Ottawa - March 11, 2016 - Historica Canada would like to congratulate the Grand Prize Winners of the 2015 Citizenship Challenge. Out of the over 72,000 Canadians who participated in the national contest, Calen Goulden of Stony Plain, AB and Jia Garcia of Winnipeg, MB, won the all-expenses-paid trips to Ottawa.
Staying at the Lord Elgin Hotel, they will explore Canada's history and culture with personal tours of Parliament Hill, the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum.
“Calen and Jia are exceptionally engaged and aware young Canadians – and their coming trip to Ottawa can only add further to those qualities. We congratulate them, and are delighted to be able to provide them with this opportunity,” said Anthony Wilson-Smith, president of Historica Canada.
“It's important for young people to be involved with, as well as understand and appreciate Canadian culture and history, and the Citizenship Challenge is a really great way to accomplish that," said Calen. He received 100% on the mock citizenship exam.
Taking the Challenge was a meaningful experience for Jia, who had helped her mother study for her own Citizenship Test less than a year ago. “I didn't expect it to be so informative and rewarding!" said Jia.
The Citizenship Challenge asks Canadians to put their national knowledge to the test, by studying for and writing a mock citizenship exam. Do you believe all Canadians should be ready to answer the same questions about their country as new Canadians? We do. The program is made possible through funding from Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Historica Canada is the country’s largest organization dedicated to enhancing awareness of Canada’s history and citizenship. For more information, visit historicacanada.ca.
For more information:
Cara Des Granges, Program Coordinator Andrea Hall, Communications Coordinator
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