Grab your cameras, folks. In honour of our nation’s upcoming 150th birthday, Canadians from coast to coast have a chance to show the rest of the country what being Canadian means to them. And it’s happening RIGHT NOW, so you better get cracking.
It’s all part of CTV’s upcoming documentary Canada in a Day. Today only (September 10), any Canadian citizen, landed immigrant or permanent resident is invited to take a video of themselves answering four simple questions: What do you love? What do you fear? What do you hope for? And what does Canada mean to you? Once you’re done, you can upload the footage to CTV’s website, where it may end up part of the doc.
The purpose of the videos is to connect the diverse range of people in this country — every culture, creed, race, gender, sexual orientation and any other possible group you can think of — by using individual stories to paint a picture of who we are at this moment in time.
Pretty cool, right?
“Canada in a Day presents an incredible opportunity for Canadians to talk to each other — in a very real way — about who we are, where we are as a nation, and where we want to go,” Trish Dolman, Director of Canada in a Day, said.
If you want to participate, feel free to get creative. Shoot your video in an area or scene that’s important to you, or one that you believe captures the essence of Canada. This is a time for us to go past the stereotypical stuff like maple syrup and Mounties, and actually get personal.
You have until 11:59 tonight to capture your footage. Canada in a Day is set to be released next year.
Now get shooting, eh.