150 stories for Canada 150

The Red Couch Tour, a Canada 150 Signature Initiative led by ELPIO Production wrapped up its activities on December 31st, 2017.

The Tour, a cross-country road show that was launched on December 31st 2016 invited Canadians, from all provinces and territories, to sit down on the red couch and, with cameras rolling, expressed what Canada meant to them in a one minute video.  

Over 300 Canadians participated directly including the famous and not-so-famous, and thousands followed the red couch team throughout the year, be it on the road or via social media.

We started rolling in March 2017, with a trip through the Canadian North, and continued in the summer with an eight-week national tour from Newfoundland to British Columbia in an RV.

The result – over 300 interviews recorded.  An interactive map of the Red Couch Tour of 150 selected stories for Canada 150 has been placed on the www.redcouchtour.ca  The rest can be viewed on the Red Couch Tour YouTube channel.

The Red Couch Tour is one of 38 signature projects selected by the Federal Government of Canada, out of 400 proposals, to create opportunities for Canadians to participate in celebrations that help build a sense of pride and attachment to Canada on its 150th anniversary.

 

For more information please contact:

Ela Kinowska, Peter Sobierajski

Email: ela@redcouchtour.ca

Tel.: 613-851 32 52