Room for Thought

Survivor Garden, Ghost II, Second Chance Travel win Room For Thought competition

The winning ideas have now been announced for ROOM FOR THOUGHT. After unveiling the finalists last month and receiving votes from around 3,200 members of the public, American Express Canada has identified the following three ideas which will be showcased next month at the The Four Seasons Centre for Performing Arts. These ideas span the themes of Music, Community and Travel and Adventure.

MUSIC

The winning idea in the music category was submitted by Andrew Huang (top photo). Based in Toronto, Andrew will be working with Metric lead singer Emily Haines to create an installation called Ghost II that will allow members of the public to interact with music through technology and a variety of instruments. Find out more in the video below:

COMMUNITY

Thornhill's Lisa Shanker came up with the winning idea in the Community category and will be working with Marc and Craig Kielburger to create Survivor Garden for people recovering from cancer and other serious illnesses. More info here:

TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE

Toronto will also be represented by Evan Malach who will be working with Survivorman Les Stroud to give underprivileged youth the chance to travel the world to being his idea, Second Chance Travel Co-op to life. More info in this video:

blogTO is a promotional supporter for ROOM FOR THOUGHT. The ROOM FOR THOUGHT will be located inside the Four Seasons Centre for Performing Arts during November 2011. Each winner's idea will be showcased for a three day period with the venue being open to the public between November 8th to 22nd. American Express will also help make the idea an ongoing reality by offering the winner $10,000.


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