Celebrate Diversity, Acceptance, Reading and Canada 150 with OWL Magazine and Giveaway

Celebrate Diversity, Acceptance, Reading and Canada 150 with OWL Magazine

Canada is an amazing country to live in – we have the freedom to do and be who we want to be without fear. We have access to healthcare, education and resources that help us to succeed and grow in life. When I asked my kids what made Canada special, their answer: “That we can be whoever we want to be and no one is mean to you for that”.

Every parent is familiar with the popular, Owlkids brand. Owlkids was founded in 1976 and is based out of Toronto. They bring you the popular, Chirp (ages 3-6), chickadee (ages 6-9) and OWL (9-13) magazines to more than one million readers a year!

Celebrate Diversity, Acceptance, Reading and Canada 150 with OWL Magazine and Giveaway

With Canada’s 150th birthday around the corner, how did OWL Magazine decide to celebrate Canada? With a magazine cover contest!

Children, 8-14, from across Canada were encouraged to submit art that best represented what they thought made Canada special. The contest ran from February 18th to March 31st and OWL Magazine received over 400 submissions! The greatest recurring theme in all of the submissions was the importance of diversity and unity. It is so important that inclusion, acceptance and diversity are celebrated and encouraged especially among are youth.

So who was the winner and what was their submission?

The winner was 11 year old Abigail DiBiase from Wasaga Beach, Ontario. Abigail’s submission represented the importance and positivity of acceptance, diversity and celebrating our uniqueness. It highlights where we as Canadians came from and the future that we are working towards. When Abigail was asked about her submission, she had this to say: “I love the magazine and had a lot of fun working on my cover. My artwork shows that Canada is full of so many different people and I think it’s really cool that we all live together in a happy way”. Does that not just make your heart melt?

With their unique and special cover, celebrating the diversity that is Canada – OWL Magazine wants you to join in on the Canada 150 celebration with a special giveaway. One lucky Canadian reader will win an OWL gift bag (with a value of $80) containing:

  • One year gift subscription form with ribbon
  • OWL magazine holder
  • Current OWL magazine issue
  • The Book of Languages
  • Message Pad
  • Owlkids Tote bag

My Canadian readers can enter via the Rafflecopter form below – GOOD LUCK!

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Make sure to check out OWL Magazine on their website, Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with all the latest news and more.

Disclosure: I received an OWL Kids magazine, all opinions expressed are my own.

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Heather
Heather
4 years ago

We are so lucky to have our children grow up in Canada, where we embrace multiculturalism and respect.

nicky
nicky
4 years ago

Canada is special to my child because of the amazing nature we have here! We all love to play outside in the forest or on the beach.

ivy pluchinsky
ivy pluchinsky
4 years ago

All the cool places Canada has! We have so many different places and activities happening for kids and families!

Michelle LaFayette
Michelle LaFayette
4 years ago

Love spending time with my kids at the cabin. Canada to me is enjoying nature and the outdoors.

Stephanie
Stephanie
4 years ago

So many fun things to do in Canada inspires them!

Andrea
Andrea
4 years ago

The great Education we have here in Canada is special to my child!

Lee-Ann S
Lee-Ann S
4 years ago

Miss R loves all the different animals we have and that is what makes Canada special to her.

D
D
4 years ago

I asked my 7 year old what makes Canada special ” Well Canada used to not have Newfoundland and now it does.”

Athena
Athena
4 years ago

It’s their home!

Shirley S
Shirley S
4 years ago

Celebrating uniqueness makes Canada special to my child.

Sunshine H
Sunshine H
4 years ago

My daughter loves that ‘every one in Canada is so nice, and we are so close to nature!’.

Dana
Dana
4 years ago

Being able to learn about different cultures and explore so many unique places.

Tennille
Tennille
4 years ago

Our kids love to get out and explore and geocache so I would say that our gorgeous natural surroundings would top their list!

Jonnie
Jonnie
4 years ago

My kids love the Canadian wildlife

Israel Y
Israel Y
4 years ago

For my child, it’s his friends, such good people make Canada special

Jenny Major
Jenny Major
4 years ago

My kids enjoy all of Canada’s beautiful scenery!

jan
jan
4 years ago

She is a big fan of trees and loves the fact that the Maple Leaf is on our flag and a few of her shirts.

dave
dave
4 years ago

freedom

Lisa Neutel
Lisa Neutel
4 years ago

my son says he loves canada because he feels safe here -oh and he likes we have different seasons

Kam
Kam
4 years ago

The diversity…being exposed to so many different cultures that are accepted in this great land of ours!

Linda
Linda
4 years ago

Canada is awesome for my child because a boy like him from two different cultures is welcome here.

Maritess
Maritess
4 years ago

Canada is special to my kid because she can play freely and go experience the best of nature and parks.

Agnes O.
Agnes O.
4 years ago

The beautiful landscape and freedom to do a lot of things.

Kim D
Kim D
4 years ago

Access to nature and some of the biodiversity we are lucky to have here. Southern Ontario is home to so many different creatures and different types of ecosystems, always gives us something different to explore!

tammy ta
tammy ta
4 years ago

Canada is special to my children because it is their home-the only one they have known. They love to people, the weather, everything!

Fan R
4 years ago

Unique landscape, animals and lakes make Canada special to my child.

angela eagle
angela eagle
4 years ago

Canada is special to my grandchild because they are the 6th generation to grow up here!

missbobloblaw
missbobloblaw
4 years ago

Canada is special for my kids because they are allowed to express themselves openly!

Amanda Austin
Amanda Austin
4 years ago

The outdoors, rocks, trees, plants and water makes Canada special to my children. They love playing outside, camping and swimming in the summer and are able to do this where we live.

Stephanie LaPlante
Stephanie LaPlante
4 years ago

My little cousins love that Canadians are caring.

Doris Humber
Doris Humber
4 years ago

The diversity is important to the kids in our family. Canada is beautiful.

linda
linda
4 years ago

My niece is learning lots about Canada & different countries. I like talking to her about all the different provinces.

HEIDI C.
HEIDI C.
4 years ago

My girls love that they live in a country that is free and has really nice, friendly people living in it.

Jada
Jada
4 years ago

When they see Canada in any sport that is on TV. They love to cheer them on and hope for the win.

caroline m.
caroline m.
4 years ago

We are fortunate for the peaceful country we live in and the abundance of food and clean water and air.

Amanda Masters
Amanda Masters
4 years ago

When we travel and people ask us about Canada she likes to tell them about all the wonderful things our country has to offer. The weather, nature, fun things to see and do and timbits!

Betty S
Betty S
4 years ago

Canada is special for my children because of its vast beauty

Rhonda W G.
Rhonda W G.
4 years ago

The love of the seasons…for playing.

BobbiJo Pentney
BobbiJo Pentney
4 years ago

My children feel safe in Canada

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