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Alistair MacGregor launches Create Your Canada contest

Winning student gets a trip to Ottawa

Thursday September 29, 2022 | DUNCAN, BC

by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends

Grade 11 and 12 students in the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford federal riding are invited to submit their ideas to Alistair MacGregor, MP, on how to make Canada a better place.

MacGregor’s annual contest gives students in senior high school the opportunity to win a trip to Ottawa. Grade 11 and 12 students who live within the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding on south Vancouver Island may submit their ideas on how to make Canada a better place.

Alistair MacGregor, Create Your Canada, 2019
Alistair MacGregor, MP (Cowichan-Malahat-Langford) Create Your Canada winners in 2019 — Hannah Pachet and Morgan Bottomley [NDP]
alistair macgregor, mp
Alistair MacGregor, MP (Cowichan-Malahat-Langford) introduced his Bill C-277 in the House of Commons, June 2, 2022.

Winners get a trip:

The winning student(s) will have the opportunity to watch MacGregor present their idea to the House of Commons as a Private Member’s Bill. Alistair will also give a great tour of Parliament, including the Parliamentary Chamber, Sir John A. MacDonald’s first office, the Library of Parliament, and more.

“I am very excited to give students in my riding the opportunity to learn about and participate in the legislative process first hand,” stated MacGregor today in a news release.

MacGregor’s third term:

“The young people of this country are growing increasingly concerned about our future, and I want to encourage them to get involved and think about how we can create a better Canada,” said the MP who — first elected in 2015 and then re-elected in 2019 and 2021 — is serving his third term.

Cowichan-Malahat-Langford is comprised of a diverse socioeconomic demographic — from the high-end urban areas of Langford where business is strong, to the lower-income challenges of much of the Cowichan Valley area where agricultural interests are generally strong.

Create Your Canada contest
Create Your Canada contest.

There are two school districts within the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford footprint: SD79 (Cowichan Valley) has schools in the Duncan/Cowichan region and SD62 (Sooke) has schools in Langford.

How to apply:

The deadline for Create Your Canada submissions is March 31, 2023 at 9 pm (Pacific). More information and submission forms are available online. Students may enter individually or in groups of two.

MacGregor created the Create Your Canada contest in his riding in 2019; two students won that year. The contest ran again in 2020.

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Mary P Brooke is the editor and publisher of Island Social Trends.

Island Social Trends has been an online news portal since mid-2020, having emerged from the base of journalism in the west shore and south Vancouver Island area since 2008 (MapleLine Magazine 2008-2010, then Sooke Voice News 2011-2013, then West Shore Voice News 2014-2020).

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