Caption This! Contest Wrap-up and Winner Announcement

Throughout the month of September, we’ve been inviting the public to help us co-curate our Caption This! Social Media series. Each Tuesday and Thursday we posted a fun photograph from our St. Catharines Standard collection on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and asked our social media audiences to provide captions for the photographs. We had a lot of fun reading the captions you all can up with, thank you to everyone who participated!  Below you can see some of our favourites in the Caption This! series.

Every participant receives a 10% discount at the museum gift shop for the month of October and were also put into a draw to win FREE ADMISSION to our Open Late Finale Party featuring Beth Moore on Tuesday, October 4th for three people (winner and two others).

And now, we’d like to announce the WINNER of our first ever Caption This! Contest (drum roll, please!)! Congratulations, John Williams of St. Catharines on Twitter! Woohoo, congrats John!

We hope to see you all at our Finale Party this Tuesday, October 4th! The party begins at 5pm and features delicious food from Ello Gov’na food truck and live music from local award winning musician Beth Moore! We’ll also be having special gallery tours where the public gets to decide which stories we tell are fact or fiction!

Take a look at our 2016 Caption This! series, curated by YOU!

"Involved Spectators," 1938. St. Catharines Standard Collection, S1938.15.9.1.
“Involved Spectators,” 1938.  STCM, St. Catharines Standard Collection, S1938.15.9.1.

“Oh yeah, schools not out forever until 1972!” – @yorkpioneers (Instagram)

“So far, this school stuff seems to mean having the backs of my ears scrubbed followed by wearing scratchy socks & tight shoes!” – @cathysdennis (Twitter)

"Concrete Arches for Skyway - Aerial View," 1961. STCM, St. Catharines Standard Collection, S1961.85.6.16
“Concrete Arches for Skyway – Aerial View,” 1961. STCM, St. Catharines Standard Collection, S1961.85.6.1

“Who knew that St. Catharines hosted the Olympic hurdles? Brilliant secondary use as the skyway.” – @sotrailertrash (Twitter)

“Building the Garden City Skyway, 1961.” -@sward5355 (Twitter)
“Building the backbone of Niagara – installing the vertebrae of a Skyway c. 1961.” – @bashesha (Instagram)
“The Garden City Skyway is born!” – @judedude49 (Instagram)
“Hurdles for olympian Paul Bunyan?” – @sara_green569 (Instagram)

“Looks like the Skyway Bridge being built just down the road from here.” – Mike Smith (Facebook)

“Building the skyway bridge.” – Marie Sider-LaFrance (Facebook)

C. M. McBride at St. Catharines Safety Exhibition, 1947. STCM, St. Catharines Standard Collection, S1937.62.6.1.
C. M. McBride at St. Catharines Safety Exhibition, 1947. STCM, St. Catharines Standard Collection, S1937.62.6.1.

“Local resident takes a spin in the Aetna Reactometer driving simulator!” – @adjunctuvitis (Instagram)

"Bobby Hull Hoists Hockey Lamp at Kiwanis event," 1982. STCM St. Catharines Standard Collection, S1982.4.4.27.
“Bobby Hull Hoists Hockey Lamp at Kiwanis event,” 1982. STCM St. Catharines Standard Collection, S1982.4.4.27.
“Goal lamps sure were different in the early 1970’s…” @micahellilnicki (Twitter)
"Mr. Grape with Three Festival Royals and Bus," 1988. STCM St. Catharines Standard, S1988.6.23.167.
“Mr. Grape with Three Festival Royals and Bus,” 1988. STCM St. Catharines Standard, S1988.6.23.167.
“No sour grapes…just fun!” – @randy_loewen (Instagram)
“Back in the day Mr. Grape was quite the attention seeker. On this occasion the Grape King and his Princesses were graciously posing for the camera, when look who suddenly pops out of the bus waving at the crowd and drawing attention to himself … that’s right, “The Purple Photobomber”. 🙂 – Arlene Blum (Facebook)
“I thought the new busses were supposed to have more leg room…” – Dave Brown (Facebook)
“Is this the bus to Vine Street?” – @michaellilnick (Twitter)

“This Whole Town has gone GRAPE !!” – @ShirleyShorner (Twitter)

"Girls Automechanics Class - Lincoln Motors II," 1940. STCM St. Catharines Standard Collection, S1940.5.10.2.
“Girls Automechanics Class – Lincoln Motors II,” 1940. STCM St. Catharines Standard Collection, S1940.5.10.2.

“Employees suit up to launch the newest model!!” – @ShirleyShorner (Twitter)

“Help! A car is eating us!!!” – @saraleger569 (Twitter)

"Brock University War Games," 1970. STCM, St. Catharines Standard Collection, S1970.1.15.40.
“Brock University War Games,” 1970. STCM, St. Catharines Standard Collection, S1970.1.15.40.

“Brock unionized staff just keeps spreading their arms when asked how much more they would like to be compensated.” – @kurtismccartney (Instagram)

“World record for most people performing consecutive jumping jacks broken under St Catherines bridge last Wednesday.”  -@sara_green569 (Instagram)

“This group of closeted Jane Fonda Workout Video fans were recently caught on film doing their routine. Two More, One More & rest.” – @IngersollMuse1 (Twitter)

"Queen's Name Graces New Four-Lane Highway," 1939. STCM, St. Catharines Standard Collection, S1939.43.12.1.
“Queen’s Name Graces New Four-Lane Highway,” 1939. STCM, St. Catharines Standard Collection, S1939.43.12.1.

“Construction season was particularly rough this summer on the QEW.” -@sotrailertrash (Twitter)

“It’s a good thing the highway sign was in a bold font, as Betsy’s eyesight was as short as her skirt.” – @ellen.rodger (Instagram)

Sara Nixon is Public Programmer at the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre.

 

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