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26
Apr
Deadline to submit a name to the RCMP "Name the Foal" contest
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Deadline to submit a name to the RCMP "Name the Foal" contest
Apr 26, 2017
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Kids: Help name 14 RCMP Foals for Canada 150!
OTTAWA – March 1, 2017 – Hey kids, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has a contest just for you! This year, in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the RCMP needs your help to name 14 foals born this spring at the RCMP breeding farm in Pakenham, Ontario.  A winner will be selected from each of the 13 provinces and territories in Canada. In addition, for the first time, an entry submitted by a school class will be selected. 
 
“Here’s a chance for kids to be a part of history, by coming up with a name for one of the 14 foals,” says Inspector Patrick Egan, Officer in Charge of the Musical Ride. “This year with adding the school class entries, it gives a great opportunity for students to work together and come up with a name. Wouldn’t it be cool if your class submitted the winning name and the foal becomes part of the world-famous Musical Ride some day?  It’s possible if you send in an entry to the 2017 RCMP “Name the Foal” contest.”
 
To qualify, entries must meet the following criteria:
 
• names must begin with the letter “O”;
• an individual entry must include a child’s first name only, school, city, province or territory and email address;
• school class entries must include the teacher’s name, school, city, province or territory and email address;
• entrants must be 14 years old or younger;
• only one entry per child will be eligible; and
• online entries must be received no later than April 30, 2017. 
 
In the event of duplicate winning names, the first entry received will be accepted.
 
Winning names will be chosen by instructors of the RCMP Musical Ride Branch. Contest winners will be announced in May, along with the foals’ names, on the RCMP website. Winners will receive a number of great RCMP prizes such as a 2017 Musical Ride pennon, a framed picture of the foal, a t-shirt and pins.
 
If you prefer, send your entry by mail (including school entries), but ensure it is postmarked no later than April 26, 2017 to:
 
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Musical Ride Branch
c/o RCMP Name the Foal Contest
PO Box 8900
Ottawa, ON     K1G 3J2
 
“We look forward to meeting some of the winners during this year’s cross-country tour in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary. The tour will include visits to all ten provinces and one territory,” says Inspector Egan. “Get your entries in and you can play a role in the Musical Ride of the future.”
 
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For more information on the contest, please contact:
Lysette Beaudoin, Musical Ride Branch
(613) 998-0754
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Media Relations
(613) 843-5999 
27
Apr
Northern Alberta Regional Heritage Fair 2017 - Registration deadline
All Day
27
Apr
Parent Teacher Interviews (5 - 8 pm in PWA Gym)
All Day
28
Apr
ASCA Annual Conference and AGM
All Day
28
Apr
North West Regional Skills Canada Competition
All Day
North West Regional Skills Canada Competition
Apr 28, 2017
All Day
Fairview
The North West Regional Skills Canada Competition  (RSCC) will take place on Friday, April 28, 2017 in Fairview, AB.

Competitions and Locations:
  1. Auto Service*, Cabinet Making*, Carpentry*, Hairstyling Junior*, Hairstyling Intermediate*, IT Network Systems, Outdoor Power and Recreation, Photography, Robotics,  Video Production*, Welding*, and Workplace Safety will be held at GPRC Fairview Campus, 11235 98 Avenue, Fairview, AB.
  2. Baking*, Fashion Technology, Graphic Design, and IT Network Systems will be held at Fairview High School, 10317 106 Street, Fairview, AB.
  3. Culinary Arts* will be held at St. Thomas More High School, 10208 114 Street, Fairview, AB.  
 
*Students must qualify at their RSCC to compete at the Provincial Skills Canada Competition in Auto Service, Baking, Cabinet Making, Carpentry, Culinary Arts, Hairstyling - Junior, Hairstyling - Intermediate, Video Production and Welding.

25th Provincial Skills Canada Competition (PSCC)
In 2017, nine RSCCs will take place across Alberta. The top performers at the North West RSCC will earn a spot at the 25th Provincial Skills Canada Competition (PSCC), on May 10–11, 2017 at the Edmonton EXPO Centre. Teachers may register their students directly into the PSCC for events that are not hosted at the regional level.  


Skills Canada National Competition
Gold medalists at the PSCC will become part of Team Alberta and will compete at the Skills Canada National Competition in Winnipeg, MB, May 31– June 3, 2017.