The Be BOLD Campaign is a photographic campaign created by Photographer Susan Goble and Anti-Bullying Activist Joanne Greenwood in April 2013. What started out as an anti-bullying campaign, Be BOLD rapidly became a campaign of self-expression and bravery. Photos feature individuals from all walks of life holding uniquely framed chalkboards with their own chosen word, and turn it into an anagram using positive and empowering words that better define the individual holding the chalkboard.
Join our BE BOLD! Photo Shoot on September 15th, from 10:00 - 3:00 PM at the Vancouver Art Gallery!
More information on Facebook, and tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite!
In a very short amount of time, the Be BOLD Campaign has reached places around the globe. It started with one photo and since displaying that photo on social media sites, Be Bold has gained interest from people from all walks of life, from everyday people, to local celebrities, politicians, musicians, athletes and artists! The photos have appeared on high profiled social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter and the response Be BOLD has gotten has been nothing short of amazing. As Be BOLD continues to grow, we hope to empower more people to simply… Be BOLD in their everyday lives. In addition, the Be Bold Campaign and co-founders are committed to giving back to the community by donating partial proceeds to various charities and organizations throughout North America and eventually around the world.
Susan Goble is the owner and principal photographer at Yellow Balloon Photography and exclusive photographer for the BE BOLD! Campaign. As well as being a photographer Susan has over 15 years experience working with children, youth and adults with Special Needs. Susan has always wanted to combine her passion for photography with her passion for the right’s of children and youth, the BE BOLD! Campaign is that perfect outlet.
Joanne Greenwood is the President and Co-Founder of Bully Free Zone Canada, which launched in 2011. BFZ – Canada was created in hopes of providing a safe haven and Bully Free Zone in schools, businesses and organizations throughout the Lower Main-land. Having survived years of relentless bullying, Joanne dedicates most of her time trying to wipe out stereotypical bullying by empowering youths and adults to speak out and speak up. The BE BOLD! Campaign is an incredible platform to do just that!
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September 15, 2013 - Join our BE BOLD! Photo Shoot on September 15th, from 10:00 - 3:00 PM at the Vancouver Art Gallery! More information on Facebook, and tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.
August 11, 2013 - Be BOLD featured in North Shore News - "Writing Life in Bold letters". Read more in the Aug 11th issue of North Shore News.
August 10, 2013 - Be BOLD shot Frank Palmer:
Known as the “winningest” man in Canadian advertising, Frank Palmer is one of the ad community’s most respected leaders and humanitarians. From his humble beginnings in Vancouver over 40 years ago, Frank has created Canada’s most creatively acclaimed marketing communications agency, remade DDB into a powerhouse brand, and changed the face of Canadian advertising.
An exceptional leader in the business community, Frank is a philanthropist and a believer in corporate social responsibility. He is a Founder of the National Advertising Benevolent Society (NABS) in Canada, and has provided his expertise and influence to numerous industry and charitable organizations.
July 7, 2013 – Catch the Be Bold team at this year's Surrey Annual Pride Festival on Sunday, July 7 at Holland Park. Come join our public photo shoot to get your Be Bold chalkboard anagram! Read more in the latest issue of The Now Newspaper. More information on Surrey's Pride Festival available on Facebook.
June 15, 2013 – Be BOLD Campaign is holding it’s official Launch Gala at the Westin Bayshore – Marine Room from 3:00pm to 8:00pm. This will be a media event which will also include some very special guests and speakers as well as a silent auction and photo shoot.
May 25, 2013 – Be BOLD Campaign is holding their first public shoot in Downtown Vancouver at the Jack Poole Plaza (Olympic Caldron) on the stairs, just west of the new Cactus Club on Coal Harbour from 10:00am until 3:00pm.
May 4, 2013 – Be BOLD Campaign holds its first private shoot featuring high profile, Producer, Philanthropist and Spokeswoman for Steve Nash Fitness Clubs, Mashiah Vaughn.
April 13, 2013 – Be BOLD Campaign holds its first and very successful test shoot with a guest appearance by 2013 Woman of Distinction Nominee and Host of CKNW’s Sunday Night Sex Show, Maureen McGrath.
April 5, 2013 – Be BOLD Campaign enters the world of Social Media
April 1, 2013 – Be BOLD Campaign is born
Q. Who are the photographers?
A. Susan Goble is the exclusive photographer for The Be BOLD Campaign. No other photographers are permitted to take Be BOLD portraits on behalf of the Be BOLD Campaign.
Q. Can anyone sit for a Be BOLD Campaign photo?
A. Yes, of course!
Q. Can I choose what I want on my chalkboard?
A. Yes! You have the power and you are in control. Use your words! We caution against profanities.
Q. Can I bring a friend?
A. Absolutely! Be BOLD not only takes individual photos, but we also do pairs and group photos as well.
Q. Do I have to sign anything?
A. Yes, before any photos are taken we ask that you sign a waiver releasing the Be BOLD Campaign from any illegal wrongdoing. By signing, you also allow us the rights to use your photo on our website or on promotional material. You are also acknowledging that there will be no fees paid to you as a result of using your photo.
Q. How old do you need to be to participate?
A. The Be BOLD Campaign is open to ALL ages! However, those under 18 must have the permission of a parent or legal guardian in order to participate.
Q. What do I wear and do I have to be a model?
A. You can wear whatever your heart desires, and no, you don’t need to be a model, in fact, we highly recommend you simply be your true beautiful self. On some shoots, we will have our official make-up artist with us, but please let us know in advance if it’s required.
Q. How much does it cost to sit for a photo?
A. To sit for a typical Be BOLD photo, the cost is $30.00 per person. Couple or pair photos are $40.00. For larger groups and fundraising rates, please contact us for a quote.
Q. Do I need to pay just to sit for a photo?
A. To sit for an official Be BOLD campaign photo with Susan, payment is required. As much as we’d love to do this for free, there are expenses associated with the process. Our shoots are primarily used as a fundraising tool, however, some funds are needed to cover certain costs. However, we do have a subsidy program that people may qualify for or nominate someone for.
Q. After the photos are done, where and how do I get them and how many will there be?
A. After each shoot, we will provide you with a package on how to pick out and pick up your photos online. Susan will take between 8 to 12 frames and you can choose the ones you like.
Q. Am I allowed to post my photo on sites like Facebook and Twitter?
A. Definitely! We want to be seen!! We want YOU to be seen!!! A picture is worth 1000 words! Let’s start a conversation!
The Be BOLD Campaign needs financial help right now to achieve the goals we’ve set out for ourselves! Please use the button to make an online donation to the Be BOLD Campaign.
Funds raised by the Be BOLD Campaign will be used to promote and raise awareness on Anti-Bullying and Mental Health issues as well as other notable causes. Funds will also be used to bring Be BOLD to other communities across Canada and possibly the United States and the UK. Contributions are also used to cover the daily operations and maintenance necessary to run this rapidly growing campaign.
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