TORONTO, ON - CBC Music in association with MusiCounts today announced the return of the Canadian Music Class Challenge, which encourages eligible music classes, music clubs and after-school programs to submit a video performance of a Canadian song (full 2017 list below) for a chance to win one of six $5,000 classroom recording studios. This year's competition launches on September 1 and will close on November 24, with winners to be announced on CBC Radio 2 Morning with Raina Douris on December 15. For full criteria or to sign up and submit a video please visit www.cbcmusic.ca/musicclass .
Now in its third year, the Canadian Music Class Challenge builds on CBC Music's ongoing commitment to support music education and MusiCounts' mandate to encourage music in classrooms and communities across Canada. Last year saw over 500 groups from grades one to 12 enter across six categories with many talented students being profiled across CBC's digital, radio and television platforms. Explore highlights from last year's competition here.
This year, the following 17 songs can be submitted for consideration:
Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes
Both Sides, Now - Joni Mitchell
Constant Craving - k.d. lang
CBC Olympic Theme - Marc Cholette arr. Grayson Mathews
Dans Ton Oreille - Jérôme Minière
End Of An Era - The Strumbellas
Fool - Basia Bulat
I Don't Want To Break Your Heart - Coeur de pirate
It Snowed - Meaghan Smith
James Bay - Midnight Shine
Lost Boy - Ruth B
Listen To The Sounds - Bobs and LoLo
Missing You - JF Robitaille
Northern Lights - The Jerry Cans
Running - Jully Black
Sing It Together - Marc Jordan / Ian Thomas
L'Amour - Karim Ouellet
Important Dates for the 2017 Canadian Music Class Challenge:
Submissions open: Friday, September 1
Submissions close: Friday, November 24
Top 10 in each category released: Friday, December 8
Winner announcement: Friday, December 15 on Radio 2 Morning
Last month, thanks to Scarborough Arts, I attended a graffiti workshop and spray painted this beauty. This time I taught myself the technique for creating the gases in the atmosphere as well as the technique for the moons for each planet. This was my first time spray painting vertically, and freehand (No lids or containers were harmed in the creation of this piece. LOL)
Tinkering with some mini canvases lately. I guess you could refer to these as mixed medium. works Earth, Air, Fire, & Water are a combination of regular artist acrylic paint, spray paint, nail polish, glitter, and nail hardener.
One day I saw this notice on the bulletin board downstairs ... I was sure that change was coming.
Then again I could be wrong. We have the same TCHC staff running the community engagement within the organization that have been doing it for over thirty years. Now what did I say in my Manifesto? Oh yeah ... TCHC should "Take a page from the tech industry. No employee stays at a tech company until they retire. Innovation breeds change. Change breeds innovation."
Basically, the two choices presented at the meeting were a) having delegates decide at an allocation day & b) tenant council members decide at council meetings. These two choices were apparently developed by the PB Monitoring Committee. These tenant reps and leaders were involved in Participatory Budget over the last several years.
This whole outreach began because the TCHC Board of Directors put the Participatory Budget process on hold for 2017 so that a new process can be created. Previously these decisions were made by the Tenant Councils. Technically, that means that the delegate option is the only "new" option. Otherwise, the board could decide to cancel PB for another year, or permanently, until a delegate system of community engagement is created.
Within these meetings it became obvious early on that there was a division between Tenant Reps and other tenants (the self appointed community delegates).. It led up to an outburst from one Tenant Rep during the fourth session talking about tenants that "Bitch" and complain but never do anything to improve their communities. Therefore, as a Tenant Rep she feels that decisions about PB should continue to only be at the discretion of the Tenant Councils. Sounds a tad bit territorial to me.
At one point during the first session the facilitator indicated that - "Sometimes things shouldn't be complicated."
Yeah, right. We're talking about TCHC here. There is an option that the two original processes can include "Once every three years, ... all communities receive funding for projects instead of tenants deciding." Honestly, if communities have not had funding in year one and two then they should have a priority on funding in year three. An automatic payout in year three seems like overkill. That will still lead to inequities in how the funding is distributed. Some communities will get money in all three years and some will only get money in year three.
Oh did I forget to mention that TCHC is reconsidering the whole Tenant Rep/Council form of community engagement which could potentially invalidate this whole process? I'm not really concerned though. I opted for the delegate option. :D
Another piece of the Participatory Budget that needs to be looked into is the vendor's side. Maybe as I suggested during the first session TCHC should seek new vendors to add to their approved vendors list. Eliminate the potential for cost overruns. Given that the items communities will be voting on, or for, in the new process will be prefab, store bought, it shouldn't be that much of a stretch for TCHC to create a catalogue. The sections could break down as follows. - Indoor Furniture, Outdoor Furniture, Exercise Equipment, Electronics and Miscellaneous..
So, maybe it's not so much that I'm wrong. It's just that nobody at TCHC retired and made me boss.