Family Transition Place’s (FTP’s) Youth Education Team is holding another great student contest: an Everyday Heroes Contest!
This is your chance to put into writing how much you appreciate an “everyday hero.” That hero can be someone you know that makes a positive difference in your life and/or the lives of others. Or, it can be a letter to a specific profession that you want to thank for their tireless work in making our world as safe and happy as possible during the pandemic.
Examples of some “everyday heroes” are:
• A family member (parent, grandparent, sibling)
• A friend
• A teacher
• A counsellor
• A nurse or doctor
• A staff member at a grocery store
Those are just a few of the many examples we could list. You are not limited to the list we provided because an “everyday hero” can be anyone that you feel makes a positive difference in someone’s life.
Your letter should be short and to the point (say more with less). We are looking for a maximum of two paragraphs and a total of 200-400 words. Feel free to include a picture or image to highlight your letter.
The contest closes Thursday, March 11th at 4:00 pm. If you have a submission, you can email it to Top entries will receive prizes and be featured on FTP’s social media feed.
Here is an example to get your brain warmed up to the idea:
Dear Headwaters Health Care Centre Staff,
1st paragraph focuses on the purpose of your letter (example: I want to thank you for being an “everyday hero”). It should also include examples of what they do that makes them an “everyday hero.”
2nd paragraph is about how their acts of heroism have helped you and/or others. It can include why the acts are important and the difference they have made. It should also include a closing statement (example: So thank you for making a difference in our community by keeping us safe).
Make sure to watch this video to get your creative juices flowing!

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