ICBC is looking to young people to help change youth perceptions about safety.
The annual 180 Video Contest invites youth ages 19-25 to submit safety themed videos of up to 60 seconds that will help turn young people's attitudes 180 degrees.
The deadline is Sept. 30 for submissions but up for grabs is about $8,000 worth of electronics.
ICBC's 180 video contest challenges young people to take an in-depth look at the top causes of youth crashes and make a video relatable to their peers.
Langley's Nelson Talbot won for his creation 2 Fast 2 Fatal in the speeding category of the 180 contest in 2011.
Find out complete rules at icbc.com. There are winners chosen in different categories as well as a people's choice winner based on YouTube viewings. The videos will be on icbc.com and used in schools.
Surrey Little Theatre has held a successful film contest for several years. The fifth annual 50-Hour Film Challenge is coming.
"The challenge is similar to the popular 48 hour film challenge format with the addition of an extra two hours," said event organizer Brigitte Seib. "The concept began four years ago as a new initiative during Surrey Little Theatre's 50th Season of Live Theatre - From Onstage to Onscreen. The 50 Hour Film Challenge was a huge success_ We welcome all community members to put together a five or more member team, dig out their camera equipment and editing software and come on out to take part in this exciting new event."
People are invited to assemble a team and starting Oct. 12, they have 50 hours to create and finalize a five-minute film.
This is an all ages event. Past filmmakers include teams with participants as young as 12 years old, teams from local film schools and even a brave team of thespians that learned the filmmaking process on the fly.
The cost is $75 per team if registered by Sept. 28 or $100 by the deadline of Oct. 7.
At 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, the teams turn in their film at the theatre, 7027 184th St. Then on Oct. 20, there is a gala screening of all the films. This event is open to the public but tickets get snapped up fast so they must be purchased in advance.
Find out complete rules at www.surreylittletheatre.com. In addition to bragging rights, the contest features a $500 prize.
The Fort Gallery next hosts the show Power and Connection by Maple Ridge artist Kristin Krimmel through much of October.
Something right in front of all of us caught her eye - the power grid.
"The poles and their tangle of cables are a metaphor for connectivity, for communication," she said.
The Fort Gallery hosts this exhibition from Oct. 3-21. The opening reception is Oct. 5 at 7-9 p.m. at 9048 Glover Rd.
Kristen Kimmel's show Power and Connection:
"We pass them by, not even thinking of their significance to our lives. As we photograph, we curse the way they traverse a perfect landscape or clutter our alley ways. Yet the poles and their wires bring us light, telephone, electronic information and mechanization. Where would we be, for instance, without electricity?
"I choose to look at power poles for what they are. I choose to put them in the picture instead of taking them out.
"In each painting, I discover things I didn't know. For instance the wires that I thought were all black are in fact varied in colours of white, red, turquoise blue and black. There are insulators that are a deep burgundy colour and others that are white. Some are a transparent aquamarine.
"There are more ways to connect and more ways for a line to travel than I had ever suspected. I discovered that a single wire bending and twisting in the light can change colour just because of light source and the shadows which occur."
The fourth annual Shed Row Market is Sept. 29 and 30, running 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This fall market has a focus on locally produced items, from heirloom vegetables and artisan cheeses, breads and pies to jewellery, pottery, paintings and more.
Admission is $2 per person with proceeds to the New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society. The group provides care, rehabilitation and retraining. It's marking its 10th anniversary this year and adopted out 12 horses this year.
"The community has made this event a huge success and contributed greatly to our program year after year," said New Stride president Marcy Emery.
Head to the market's new location at the Highpoint Equestrian Centre and Clubhouse, 658 200th St., to check out the goodies. Learn more about the event at theshedrowmarket.com and about the horses at newstride.com.
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