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B’nai Brith Canada Thrilled to Announce Winners of Writing Competition in Edmonton

Sep. 14, 2021

EDMONTON – B’nai Brith Canada is delighted to congratulate the winners of last night’s Diverse Minds creative writing competition in Edmonton.

“We are so very proud of all the incredible work and dedication that the young participants and everyone involved put into this very important contest,” said Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B’nai Brith Canada. “This was the first year for this vital project in Edmonton, but we enjoyed so much success and feel so good about the accomplishments that we plan to expand to Calgary as well next year.”

Mostyn encouraged school administrators and teachers who are interested in knowing more about this rewarding contest to contact B’nai Brith. We invite all to follow our Diverse Minds updates here.

Diverse Minds is a groundbreaking contest designed to promote the vital values of diversity and inclusion in our country through the mediums of storytelling and illustration. High school students were invited to create books geared towards elementary school students. They were entered as submissions for chances to win prizes for themselves and for their schools and teachers.

The winners for Edmonton were announced last night at a special celebratory event. (The winners for the Manitoba region will be announced Tuesday night, while Toronto and Montreal will identify the Diverse Minds winners in their areas in coming weeks.)

Aurora Shi and Amy Shi took the first prize in Alberta, for their co-authored book “A Bark to Be Proud Of.”

For finishing first in our Edmonton competition, the book by Aurora and Amy has been professionally published and will be distributed to elementary schools and libraries in the Edmonton area.