High School Students Invited to Discover Their Way to the G7

Halifax, April 10, 1995 -- High school students from the Metro Halifax/Dartmouth area are invited to Discover Their Way to the G-7 by entering an essay writing contest starting Monday, April 10. The winner will be accredited to tour the G-7 Media Centre on the morning of Saturday, June 17 to witness first hand the more than 2,000 national and international journalists at work.

"We're very pleased to offer this exciting opportunity to help enhance the student's education on the G-7 economic summit," explained Len Edwards, executive director of the Halifax Summit Office. "A teacher will accompany the winning student so the invaluable experience can be brought back to the classroom. The student and the teacher will be among the very few people accredited to the G-7 Media Centre who are not directly involved in the Summit. It is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity." The winning student's parents, or legal guardian, will also be invited on the tour.

The Halifax Summit Office (HSO), in cooperation with, the City of Halifax, the Halifax, Dartmouth and Halifax County-Bedford District School Boards and The Daily News, is asking students to submit an essay answering, "How can the G-7 economic summit show leadership in preparing for the global village?" The contest deadline is Monday, May 1. The judging panel determining which student will be chosen to tour the G-7 Media Centre is comprised of representatives from the federal, provincial and municipal governments and all three school boards, as well as, a journalist from The Daily News. Students interested in participating are asked to contact their principal's office for more details.

The G-7 Summit is a gathering of leaders from the seven largest industrialized nations as well as representatives of the European Union and the Russian Federation. The annual event will be held in Halifax from June 15-17, 1995.

For more information contact:

Sue McKeage
Halifax Summit Media Relations

Approval Sign-off:       
Marie-Helene Fox              
Jonathan Goldbloom     
Len Edwards