Winners will be announced in April!
Canada's Coolest School Trip

Grand Prize!

From June 3-7, 2019, one lucky class will go on an all-expenses-paid trip of a lifetime to Parks Canada places in Manitoba. Our grand-prize winners will discover Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, where costumed interpreters will explain how a historic agreement with First Nations was made at this incredible stone fort, they will visit Riel House National Historic Site and hear tales of Louis Riel’s life and his struggle to defend Métis rights in Canada, they will go to the Forks National Historic Site, "the heart of the continent", where people have been gathering for 6,000 years! The grand-prize winners will also experience the breathtaking natural beauty and pristine wilderness of Riding Mountain National Park! 

Find out more here!

The Final 15 Are…

The competition was tough and we admire every class for their efforts during the voting period. We are thrilled to announce the final top 10 photo essays that received the most votes over the course of the complete voting period, and the additional 5 staff picks photo essays. Together, these 15 finalists are now one step closer to winning the grand prize, a trip to Parks Canada places in Manitoba! Congratulations!

The 15 finalists are:

  1. Coffee House-Entertain, Educate, Appreciate (Amalgamated Academy, Bay Roberts, N.L.)
  2. Winter, Eh (St. Marys DCVI, Ont.)
  3. Elk Island National Park Stewardship Campout (Edmonton Christian Northheast School, Alta.)
  4. Our Adventures of Rouge National Urban Park (Annette Street P.S, Ont.)
  5. Protect our Water, Protect our Parks! (Jack Chambers, Ont.)
  6. The Oysters of Stanley Park (Pauline Johnson Elementary, B.C.)
  7. Air Quality and Temperature (Northeast Kings Education Centre, N.S.)
  8. Protection of Bats at Point Pelee National Park/Protection des chauves-souris au parc national de la Pointe-Pelée (Tecumseh Vista Academy, Ont.)
  9. Beading to Batoche – A Metis Mosaic (Indian Head High School, Sask.)
  10. Protégeons nos baleines et nos bélugas (Polyvalente des Berges, Qc)
  11. A Return to Rossland's Past: A Historic Photo Re-Shoot (Seven Summits Center for Learning, B.C.)
  12. Le parcours légendaire (Juvénat Notre-Dame, Qc)
  13. Khàtìnas.àxh Community School Grade 5/6/7 (Khàtìnas.àxh Community School, Y.T.)
  14. "Bridging" Culture and Environment: Chief Mistawasis Bridge and the North East Swale (Silverspring, Sask.)
  15. Friendship is the key to camping (École du Carrefour, N.-É.)

Be sure to check out all the entries from the many talented grade 7, 8 and 9/ secondary 1,2 and 3 students from across the country.

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