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An Unlikely Crowdfunding Success Story
Giveffect blog!, May 15, 2014

"Though we come across hundreds of campaigns on Giveffect, there are always those that stand out and inspire us. Mentor Nation is an example of one such past campaign. One in four children in Canadian First Nations communities live in poverty-almost double the national average. Their cause was fundraising in hopes to change this statistic via an innovative program that will help provide mentorship and relevant skills training to aspiring First Nation entrepreneurs. "

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Windfields Junior High School students win cross-Canada banner contest
North York Mirror / InsideToronto.com, May 28, 2013

"A trio of Windfields Junior High School students will have the banner they designed flutter in an Ottawa park after their creation was one of seven winners in a national contest. "

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Winners chosen in the NCC's coast-to-coast student banner contest
National Capital Commission, May 21, 2013

"Seven youth banners to be raised in the Capital; contest winners to share their experience with the Governor General of Canada.

The National Capital Commission (NCC), in partnership with Classroom Connections and the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General, is pleased to announce the winners of this year's cross-Canada student banner contest - with young winners to have their artwork exhibited in the heart of the Capital beginning this week."

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Banner wins place of honour in Ottawa park
Salmon Arm Observer, May 1, 2013

"Mady Hart and Natanya O'Brien are having a banner year. The Grade 7 King's Christian School students "raised their voices" in a national banner competition, one of seven winners from among 1,048 enteries."

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Young Canadians: "Raise Your Voices!"
National Capital Commission, September 27, 2012

"Students' art to fly high in Canada's Capital; contest winners to share their experience with the Governor General of Canada"

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Canadian Martyrs students' banner flying in Ottawa
InsideHalton.com, June 13, 2012

"Canadian Martyrs Grade 6 students Victoria Unsworth, Natasha Betz and Kendra Da Costa designed a banner for the Raise Your Voices! National Student Banner Contest that was one of seven selected to be reproduced and flown in Ottawa.The trio's creation is being flown until October at Major's Hill Park, located just east of Parliament Hill."

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