On June 18th, Owen Sound will discover just how much more "Awesome" it can be!

Owen Sound's recently founded Awesome Foundation is excited to announce that it received 15 eligible awesome proposals sent in from a variety of people who all have one thing in common – a desire to make their community a more awesome place, one great idea and one cash‐filled brown paper bag at a time. A 16th proposal was received, but was ineligible because it came from outside of Owen Sound.

Recently, the twelve Awesome Trustees met to determine the three people who will be invited to do a live pitch of their proposal for a chance to win $1,000 to help bring their awesome idea to life. The proposals submitted were very diverse, from literary projects to health wellness initiatives, animal welfare to arts and culture strategies, plus ideas benefiting youth, people at risk and/or senior citizens.

The three people chosen and the ideas they represent are:

● Kelly Babcock ‐ Little Libraries
● Nicole Gienow ‐ Feral Cat Rescue
● Caroline Menzies ‐ Women's Healing Through the Arts

The community is invited to attend the first live pitch night  Thursday,June 18 at 7 pm in the lobby of The Roxy Theatre. Doors will open at 6 pm. and the first 90 persons will be admitted. Armand's bar in the Roxy lobby will be open for the event, and the action will start at 7 pm. The winner will receive a $1,000 no‐strings‐attached micro‐grant, and both runners‐up will receive $100 as thanks for their awesome efforts. People who attend will also be able to make a "people's choice donation" to their favourite idea directly.

All are welcome.

source: media release



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