Cause for Applause
Feeling pride in a young girl’s award-winning message
In November 2017, the Manitoba Human Rights Commission invited students in Grade 1 to 6 to submit a photo, paragraph or poem explaining why they feel human rights are important. My ten-year-old granddaughter, Phoenix, won the contest and was invited to light the candle that opened the awards ceremony in Winnipeg on December 7, as well as read her paragraph.
Phoenix is in Grade 5 and attends Whitemouth School in Whitemouth, Man. I wanted to share her words with Our Canada readers, as I believe that if a young girl can show such wisdom, there is hope for the future in our great country. I am very proud of her and hope her words touch your hearts as they have mine. ■