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“Canada’s Coolest School Trip” contest will award one class with an all-expenses-paid trip of a lifetime to Parks Canada places in Manitoba!
Canada is a country that is full of rich history, diverse cultures and stunning landscapes that all merit conserving for the generations to come.
Our Northeast Grade 8 classes have entered the contest with their photo essay to illustrate a stewardship project the students participated in. This photo essay highlights a trip they took to Elk Island National Park in the fall with the purpose to expose and teach students about God’s Creation so that they, in turn, will connect, appreciate and care for it.
We celebrate God in all things and it is a privilege to be stewards of everything God has made! We find God’s fingerprints as we discover creation’s amazing order.
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Voting will be open from March 4-20.
One lucky class will go on an all-expenses-paid trip of a lifetime to Parks Canada places in Manitoba. The 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!
Judging for the grand prize and runner-up prizes will take place in two stages. First, the top ten photo essays will be selected through public online voting. Then a panel of judges will review the top ten along with five staff picks in order to select the grand prize winning photo essay and the runner-up photo essays. You can view the rubric that will be used by the judging panel to grade the photo essay here.