A Weyburn girl is hoping you can help her win a trip to the nation's capital.

Ivy Ling is a Grade 6 student at Assiniboia Park Elementary School. Her heritage fair project about midwives was one of the top two in the city and then, at regionals, it was among the top nine.

Ling said you can vote for her video project for Young Citizens, Canada's History.

"There's voting and then two people from each province and territory get a trip to Ottawa to do tours and stuff like that," she said. One winner is chosen by a vote from the other and the other is chosen by judges based on merit.

More votes will increase her chances of winning. (CLICK HERE to view Ling's movie and vote for her.)

"My topic was 'Midwives of Canada'. I really started liking a show called 'Call the Midwife' and I really wanted to learn more about the topic because I thought they were really interesting."

Another child from Weyburn is also in the competition. Rhyder Renner did his project on a centre called ISTAR which helps treat stutters.

Roughly 200 students between the ages of 10 and 16 years old from all provinces and territories will participate in Young Citizens. Their videos will be posted online in June so that all Canadians can see their hard work.

Public voting opened on June 12, 2017 and the program encourages families, teachers, schools, and communities to view submissions, comment on the work of the Young Citizens, and submit their vote. Students will be promoting their work in communities all over Canada, leading up to and during Canada History Week. The online vote will close at midnight (Eastern Time) on July 7, 2017. The result of the popular vote will determine 50 per cent (13) of the finalists.

A panel of judges will review the videos and select the remaining 50 per cent (13) finalists. These 26 students will receive a trip to Ottawa in the fall, where they will attend the Canada's History Youth Forum.

 

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