For Immediate Release:

Every Student, Every Day Launches Water Break Photo Contest

Whitehorse – The Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society is excited to launch the Every Student, Every Day Water Break Photo Contest; a new territory-wide campaign to help encourage Yukon students be active, healthy and stay hydrated, while reducing plastic waste and its impact on the environment. As well as provide a reminder of how important it is for Yukon students to attend school every day.

Every Student, Every Day, a charitable initiative of the Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society, will provide all Yukon students with a branded water bottle through their school. Students are then encouraged to participate in a photo contest by submitting a selfie with their water bottle, while engaged in their favourite activity or hobby. Entrants will qualify to win prizes in three different age categories.

Every Student, Every Day’s Water Break Photo Contest was created to encourage our territory’s students to pursue healthy habits, which contribute to increased engagement in learning,” says Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society President Tara Christie. “Students are invited to submit a photo of themselves with their water bottle as they go about their favourite activity or hobby be that sports, being outdoors or on the land, or arts and crafts, games or reading. What motivates one student to be healthy and engaged we hope will inspire others as we work together to help increase student attendance in our classrooms.”

The contest entry deadline is September 30, 2021 and winners will be announced in October. First place winners, in the contest’s three age categories, will receive an iPad and runner-up winners will receive a gift card from a Yukon business.

The water bottles were donated by Victoria Gold Corp, owner and operator of the Eagle Gold Mine northwest of the Village of Mayo within the traditional territory of the First Nation of Na- Cho Nyak Dun.

“Supporting our students to be active and healthy and translating that into more engaged learning and regular school attendance is extremely important to the Victoria Gold team,” says Victoria Gold Corp President & CEO John McConnell. “We look forward to the creativity we know will be demonstrated by our territory’s students through the contest and wish everyone a healthy, fun, safe and active spring and summer.”

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Yukon students can also participate in the contest without the water bottle by drawing or downloading and printing Every Student, Every Day logo and displaying it in their photo. Photos without individuals included will also be accepted. Parental supervision and assistance are encouraged for younger Yukoners in photographing their activities.

The three contest age categories are students aged: 5 to 9, 10 to 14 and 15 to 18.

Every Student, Every Day appreciates the on-going support of contest sponsors Air North, Yukon’s Airline and Small’s Expediting Services for delivering the water bottle shipments to communities throughout the territory.

For contest information and instructions to submit photos and/or download Every Student, Every Day’s logo, please visit

Every Student, Every Day was established in 2012 to help address student attendance challenges in schools throughout the territory. Since its creation, the initiative has directly supported well over 100 grass-roots increased student attendance projects with over $1,000,000 in communities across the territory.

To learn more about Every Student, Every Day please visit or find the charity on Facebook at


Tara Christie
Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society C: 778.928.0556

Attachment (1): Photo: Submitted by Every Student, Every Day.

Caption: Air North, Yukon’s Airline Debra Ryan and Yukon Education Deputy Minister Nicole Morgan celebrate the launch of Every Student, Every Day’s Water Break Photo Contest in Whitehorse.

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