Still Time To Enter Canada Day Challenge

Posted on Monday, March 20, 2017 08:36 AM

Local youth are being encouraged to participate in the Canada Day Challenge.

Anyone aged 8 to 18 can submit a short story, poem or a piece of art celebrating Canada's culture and identity.

You have a chance to win an all-inclusive trip to Ottawa.

This year the Canada Day Challenge celebrates its 30th anniversary, along with Canada's 150th.

Spokesperson for the Department of Canadian Heritage Natalie Huneault says the theme this year is "Celebrate Your Future", and what your vision of Canada's next 150 will look like.

Huneault says more than 350,000 people have participated in the Challenge since 1987.

The last day to enter the contest is March 31st.

To participate, visit http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1449088858795