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Chair Your Idea to Bring Winning Bus Idea to Life With Winnipeg’s Help

May 12, 2016 5:00 AM | News

Chair Your IdeaThe organizers behind a unique crowd-sourcing event that saw hundreds of white chairs pop up in Winnipeg are asking ‘Peggers to help bring the winning idea to fruition.

Chair Your Idea was a competition aimed at finding unique ideas to make meaningful change in Winnipeg’s urban centre in September of 2015. More than 750 people placed their idea on a white chair in a public space to bring attention to their suggestions.

The winning idea was by Haeyong Kwon, who suggested “Hold a contest for kids to design art and print winners on buses” to encourage ridership.

Now, everyone has has that opportunity.

A one-day event will be held at the Forks Saturday for ‘kids’ of all ages to design art that will be printed on City of Winnipeg Transit buses. The event, called Imaginary Superbus, will be held from noon until 3 p.m. under the Canopy.

All art created will then be collected and chosen by a committee.

“A committee will further select one grand prize winner to be printed onto the back of a downtown flyer bus in an 8 foot by 8 foot format, as well as 10 runner-ups to be featured on Transit’s banners inside the buses,” said Chair Your Idea.

“I am really excited to see the idea come to reality,” said Kwon. “The idea started with my personal experiences of having to wait for the bus and considering the environment, and has now evolved into something even more exciting. I can’t wait to see what creative crazy ideas everyone has!”

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