinte West and Canada truly are.
Loyalist College student Nick Ogden who is assisting with the project explained how he likes that this project is a chance to highlight smaller areas like Quinte West. Something he said often gets overshadowed by the Greater Toronto Area or Ottawa when it comes to Canada’s 150th Birthday.
For the poster coulouring challenge, templates will be dropped off at Trenton area schools in the coming weeks. They will also be available at City Hall and participating businesses.
There will be four categories: elementary (JK to Grade 3), middle school (Grades 4 to 8), high school and adult (18+).
With original posters participants are asked to submit their own work, plagiarized content will not be accepted.
All submissions can be dropped off at City Hall. Videos can be handed in on a USB drive.