CANADA 150 COUNTDOWN
In the 150 days leading up to Canada’s 150th birthday, 103.1 Virgin Radio will celebrate by counting down in the most Canadian ways possible. Check out below to see and hear what we’ve done so far, and watch for details on our new daily tasks. Or follow along on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram - #Canada150Countdown. Use that hashtag to make your own unique suggestion for a Countdown idea.
So far, our Countdown has included…
Wednesday, February 1st - Tyler gave out 150 bags of ketchup chips at Portage and Main.
Thursday, February 2nd - Ace, Chrissy and Tyler went to Montrose School to make 150 Snow Angels.
Friday, February 3rd - 150 Tim Hortons coffee deliveries city-wide.
Saturday, February 4th - We distributed 150 hugs on-site at Winnipeg’s Walk For Human Rights.
Sunday, February 5th - Tyler gave shout-outs to 150 local hockey/ringette teams.
Monday, February 6th - A mosaic was created with 150 pics of Gord Downie, celebrating his 53rd birthday.
Tuesday, February 7th - 150 baskets made at Vincent Massey to celebrate Steve Nash’s birthday!
Wednesday, February 8th - Mandy and Alex delivered 150 socks, donated by Giant Tiger to Siloam Mission!
Thursday, February 9th - 150 pizzas awarded on National Pizza Day by Boston Pizza!
Friday, February 10th - Toby distributed 150 boxes of Kraft Dinner outside the station!
Saturday, February 11th – Sign up 150 Volunteers for the 2017 Canada Summer Games
Sunday, February 12th – Play 150 minutes of Grammy Nominated Canadian Music/Artists
Monday, February 13th – Thanking 150 Teachers (in honour of Teacher Appreciation Week)
Tuesday, February 14th - We wrote 150 Valentines for kids at The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba
Wednesday, February 15th - We thanked 150 bus drivers for their great service!
Thursday, February 16th – 150 minutes of music by The Weeknd was played to celebrate his birthday.
Friday, February 17th - We served 150 bowls of Salisbury House ham and pea soup city-wide.
Saturday, February 18th – 150 Hé Ho’s collected on-air and at Festival Du Voyageur!
Sunday, February 19th – 150 beard selfies, in celebration of Festival Du Voyageur!
Monday, February 20th – 150 moustache cupcakes from Sweet Impressions delivered on Louis Riel Day!
Tuesday, February 21st - 150 bottles of windshield washer fluid handed out at Red River Co-op.
Wednesday, February 22nd - 150 pink shirt pics were requested on Pink Shirt Day with Red Cross Manitoba!
Thursday, February 23rd - 150 chili dogs/chili burgers from Red Top delivered on National Chili Day!
Friday, February 24th - Caller 150 at 5 pm that day won Nickelback tickets
Saturday, February 25th - Sought out 150 facts re: St. Boniface! (#StBoniFACTS)
Sunday, February 26th - 150 Academy Award-winning Canadians on Oscar night
Monday, February 27th - 150 free zoo passes for International Polar Bear Day
Tuesday, February 28th - 150 stories re: Sidney Crosby’s Golden Goal
Wednesday, March 1st - 150 minutes of Justin Bieber music on JB’s birthday
Thursday, March 2nd - The ABS salutes Canadian Pickers!
Friday, March 3rd - 150 Robert H Smith students sing w/ ABS on National Anthem Day
Saturday, March 4th - Mandy joins 150 jumpers for the Special O Polar Plunge
Sunday, March 5th - Tyler eats 150 Cheezies on Cheese Doodle Day
Monday, March 6th - Ridge Crest Orthodontics award 150 chocolate bars and toothbrushes on National Dentist Day
Tuesday, March 7th - 150 boxes of cereal given to Winnipeg Harvest on National Cereal Day
Wednesday, March 8th - Highlighting 150 great Canadian women on International Women’s Day
Thursday, March 9th - Give away 150 tickets to U of M Bison volleyball championships
Friday, March 10th - A search for 150 Maple Leaf tattoos, similar to Ed Sheeran’s
Saturday, March 11th - 150 photos of cold weather Slurpee sipping
Sunday, March 12th - 150 “Sorrys” from apologetic Canadian callers
Monday, March 13th - 150 Fort Whyte Alive passes awarded on Commonwealth Day
Tuesday, March 14th - 150 pies from Shut Ur Pie Hole awarded on National Pi Day
Wednesday, March 15th - 150 shout-outs to Mark Scheifele on his birthday
Thursday, March 16th - A call for 150 donations to the MD Firefighter Boot Drive
Friday, March 17th - A call for 150 donations to 5 Days For The Homeless
Saturday, March 18th - 150 awkward moments from listeners on Awkward Moments Day
Sunday, March 19th - Peter Takis buys 150 BDI ice cream cones for 150 people
Monday, March 20th - St. Mary’s Nursery gives away 150 seed packets on first day of spring
Tuesday, March 21st - Mayor Brian Bowman spends 150 seconds discussing International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Wednesday, March 22nd - 150 birthday greetings for William Shatner
Thursday, March 23rd - 150 dog photos to celebrate National Puppy Day
Friday, March 24th - Manitoba Moose give away 150 game tickets for Autism Awareness
Saturday, March 25th - A building black-out for 150 minutes, extended past Earth Hour
Sunday, March 26th - Collector Loonie giveaways to celebrate the Loonie’s birthday
Monday, March 27th - 150 toothbrushes and soup cans collected by Ryerson School
Tuesday, March 28th - Ace visits 150 people doing ice fishing
Wednesday, March 29th - Pic-A-Pop gives out 150 bottles of maple syrup soda
Thursday, March 30th - A remix of Celine Dion hits, to celebrate Celine’s birthday
Friday, March 31st - Sold 150 ice cream floats for West Central Women’s Resource Centre
Saturday, April 1st - Listeners share 150 “fake news’ stories on April Fool’s Day
Sunday, April 2nd - 150 minutes of Canadian music on JUNO night
Monday, April 3rd - 150 shares of a Blue Jays photo to unlock hat giveaway
Tuesday, April 4th - Listeners shout-out 150 caregivers on National Caregiver Day
Wednesday, April 5th - 150 exhibits at Winnipeg Schools’ Science Festival
Thursday, April 6th - Shout-outs to 150 athletes on National Student Athlete Day
Friday, April 7th - ABS tosses 150 baseballs w/ Corydon Comets to celebrate anniversary of first Blue Jays game
Saturday, April 8th - Celebrate 150 Jets goals before season’s last Winnipeg Jets game
Sunday, April 9th - Social shares to commemorate 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge
Monday, April 10th - 150 volunteer shout-outs on National Volunteer Day
Tuesday, April 11th - Gondola Pizza awards 150 gourmet poutines on National Poutine Day
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - National Wildlife Week
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - Weir Anniversary of Winning
Friday, April 14, 2017 - Good Deed Good Friday - $150 Subway Gift card for Tell Me Something Good
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - National Take A Wild Guess Day - Guess the number of Smarties! (it was 150)
Sunday, April 16, 2017 - Guess the number of Jelly Beans for National Bean Counter Day-
Monday, April 17, 2017 - National Haiku Day - Listeners wrote in 150 Haiku's about Canada
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - Winnipegger Darcy Oake added a show! The 150th Caller won Darcy Oake tickets
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - National Canadian Film Day- 150 Caller won tickets to the Premiere of Lovesick
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - Nation High Five Day- 150 High Fives all around the office!
Friday, April 21, 2017 - Queen's Birthday- 150th caller received a special edition coin collection
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Cleaning up the streets for 150 minutes on Earth Day!
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - Burpee's Bootcamp meant 150 Burpees for the participants
Monday, April 24, 2017 - Mark Scheifele spent 150 mins with the Ace Burpee Show
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - Virgin Radio spent 150 minutes at Agape Table volunteering
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - National Admin Professionals Day - 150 balloons showered upon our receptionist Hillary
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - National Super Hero Day - Online quiz for tickets to Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2
Friday, April 28, 2017 - Tim Hortons Pay-it-forward Day-Tyler was at a Tim Horton’s drive thru to get 150 people to pay it forward
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - Jonathan Toews Birthday- 150 shots on net at the Play On! Celebrity Showdown
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - National Adoption Day (Animals)- 150 dogs walked at the Manitoba Mutt Run
Monday, May 01, 2017 - National Principal Day- ShoutOut to 150 Principals
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Birthday so we gave 150 passes to see Baywatch at Landmark Cinemas!
Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 150 Donations to Ronald McDondald House Charities on McHappy Day!
Thursday, May 04, 2017 - Firefighters Day- Brought lunch to our local fire station
Friday, May 05, 2017 - Over $150 raised from our BBQ for the Fort Garry Woman's Resource Centre
Saturday, May 06, 2017 - MB Day @ MB Museum ?
Sunday, May 07, 2017 - At the MS Walk Ace started 150 chants of END MS!
Monday, May 08, 2017 - Coke Day - Gave away 150 Coca-Colas!
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - Interstellar Rodeo Line up Announced - 150th caller won tickets!
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 150 Goldeyes Tickets (Exhibition Game)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - Citizenship Ceremony- Went to the Legislative
Friday, May 12, 2017 - In honour of Manitoba's Birthday we gave away some of Limited Edition Manitoba Hats!
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - National Mini Golf Day - 150 putts in the studio
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - Happy Mother's Day! ShoutOuts to 150 Moms
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 150 invites to Manitoba Museum’s ‘World’s Giant Dinosaurs’ awarded on National Dino Day.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – Warehouse One donates 150 jeans to North End Women’s Centre on National Denim Day.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – Gave away registrations for 150 people to join the Royal Air Force Run.
Thursday, May 18, 2017 – 5 pin bowling - invented in Canada. Mandy gets 150 strikes at Academy Lanes to celebrate.
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 150 blood donations collected before May long weekend for Canadian Blood Services.
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Collected 150 long weekend/vacation ideas.
Sunday, May 21, 2017 – Swedish fish candy – a Canadian invention. Tyler eats 150 of them.
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 150 canned drinks distributed at Red River Co-op.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - Penny jar guessing game for Lucky Penny Day. (the answer was 150 – natch!)
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - Tickets awarded to Caller 150 for The Dine For The Syrian Refugees event.
Thursday, May 25, 2017 – Celebration recap of Pembina Trails’ Canada 150 Project at Investors Group Field.
Friday, May 26, 2017 – 150 social media shares sought-after in support of the start to Pride Week.
Saturday, May 27, 2017 – Profile of 150 good neighbours on Neighbour Day.
Sunday, May 28, 2017 – Profile of 150 teddy bears at CHF’s Teddy Bears’ Picnic
Monday, May 29, 2017 – Mandy Shew collected 150 shoes for West Broadway Youth Outreach’s ‘5ish Fun Run’
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 – Multi-voice version of ‘O Canada’ recorded.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 – Drive to send at least 150 kids to camp on Tim Hortons’ Camp Day.
Thursday, June 1, 2017 – 150 volleyball hits in anticipation of Super Spike 2017.
Friday, June 2, 2017 – Gave away 150 Pride Donuts from Oh Donuts during Pride Week.
Saturday, June 3, 2017 – Asked to see 150 prairie sunset photos on National Prairie Day.
Sunday, June 4, 2017 – Joined over 150 floats in this year’s Pride Winnipeg Parade.
Monday, June 5, 2017 – Gave away boxes of Red Rose Tea on National Red Rose Day.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 – 150 Canada Soccer prizes awarded.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 – 150 people worked out at Burpee’s Boot Camp.
Thursday, June 8, 2017 – Heard from over 150 best friends on National Best Friend Day.
Friday, June 9, 2017 – Caller 150 at 5 pm that day won Cirque Du Soleil Kurios tickets.
Saturday, June 10, 2017 – Celebrated with well-over 150 people at Challenge For Life.
Sunday, June 11, 2017 – 150 cans of Canada Dry given away at Grand Beach.
Monday, June 12, 2017 – Superman (Canada-created!) prize giveaway on Man Of Steel Day.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 – 150 hair products donated to Siloam Mission by Aura Hair Group.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 – 150 students juggled at Le Centre scolaire Léo-Rémillard school!
Thursday, June 15, 2017 – Looked for 150 reasons to smile on National Smile Power Day!
Friday, June 16, 2017 – 150 breakfast sandwiches from The Park Café given away.
Saturday, June 17, 2017 – 150 donations requested for The ALS Society and Walk For ALS.
Sunday, June 18, 2017 – 150 dad shout-outs on Father’s Day.
Monday, June 19, 2017 – Tyler Magz rides The Polar Express at Red River EX for 150 minutes!
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 – 150 blizzards handed out at Dairy Queen Northgate on McPhillips.