MONTREAL, Oct. 30, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) has revealed the winners of its third annual Power of Wind contest during CanWEA's 30th Annual Conference and Exhibition in Montreal, Quebec. This unique contest is launched annually on Global Wind Day, June 15, to celebrate the power of wind, and the growing contribution of wind energy in Canada and around the world.
Every year, CanWEA awards several bursary prizes to students entering or in post-secondary education. This year, students were invited to submit multimedia and written entries on why they believe wind energy is important to Canada's energy future.
"CanWEA's Power of Wind contest presents an opportunity for students to share their unique perspective on energy. This year, we reviewed over 200 captivating multi-media entries," said CanWEA President, Robert Hornung. "The submissions revealed a high awareness among students of wind energy's role in powering new economic and environmental opportunities, and the ways that Canada can demonstrate global leadership in the development of renewable energy."
CanWEA is pleased to announce this year's Power of Wind contest winners:
- Best English language blog: Audrey Cheung, University of Calgary
- Best French language blog: Pierre-Luc Blain, University of British Columbia
- Best multimedia entry: Maya Olechnowicz, University of Western Ontario
- Most creative submission: Long Ting (Tina) Chan, University of Waterloo
The winning blogs can be found online at: http://friendsofwind.ca/talk-about-wind/
About the Canadian Wind Energy Association:
CanWEA is the voice of Canada's wind energy industry, actively promoting the responsible and sustainable growth of wind energy on behalf of its members. A national non-profit association, CanWEA serves as Canada's leading source of credible information about wind energy and its social, economic and environmental benefits. Join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and for insight on industry issues join the conversation at www.windfacts.ca.
For Canada to be a world leader in the production of clean wind energy, CanWEA believes we can and must reach a target of producing 20 per cent or more of our electricity from wind. Learn more at www.canwea.ca.
Image with caption: "Best English language blog: Audrey Cheung, University of Calgary (CNW Group/Canadian Wind Energy Association)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141030_C8157_PHOTO_EN_7297.jpg
Image with caption: "Best French language blog: Pierre-Luc Blain, University of British Columbia (CNW Group/Canadian Wind Energy Association)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141030_C8157_PHOTO_EN_7298.jpg
Image with caption: "Best multimedia entry: Maya Olechnowicz, University of Western Ontario (CNW Group/Canadian Wind Energy Association)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141030_C8157_PHOTO_EN_7299.jpg
Image with caption: "Most creative submission: Long Ting (Tina) Chan, University of Waterloo (CNW Group/Canadian Wind Energy Association)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141030_C8157_PHOTO_EN_7300.jpg
SOURCE: Canadian Wind Energy Association
For further information: or for interview opportunities, please contact: Ulrike Kucera, Media Relations Officer, Canadian Wind Energy Association, (Mobile) (613) 867-4433, [email protected]; Noémie Prégent-Charlebois, Conseillère, TACT Intelligence - Conseil, Mobile: (514) 716-8298, [email protected]