submitted by Tipi Camp

Thanks to you all! We were first in the voting competition!

We never imagined that the response to our prompts would be so impressive.So many of you opened the email every day and clicked on the voting link that we provided. We would have never managed to win this Community Champions Conservation Award without you all voting for us so many times. A true collaborative effort. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

It’s a very cool thing for such a small local organization, tucked away in the forest, to win a province wide competition. We all pulled off an amazing thing! It’s $10.000 dollars that we will receive and we will use this money to demonstrate environmental leadership in our communities in the coming years.

Thanks to you all!

At the same time, Crawford Bay School won the classroom sponsor award of $1000. More info:

Crawford Bay Elementary-Secondary School – Grade 8

Dan Rude

Organization Supported:
Guiding Hands Recreation Society

Support Statement:
We are doing a project in which students learn about, investigate, and develop solutions for water-related issues. Tipi camp is hands-on in the outdoors and connects learning to deepening our care for the planet and to building character.

Project Overview:
We would use this money for transportation to various regional sites to learn about water issues and to develop local action projects.

Project Description:
The Deep Learning Project connects our students with regional experts in water-related issues and with students from two other regional schools to cross-pollinate ideas and develop a stronger regional youth voice.

Project Benefit:
The intention for our project is to deepen students understanding of, and connection to, water-based issues and have them become involved in local action projects as stewards.

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