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Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society’s charitable initiative, Every Student, Every Day (“ESED”), is excited to launch the Water Break Photo Contest, to encourage Yukon students ages 5 to 18 years to stay hydrated by drinking more water while being active and creative when taking part in activities and hobbies.

Victoria Gold Corp. has generously donated water bottles for all students in schools throughout Yukon to stay hydrated and to reduce plastic waste to help minimize the impact on the environment.  

ESED is inviting Yukon students to submit a selfie with their water bottle while engaged in an activity, whether it’s an art project, gardening, cooking/baking, puzzles, games, reading, dancing, sports or an outdoor activity.  

Students can also participate without the water bottle by drawing or printing the Every Student, Every Day logo which is available on the website contest page at www.everystudenteveryday.ca and displaying the logo in their photo.  Parental supervision and assistance is welcome to help students photograph their activities.  

Contest information and instructions to submit your photo is available on the Every Student, Every Day’s website at www.everystudenteveryday.ca

Contest entry deadline is September 30, 2021.  Winners will be announced in October.

A panel of judges from ESED will vote on the photo submissions and winners will be announced in October in the local newspapers, on the Every Student, Every Day’s website and on social media. 

One first place winner and three runner-up winners will be selected from each of the following groups:  5 to 9 year-age-group, 10 to 14 year-age-group, and 15 to 18 year-age-group.  First place winners will each be awarded an Apple iPad and runner-up winners will receive a gift card ($100, $75 and $50 denominations) from a local business.  

Every Student, Every Day is Victoria Gold Corp.’s charitable initiative, which works with the community to raise awareness and funds to support increased student attendance throughout the Yukon.

We are passionate in our goal to help Yukon students attend school regularly. Supporting success in their learning and in their lives is at the heart of everything we do.

Guided by the volunteer, not-for-profit Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society, since its establishment in the fall of 2012, Every Student, Every Day has raised and distributed over $1,000,000 to directly support more than 114 grass-roots student attendance projects in our territory’s schools and communities.

Every Student, Every Day works in partnership with Yukon Education, Air North, Yukon’s Airline, CKRW, The Rush, Victoria Gold Banyan Gold Corp. and many other committed private sector and community partners and together, we are dedicated to helping alleviate absenteeism in our territory’s classrooms.

President’s message

“In 2012, when representatives from Victoria Gold Corp. and the territorial government came together to discuss how we, as proud Yukoners, could help increase student attendance rates in classrooms throughout the territory, the Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society’s Every Student, Every Day charitable fund was born.

In seven short years, our efforts through Every Student, Every Day are demonstrating positive, tangible results in schools from Old Crow to Watson Lake and Mayo to Whitehorse.

We know that one of the most important things our territory’s students can do is also one of the most basic: go to school every day.

Working together as a community to encourage regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways we can prepare our children for success – both in school and in life. By making school attendance a priority, we are helping Yukon students get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have an improved chance of graduating from high school.

On behalf of the Society’s volunteer board and Every Student, Every Day, we extend sincere thanks to all our partners and champions for their generous support. We look forward to another year of fundraising and meaningful engagement activities throughout the territory so that every Yukon student can attend school every day.”

 

– Tara Christie
President
Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society

“As my young daughter starts on her school journey, a successful experience in the classroom for her – and for all students – resonates deeply with my family and with our entire Victoria team.

By supporting increased student attendance through Every Student, Every Day, we are setting Yukon students up for a strong future. We are helping them feel more connected to their community, develop important social skills and friendships and of course, be more likely to graduate from high school.

As Victoria’s Eagle Gold Project northwest of Mayo has now begun construction on the path to operation, employment opportunities at the site have increased significantly and we want all Yukoners to be able to access them.

For this to happen however, we all must come together as a community to help keep our territory’s children in school from their first day of Kindergarten through to high school graduation.

Victoria Gold appreciates the dedication of Every Student, Every Day’s committed volunteers and the fund’s government and industry partners and is proud to be part of this very important initiative.”

– John McConnell
President & CEO
Victoria Gold Corp.

“The Government of Yukon is proud to now match up to $30,000 each year of funds raised for the Every Student, Every Day initiative. Thank you to the generous organizations and individuals who support this important cause. Through our enduring and combined efforts, we are helping students develop healthy work habits and social skills so that they can experience success in school and throughout their lives.”

Hon. Tracy-Anne McPhee
Minister
Yukon Education

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