We really did light up Vancouver

Thanks to everyone who came out last night, we really did light up Vancouver!

Zee presenting the Tiny Community  Centre
Zee presenting the Tiny Community Centre

As the awesomers completed their pitches, and the awesomites prepared their voting cards, a debate quickly began that we just couldn’t say no to a teacher who needed funds to bring her class to a local museum. We decided to move to a separate room to discuss further.
There was another pitch that stole the show though, however we wanted to help her out.

Elissa presenting Field trip for class to museum
Elissa presenting Field trip for class to museum

Thanks to a kick start from Ian, in less than 10 minutes the awesomites threw together a new pot of $500 for Elissa Zaklan’s Field trip for class to museum pitch. We couldn’t just leave it at that though, we decided this special prize needed a name, which we affectionately titled the “Liberal Guilt Award“. We’re not sure how Elissa will let her elementary school know she received funding from the Liberal Guilt Award and Awesome Shit Club, but it should make for an amusing story.

Dan with his Makelangelo
Dan with his Makelangelo

Once that was settled, we moved to our regularly scheduled vote tallying.

Just before we got to the winners, it was mentioned that Zee Kesler’s project could use some website improvement to replace their free solution, so One Day Website offered her a complete website package with hosting for a year. This wasn’t the first time a website package has been offered, so they’re still the second highest scoring organizational contributor.

Josh presenting his fog screen idea
Jordan presenting his fog screen idea

While we were all really impressed with the submissions, in the end the winner was announced: Freddie Heartline of Decentral Vancouver won with the submission, “The Magic Sidewalk Lightshow,” which he said we should see some results within a month. He won the $550 pot of cold hard cash!

Freddie with Cameron winning the $1100 pot!
Freddie with Cameron winning the $1100 pot!

The generosity didn’t end there, though, since Ed Levinson matched the pot, with a cheque of $550 of his own! That escalated him to the highest score individual contributor of ASC ever!

If you’re keeping track, $1600 of cold hard cash was given out last night for great ideas, with no strings attached!

Zia Marashi presenting The Vancouver Channel Webisode Festival
Zia Marashi presenting The Vancouver Channel Webisode Festival

Thanks to all of our awesomers who braved the 5 minute pitch!

 

 

 

The generosity of the Awesomites keeps this event alive. A big thank you to:

Greg Loshny Erin Dalzell
Mack Flavelle Steve Tannock
Elijah van der Giessen Boris Mann
Ian MacKinnon Benjamin Sanders
Parveen Kaler Fred Leitz
Gillian Vrooman
THE AWESOMITES
THE AWESOMITES
Wes Lord presenting Low-tech, low budget, comical adaptation of The Odyssey
Wes Lord presenting Low-tech, low budget, comical adaptation of The Odyssey

A special thanks to my gracious co-host and security, Cimarron.

Lastly, thank you to our friends Dan and Yana at Mobify!  The space provided was a perfect venue.

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Thanks again, and stay awesome,

Kris

Freddie dreaming big
Freddie dreaming big
Humaira Hamid​ presenting I take 30 strangers out for a meal, conversation + share the stories online
Humaira Hamid​ presenting I take 30 strangers out for a meal, conversation + share the stories online
Simon Devenish presenting Calendaring system for graphics render farm
Simon Devenish presenting Calendaring system for graphics render farm
David Cassel the Ukelele Bandito
David Cassel the Ukelele Bandito
Dan with Spiderman, Audrey Hepburn and ASC Logo drawn by Makelangelo
Dan with Spiderman, Audrey Hepburn and the ASC Logo drawn by Makelangelo
Onlooking Awesomers
Onlooking Awesomers
ASC Logo
ASC Logo drawn by the Makelangelo