During the month of October 2017, Wikimedia Canada will host its second National Contribution Month where contribution events are organised in different locations across Canada. The goal is to initiate visitors in contributing to Wikipedia or other Wikimedia projects and bring existing editors together.
Contribution days are activities where Wikimedia's contributors, students, or anybody interested in contributing to Wikimedia projects meet up to collectively improve a predetermined theme. These meetings generally take place in a library where references are easy to access, but can be organised in any public community space. We hope you will join us in bringing the Canadian Wikimedia community together!
Dates & locations
If your city isn't in the list, please join us on the talk page to see if anybody else is already discussing organizing one in your region, or volunteer to organize your own event (experienced Wikipedians can help you with that).
|Province||City||Location||Date||Thematic||Contact||Link to the event page|
|Prince Edward Island||Charlottetown||University of Prince Edward Island||October 24, 13:00–15:00||PEI composers and musicians (part of the Music in Canada@150 project)||User:Smallison||Meetup/Canadian Music|
|Manitoba||Winnipeg||University of Manitoba||October 19, 13:00–15:00||Manitoba composers and musicians (part of the Music in Canada@150 project)||User:Smallison||Meetup/Canadian Music|
|Alberta||Edmonton||MacEwan University||October 27, 11:00–15:00||Edmonton composers and musicians (part of the Music in Canada@150 project)||User:Seanluyk||Meetup/Canadian Music|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||St. John's||Memorial University||October 19, afternoon (times TBC)||Newfoundland musicians (part of the Music in Canada@150 project)||User:Smallison||Meetup/Canadian Music|
|Ontario||Hamilton||Hamilton Public Library||October 19, 11am–6pm||Hamilton music history and culture (part of the Music in Canada@150 project)||User:Allanaaaaaaa||Wikipedia:Meetup/Hamilton|
|Ontario||Kingston||Queen's University Kingston, W.D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections||October 18, 11am–2pm||This event is an edit-a-thon to create, revise and add to entries on Wikipedia relating to Canadian history.||User:KBrbsc||Wikipedia:Meetup/Canada Wide History|
|British Columbia||Vancouver||University of British Columbia, Leon & Thea Koerner University Centre||October 23, 12pm–2pm||This event is an in-class activity to create a page on Wikipedia relating to John Swales's CARS model.||User:dkpubc||Draft:The_CARS_model|
|British Columbia||Victoria||University of Victoria, Mearns Centre for Learning, UVic Libraries & The French Department||October 30, 1pm–2:30pm||This event is an in-class activity to add/edit French and English sources for "Participative Culture/Culture participative"||User:Jmhuculak||Sign Up on Eventbrite|
|Ontario||Ottawa||Ottawa Public Library, Main branch||October 21, 10am–1pm||Free thematic for experienced editors and intro workshop for new editors||User:Loopy30||Wikipedia:Meetup/Ottawa/OPL Editathon Oct 2017|
|Ontario||Toronto||York University, Scott Library||October 24, afternoon/evening (times TBC)||Toronto traditional and Indigenous musicians (part of the Music in Canada@150 project)||User:Smallison||Project page []|
|Ontario||Toronto||University of Toronto, Music Library||October 24, afternoon (times TBC)||Toronto composers and musicians (part of the Music in Canada@150 project)||User:Careful73||Meetup/Canadian Music|
|Ontario||London||Western University, Weldon Library||October 19, afternoon (times TBC)||London musicians (part of the Music in Canada@150 project)||User:Monfaz||Meetup/Canadian Music, Sign up|
|Ontario||Sault Ste. Marie||Algoma University, Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre||October 18 1:00 - 4:00 pm||Canadian History (part of the Canada Wide Edit-a-thon)||User:Archkris||Wikipedia:Meetup/Canada Wide History|
|Ontario||Sudbury||Laurentian University, J.N. Desmarais Library & Archives||October 27, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm||Northern Lights Festival Boréal performers (part of the Music in Canada@150 project)||User:Dan scott||Music in Canada @ 150 - Sudbury, Sign-up|
|Québec||Gatineau||Université du Québec en Outaouais (Café-bar Le Tonik)||October 28, 10:00 am||Free thematic||User:R89Rovira||fr:Wikipédia:Mois de la contribution au Canada 2017/Gatineau|
|Québec||Manawan||Otapi kiskinohamatokamok (École Otapi)||October 4 or 18(?), 7:00 pm||Free thematic||User:Bilbo40||Wikipetcia Atikamekw|
|Québec||Montréal||Grande Bibliothèque||October 3, 6:30 pm||Free thematic||User:Benoit Rochon||Wikipedia:BAnQ/Wiki Tuesday|
|Québec||Montréal||Cinémathèque québécoise||October 18, 6:00 pm||Animation cinema||fr:User:Krina||fr:Wikipédia:Cinémathèque québécoise|
|Québec||Montréal||Université du Québec à Montréal||October 25, 12:30||Formation Contribuer à Wikipédia||fr:Utilisateur:Benjamenta||Project page|
|Québec||Montréal||Bibliothèque à livres ouverts du fr:Centre communautaire LGBTQ+ de Montréal||October 25, 18:30||Wikipédia + LGBTQ = soirée contributive||fr:Utilisateur:BiblioQC||fr:Wikipédia:Café des savoirs libres/CSL LGBTQ|
|Québec||Québec||fr:Bibliothèque Gabrielle-Roy (salle Gérard-Martin)||October 22, 1:00 pm||Quebec City||fr:User:Nist12||fr:Wikipédia:Mois de la contribution au Canada 2017/Québec|
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