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Your Votes are In – Presenting your top 10 videos!
You cast your vote and are waiting on the edge of your seat with anticipation. Well, we are thrilled to announce the 10 entries that received the most votes in 2014’s Canada’s Coolest School Trip, a My Parks Pass contest. Did your favourite class make it in the top 10? Read on to find out, and keep your eyes peeled for the winning announcement in April!
1 - École Antoine-Roy
Leading the pack with 19,109 votes, École Antoine-Roy located in Gaspé, Quebec fascinated viewers with its breathtaking video on the wonders of Forillon National Park. You can watch this visually stunning video here and see why it garnered the most votes.2 - Pavillon la Citadelle
Pavillon la Citadelle worked incredibly hard on this historically-inspired video of the Fort Wellington National Historic Site in Prescott, Ontario. This Cornwall, Ontario based school came in a close second with 14,863 votes. Watch their video here.
3 - Gaspé Polyvalente
Students at Gaspé Polyvalente submitted a thoughtful and touching video of the importance of Forillon National Park to not only the region but their ancestors who created the park. With 13,025 votes for their video, it’s clear their work touched many others as well. Please take the time and watch their video here.
4 - Montague Intermediate
Montague Intermediate from Montague, Prince Edward Island submitted an uplifting video paying tribute to the Dalvay-by-the-Sea National Historic Site and also the Prince Edward Island National Park encouraging 12,153 voters to choose their video as their favourite. You can watch their video here.
5 - Crowther Memorial Junior High School
This Strathmore, Alberta junior high school showed the wonders of Waterton Lakes National Park, both naturally and historically. Crowther Memorial Junior High School garnered 11,287 votes for their video, which you can view here.
6 - Greaves Adventist Academy
Students at Greaves Adventist Academy in Montreal, Quebec highlighted The Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site for their video entry. Resulting in 11,195 votes, their historically-inspired video can be viewed here.
7 - Toronto Waldorf School
The Toronto Waldorf School from Thornhill, Ontario created an incredibly clever and creative video using Claymation as an artistic medium to tell the story of the Bruce Peninsula National Park. View this visually stunning video hereand see just why it captured the hearts of 10,089 voters.
8 - Northside Christian School
The dramatic rendition of John A. Macdonald’s vision to create a transcontinental railway was impeccably captured by the Northside Christian School. This Vanderhoof, British Columbia class celebrated the historic monument of The Last Spike in Craigellachie, British Columbia with its video that garnered 8,731 votes. Watch the video here.
9 - École Marée Montante
This class fromSaint-Louis-de-Kent, New Brunswick decided to pay homage to the Kouchibouguac National Park and all of the flora and fauna this majestic park preserves. École Marée Montante received 8227for its video which you can watch here.
10 - École communautaire Terre des Jeunes
Last but not least is the École communautaire Terre des Jeunes video which celebrates the historical and natural significance of Kouchibouguac National Park. This class from Paquetville, New Brunswick received 6,358 votes for its video which you can view here.