Canada 150 Poetry Contest Winners

Thank you to all of the schools and students who took part in the Canada 150 Poetry Contest. The Lieuteuant Governor was very impressed with the poems!

Our panel of judges fron across Alberta had a really tough time picking out poets to receive the prizes...but they finally settled on a winner and two honourable mentions for each grade.

Congratulations to the contest winners:



Grade 4 winner Malcolm Chisholm from Monsignor E.L.Doyle School in Calgary.

His poem was in honour of Peter Knight, founder of the Calgary Stampede





Grade 5 winner Emma Nicholson from St. Cecila School in Calgary.

Her poem celebrates Emily Murphy, who was one of of the Famous Five





Grade 6 winner Eloisa Castillo from St. Margaret School in Calgary.

Her poem, entitled A Single Red Leaf, celebrates George Stanley who designed our National Flag of Canada






A well-deserved round of applause also goes to the talented poets who received honourable mention:

Grade 4 - Hayden Balser from Connaught School in Calgary for her poem entitled Mary Percy Jackson

Grade 4 - Brooklyn Plaschewsky from St. Sebastian Elementary School in Calgary for her poem about Calf Shirt

Grade 5 - Sofia Ali from Calgary Girls School for her poem entitled Mary Schaffer

Grade 5 - Nathan Mayhew-Lear and Calleigh Swanson from St. Isabella School in Calgary for their poem about Residential School survivors entitled I Was Taken

Grade 6 - Olivia Matheson-Carlyle of Ecole Greenview School in Edmonton for poem about Hayley Wickenheiser

Grade 6 - Ben Gibson from Westmount Charter School in Calgary for his poem entitled Chief Maskepetoon


We hope everyone who took part had fun creating their poems and exploring Alberta and Canada's fascinating history!

More about the contest