What do street banners, Christmas trees, rock bands and a multicultural celebration have in common? They are all finalists for the first Awesome Airdrie pitch party to be held December 14 at TAJ Indian Restaurant. And one of these awesome ideas will be rewarded $1000 cash on the spot.
“The cash is given with no strings attached, we just ask to be kept in the loop on how the idea comes to fulfilment,” says Leona Esau, chair of the Winning Edge Awards, where the Awesome Airdrie initiative was initiated.
In a city of just over 44,000, Airdrie has a lot of awesomeness as evident in the number of entries received to compete for the $1000 cash prize.
“We had 19 awesome ideas sent to us for the judges to evaluate,” says Esau, “To put it into perspective Awesome Montreal just announced their pitch party finalists from a list of 30 entries. I think that makes us a little more awesome!”