[WMCA Programs] Wikimedia Canada November Newsletter

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News and updates from the Wikimedia movement in Canada

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WIKIMEDIA CANADA
NOVEMBER 2020
NEWSLETTER


** Annual General Meeting
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Wikimedia Canada will hold its
Annual General Meeting 2020 on Saturday November 21st. This year the meeting will be entirely online.

All members of Wikimedia Canada are invited to participate. If you are not yet a member or if your membership has expired, it’s not too late to join: https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=115fe75784&e=332b1754e1.

All the details for the meeting (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=8cf0e87f97&e=332b1754e1) are available on the wiki of Wikimedia Canada. The link to connect will be available on this page prior to the meeting.

At the meeting, members will have the opportunity to find out and ask questions about the activities and finances of Wikimedia Canada as well as voting on any resolutions proposed. Members will be asked to vote to accept the minutes of the Annual General Meeting 2019, to accept the 2019 Annual Financial Report as well as to elect new directors. Indeed five seats of the Board of Directors will need to be filled for a two-year term.

If you are interested in being a candidate for the Board of Directors, you must add your name and motivation on this page (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=e69dec50f0&e=332b1754e1) prior to the meeting. Note that to be valid all candidates must have the signatures of no less than 5% of the members entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting.

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** Upcoming events
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On November 19th, an online presentation (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=56ac0d41e9&e=332b1754e1) is offered as part of the Diving Deeper into Wikipedia speaker series at University of Alberta (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=abdde765b6&e=332b1754e1) financially supported by Wikimedia Canada.

On November 26th, an online workshop in French called “Atelier Wiki X arts actuels VII (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=6b831a0b71&e=332b1754e1(2020-11-26)) ” is hosted by the Réseau Art Actuel, the Conseil québécois des arts médiatiques, and Artexte.

On November 27th, the Acfas is offering an online training in French on how to contribute to Wikipedia (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=f7b0c77f6b&e=332b1754e1) . Note that this event is not free.


** Wiki Loves Monuments
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The contest Wiki Loves Monuments 2020 in Canada (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=ed19e14e1f&e=332b1754e1) was organized in October. It aims at documenting heritage sites with pictures. It is the largest photo competition in the world.

We have received more than 1,110 pictures (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=4fe6d36fe7&e=332b1754e1) from across Canada. The top 10 winners of this edition will be announced in the coming weeks.

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** A few news from the Wikimedia Movement
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Wikidata (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=6762673411&e=332b1754e1) reached 100000000 items (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=7e55cd491a&e=332b1754e1) . The project celebrated its 8th birthday on October 29th.

Sandister Tei was elected Wikimedian of the year (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=b66bdff8ea&e=332b1754e1) . The video of the announcement (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=d7ad92487e&e=332b1754e1) is available. A blog post (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=376a760019&e=332b1754e1) about this was published on Medium.

The Wikimedia Foundation (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=b7cd0650c7&e=332b1754e1) published proposed bylaws changes (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=8a48c0648d&e=332b1754e1) as well as its 2019-2020 Fundraising Report (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=b66d12a291&e=332b1754e1) .

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- ** CDCook48, Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site of Canada, CC-BY-SA 4.0 International. (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=04581a8993&e=332b1754e1)

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