Peel Awards Ceremony 2017

Peel Awards Ceremony 2017

Peel Awards Ceremony 2017

My Canada LogoThe winners and finalists of the 4th Annual Creative Minds Youth Contest Peel were recognized on April 6th, 2017 at the Mississauga Convention Centre. This year’s theme “My Canada”, closely echoing the celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, showcased much of the diversity and inclusion that can be seen throughout the Peel and Dufferin-Peel Catholic school boards.

Creative Minds Contest Peel is an annual collaborative effort of Intercultural Dialogue Institute GTA, Peel District School Board and Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. The contest is conducted for high school students in three categories: art, essay and video. It aims to engage students intellectually and creatively in a wide range of social, cultural and environmental topics and provide them with a unique opportunity to express their ideas through their creative pieces. It is expected to make a positive impact in preparing youth to be empathetic and responsible citizens of their communities and the globe.

The awards ceremony was attended by around 150 guests including finalists, their family members and teachers as well as prominent leaders of Peel Region. It was full of exciting moments for the students since no one knew who the winners were before their names were announced on the stage by the award presenters. Some of the award presenters included Stuart Keeler (Manager, Museums of Mississauga), Tony Pontes (Director of Education, Peel District School Board), Peter Dundas (Chief, Peel Regional Paramedic Services), Rav Bains (Executive Director of Peel Children’s Aid Society), Janice Baker (City Manager and CAO, Mississauga) and Jeff Bowman (Councillor, City of Brampton).

The theme partner of this year’s contest was Historica Canada which is the country’s largest organization dedicated to enhancing awareness of Canadian history and citizenship. The contest was also sponsored by a number of organizations in Peel region including the Regional Municipality of Peel, Peel Children’s Aid Society, Peel Regional Police, Town of Caledon and Rogers TV (media sponsor) as well as a distinguished Selection and Hosting Committee comprised of many prominent leaders of the region (click here to see the committee).

 

ART CATEGORY FINALISTS

Award Student School Grade Teacher School Board
1st Mikka Natividad Cardinal Leger CSS  12 Anna-Maria Catena  DPCDSB
2nd Cicely Spindler  Chinguacousy SS 12 Lindsay Dunlop  PDSB
3rd Madison Denney Cawthra Park SS  10 San Agustin  PDSB
Finalist Maria Ivanova  Chinguacousy SS 9 San Agustin  PDSB
Finalist Balpiar Brar Brampton Centennial SS 12 Pamela Jacobs   PDSB
Finalist Shaunessy Carlson St.Marcellinus CSS 11 Joanne Hickey  DPCDSB
Finalist Matthew Quijano St. Paul CSS 10  Tania Meschino  DPCDSB

 

ESSAY CATEGORY FINALISTS

Award Student  School Grade Teacher School Board
1st Terence D’Souza Father Michael Goetz CSS  10  DPCDSB
2nd Jessica Nameh Notre Dame CSS 12 Judy Vella  DPCDSB
3rd Umar Farooqi Erindale SS  12 Marie Louise Duncan  PDSB
Finalist Ramleen Dhillon Louise Arbour SS 10 Punam Dhaliwal  PDSB
Finalist Hamza Naser  Erindale SS 12 Marie Louise Duncan   PDSB
Finalist Asad Abdali  Erindale SS 12 Marie Louise Duncan   PDSB
Finalist  Emma DeLuca  St.Paul CSS 11  John Mondelli  DPCDSB

SHORT VIDEO CATEGORY FINALISTS

Award Students School Grade Teacher(s) School Board
1st Benjamin Chinnery,
Jessica Colacci,
Kiev Salvatierra
St.Paul CSS  10 Tania Meschino  DPCDSB
2nd Deanna Ratzki,
Braeden Mizal
St.Roch CSS 12 Mario Antognetti  DPCDSB
3rd Elizabeth Intac,
Hayah Imam
Fletcher’s Meadow SS  12 Gabrielle Fraschetti,
Daniel Younan
 PDSB
Finalist Haseeb Shahid,
Hassan Kamal,
Kushal Patel,
Sanjeev  Thangavadivelu
David Suzuki SS Nalinie Persaud  PDSB
Finalist  Drishti Gill,
Kavisan Nadeendrarajah,
Harshena Kapoor,
Aroosa Chardhry
 David Suzuki SS Nalinie Persaud   PDSB
Finalist  Vanessa Eap,
Devoney Richardson,
Sarah Franzoi,
Manpreet Bhatti
  David Suzuki SS Nalinie Persaud   PDSB
Finalist Andrew Michalko,
Kevin Tseng
 Cawthra Park SS Arlene San Agustin  PDSB

 

 

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