Students from Scarborough and Saskatoon win national Citizenship Challenge grand prize trip to Ottawa

March 17, 2017

Historica Canada is pleased to announce Sarah Spehar, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and John Gobin, of Scarborough, Ontario, as the Grand Prize Winners in the 2016 Citizenship Challenge.

Historica Canada is pleased to announce Sarah Spehar, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and John Gobin, of Scarborough, Ontario, as the Grand Prize Winners in the 2016 Citizenship Challenge. Out of 88,000 Canadians who participated in the national contest, 13-year-old Sarah and 17-year-old John won an all-expenses-paid trip to Ottawa.

 

John and Sarah will travel to Ottawa from March 17 to 19. They will explore Canada's history and culture with personal tours of Parliament Hill, the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum.

 

“Sarah and John are remarkably engaged young Canadians.  We’re pleased to provide them with the opportunity to visit our nation’s capital and learn more about our country,” said Anthony Wilson-Smith, President and CEO of Historica Canada.

 

What: Grand prize trip to Ottawa for top scoring students.

Who: Sarah Spehar, John Gobin, Citizenship Challenge facilitators

When: Friday, March 17th to Sunday, March 19th.

Where: Ottawa, Ontario

 

The Citizenship Challenge is a national program of Historica Canada that asks Canadians to test their national knowledge by studying for and writing a mock citizenship exam in French or English. More than 340,000 people have taken the Challenge so far. The Citizenship Challenge is generously funded by the Government of Canada.

 

Historica Canada is the country’s largest organization dedicated to enhancing awareness of Canada’s history and citizenship.

 

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For more information:

 

Alexandra Demoe, Program Coordinator

t. 416 506 1867 x 269

ademoe@historicacanada.ca 

 

Andrea Hall, Communications Coordinator

t. 1-866-701-1867 ext. 261

ahall@HistoricaCanada.ca