One 50 Canada Society is a not-for-profit society dedicated to support, create and execute artistic and cultural projects linked to Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations in 2017
The main supported project of the One 50 Canada Society being the Thank you Canada project. Our ultimate goal is to link communities across the country through our images, stories, and videos; ultimately inviting all Canadians to join and support us in our effort.
Thank you Canada is a unique, interactive, multimedia project to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation in 2017. It is a vision, and a dream about the reality of our country. Spanning across the world’s second biggest country from coast to coast, this magnificent book will show the reader not just the beauties of untouched nature and wilderness, but will take them into diverse cities, remote native communities or simply showcase the everyday lives of the Canadian people. It will tell us stories of well-known personalities, as well as stories of everyday Canadians.
Canada is a wonderful place for Canadians and visitors from around the world, with hundreds of unexplored places; small pockets of paradise that have never been explored or photographed. We plan to travel to those places and capture the story and real essence of Canada. When turning to the last page of the book, leaving the exhibition or turning off the TV, our audience will have shared the same experience and will be left with an inner desire to visit all pictured destinations in Canada and enjoy them for themselves.
Thank you Canada will create a colourful story about contemporary Canada: our nature, our people, and our life. The final product of Thank you Canada is a 600-page extra large coffee table book; a major interactive photography, multimedia and artifact exhibition traveling through Canada’s cities and a feature length documentary 2017 – The Thank you Canada Story.
Meet the Team behind one50Canada and Thank you Canada Project
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Martin Gregus, M.F.A.
The president and founder of the One 50 Canada Society; with a master’s degree in fine art and documentary photography from the famous Prague Film Academy FAMU, Martin has over 30 years of experience in commercial and fashion photography, advertising and publishing. He has dedicated his recent work to the creation of photography and art books and documentary projects on nature and life. Martin has worked as creative director and photographer for advertising agencies MARK/BBDO and GRADE/ TBWA, for customers such SAP, UPS, McDonald’s, Levi’s, Mercedes-Benz, Ford and many others.
Martin Gregus Jr.
An internationally awarded photographer and graduated documentary filmmaker. Martin has over thirteen years experience in photography and has dedicated much of his life to capture wildlife, beauty and people’s stories through images both in nature and in the cities. Martin is currently working as the project director for One 50 Canada Society and as a freelance photographer and filmmaker.