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July 16, 2014

Name EWC's Mascot Contest

Hey everyone – Encounters with Canada (EWC) has a contest for you! Canada's largest youth forum needs your help in naming its new mascot, a little ball of white and black fuzz – a miniature Harlequin poodle. She is now 10 weeks old and weighs two pounds. She will eventually grow to be between 4 ½ to 6 lbs.

"I am delighted to invite youth from across Canada to submit their name suggestions for our new mascot," said Director General Linda Brunet. “It is the first time we have run a contest like this. Since the passing of Lola a few weeks ago at the ripe old age of 13, the Centre seems empty without the pitter-patter of her little feet. This new puppy is so cute, and she will help fill the hole in my heart and that of so many others, who sorely miss little Lola. We are looking forward to everyone putting their best creative talents towards choosing a name for our new mascot!"

To qualify, entries must meet the following criteria:

  • names must be 2 syllables;
  • entries must include the entrant's name, age, address and telephone number, as well as the suggested name for the puppy;
  • entrants must be 14 years of age or older;
  • a maximum of two entries per person are allowed;
  • online entries must be received no later than July 18, 2014.
  • entries must include the entrant's name, age, address and telephone number, as well as the suggested name for the puppy;

In the event of duplicate winning entries, the first entry received will be accepted.

The winning name will be chosen by the Director General and EWC staff. The contest winner will be announced in August, and his/her name, along with the puppy’s name will be posted on the EWC website. The winner will receive a number of great EWC prizes, such as a framed picture of the puppy, a t-shirt, pins and much more.

Canadian teens are encouraged to submit their entries on EWC’s Facebook page, or by email.

If you prefer, send your entry by mail, but ensure it is postmarked no later than July 18:

Send it to:
Encounters with Canada
c/o EWC Name EWC's Mascot Contest
1805 Gaspé Ave. Ottawa ON K1K 0A4