The 'S' Restaurant in downtown St. John's was transformed into the Satellite Spoke Club - a private members club for those with an interest in media, entertainment and the arts - during the Juno weekend (Apr. 16-18) for the national launch of the Pepsi Refresh Project.
The Pepsi Refresh Project invites people, business and non-profit organizations to submit ideas (under the categories of health; arts and culture; food and shelter; the planet; neighbourhoods; and education) that will help better their communities. The public are invited to vote for up to 10 of their favourite ideas every day, and the ideas with the most votes can win grants anywhere from $5,000 to $250,000.
Former Canadian Idol runner-up and singer/songwriter Rex Goudie helped launch the project along with Terry French, minister of tourism, culture and recreation in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Rex took some time out to chat with Downhome about the project and his upcoming CD. Check out the video to hear more.
For more information on the Pepsi Refresh Project, or to vote for your favourite ideas, visit refresheverything.com.
To visit Rex Goudie's official website, click here. Or to visit his MySpace page, click here.