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Every One Counts Contest Prize Recipients!

We are happy to announce the prize recipients of the Every One Counts contest! Many of the entries were strong contenders, so to say it was a difficult decision would be an understatement. The three entries selected to receive a prize did a great job of telling us why the animals count and what actions people need to do to provide proper care and treat animals with respect. Congratulations to the following recipients:

Miss Poche’s Multi-Grade Class

Viking Colony School, Viking

Miss Poche’s Muli-Grade Class researched an animal of their choosing and then presented to their class. The students then made styrofoam prints and used them to create metallic gold and black pictures of the animal. These beautiful pieces of work were then combined onto a bulletin board accompanied by an information sheet on each animal explaining why the animal counts. The students also identified what actions people need to take to provide proper care, to treat the animal with respect, and finally, how members of their community provide leadership in humane care and protection of animals. Miss Poche and her students plan on putting the prize towards new phys ed. equipment for their school!

Mrs. Netik’s Grade 6 Class

Tofield School, Tofield

Mrs. Netik’s Grade 6 Class created an Every One Counts class book on why animals count and what people can do to provide care to the animals. Each student picked an animal to research and wrote a couple paragraphs describing why the animal counts and the actions people need to take to provide proper care and treat the animal with respect. Paired with beautiful illustrations, this Every One Counts class book has great information on a variety of animal species! Mrs. Netik and her students plan on putting the prize towards an end of year outdoor class celebration!


Ally, Delta, & Hailey (Grade 2)

Onoway Elementary School, Onoway

On their own initiative, Ally, Delta, and Hailey from 2M decided to create their own pig report at home once they began to learn about pigs in their class. Their teacher, Miss Malik helped them combine their reports into a PowerPoint. The students gave information on pigs, explained why pigs count, and described what people can do to show pigs respect. Ally, Delta, and Hailey even made a mock habitat they thought a pig would like!

Ugly Human or Humane Hero?

There was a popular novel in the 1960s called The Ugly American, about U.S. expatriates in south-east Asia. The title phrase has come to be interpreted as representing ignorant attitudes sometimes displayed by rich westerners when they travel to poorer countries in the south – those who don’t bother to learn the customs or language…Continue Reading

Humane Heroes – Past, Present and Future

We’ve all heard of humane heroes – people who have made a huge difference in the lives of animals, people and the environment; Jane Goodall, Temple Grandin, and Grant MacEwan are just a few examples. These individuals have made the world a better place and are a huge inspiration to many. Although we’re aware of…Continue Reading

Reflecting Back and Looking Ahead

Many things about teaching – about our whole society in fact – have changed over the past 15 years since I joined the Alberta SPCA. When I started here in 1999 a large part of my job involved mailing VHS tapes on loan to schools (for those too young to remember VHS, ask your parents…Continue Reading

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