CAN! DISCOVERed!

18 April was a scorching hot day, with the temperatures rising up to 35 degree celsius. And *SCAPE Youth Park added to the heat with the excitement and energy brought by CAN! DISCOVER!

Kicking off the Singapore 2010 CAN! Festivals, CAN! DISCOVER was one huge party celebrating friendships across cultures!

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Here’s what I thought rocked about the event:

1. The W.A.D!’S NEXT Race, which brought people all around central Singapore! They visted really cool places like the Peranakan Museum and the Chinese Heritage Centre in Chinatown. They even tried out interesting activities like making Indian appam and Chinese calligraphy!

2. The world culture booths at W.A.D! In The World! featured some awesome games from all over the world. It was like I didn’t need to spend a bomb on a plane ticket to see different cultures and enjoy food, games and music from all over! Melty Swiss cheese. Fun table top games imported from Belgium. Colourful costumes from Mongolia and Korea. I saw lots of people having fun collecting stickers in their CAN! Passport as well and redeeming their funky CAN! DISCOVER fun packs later. So, there was something for everyone there!

3. I LOVED the performances staged throughout the afternoon. I caught EIC, TiGaia, ZingO and the Brazilian Capoeira performances and was wowed by all the talent. And the nice tunes. The smooth vocals. The thumping drum beats. The sheer agility of those capoeira dudes. Good stuff there!

All in all, it was a sunny and awesome day at *SCAPE Youth Park for everyone who made it down – staff, volunteers, embassies, schools and everyone else!

The good news is, the action does NOT end with CAN! DISCOVER! πŸ˜€
People, please remember to join and check our Facebook group. We’ll be uploading your beautiful pictures there really soon. And making more announcements about upcoming events!

Also, check out our CAN! Website which recently underwent a facelift. Check it out for news on events and to learn more about CAN! and the folks behind it! πŸ™‚

And and and…WATCH THIS SPACE for more action! πŸ™‚

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Here Comes Blobby!

We unveiled our Singapore 2010 CAN! Festivals cartoon spokesperson, Blobby on 3 and 4 April during the CAN! DISCOVER street roves.

Blobby and friends hit the streets of Orchard Road to spread the word about CAN! DISCOVER! They performed the Blobby Stomp, a series of rhythmic movements specially choreographed to Create Action!

News about Blobby even made it to the NEWSPAPERS!

So, come on down to CAN! DISCOVER on 18 April to find out what all this hype is about. You do NOT want to miss it!

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Watch Out!

The CAN! Team hasn’t disintegrated yet.

In fact, we’re alive and well and working on something new and exciting. Something you don’t want to miss. And anyway, nobody should miss celebrating the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games!

If you’re dying to find out what we’ve been up to lately, hit the streets of Orchard Road this Saturday and Sunday afternoon between 3.30pm to 5.30pm to satisfy your curiosity.

We’re not telling you exactly what just yet, but here’s a clue just for you, since you’re reading this blog entry.

Watch this:

And, go figure.

We’ll see you this weekend!

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Your chance to say CAN! for YOG

Seed funding of up to $4,000 for youth initiatives celebrating Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games. Apply now!

Get into the Singapore 2010 Spirit

Singapore will be hosting the world’s first Youth Olympic Games (YOG) from 14 to 26 August 2010. Singapore 2010 is your event too – a special time of your life where achievements and contributions are recognised, diversity celebrated and where good friends are made from all over the world.

So grab your friends & be part of the action – create a meaningful project to celebrate the Singapore 2010 YOG!

The Singapore 2010 – YCM (Young ChangeMakers) Grant

This new grant scheme will help youths to get started on YOG-themed projects in their schools or communities.

Seed funding, non-monetary support and resources are provided to youths who want to make a meaningful change in their community and encourage people to live by the Olympic values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect.

You CAN! Create Action Now!

Get your application forms from the link (at the bottom right hand side of this page) now! If you have any queries, please call Young ChangeMakers at Tel: 6839 9143 or Email: ycm@nyc.gov.sg

What are you waiting for? Say you CAN! and join in the celebrations for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games and make a mark in Singapore’s YOG journey to 2010.

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Project Paint hits the heartlands!

Celebration for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) hits the heartlands as ten HDB walls at Yishun Town are painted with the YOG theme!

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Our pretty * STAR WALL *!

Guest-of-honour, Associate Professor Ho Peng Kee, Senior Minister of State of Law & Home Affairs and MP for Nee Soon East Constituency, giving the opening speech.

Guest-of-honour, Associate Professor Ho Peng Kee, Senior Minister of State of Law & Home Affairs and MP for Nee Soon East Constituency, giving the opening speech.

AP Ho adding the final touch to "A" for 'action'!

AP Ho adding the final touch to "A" for 'action'!

"YOG!!!"

"YOG!!!"

Painting to perfection.

Painting to perfection.

It's all about team effort!

It's all about team effort!

The 'creative' way to attract the minister's attention :)

The 'creative' way to attract the minister's attention πŸ™‚

Having fun while completing the artwork together.

Having fun while completing the artwork together.

Filling in the empty spaces carefully...

Filling in the empty spaces carefully...

Climb high and reach for the sky!

Climb high and reach for the sky!

Even kids staying in the block came to join in the fun!

Even kids staying in the block came to join in the fun!

Creating action now...!

Creating action now...!

Literally 'paint'ing nails o_O

Literally 'paint'ing nails o_O

Everyone contributing to the Singapore 2010 CAN! spirit :)

Everyone contributing to the Singapore 2010 CAN! spirit πŸ™‚

For more photos, please visit and join our Facebook group.

The masterpieces of these youths are now standing proud at Yishun Street 22, Blocks 302, 303, 304, 305 and 330. To view the completed murals on the other 9 walls, do drop by to take a look! They are truly vibrant and outstanding!

A big thank you to the youth organisers from SMU and student volunteers from Anglo Chinese School (Independent), Guang Yang Secondary School and Northbrooks Secondary School for making Project Paint a success!

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Project Paint in action

If you are wondering how’s Project Paint coming along, all is going well! They are in the final lap towards the big day, tying up the loose knots. They have completed the designs for the 10 walls and we can only say that they are really nice! Want to know how nice they are, check back after Saturday. πŸ˜›

Here are some photographs on them in action!

The team of 7 behind Project Paint!

The team of 7 behind Project Paint!

In action

In action

A lot of measuring work to be done...

A lot of measuring work to be done...

Meetings after meetings... But they are counting down to 28 Feb!

Meetings after meetings... But they are counting down to 28 Feb!

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CAN! Team needs your help to complete a short survey. Say you CAN!

Following the success of the recent CAN! (Create. Action. Now!) event that reportedly saw some 10,000 youths creating action for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) on the grounds of SMU on 10 January, the CAN! Team is looking forward to bringing youths more exciting events that will hype up the spirit of celebration for the upcoming YOG.

To help us fine-tune the programming aspects of our event, we seek your help in completing a short survey for us. Survey respondents will be kept anonymous, while the results will be used as a major source of feedback for the recent CAN! event, as well as other upcoming activities to celebrate the YOG.

CLICK HERE TO DO THE SURVEY!

Once again, thank you all for joining us at CAN!. We hope you enjoyed yourself as much as we did putting the event together for you. CAN! promises to bring you more updates on youth happenings for Singapore 2010!

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