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KitshouseP4A Bear on sale!

Rich, the district manager for Toys ”R” Us BC let us know re the bear that is our kitshousep4a bear IS ON SALE

“I just wanted to let you know that our stuffed animals at $19.99 and over, including this bear, went on sale starting today, and it will be on sale from today until Thursday, September 18th for 25% off! The price of our $24.99 bear is now $18.67 until the 18th at all Toys R Us locations, so you may wish to share this with your network, as every dollar saved adds up!”

Agreed, Rich, agreed! please share with all the kitshousep4a-ers!


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Last year was the first year for the Kitshouse P4A Challenge and we got 4 wonderful videos you can see here. This year the Kitshouse  P4A Challenge that people make videos themed “CONNECTION. WHAT”S IT TO YOU?” Connection is the building block of community so we are excited to see your connection experiences and thoughts! Once again the fabulous George Orr will be helping any video makers but this time with one on one support so all you have to do it get your raw footage!!!

Remember all participating videos will be posted THE PROJECT FOR AWESOME ON DECEMBER 17TH!!

All other info can be found at the Kitshouse Project for Awesome wordpress, especially relating to video and challenge specificsdaresbusiness participation, and certification of volunteer hours

We will be organizing some community workshops and one on one sessions to support the Kits House Project for Awesome Youtube Video Challenge

Kitshouse P4A Info Video

Kitshouse P4A How To Video




2012 FAQ Kitshouse P4A Dec 17th-Dec19th

We will have the links for the 2012 Kitshouse Project for Awesome (P4A) Videos on this page starting at 9am Dec17th.  The goal is to get 10,000 views and as many likes and comments on each of these videos within the subsequent 48 hours to ‘hack’ google analytics so that they make it to the front pages of youtube so that even more people get to see them and start thinking and talking about community!!!  Most of the videos will be uploaded to our youtube channel to help the public find them, but  for late submissions we will make sure we put the links here if we don’t have time to get them uploaded.  We encourage you to watch all the videos when you first start, and below we have the order we will be working to get them on the front pages of youtube.

Playlist of the the 2012 Kitshouse P4A you can set to autoplay

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Youth Leadership

Yes if you didn’t get a chance to make a 2012 Kitshouse P4A Challenge Video but really wanted to, we will be doing it again in 2013, and will be applying for grants to do more video making workshops!

Yes if this challenge excites you and you want to support more community building, you can donate to Kitshouse here.

Car2Go Vancouver has a Kitshouse P4A Dare afoot to help spread the word and only needs a few more views of it’s community video to meet it’s 250 view Pie in the Face Dare!  (apparently we can have a say in what kind =P)

If you wish to submit a Kitshouse P4A Challenge Video, upload it to you youtube as unlisted and email the link to and leave it unlisted until after Dec19th, UNLESS you hear from us to make it public if we don’t  have time to get it uploaded to our channel before the start time.  The reason for this is that we want google and youtube analytics to only count the views and comments in ONE place so that these vids can reach the front pages of youtube.

AND that’s not all for on Jan 4th we are having a wrap up potluck where you will get to meet the video makers, share about digital storytelling, talk to the video making workshop facilitator AND have input in the 2013 Kitshouse P4A and upcoming Video Making Workshops!

Please post any other questions in the comments below and we will answer them as best as we can =)

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Help Spread the Word, Kitshouse Project for Awesome Community Challenge

We are heading into the final stretch and we need your help to spread the word to come to youtube on Dec 17 and for the following 48 hours and participate in the Kitshouse Project for Awesome (P4A) Community Challenge to work together to push Kitshouse P4A vids to the front pages of youtube and in so doing help DECREASE WORLD SUCK!!

Come to this wordpress during that time (or our twitter and we will direct you to where the videos are so you can view. rate. comment. and like these videos A LOT to get them on the front pages of youtube and so share their awesomeness with even more people.

AND as an incentive, Kitshouse Staffers have a dare that if the first Kitshouse P4A challenge vid that we work to get to the front pages of youtube gets 1000  view during the 2012 P4A they will wear pajamas to work Jan 18th, AND as with all dares, PICS OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN!!  Feel free to add your own dares to get folks participating!  but do let us know about them so we can spread the word!

Until then let’s work together to fulfil Car2Go’s Kitshouse P4A Dare.  250 views of this video where Car2go’s staffers talk about their community experience and work to get the public community building through the Kitshouse P4A with their pie in the face dare.  And seriously, who doesn’t love pie =D

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Car2Go Kitshouse Project for Awesome DARE!

The good folks at Car2Go Vancouver fly their community spirit by making a DARE to help spread the word about the Kitshouse Project for Awesome Challenge!  If you like their vid, then pies in the face will happen, all to support, in a fun playful way, the Kitshouse P4A and community building!  We invite you to participate in the Kitshouse P4A by making a Video sharing what community is to you for the Dec 17th Project for Awesome (FREE video making workshops in November), MAKE YOUR OWN DARE (Kitshouse staff have!), coming to volunteer for the Kitshouse P4A tech team, come to our youtube channel on Dec 17 and for the following 48 hours to push Kitshouse P4A vids to the front pages of youtube, and/or spreading the word as Car2GO is!!