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LCC's Destiny Quebec 2012 & Arctic Climate Change Youth Forum: Treading on Thin Ice / L'Arctique en Panique

Please see the invitational letter here.

J.D.Y. Hickman Award

Please see the following letter from Paul Kitchen, School Head, Rothesay Netherwood School, regarding 2012 nominations for the J.D.Y. Hickman Award. 

This award is presented annually to the most deserving CAIS student for service rendered unselfishly to the community outside their school. The nature of this volunteerism may take any form, but must represent a significant contribution of time and effort and make a significant difference to the community to which the effort is given. The recipient may not be employed in any way by the organization for which she or he is volunteering or receive any financial remuneration for the services rendered.

The deadline to submit your nomination form is April 30, 2012.

Define the Line

Define the Line is working toward clarifying the blurred lines between cyber-bullying and socially responsible digital citizenship.  Students are invited to submit anything that can be posted online (poems, videoblogs, graphic design work, drawings,etc.) that addresses the issue of cyber-bullying and/or socially responsible digital citizenship from a teen's perspective.  Please click on the link to view the contest Flyer.  For more information visit the Define the Line website

Operation Veteran

After witnessing a heartbreaking scene whereby a Veteran was unable to afford his meal in the Mess at the Canadian War Museum, Dr. Paul Kavanagh and his family proposed Operation Veteran, a program that allows any Veteran of the military to receive a complimentary hot meal in the Mess. The program began on November 11, 2009, with 350 coupons, valued at $11 each, issued. Initially, the program only occurred on Remembrance Day, but it has since expanded to include major military events such as Liberation Day in Holland, the Normandy Invasion, and Victory in Japan. The eventual goal is to have the program run throughout the entire year and facilitate the interaction of schools with the Canadian War Museum.

Please click here to download Dr. Kavanagh's letter to Anne-Marie Kee, letters in support of the program, and a writeup from an LCC student.


The Vimy Foundation: Beaverbrook Vimy Prize

The Beaverbrook Vimy Prize competition is the Foundation’s flagship program. Providing young students with a historical perspective second to none, the annual scholarship brings together youth from Canada, the United Kingdom and France, so that they can better appreciate the intertwined history of their three nations and come to understand the bravery and sacrifice of war.

The Beaverbrook Vimy Prize is awarded on the basis of essay submissions and interviews. Participants must be 15-17 years old with a 70% grade average at school and proven leadership skills. Winners take part in an intensive scholarship program in Europe, participating in educational seminars and museum events, including visits to the iconic Vimy War Memorial and other historic battlefields and gravesites, in England, Belgium and France.

Please click here to access further information on the Beaverbook Vimy Prize.

Please click here to view Vimy Prize Testimonials from past student winners.

Please click here to view the Vimy Prize Photo Gallery.

Please click here to access Useful Links for research.

Please click here to access the Remembering Vimy Newsletter.


The Energy Project: Through a Young Lens

PhotoSensitive, in partnership with the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA), is turning its collective lens onto the issue of energy. As David Suzuki says, "Meeting humanity's energy needs without dangerously interfering with the global climate system is one of the great challenges of the 21st century." Climate change is one of the key issues of our times, and energy, in its creation and consumption, plays a huge role in this. There could not be a better time for PhotoSensitive to be focusing on this hot topic.

One hundred photographers from across Canada will be invited to submit photos that will feature in an exhibition, book, DVD and dedicated website. There will also be a substantial video component, which will feature in the DVD, on the website and also be a part of the exhibition's interactive element.

We will also be producing a side-project called The Energy Project: Through a Young Lens, which will contain images created by school students across Canada. This side-exhibition will tour schools and communities across the country.

Please visit the PhotoSensitive website for more information on The Energy Project.


Black History Month: Moving Beyond Prejudice and "Prom Night in Mississippi"

The Moving Beyond Prejudice Day programs (MBP) create an intimate and fun experience that invites participants to see a critically important part of our society—prejudice and diversity—with new eyes. It begins with screening the award-winning documentary, Prom Night in Mississippi, featuring Morgan Freeman. The movie is entertaining, powerful and profound. It fills audiences with hope as it portrays a group of young people who, in the face of resistance and oppressive old prejudices, take charge with compassion and courage—successfully standing up for their core values of diversity and inclusion. To read more see the MBP flyer

Also visit the website: www.promnightinmississippi.com


Kids' Lit Quiz

The Kids' Lit Quiz is annual literature competition for children aged 10 to 13. It puts readers onto the stage and lets them compete for fantastic prizes. The quiz has heats in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Canada, USA and China, winning teams qualify for national and world finals. The Kids' Lit Quiz is not for profit and run entirely by volunteers. Learn more.

Please click here to visit the Kids' Lit Quiz website.
Please click here to listent to a CBC interview featuring Crescent School.

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