Canada 150 Speech Writing Contest

I am encouraging students in Westman to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, by entering the Speakers’ Speech Writing Contest. Through this national contest, students are being asked to mark this special occasion, our sesquicentennial anniversary, by writing a speech of their own by answering: “What does Parliament mean to you?”

Canada’s 150th birthday is an important opportunity to celebrate Canada’s shared history and achievements. This contest offers students a wonderful opportunity to participate directly in celebrating our great country.

The six finalists will be flown to Ottawa and be recognized at a reception at Parliament with the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Honourable Geoff Regan and the Speaker of the Senate, the Honourable George J. Furey.  While in Ottawa, finalists will meet with Members of Parliament, Senators, and various other officials within the Parliamentary precinct.

Canadians aged 12-17 are eligible to enter. The contest is now open until April 21st, 2017.  Written submissions must be new, original work, with a focus on Parliament.  All entries will be judged for originality and style, including grammar and spelling. There are two age categories:

  • 12 to 14 years old for a maximum of 750 words

  • 15 to 17 years old for a maximum of 1000 words

For any questions relating to the Speakers’ Speech Writing Contest, please contact the Library of Parliament toll-free at 1-866-599-4999.

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