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Invitation to participate in ImagineBC!

November 2, 2015

Greetings Co-op members in BC,

Today, we are thrilled to invite submissions for the 2015-2016 round of ImagineBC!

ImagineBC is an annual opportunity for residents of British Columbia to pitch an excellent, innovative and possibly untraditional idea to our jury. Successful pitches receive funding of up to $7,000. Winning ideas are those that address identified community needs or interests, such as volunteerism, small business development, digital literacy, community engagement, cultural programming, social inclusion or local history.

Initially grounded in the library community, ImagineBC seeks to honour the incredible contributions made by so many individuals across the knowledge sector at large. We want to explore the potential for incubation and to establish new, enabling, and innovative legacies.

The foundational sponsors of this program – the BC Libraries Cooperative, the Irving K Barber Learning Centre at UBC and Simon Fraser University Library, have once again partnered to advance our shared objective: the success of the program as an incubator for excellence and innovation to advance the knowledge sector as a whole, and to deepen community connections. Together, we are able to maximize the program’s reach. We welcome other aligned funding partners in future, to enable increased program scope and diversity.

Describe your innovative idea to the inaugural adjudication panel in video format no later than 30 December, 2015. Visit ImagineBC.ca to learn more about this initiative and how to submit your idea.

We look forward to hearing your ideas! Visit ImagineBC.ca to watch the 2014 winning reports, learn more about this initiative, and find out how to submit your idea.