One lucky Antiguan or Barbudan may have the opportunity to become a part of Canada’s 150th anniversary of events following the launch of a regional competition dubbed “Become High Commissioner for a Day”.
According to a press release from the High Commission of Canada, in commemoration of International Women Day which is being celebrated on March 8th, the government of Canada launched the competition in order to highlight the importance of gender equality in the region.
Young people aged 16-19 from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are invited to send a 60-90 second video describing how they can champion women Equality in the region.
The winner will assume the role of High Commissioner of Canada for the day, and also meet inspiring women leaders.
According to the release, Canada is a diverse country and it is because of this diversity why the country is so vibrant culturally, politically, economically and socially. “We have become a model of inclusiveness, of innovation, a defender of human rights in all their forms and of progressive values,” the release said.
Celebrations for Canada’s 150th anniversary were kicked off on December 31st and will continue to take place across Canada and overseas throughout the year to mark this important anniversary of Canada’s history.
Information on this and other activities can be found by following the High Commission of Canada Barbados Facebook page @CanadianBarbados.