Minister McKenna announces World Environment Day video contest winners

News Release

May 31, 2017 – Gatineau, Quebec – Environment and Climate Change Canada

Canada is hosting World Environment Day, on June 5, and Canadians will lead the world in celebrating with a full program focused on this year’s theme, “Connecting People to Nature.”

Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced the names of the two Great Canadian Video Contest winners joining her at the World Environment Day activities. Heather Harris, of Prince Edward Island, and Joel Woznow, of British Columbia, will join the World Environment Day delegation for events in Toronto, Niagara-on-the-Lake, and Kingston, Ontario.

The Government of Canada will continue to draw on the energy and imagination of its young citizens and its partners to preserve and protect the environment, for today’s children and for generations to come.


“One of my favourite ways of connecting to nature is swimming in lakes and in the ocean. I love seeing how young Canadians like to connect to nature themselves. I am looking forward to sharing World Environment Day, with Heather and Joel. Thank you to everyone who entered the contest.”

– Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Quick Facts

  • The Great Canadian Video Contest for World Environment Day began on April 22, 2017. The deadline was extended to May 26, 2017.

  • The random draw for winners was held May 27, 2017.

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Marie-Pascale Des Rosiers
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Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change

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