Larry Maguire Highlights Canada History Awards

Brandon, MB? Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris invites local students and teachers who show an interest in celebrating Canadian history to submit their entries for the 2015 Government of Canada History Awards.

The Government of Canada History Awards consist of awards for students in grades 10 and 11, and awards for high school teachers. Students have to submit a 1,000-1,200 word essay based on one of five challenging questions and teachers have to submit a classroom project on one of three themes.

Teachers' projects each receive an award of $2,000 and student recipients each receive an award of $1,000. Entries for both the student and teacher awards are being accepted until April 17, 2015.

"The History Awards are a wonderful opportunity to learn about and share our nation's rich history and heritage as we approach Canada's 150th birthday in 2017," said Maguire. "I would like to invite all eligible students and teachers in Westman to consider participating in this year's awards program."

For more information on contest rules and how to apply, please visit

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