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February 19th 2014

Official Languages Commissioner announces a contest for youth

Fredericton, February 19, 2014 – New Brunswick’s Official Languages Commissioner, Katherine d’Entremont, is inviting young New Brunswickers under the age of 19 to take part in a contest on the website. Eligible participants will be entered into a draw for a chance to win one of five 16-GB Apple iPad Air tablets.

“A key role of the Commissioner is to promote the advancement of both official languages in the province,” said Katherine d’Entremont. “The website is our main tool for promoting bilingualism and language vitality among young people. It’s chock full of resources, and we want it to be the go-to site for young New Brunswickers to broaden their knowledge of one of the most important features of New Brunswick – being the only officially bilingual province in Canada.’’

The contest runs until March 22, 2014. To participate, young New Brunswickers are asked to visit the contest page on the website and answer the weekly question. A total of five questions will be asked.

“The website features a wide range of content designed specifically for a young audience,” said d'Entremont. “It offers humorous video clips, testimonials from young New Brunswickers, and language quizzes.”

The contest is made possible with the financial support of a Canada-New Brunswick Agreement. Visit for the full contest rules. Please note that parental consent is required to participate.

For more information

Hugues Beaulieu
Director of Public Affairs and Research
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages for New Brunswick
506 444-4229