Archive for November, 2019

Lives That Make a Difference Essay Contest

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Students in Grade 5- Grade 12 may enter the contest by writing an essay (300 words or less) based on someone they think made the biggest impact (positive or negative) on Canadian society in 2018. Prizes are awarded in two grade levels: Grade 5-8 and Grade 9-12. Two winners will be selected in each level: Grand Prize is $3,000 for the student and $1000 for the Department/Classroom of the teacher. First Prize is $2,000 for the student and $1000 for the Department/Classroom of the teacher. The deadline to enter is December 31st, 2019. For more information, as well as rules and teacher resources, please visit

U of R: La Cité Presentation

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Come learn about what you can do in French at the University of Regina with La Cité! The U of R will be at École St. Mary High School on Thursday, November 14, 2019 during Period 5 to present to students. The U of R has the largest selection of study options in French in Saskatchewan, with programs in French and Francophone Intercultural Studies, Education and Nursing. Other opportunities for students include studying abroad, internships, residence, scholarships, and more. Discover why La Cité is the place to live and learn in French. Students can see Mrs. Rapin in Student Services to sign up if they are interested in attending. 

Vimy Pilgrimage Award

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

The Vimy Pilgrimage Award consists of a fully funded week-long educational program in Belgium and France to study Canada’s tremendous First World War contribution. The program, scheduled for April 2–10, 2020, is offered by the Vimy Foundation and features daily visits to important First World War sites including museums, cemeteries, and historic battlefields. A total of 20 students will be selected for the 2020 program. Applicants are required to submit a 500-word essay describing their volunteer work; a 500 word essay on a specific question or subject posted in the application form; a personal statement video; a resume detailing achievements, awards, and notable activities; and a reference letter from a teacher, guidance counselor or principal, service club, volunteer organization, etc. In choosing Award winners, the Award Committee will take into consideration all elements submitted for the application with special emphasis placed on the applicant’s volunteer work and service to their communities. For additional information, please go to