Do Something For it! 2012

Submission form is now up pals! Go check it out.


Choose Yer Own

August 31st – Sept 2nd, 2012


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CYOwn 2012!! August 31st – September 2nd

Hey Pals! We are so stoked for this year’s choose yer own yeah!!!!!!! oh my goodness. It’s happening a little later in the year this time, make note. Start thinking of sweet ideas, we sure will too! Emphasis is on: exploration, adventure, and loving your city. Also garbage and the seemingly impossible, as always. Check the “about” section for more info. Submission form coming super soon.We are checking our emails again, so go ahead and shoot any ol’ questions on to:, we will do our best to get back to you right away.


laura leif + team choose yer own.

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thnks good city

chooseyerown IV was the ultimate rad.

be sure to email us at if you want to help out for next year, ask us questions, or anything. here are some rad things that happened this year:

there were guided tours of jurrasic park

just barely escaped an escaped t-rex

guerrilla marching band with homemade instruments

sushi making

spooky storiesfrom alberta read by flashlight in the basement of a keyboard museum

rode bikes with a punk rock boom box to a secret picnic spot

spider web entrance

covers of showtunes under a bridge. led fireflies in the background.

dueled in a park

staged a charlie brown choosemas

made hundreds of fireflies

hung hundreds of fireflies: true magic

hung out in the best clubhouse

hugged this little dog

partied with some toddlers

learned about making sweet projections, later spaced around an area razed in anticipation of construction.

this guy hung with a raptor

made a giant pile of beautiful shirts (printing mia rushton, design heather smith)

hung out in this nice house full of animated gifs and cupcakes.

made all these weird dioramas

bloody goat…

built this sweet clubhouse

and oh YEAH

and you should watch this it is my very favourite thing:

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choose yer own!!!! is here!!!!

schedule + venues are up under where it says “schedule”.

also, facebook =!/groups/158509994214709/

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CHOOse Y ER OWN IV::: it’s getting made!!

That’s right, pals. We are working hard, making sweet and hilarious things, and sweating in the minimally circulated air of the Local Library and the seafood market. You can join us on: August 3rd from 7 – 9, or August 6th or 7th from noon to 4. We are making so many amazing things.

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planning party two thousand eleven

Hey Pals! Come help us make Choose Yer Own IV SWEET. !

This meeting/fun-having session is for:
-people who want to help
-people who want to talk about their ideas to other people
-people with questions
-anyone who wants to beat us at ping pong and pictionary and pizza eating

COME TO IT ! ! !
7 – 10 P M
Tuesday June 21st
630 – 7th Ave S E
Seafood Market Studio

P.A.R.T.Y. stands for Planning Action, Really Talking with Y’all !
P.A.R.T.Y. stands for Ping-pong And Rad Times for You !
P.A.R.T.Y. stands for Pizza Actually Really Totally Yeah !



Thanks for everyone who submitted an event for CYOwn IV! They are SO AWESOME!!!! everybody get stoked.
Submissions are now officially closed, but feel free to still email us with your ideas, we will do our best to help you out anytime.


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about the festival:

Choose Yer Own is a festival based on sweet adventure, and built around a love for Calgary and the many great projects that happen here. Choose Yer Own is a collaborative festival. Anybody can put anything on, which means the festival is always unpredictable and surprising, and also meaning that the festival is built by you: the participants, passerbys, and accidental organizers of the various events. The festival tries to use unusual venues (abandoned spaces, alternative spaces, public spaces…) that are all within biking distance of one another, encouraging exploration and interaction with the city. The only rule of the festival is that all submissions have to encourage people to engage more with their city, whether it is the people or the places that they pass through, and also (of course!) that nothing can be hateful in content or delivery.

The Festival’s History
Choose Yer Own was founded in 2008 by two roommates cooking lunch in a suburban kitchen, when they realized that if the festival that they wanted to go to didn’t exist in Calgary, then they should just make it themselves. They also decided that day to make sure everybody felt they could make this festival the festival of their dreams, and, barring that, that they at least feel encouraged to start their own. We wanted everyone to feel like:

1) your level of involvement is your own to determine!

2) you can totally create the cultural experience that you want yourself!

3) There are super rad things about anywhere that you live, as long as you are willing to look for them.

And thus the festival was born!

More info on festivals past is on this site, email us if you’d like to know more about festivals future!

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