Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 05, 2015 11:00 ET

The 2015 Canada Day Challenge: Announcing the Winners

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - June 5, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

On behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Rod Bruinooge, Member of Parliament (Winnipeg South), today announced the names of the three national winners of the 2015 Canada Day Challenge. The theme for this year's Challenge was "Strong. Proud. Free."

The winners are Misturah Evbogme, from Winnipeg, Manitoba, in the "Write it!" category; Shayla MacInnis, from Winnipeg, Manitoba, in the "Draw it!" category; and Eric Duivenvoorden, from Upper Kingsclear, New Brunswick, in the "Snap it!" category.

In addition to being invited to participate in Canada Day activities on Parliament Hill, on July 1, 2015, the national winners will also have the opportunity to benefit from the expertise of the National Film Board in the production of their own short feature on their adventure in the National Capital Region.

Quick Facts

-In addition to the three national winners, six finalists have qualified to receive wonderful prizes.

-The projects of the three national winners and the six finalists can be viewed on the Canada Day Challenge website, at the Canadian Museum of History (from June to September 2015), and in Jacques-Cartier Park, Gatineau (June 30 and July 1, 2015).

-The 2015 Canada Day Challenge Official partners are the National Film Board of Canada, Parks Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Encounters with Canada, the Trans Canada Trail, the Canada Post Corporation, the Canadian Museum of History and the Royal Canadian Mint.


"Congratulations to our three national winners, our six finalists and all those who took part in this year's contest. The quality of the projects that our young Canadians presented highlights the extent to which our country is strong, proud and free. As we approach the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, let us celebrate everything that makes Canada the united and free country that it is today."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

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The winners and finalists of the 2015 Canada Day Challenge are:

Draw it!

  • National winner: Shayla MacInnis, 15, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Finalist: Ruth Weng, 15, Burnaby, British Columbia
  • Finalist: Katherine Yuan, 13, Calgary, Alberta

Snap it!

  • National winner: Eric Duivenvoorden, 14, Upper Kingsclear, New Brunswick
  • Finalist: Luke Sprigg, 15, Mount Albert, Ontario
  • Finalist: Regan Wiebe, 16, MacGregor, Manitoba

Write it!

  • National winner: Misturah Evbogame, 10, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Finalist: Faith Dong, 14, Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Finalist: Linda Xia, 14, Surrey, British Columbia

Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage