The Mountain ManRead feature articles of his experiences, reviews and exploits in the Jasper National Park.
Jasper Canadian Rockies

The Mathieu Da Costa Challenge

By Amanda May
Staff Writer

Each year, the government of Canada puts on a creative writing and artwork contest for children celebrating its cultural diversity. The contest is for children ages 9 to 18.

The contest has been an annual event since 1996 because Canada is so ethnically diverse (more than 200 ethnic backgrounds) and because the quality of life that Canadians enjoy is intrinsically linked to the contributions of indigenous people, Africans, Asians and other ethnic groups.

The subject of the artwork or writing for the Mathieu Da Costa Challenge is diversity and multiculturalism in Canadian society.

Winning entries are selected by a jury for three age groups: 9-12, 13-15, and 16-18. The categories for entries are the following: original piece of writing in English, original piece of writing in French, and original piece of artwork (including computer-generated artwork).

The winners (and their parents/guardians) of the contest get an all-expenses paid trip to the awards ceremony. In 2010, the ceremony was held in Ottawa, Canada. Parks Canada also gives out three awards. The winners get a free Parks Canada Family Pass to places like Jasper National Park and Banff National Park.

Learn more about the contest and see previous winning entries at The Mathieu Da Costa Challenge!

Bike Tucson Arizona!
Best Bike Rentals in Tucson!
Best Bicycle Rentals in Arizona
Bicycle Rentals of Tucson
Mountain Bike Oro Valley/Tucson, Arizona!
Tucson Tourism
Bicycle Tucson Arizona In Comfort!
Specialized, Trek, Cannondale Rental Bikes
Road/Gravel/Cyclocross Road Biking

Bike Scenic Arizona Canal
Tucson Loop Official
Tucson Loop Bike Rentals
Bike Mt. Lemmon
Tucson Loop
Tucson E-Bike Rentals
Tucson Electric Bike Rentals
Tucson Cyclo Cross Bike Rentals
Tucson Mountain Bike Tours

Costa Rica Golf Adventures
Retire in Costa Rica!
Retire well with Costa Rica’s top real estate professionals! CLICK HERE!

Raft the the Banff/Jasper area's most famous river. Great for families, adventurers, stags, staggettes and corporate outings. Book now!

Mountain Bike Arizona!

Tucson Bike Tours

Private Mountain Bike Adventures
Bike the Wild West, on Southern Arizona's most scenic and incredible trails!

Road / Cycling Tours
Road Bike Southern Arizona and discover cycling nirvana with a private bike expedition!

Canadian Rockies Hotels & Activities

Winter Icewalk Tours
in Jasper, Alberta

Join us on the three-hour Maligne Canyon Icewalk, where you will discover frozen waterfalls and elaborate ice caves!

Whitewater Rafting in Jasper, Alberta
Raft the exciting Sunwapta or the Athabasca River, or try the Fraser River in B.C. Jasper whitewater rafting has never been so appealing.

Download all the Canadian Rockies Vacation Guides for FREE! Learn insider knowledge about the Canadian National Parks. CLICK HERE!
VIEW the 20 latest Canadian Rockies ski cams! Check out the ski conditions in Alberta & BC! CLICK HERE!

Canadian Cylists Should Flock to Colorado For Colorado Road Biking Nirvana