Original Article by Sarah Brown

PRESS: Carleton Grad Laine Johnson at Helm of 100in1Day

“The date is set – June 2 is 100in1Day in Ottawa. The idea is simple: Get 100 people in Ottawa to create an event or happening that will make their city a better place. Who can participate? Anyone and everyone. In other words, you.

A bit of background: Launched in Bogotà, Colombia in 2012, 100In1Day is a global citizen movement that has spread to more than 30 cities around the world. The goals are simple: Join in, have fun and connect to your neighbours. Engagement leads to more engagement, building stronger communities and cities.

Events can — and should — be as diverse as residents themselves. 100In1Day started in Ottawa last year with 106 events ranging from art in the park and skipping competitions to urban gardening demos and folk song sing-alongs. There were pop-up lemonade stands and barbecues, historical walks and litter cleanups.

Intrigued? Visit the 100In1Day site for more inspiration and to sign up.”

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Image by Ming Wu.