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Since its November launch the Explore150 project has reached more than 15,000 Canadians – and that number continues to climb. Our team at Get to Know collaborated with Taking It Global last year to create a new mobile app for youth that’s piecing together Canada’s heritage from the ground up. Young Canadians are using the Explore150 app to put their cities and cultural landmarks on the map in the lead up to the country’s big 150th anniversary. An outgoing team of Get to Know youth volunteers helped kickstart this exciting project, and they did a tremendous job to get the ball rolling. Have you got something to add to the story? Download Explore150 today and get started!
The Okanagan proved it has big talent at Friday's Get to Know Celebration event in Kelowna. Grade five student Mia Tibando is one example, pictured here in an interview with Shaw TV. An audience of all ages was treated to an impressive slideshow of 107 local art pieces, along with a beautiful live performance by 16 year old singer songwriter Rachel Layne. Three pairs of limited edition Bushnell Binoculars found proud new owners and five of this year's winning art pieces were auctioned for a pretty penny alongside an original Robert Bateman painting. We can't wait to see what British Columbia's Okanagan Valley shows us next year! Great work guys.
Last weekend contest winners from the eastern United States came together for a celebration at the Prince George Parks complex in Landover, Maryland. Thanks to the help of county-wide arts coordinator, Stuart Seal, roughly 80 contestants got a big pat on the back for getting outdoors and sharing their creative inspiration. Five of the gallery winners were also able to make it to the event and were presented with prizes and certificates. Well done guys - we hope to see more of this fantastic work in next year's contest! Check out the event photos here: http://on.fb.me/1bAxCtS