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