Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Canada CODE: Your Words. Your Photos. This Canada

Chances are you’re either a Canadian curious to know more about this project, or an international visitor curious to know more about Canada. Either way this is for you — welcome!
Canada CODE gives people who live in this country a collaborative way to share who we are with each other and the world.
As we countdown to 2010, who better to tell the story of Canada than the people who live here? We want everyone to help show what we’re made of — literally — by uploading short stories and photos about our daily lives and neighbourhoods.
We’re a big place and we know there are experiences unique to each individual, community and culture within this country. At the same time, there are threads that weave us together. That’s what we hope Canada CODE reveals — our mysterious blend of diversity and connection. And let’s face it, we are a bit of a mystery to the rest of the world. We all know there’s more to share than those well-known images of ice and snow, moose and mountains.
So if you do live, or have lived, in Canada, help us unlock the CODE. Upload a short story, or a photo, or even both — and tell your friends and family about the website too. The portrait that Canada CODE conveys will be shaped entirely by those who contribute.
And if you’re visiting the site from somewhere around the globe, and curious about Canada we really hope you’ll continue to watch the site grow until we complete the portrait in February of 2010. If you have a Canadian experience to upload as well, that’s great.
We’ll be adding features in the weeks to come as well as inviting well-known Canadians to challenge us all with new ideas for submissions. And keep in mind some of the work created on the web will be featured on public screens during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
So, Canada, over to you — let’s all see what we’re made of.


Dorothy Rimson said...

Tell more about it..

C.J. said...

I love Canada, and live only about 20 minutes from the falls, Buffalo, NY, I know that your country produces excellent designers, is very diverse as are we. So while I am not a Canadian I do love your country. This blogging has introduced me to more Canadians as well as my home staging career.