We are proud to announce the second annual My Canada Project writing competition, open to all Grade 8 students in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). Students are invited to share their thoughts and ideas about Canada, in 300-500 words, for the chance to win one of three prizes.

The contest is open to submissions from April 1 to May 15, 2021.

What do you love about Canada?

Are you proud to live in Canada? My Canada Project invites Grade 8 students to share what they love about Canada, what inspires them about our country, and what they think we could do better. Loving Canada doesn’t mean you have to be born in Canada – in fact, experience living elsewhere can help shape your understanding of what makes Canada unique.

This project aims to provide youth with an opportunity to expand their horizons and look beyond their immediate surroundings. We hope they take a moment to reflect on what Canada means to them as they begin to make decisions about their future education and life choices.

Who can enter?

All Grade 8 students in the WRDSB are welcome to enter.

How do I enter?

Enter by email

Simply send an email with your submission attached as a Microsoft Word document to lorna@greatcanadianholidays.com.

Enter by mail

Send us a hard copy through the mail to:
My Canada Project
353 Manitou Drive
Kitchener, ON
N2C 1L5

Please be sure to include your full name and contact information, as well as the name of your school and your room number. Be sure to include the completed consent form, which can be found on the My Canada Project website.


Have any questions about the selection process, or when winners will be announced? Refer to the FAQ on the My Canada Project website.

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