Faith in Our Future - Advent Video Contest

Faith in Our Future – Advent Video Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Toronto—January 21, 2015—Students in grades 4 to 12 at Ontario’s Catholic schools recently created unique 2-minute videos about life, hope, love and acceptance as part of a video contest sponsored by the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA). Today the Association announced first, second and third place prizes for students participating in this distinctive initiative.While the contest focused on the period of the Church calendar known as Advent, the themes articulated by students in these videos, highlighted Gospel values taught throughout the school year curriculum delivered in Ontario’s publicly funded Catholic schools.

Following are elementary and secondary school winners of the Advent Short-Video Contest for Students:

Elementary Level:

1st place: “Experiencing Advent”, St. Michael CES, London DCSB

YouTube link: http://youtu.be/mcK2OW2Gf2A?list=PLto1VDXqXYlPt4LBp9w4NQX8tz86WOLIC

2nd place: “Prepare and Rejoice”, St. Francis CES, London DCSB

YouTube link: http://youtu.be/81YEccjdML0?list=PLto1VDXqXYlPt4LBp9w4NQX8tz86WOLIC

3rd place: “Faith in our Future: Advent Focus”, St. James CES, Ottawa CSB

YouTube link: http://youtu.be/cYCjOUf1k6E?list=PLto1VDXqXYlPt4LBp9w4NQX8tz86WOLIC

Secondary Level:

1st place: “We Know Advent”, St. Edmund Campion CSS, Dufferin-Peel CDSB

YouTube link: http://youtu.be/tdmzefMRjXc?list=PLto1VDXqXYlPt4LBp9w4NQX8tz86WOLIC

2nd place: “President’s Council Advent Video”, Fr. Bressani CSS, York CDSB

YouTube link: http://youtu.be/ls27sRCXhtU?list=PLto1VDXqXYlPt4LBp9w4NQX8tz86WOLIC

3rd place: “Advent: The Hopeful Wait”, St. Edmund Campion CSS, Dufferin-Peel CDSB

YouTube link: http://youtu.be/FCtw1fMZT_E?list=PLto1VDXqXYlPt4LBp9w4NQX8tz86WOLIC
To view all videos, visit the OCSTA YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/ocstavideo1.

The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association is the provincial voice for Catholic education. Founded in 1930, OCSTA represents Catholic school boards that collectively educate almost 600,000 students in Ontario, from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12.

For more information, please contact:

Sharon McMillan, Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations
Tel: 416-932-9460, ext. 232
E-mail: smcmillan@ocsta.on.ca