Wednesday, December 25, 2013

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Artistic youth invited to take part in national 150th  celebration

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl/Voice file photo


ark Strahl, M.P. for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is inviting area youth to take the 2014 Canada Day Challenge.

"This is a unique chance for area youth to showcase their talent and creativity while learning what makes Canada such a great country," said Strahl.

Launched on October 30, 2013 by the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Canada Day Challenge is a contest that invites youth from 8 to 18 years old to submit poster designs, digital photographs, and pieces of creative writing inspired by the theme –Canada: Strong and Free.

“On the road to Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017, the Canada Day Challenge is an excellent opportunity for young people to explore Canada’s history, culture and identity and to celebrate everything that makes Canada the united, strong and free country it is today,” said Minister Glover.

The deadline for entering the contest is February 15, 2014.

Winners will be announced in spring 2014. The grand prize for this year’s three national winners—one from each category—is a trip to Ottawa to visit Canada’s national institutions and to celebrate Canada Day 2014 on Parliament Hill. As special guests of Parks Canada, they will also visit select Parks Canada sites. Runners-up in each category will also receive prizes.

For more information on the contest, entry rules and regulations, as well as additional learning resources, visit the Canada Day Challenge website at

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