Ottawa, Ontario, November 19, 2013 – Member of Parliament Diane Finley invites the youth of Haldimand-Norfolk to take the 2014 Canada Day Challenge.
The Canada Day Challenge was launched on October 30, 2013 by the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
Under the theme “Canada: Strong and Free,” the Canada Day Challenge invites young Canadians aged 8 to 18 years old to express their creativity and show their pride in being Canadian.
The three categories are:
- Draw It! Submit a poster design.
- Snap It! Submit an original digital photograph.
- Write It! Submit a literary creation in the form of a short story, poem, or essay.
“On the road to Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017, the Canada Day Challenge is an excellent opportunity for young people to explore Canada’s history, culture and identity and to celebrate everything that makes Canada the united, strong and free country it is today,” said Minister Glover.
The deadline for entering the contest is February 15, 2014.
Winners will be announced in spring 2014. The grand prize for this year’s three national winners—one from each category—is a trip to Ottawa to visit Canada’s national institutions and to celebrate Canada Day 2014 on Parliament Hill. As special guests of Parks Canada, they will also visit select Parks Canada sites. Runners-up in each category will also receive prizes.
For more information on the contest, entry rules and regulations, as well as additional learning resources, visit the Canada Day Challenge website at www.challenge.pch.gc.ca.