Youth-Led Great Waters Challenge launches across Canada

Toronto – The Great Waters Challenge, an online Canada-wide game to engage youth and schools in water celebrations, is officially re-launching.

The Challenge offers a way to inspire youth to uncover water stories in their community, which showcases how Canada’s identity is tied directly to our great waters.

From traditional Indigenous knowledge to scientific discoveries, youth teams will highlight diverse stories about water to a broader audience through a series of exploratory challenges, making this game both educational and fun, and the teams are also eligible to win exciting prizes from partners.

The challenge is developed by Waterlution and supported by Canada’s Federal Government, and this year welcomes its second cohort of 18 youth advisor volunteers that make it happen across the country.

“The Government of Canada is proud to invest in this new project and encourage young Canadians across the country to become active and engaged citizens,” said the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. “The innovative and inspiring Great Waters Challenge is a wonderful opportunity for our young people to take part in the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.”

The advisory board members represent 19 communities from seven provinces and one territory, and were selected to develop Great Waters Challenge partnerships, inspire youth in their regions to participate, and host water workshops for participating schools.

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