(Montreal, Tuesday, 18 September 2007) – In conjunction with the visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Ottawa in October, the Ottawa branch of the Canada Tibet Committee is holding an essay contest open to all children under the age of 16.
In keeping with the theme of the Dalai Lama’s Public Talk the theme of the essay contest is "What does Citizenship mean to you in a Global Community". The essays will be divided into age groups and will then be narrowed to the best three, with those being ranked one, two and three.
The first place essay from each group will be read at the Public Talk on the 28th October, the top three essays from each group will be given to HHDL. Each participant will receive a gift from CTC and special prizes for the top three will be given.
Contest essay should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 15th October 2007. Please pass this email on to your friends, groups or organizations so that more young people may take part.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will visit Ottawa from Sunday, October 28th to Tuesday, October 30th before leaving for a two day visit of Toronto. The Dalai Lama will give a Public Talk on Global Citizenship through Universal Responsibility on Sunday, October 28th, 3:00 PM at the Ottawa Civic Centre.
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