Regional teams compete for spot at Canon Envirothon
- One of North America's largest high school environmental competitions
MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 28 /CNW/ - Canon Canada is announcing the start
of the annual provincial and territorial Envirothon competitions.
Beginning May 4th, high school students from across Canada will be testing their
environmental knowledge through a variety of challenges, including
written tests, field tests and oral presentations. Canadian teens will
be competing for the opportunity to represent their province or
territory at the Canon Envirothon, the annual competition which brings
together winning teams from Canada and the Unites States. This year the
Canon Envirothon will be held at Mount Allison University in Sackville,
New Brunswick from July 24-29, 2011.
The provincial and territorial competitions, organized and conducted by
provincial forestry associations, will bring together student teams to
analyze and discuss issues surrounding salt and fresh water estuaries.
The student teams, ranging from Grade Nine to Grade 12, have been
preparing for months by classifying the different types of estuaries,
discussing the historical and cultural importance of estuaries in
eastern Canada, as well as debating their economic, ecological and
"At Canon Canada we operate by following our corporate philosophy of
Kyosei, living and working together for the common good," said Colleen
Ryan, Senior Director of Corporate Communications at Canon Canada. "We
are thrilled to continue our support for programs like the Canon
Envirothon because we truly believe that, today more than ever, it is
important that Canadian teens receive a strong environmental education
that prepares them to live and work responsibly."
Once the provincial and territorial competitions are complete and a
winning team has been chosen for each, the winners will be headed to
the Canon Envirothon, one of North America's largest high school
environmental education competitions. Under the supervision of
foresters, soil scientists and wildlife specialists, the teams will
participate in a series of field-oriented tests and will deliver oral
presentations to panels of judges. They will be evaluated on their
problem-solving capabilities, presentation skills and recommendations
to help solve the specific environmental challenge presented during the
competition. More than 300 teenagers throughout North America will be
competing for scholarships, prizes and awards worth more than $125,000
Below is the schedule for all upcoming provincial and territorial
May 4 - 7
May 5 - 7
May 7 - 9
May 7 - 8
May 12 - 14
May 15 - 18
May 26 - 28
May 29 - 31
About Canon Canada Inc.
Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the company employs 1,200 people
at its offices nation-wide, servicing the Canadian market from coast to
coast. Innovation and cutting-edge technology have been essential
ingredients in Canon's success. Canon's leadership in imaging, optical
and document management technology and solutions is based in large part
on the thousands of patents the company has secured throughout its
history. Since 1994, Canon Inc. is among the top four US patent
The company's comprehensive product line includes networked
multifunction devices; digital copiers (colour and black and white);
printers, scanners, image filing systems and facsimile machines;
calculators, digital camcorders, digital and analogue cameras and
lenses; medical imaging equipment, semiconductor, broadcast and other
specialized industrial products.
For more information, visit www.canon.ca
SOURCE Canon Canada Inc.
For further information:
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
Canon Canada Inc.
High Road Communications on behalf of Canon Canada