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!
“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)
“Who knew that St. Catharines hosted the Olympic hurdles? Brilliant secondary use as the skyway.” – @sotrailertrash (Twitter)
“Looks like the Skyway Bridge being built just down the road from here.” – Mike Smith (Facebook)
“Building the skyway bridge.” – Marie Sider-LaFrance (Facebook)
“Local resident takes a spin in the Aetna Reactometer driving simulator!” – @adjunctuvitis (Instagram)
“This Whole Town has gone GRAPE !!” – @ShirleyShorner (Twitter)
“Employees suit up to launch the newest model!!” – @ShirleyShorner (Twitter)
“Help! A car is eating us!!!” – @saraleger569 (Twitter)
“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)
“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.