Canadians from coast to coast submitted their BIG ideas and the three winners will have their concepts brought to life at AMEX Room For Thought at The Four Seasons Centre for Performing Arts this November. This is a HUGE deal! Not only will the public get to experience their ideas but each winner has also been paired with a BIG name mentor to help bring their ideas to life.
Mentors include Emily Haines of Metric, Marc and Craig Kielburger of Free the Children and Survivorman Les Stroud. See who is getting paired with who below! Starting November 8, head to AMEX Room For Thought to check out their ideas and start brainstorming your vision for change.
The Amex Room For Thought Winners
Congrats to Andrew Huang who won the music category with his idea, Ghost II!
Andrew Huang, from Toronto, will be working with Emily Haines, lead singer of Metric 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. (We are so jealous!)
Congrats to Lisa Shanker who won the community category with her idea Survivor Garden
Lisa Shanker, from Thornhill, Ont., will be working with Marc and Craig Kielburger of Free the Children to create a Survivor Garden for people recovering from cancer and other serious illnesses.
Congrats to Evan Malach for winning the Travel and Adventure category with his idea Second Chance Travel Co-op
Evan Malach, from Toronto will be working with Survivorman Les Stroud to give underprivileged youth the chance to travel the world to bring his idea, Second Chance Travel Co-op, to life.
Inspiring, creative, engaging and fun, we are seriously impressed with the winning three. WAY TO GO! A+
The Room for Thought venue is free to enter and will be open from November 8th to November 22nd. Each winning idea will be showcased for three days.
For those interested in following these ideas as they grow and develop into the Room for Thought installations, the Room for Thought American Express Canada Facebook page will be updated regularly with inspirational content from each of the mentors, behind-the-scenes video of the mentoring process plus unique insights into how a simple idea can grow into something amazing.