This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

Harper Government Launches The Canada Day Challenge

OTTAWA, Feb. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today launched the inaugural Canada Day Challenge (formerly known as the Canada Day Poster Challenge). This national competition encourages young Canadians aged 8 to 18 to demonstrate their artistic and creative talent and to express what Canada means to them.

"The  Canada Day Challenge gives today's youth an opportunity to express themselves on the subject of Canada's history, culture, and identity," added Minister Moore. "The contest will also help young people learn more about our country and celebrate Canada."

Under the theme " Canada: Strong and Free," the Canada Day Challenge is inviting young Canadians to illustrate how the people, places, and events of the past have shaped our country and to show their pride in being Canadian by entering in any or all of the following three categories:

  • Draw It! Send in a drawing, painting, or sketch.
  • Snap It! Submit an original photo taken with a digital camera or smartphone.
  • Write It! Submit a literary creation in the form of a short story, poem, or essay.




"Our Government is proud to invest in projects that contribute to our collective identity and define who we are as Canadians," said Minister Moore. "On the road to Canada's 150 th birthday in 2017, let us celebrate all the things that make Canada the united, strong and free country we are today."

Entries will be accepted from February 1 to March 22, 2013.

Winners of the Canada Day Challenge will be announced in spring 2013. The winning entries will be on display at the Canadian Museum of Civilization from June to September 2013, and will be part of the design of the official poster for the 2013 Celebrate Canada festivities.

One national winner and two finalists will be selected in each category. Prizes will be presented to the three national winners and six finalists by the 2013 Canada Day Challenge sponsors: the National Capital Commission, Encounters with Canada, the Trans Canada Trail, Canada Post, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Royal Canadian Mint, and Parks Canada.

Canada Day Challenge contest rules and entry forms are available at www.challenge.pch.gc.ca.

SOURCE Canadian Heritage

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 17,279.74 +13.75 0.08%
S&P 500 2,010.40 -0.96 -0.05%
NASDAQ 4,579.7870 -13.6380 -0.30%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs