After seeing a baby deer in one of Calgary’s park, eleven-year-old Abby Benwood was inspired to take a photo of the little animal. She then submitted the photo to The City of Calgary Parks’ Get To Know contest and won.
On January 26, Parks is holding a celebration event for the four winners of the contest and the 228 other Calgary kids and youth who created similar nature-inspired works of art.
Calgarians are invited to the event to meet the kids, see their original works of art and learn more about the Get To Know Program offered. An overall Calgary winner will be announced at the event too!
The Get To Know contest runs every year from April to November. It invites kids and youth, ages five to 18, to get outdoors and create art, writing, photography, videography and music. Every year each entry is also submitted to the International Get To Know Contest, put on by the Get To Know Foundation.
“Our goal is to help foster kids’ connections to nature so they are aware of their impact on the environment and wildlife,” says Kym McCulley, Environmental and Education Initiative Lead, City of Calgary Parks. “This contest is also all about getting kids outdoors to discover first-hand the world around them.”
Join us this Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Devonian Gardens (400, 317 7 Ave. SW) located in the CORE Shopping Centre from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information about the Get To Know contest, please visit http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Parks/Pages/Programs/Get-to-know.aspx