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Winner for January, 2017: Waterloo City Limits Bike and Folk Festival

The Region of Waterloo has a country side boundary line (see map: http://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/regionalGovernment/resources/ROPMap7new.pdf) that it created to protect farmland and sensitive environmental areas. This line faces regular challenges from housing developers looking to create new suburbs. The last time that the

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Winner for October, 2016: KW Slam Poetry Team

Founded in 2011, the KW Poetry Slam is a series of community-building spoken word poetry events in Kitchener and Waterloo, Ontario. KWPS is an official slam community under Spoken Word Canada. By bringing together diverse artists in Kitchener Waterloo, the

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Winner for June, 2016: Homeless in Waterloo

Homeless in Waterloo is a social project that provides an opportunity for our community to connect with people who are experiencing or who have experienced homelessness through their photos and stories. By having this connection made online, it allows our

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Winner for April, 2016: Friendzone Collective

We are a Kitchener-Waterloo arts collective working in all thing DIY, independent and weird. Founded in January 2016. We aim to promote music and art through events, live shows and resource sharing. Safety, inclusivity and open dialogue are prioritized in

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May 2013 Pitch Night Winner, Meg Leslie’s poem: I want to tile a wall

I want to tile a wall. It’s a dream that began from a page in a book with a picture of a wall that Gaudi made in the beautiful streets of Barcelona. It’s a dream I found alive and well

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Looking for three new Trustees

The KW Awesome Foundation is just over a year old, and we’ve gone through some incredible growth and changes in the past few months. We’ve seen plenty of interesting projects and ideas come to life, and we are looking forward

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May 12 Pitch Night Wrap-up

There were nine pitches Wednesday night, and all of them were excellent ideas. Their original submissions were posted earlier. Below is our brief summary of the shenanigans, including links to sites and as much event information as we could dig

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May 9, 2012 Pitch Night Submissions

The submissions to the KW Awesome Foundation that were invited to pitch night include: The Fairy Catcher’s Companion – Pay The Artists! Lightning Banjo Productions is a new theatre company providing high quality Theatre for Young Audiences in Kitchener Ontario.

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Seeking a new co-conspirator!

Awesome Foundation KW is looking for a new co-conspirator! We need someone to manage our on-line presence and co-ordinate our meetups on the months when we don’t have pitch nights. Off-month meetups are a chance for us to gather ideas

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Spark Music Festival, our January grantee!

On behalf of Spark Music Festival  I would like to thank the AWESOME FOUNDATION! SPARK is excited about the second annual festival, May 26, 2012. The goal of the festival is to bring community members together with grass-roots organizations to

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