Emily Zbaraschuk is the national winner in the "Write it!" category
PRINCE ALBERT, SK, June 14, 2017 /CNW/ - Emily Zbaraschuk of Meath Park Public School in Prince Albert is the national winner of the Canada Day Challenge in the "Write it!" category. The other 2017 winners are Joshua Sprigg of Mount Albert, Ontario, in the "Snap it!" category and Fiona Tung of Markham, Ontario, in the "Draw it!" category.
Emily submitted a poem under the theme "Celebrate Your Future." In her poem, entitled Where are we from, she evokes the idea that people, places and ideas are what shape our country.
Emily and her mother have been invited to visit Canada's Capital Region as of June 27 to participate in Canada Day celebrations, which are taking place on Parliament Hill as part of Canada 150. Emily and the other winners will have the opportunity to visit Parliament, museums and national historical sites during their visit, thanks to the support of official collaborators. Her entry will also be displayed at the Canadian Museum of History from June to September. Additionally, she will receive an iPad from the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and will have the opportunity to work with a team of experts from the NFB to produce her own short film.
"Canada is filled with extraordinary young talent, and the Canada Day Challenge shows that our youth are bursting with ideas, projects and dreams. In this year of Canada 150 celebrations, the theme 'Celebrate Your Future' was quite timely. It allowed young people to reflect on our past and express their vision for Canada's future and their own. It's very inspiring! Congratulations to the winners and all the participants in the 2017 Challenge."
—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage
The winners and finalists will receive several wonderful prizes.
Canadians can admire the winning entries, as well as those by the finalists, by visiting the Canada Day Challenge website or the Canadian Museum of History from June to September.
The official collaborators of the 2017 Canada Day Challenge are the National Film Board of Canada, Parks Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Encounters with Canada, the Trans Canada Trail, Canada Post, the Canadian Museum of History and the Royal Canadian Mint.
A Great Challenge for Young Canadians! https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/news/2016/11/great-challenge-young-canadians.html
Canada Day Challenge http://www.canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1449069450337/1449069580788
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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