Show us your roots: CBC Quebec and Quebec Community Groups Network launch video contest for English-speaking high school students

MONTREAL, Nov. 17, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - CBC has teamed up with the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) and community groups in Quebec to sponsor a video contest that encourages English-speaking high school students to discover the history and heritage of their families and communities.

"As the country's public broadcaster, CBC is committed to connecting people and telling their stories," said Pia Marquard, Managing Director CBC Quebec. "Our history and traditions are incredibly rich here. I'm looking forward to seeing the videos these students produce."

Co-sponsored by the English-Language Arts Network (ELAN), the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN), and the Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) the My Quebec Roots video contest is designed to highlight the vibrant stories of English-speaking Quebec. Videos can tell the stories of their communities through pictures, sound and spoken word, exploring their past through the traditions of oral history and recording the stories of their community and family elders.

The videos, which must be the original work of the contestant, will be judged overall impact, creativity and originality, content, and technical skills. To be valid, all entry forms and videos must be received by Monday, April 30, 2012. Full contest rules are available at and

Read the full press release at

The Quebec Community Groups Network (  is a not-for-profit organization bringing together 38 English-language community organizations across Quebec. Its mission is to identify, explore and address strategic issues affecting the development and vitality of English-speaking Quebec and to encourage dialogue and collaboration among its member organizations, individuals, community groups, institutions and leaders.


For further information:

Rita Legault, Quebec Community Groups Network, T: 514-868-9044 ext 223 E:
Debbie Hynes, CBC Quebec T: 514-597-4522 E:

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