Make a #VoteDate

Make a #VoteDate
Posted on October 8, 2015 | Vote Party | Written on October 8, 2015
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Vote Party

Author's Note:

Author's Note: is an initiative of the Democracy Education Network to encourage voter turnout in all elections across Canada from 2014 to 2017 when Canada will celebrate its 150th birthday!

The federal election agency, Elections Canada is not allowed to encourage voting in the October 2015 election or future federal elections, and many election agencies across Canada have not had success increasing voter turnout in the past 20 years.

By having each person who signs up to Make a Vote Date to take a non-voter to vote with them, will significantly increase voter turnout in all elections through 2017.

Author's Video Note:

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

OTTAWA – Today, released its second Canadian celebrity montage video calling on voters to Make a #VoteDate with a non-voter – all part of’s campaign to increase the number of voters, especially young voters, who vote.  The video will be shown before movies in 160 Cineplex Entertainment theatres across Canada starting this Friday.

The second video features David Suzuki (environmentalist and host of CBC TV’s “The Nature of Things”), Lindsay Broughton (country singer), Greg Bryk (actor on Space TV’s “Bitten”), Mary Walsh (comedian and former co-host of CBC TV’s “This Hour Has 22 Minutes”) and Rick Miller (comedian and former host of “Just for Laughs” TV show).

Last Friday Cineplex starting showing’s first Canadian celebrity montage video featuring Rick Mercer (comedian and host of CBC TV’s “Rick Mercer Report”), MAGIC! (#1 song “Rude” in 2014), Ashley Callingbull (actress and Mrs. Universe), Michelle Morgan (actress from CBC’s “Heartland”) and Elena Juatco (actress from ABC’s “Open Heart”).

Cineplex Entertainment has generously donated the cost of showing the videos at its theatres.  Both videos are also available on’s homepage, and many other videos can also be seen on’s Celebrity Videos webpage. isn’t urging young voters to vote, it’s inviting young voters to Make a #VoteDate at with a non-voter and take them to vote with you. 

Don’t vote alone, Vote Party together.

All are invited to come to the national #VoteParty on October 19th election night.  Share your reaction to the election results, and what’s going at your local Vote Party, on Twitter with #VoteParty, and on Facebook at:

Vote Party promises to be a great party.

Anyone who wants to invite other people in their area to a local Vote Party on October 19th can upload their party details and send out invitations at: is an initiative of Democracy Education Network, since 1993 one of Canada’s leading civics education organizations.

Let’s get this Vote Party started!

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