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Cardboard event a chance to let imagination run wild

Oct 07 2012

Kids of all ages are invited to bring their cardboard creations to the Global Cardboard Challenge today at Cadboro-Gyro Park from noon to 3 p.m.

The local event is part of the Imagination Foundation's global day of play taking place in 264 cities in more than 30 countries, said organizer Drew Glover, who is "very excited to see what the young entrepreneurs of our city can conjure up."

Today marks the first anniversary of a flashmob organized by videographer Nir-van Mullick to surprise a nine-year-old East Los Angeles boy.

Caine's Arcade, a six-minute film about the boy and the elaborate cardboard arcade he made in his father's second-hand auto-body shop, was made by Mullick, who happened to be looking for a car-door handle.

When Glover came across the film online, he "fell in love with this event."

Any money raised at the event, which includes food and prizes, will go to "find, fund and foster" creativity.

To watch the film online, go to cainesarcade.com.

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