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Put Your Creative Hat On, It’s Make Up Your Own Holiday Day!

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Hey Community, 


Today you get to be the CEO of Holiday Creation. Think of anything worthy of celebrating, pick a day on the calendar, and boom, you’ve done it! Here are some holidays we made up to help get your creative juices flowing:


1. Catch Up On Your Shows Day


Still haven’t caught up on the latest season of that show you’re obsessed with? We think a national holiday is in order. On the last Wednesday of August, everyone should get the day off from work to do nothing but sit on the couch and satisfy their cravings by soaking up those final few episodes.


2. White Elephant Delivery Day


It’s like a White Elephant, but for take-out food! Get a group of friends or family together and pull names from a hat. On December 21st, order delivery to that person’s house from a restaurant of your choosing. It would be so much fun opening a box to reveal your mystery dinner!


3. Cringe at Your Old Posts Day


On this day we should look back at our social media posts from ten years ago and say, “Why in the world did I ever put that online?” Sharing old posts is highly encouraged so we can all bask in the cringe-worthy tweets and statuses of old.


Those are just a few of our ideas, but we’d love to hear what you can come up with! Comment below by 12:00 PM ET on April 2, 2019 and tell us what you think Canada’s next new holiday should be and we’ll randomly 3 winners who will receive a one time $50 Public Mobile account credit. Who knows, maybe your holiday will catch on and be Canada’s next big thing! Contest runs March 26 to April 2, 2019. Read Contest Rules before entering.


-Public Mobile Community Team 


Contest Rules

    No Purchase Necessary.  To enter entrants must share their new holiday idea on the Public Mobile Community post. Only one entry per person accepted.  No other form of participation is accepted. In the event of a dispute on the entrant identity, the person who is the holder of the email address specified on the online form will be deemed to be the entrant.

If your entry contains a person, other than the entrant, by entering the contest, you state that you have obtained consent from everyone in the photo. If your photo contains a minor (under the age of 18) parental or legal guardian consent is required.

Contest runs March 26 to April 2, 2019 at 12:00pm ET.

An Entry will be considered void and removed from the Community post if it contains subject matter that, in the opinion of the contest administrators, may violate community standards or is otherwise of questionable taste.

To be eligible, an entrant must be an existing Public Mobile customer and entry must be received on or before the end of the contest closing date and time. Entrants must be a Canadian resident who are 13 years of age or older and must be a member of the Public Mobile online Community. Contest not open to employees of TELUS Corporation, its affiliated companies or subsidiaries, its sales agents, its advertising and promotional agencies, and members with whom they are domiciled.  By accepting these Contest Rules, entrants agree that any and all liability related to this contest by TELUS is limited to the value of the Prize(s) as defined hereinafter.

    There will be three (3) prizes awarded.  Each winner will receive the following prize:

One-time $50 Public Mobile account credit

Prize(s) must be accepted as awarded and with no substitutions, is/are not transferable unless set out in the Contest Rules and cannot be exchanged with Public Mobile or cash. Public Mobile reserves the right to substitute the Prize with a Prize of equivalent value if such prize becomes unavailable for any reason.  The chances of winning are dependent upon the total number of eligible entries received.

    A random draw for all Prizes will take place at the Public Mobile office located at 25 York Street, Toronto, Ontario on or about April 2 at 12:00PM ET by a TELUS representative. Selected entrants will be notified on the Public Mobile Community. If the selected entrant cannot be reached within two (2) business days, or if the selected entrant does not meet any of the contest requirements, another entrant will be selected from the remaining eligible entries.
    In order to win, the selected entrant must correctly answer unaided a mathematical skill-testing question and will be required to sign a standard release form.  If the selected entrant is under the age of majority in his/her province of residence, his/her parent or legal guardian must read and accept these Contest Rules.  Failure to answer the skill-testing question correctly, comply with the Contest Rules or sign and return the release form within two (2) days of receipt will result in disqualification and another entry will be selected until the Prize is awarded. Prize will be delivered to a Canadian address of the winner’s choice within (7) business days after the prize has been awarded.
    By entering the contest, entrants consent to the use of their names, city of residence, photograph, voice and/or image for publicity purposes in all media used by Public Mobile, without payment or compensation.  Entrants agree to TELUS’ use of the entrants’ personal information that may include contacting you regarding limited time offers, promotional offers and/or surveys. Full details are as described in Public Mobiles’ privacy policy located at


Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a Prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.

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    All entries become the property of Public Mobile. Public Mobile assumes no responsibility for lost, damaged or misdirected entries during the contest period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software and failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Public Mobile on account of technical problems, traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or failure of handset or mobile web browser. Public Mobile reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, cancel or suspend this contest without prior notice. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are mechanically reproduced, forged, falsified, altered, tampered with, not in accordance with Community standards or unlawful in any way. Entries submitted by unauthorized means will be disqualified. In the event that it has been determined that an entry has been made in a manner not sanctioned by these rules and/or an entrant has submitted more than the number of entries permitted by these rules, the entrant and all of his/her entries will be disqualified.  Entrants agree to abide by the contest rules and the decisions of the contest judges, which are final. This contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations.


Mayor / Maire

Re: Put Your Creative Hat On, It’s Make Up Your Own Holiday Day!


This place usually does 11:59pm (midnight) for timing things. Are you intending to mean noon or midnight?

Public Mobile

Re: Put Your Creative Hat On, It’s Make Up Your Own Holiday Day!

@z10user4 , our promos typically end at 11:59PM, but for this we are wrapping up at noon ET on April 2! Smiley Happy

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Put Your Creative Hat On, It’s Make Up Your Own Holiday Day!


Wear what you want day - no judging.


Get out the bell bottoms and bright shirts with huge collars.

Or maybe Pepsi Platform Shoes

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Put Your Creative Hat On, It’s Make Up Your Own Holiday Day!

My suggestion is "Digital Freedom Day".

One day per year (or even per month), where you completely disconnect.  Turn the phone off, turn the computer off and get outside or do something that you've been putting aside for a while.  You could go for a walk, wander through a part of town you never visit, maybe go fishing, go to a sky watching party in the evening, invite your friends out to have a phone free dinner party, or anything really.  It's just a reason to stop staring at our phones and experience life in first person to see what else is out there.  You'd be amazed at the free workshops or social activities that are available for those that have a reason to seek them out.

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Put Your Creative Hat On, It’s Make Up Your Own Holiday Day!

Public Mobile Day

  • Either January 27 (Pioneer roll-out) or the actual day the company is founded
  • Celebrate how u enjoy C H E A P   W I R E L E S S (and all the "hassles" around it as well)
  • One random user should be an one-day mod (but no personal info perms)
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Put Your Creative Hat On, It’s Make Up Your Own Holiday Day!

I love this idea!


My Holiday would be National Local History Day.


This day would be focused on local history. Cities and towns would have displays showing their history over the last X amount of years and people would be encouraged to take part in getting out and learning something about the place they live.


My inpsiration comes from learning about the history of my home town Almonte, ON. Its rich in history and has a fantastic background. Seeing pictures from the early 1900's of how the downtown core used to look is absolutely fascinating. I could see some fantastic BBC shows (or the like) coming out form this and really being able to learn something cool would be great.


Re: Put Your Creative Hat On, It’s Make Up Your Own Holiday Day!

Free transit day- no cost to ride public transit, thus encouraging people to leave cars at home. 

Mayor / Maire

Re: Put Your Creative Hat On, It’s Make Up Your Own Holiday Day!

Ok. mimmo has inspired an idea.


Free EV DCFC Day.

June 21st. Solstice day.


Of course we're talking nationwide here right? Smiley Happy


(Electric Vehicle Direct Current Fast Charge)

Mayor / Maire

Re: Put Your Creative Hat On, It’s Make Up Your Own Holiday Day!

Donation day march 26th. Gather all of the belongings you have not used in the last couple years and donate them to the salvation army or if you are a hoarder with your things then donate to your favorite charity. If you have no favorite charity pick one at random (or this one please) . A little from you can be a lot for someone else in need.