Awesome Foundation: Calgary

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At Awesome Calgary’s Thousand Dollar Thursday (taking place on a Saturday, one time only!), four people or groups will pitch four Awesome Ideas and one of them will walk away at the end of the night with $1,000 awarded on the spot.

Those four ideas are (in no particular order):

1) PODPLAYS by Natalie Meisner: “Downloadable Art for Your Ears.”

2) HomeSewn by Nick Meehan: “One for one, locally knit mittens for Calgary’s homeless population.”

3) 52 Weaks Strong by Jason Hagen:  “The project is building a marriage. Its a marriage journal. Every week you ask your wife one question (52 weeks in a year means 52 questions). The husband then has one week to create an experience based on her response. On one side of the journal is the question and response. On the other side is the area where the wife gets to document the experience that was created.”

4) Start-up of a Community Food Security Strategy by Quentin Sinclair: “Lead community events and workshops centred around a new monthly winter farmer’s market.”


The Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences is an ever-growing, worldwide network of people devoted to forwarding the interest of awesomeness in the universe.

The Calgary chapter of The Awesome Foundation (AF-Calgary) awards $1,000 micro-grants to Awesome Ideas in the Calgary area every month.