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Canada Day Challenge 2014: Minister Glover Announces the National Winners

June 5, 2014



MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 5, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the names of the three national winners of the 2014 Canada Day Challenge. The theme of this year's challenge was "Canada: Strong and Free."

The winners are Alana Krug-Macleod of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in the "Snap it!" category; Emily Wang of Edmonton, Alberta, in the "Draw it!" category; and Sarah Peerless of Tlell, British Columbia, in the "Write it!" category.

In addition to being invited to take part in the Canada Day festivities on Parliament Hill this coming July 1, the national winners will enjoy access to the expertise of the National Film Board as they create a short film sharing their experience in the National Capital Region.

Quick Facts

- In addition to the three national winners, six runners-up were selected to receive some great prizes.

- The entries of the three national winners and six runners-up have been posted on the Canada Day Challenge website and will be displayed at the Canadian Museum of History from June to September 2014 and at Jacques-Cartier Park in Gatineau on June 30 and July 1, 2014.

- The official partners of the 2014 Canada Day Challenge are Parks Canada, the National Film Board of Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Encounters with Canada, the Trans Canada Trail, Canada Post Corporation, the Canadian Museum of History and the Royal Canadian Mint.

Quotes

"It is exciting to see how creative and inspiring young Canadians are. All of the participants effectively showed, in their own way, what Canada means to them. Their creations reflect our country's natural beauty and history as well as the values that define us as Canadians. Congratulations to everyone who took part in the 2014 Canada Day Challenge!"

- The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"Through this first collaboration with the Canada Day Challenge, the National Film Board of Canada continues its commitment to young people and supports the development of their talent by providing a documentary filmmaking workshop designed especially for the national winners. Inspired by Canada's history, culture and identity, their remarkable creativity-and that of all the Challenge finalists and participants- deserves to be recognized."

- Claude Joli-Coeur, Acting Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson of the National Film Board

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Government of Canada launches 2014 Canada Day Challenge

Canada Day Challenge

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Backgrounder

The winners and runners-up of the 2014 Canada Day Challenge are:

Draw it!

-- National Winner: Emily Wang, age 13, Edmonton, Alberta -- Runner-Up: Grace (Hyein) Park, age 15, Langley, British Columbia -- Runner-Up: Jean-Francois Bouchard, age 16, Stoneham, Quebec Snap it! -- National Winner: Alana Krug-Macleod, age 16, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan -- Runner-Up: Samuel Lindskoog, age 12, Leduc, Alberta -- Runner-Up: Paul Lacroix, age 13, Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia Write it!



-- National Winner: Sarah Peerless, age 16, Tlell, British Columbia -- Runner-Up: Brhianna Fulcher, age 12, Grande Prairie, Alberta -- Runner-Up: Alessandra Marre, age 13, Outremont, Quebec

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Marisa Monnin Press Secretary Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages 819-997-7788 Media Relations Canadian Heritage 819-994-9101 1-866-569-6155 media@pch.gc.ca Source: Department of Canadian Heritage


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