Corner Brook – February 17, 2016 — Historica Canada would like to congratulate students from Templeton Academy who won the Citizenship Challenge’s 2015 Class Grand Prize. Ian Adey’s grade 9 class beat out more than 1,000 classrooms to win the national contest. More than 70,000 Canadians participated in this year’s edition.
A special Citizenship Celebration was held in honour of the winners. 225 students gathered to hear Memory Project speaker Paul White share his views on the importance of active citizenship.
Over 500 students took part in a Citizenship Reaffirmation Ceremony. The 40 students from the winning class then partook in a Citizenship Bingo Game to further demonstrate their Canadian knowledge and civic pride.
“The Citizenship Challenge motivates my students to become more engaged with the study of Canadian Identity. This allows for greater discussion and understanding of their place within the Canadian Federation at Templeton Academy,” Ian Adey explained.
“The Citizenship Challenge allows participants to see how they measure up against other Canadians in their knowledge of this country,” said Anthony Wilson-Smith, President of Historica Canada. “And Newfoundlanders this year have yet another reason to be proud – they had the highest score across the country.”
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 the Government of 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 Nicole Thomas
Coordinatrice de programme Heritage Minutes Coordinator
t. 438.827.1867 t. 647.537.9291