SHOW US YOUR RIDING
PRESENTING THE WINNING IMAGES FROM CPAC AND CANADIAN GEOGRAPHIC’S DEMOCRACY-THEMED PHOTO COMPETITION
Presenting the winning images from CPAC and Canadian Geographic’s democracy-themed photo competition
Now more than ever before, we recognize that democracy is precious but fragile, even in mature democracies like Canada.” So said Catherine Cano, president and general manager of the Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC), at the unveiling of CPAC and Canadian Geographic’s Route 338 Giant Floor Map of Canada’s federal electoral districts last fall. That map is now touring schools across the country, engaging students of all ages in discussions about democracy, citizenship, government and human rights. At the same time, we challenged all Canadians to think about the geography of democracy by entering the Show Us Your Riding photo competition. After identifying their riding on the interactive, online version of the Route 338 map (route338.ca), our Photo Club members were encouraged to head out into their communities and capture images that spoke to the riding’s unique history, landmarks, flora and fauna, cultural activities and, of course, how democracy is manifested there. We received hundreds of great submissions, but the images featured here represent the best of the bunch as chosen by our judges: David Lauer, senior communications manager with CPAC, Jenny Chew, Canadian Geographic’s graphic designer, and Andrew Meade, a photojournalist with the Hill Times.
A perfectly calm evening produces vivid reflections at the Barbour Living Heritage Village in the riding of Bonavista-burin-trinity, N.L.