Stories of people whose spirit has inspired me.
Our Over all winner Mackenzie Stone says it best:
While not famous, her hardworking ancestors are the very people who helped built this country.
As part of our Canada 150 Celebrations the SSCPN hosted a story contest were students were invited to tell: The Stories of their families coming to Canada.
I thank each of the St. Lawrence School students in Candiac who took part.
I would like to thank teachers Evelyn Theriault and Ruby Kwok along with CLC St Lawrence director: Michael Sitruk, for encouraging their students to take part.
The wining three stories writers pictured here ..were presented commemorate Canada 150 coin sets …
The SSCPN would like to award grade 5 student: Mackenzie Stone
Over all prize for the detail story about her great grandfather who came to Canada at the young age of 9 as a British Home Child (This is when thousands of mostly poor Children were sent to live in Canada ) He worked very hard doing many jobs . He would marry and become a farmer in the Sherbrooke area. While not famous, her hardworking ancestors are the very people who helped built this country.
The SSCPN would like to award grade 5 student:
An honor prize for the inspiring story of her of her multi-Cultural Grandparents who came to Canada to have a better life. And for encouraging her to become bilingual even Tri-Lingual
The SSCPN would like to award grade 5 students:
An honor prize for the story about her Grandfather who came to Canada and contributed to by sharing his passion for music by volunteering to teach it in our South Shore schools.
I also thank our two final judges (Jeanette Paul, Anne Cimon ) who are both professional writers.. for their valued input
you can read each of the stories in full by going to the following Link