The Winner’s Circle

On June 19, prizes were presented to the top three winners of “My Canada Project”. Nearly 300 essays were entered, and the 4 adjudicators decided the winners. All the entries were impactful and thoughtful. All were worthy of recognition.

There were three common themes that appeared in the essays; inclusivity, democracy, and the concern over injustices (past and present) toward our Indigenous People.

Their essays and the clarity of their thoughts made us optimistic for the future of this country. These young people are the leaders of tomorrow…and we were lucky enough to get a glimpse of what that future might look like with these bright, thoughtful and responsible young minds making an impact on this country.

We can think of no better Canada Day message than what we learned from these young people. Our country is in good hands. We will continue to do what we do well. We will continue to adapt and grow on the international stage. And we will do better in areas where we need to improve.

To the 300 students who thoughtfully and responsibly entered an essay for My Canada Project, you all have our deep respect and gratitude.

2021 Winners

FIRST PLACE
Kyo Lee ($1000 cash prize)
Laurelwood Public School ($250 for Nutrition for Learning Program)

SECOND PLACE
Casper Dong ($500 cash prize)
Laurelwood Public School ($200 for Nutrition for Learning Program)

THIRD PLACE
Shawn Lueck ($250 cash prize)
Sir Adam Beck Public School ($100 for Nutrition for Learning Program)



2020 Winners

FIRST PLACE
Jocelyn Dunnette ($1000 cash prize)
Laurelwood Public School ($250 for Nutrition for Learning Program)

SECOND PLACE
Klara Stjärne ($500 cash prize)
Centennial Public School ($200 for Nutrition for Learning Program)

THIRD PLACE
Matthew Hergott ($250 cash prize)
Margaret Avenue Public School ($100 for Nutrition for Learning Program)

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
Everyone who entered. Your thoughts were inspirational. Thank you!

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