Department of Canadian Heritage Launches Canada Day Challenge 2014

Presented by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Day Challenge invites young people to express their creativity and show their pride in being Canadian. On the road to Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017, it is an excellent opportunity for youth to explore Canada’s history, culture, and identity, as well as to discover what makes this country a truly special place.

If you’re between 8 and 18 years old and live in Canada, you’re invited to express what Canada means to you by submitting an original poster design, a digital photograph, or a piece of creative writing inspired by the theme Canada: Strong and Free. You could win some really great prizes, including a VIP invitation to attend Canada Day 2014 events on Parliament Hill! Entries will be accepted until February 15, 2014.

Visit the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Canada Day Challenge website at to learn more, access entry forms and find ready-to-use information guides, full contest details, and some great links to learning resources from their partners.