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Search on for Sudbury's ugliest schoolyard

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Mar 21, 2014 - 3:19 PM |
The Ugliest Schoolyard Contest has been running since 1998. File photo.

The Ugliest Schoolyard Contest has been running since 1998. File photo.

May 15 deadline for chance to win a green makeover

Again this year, schools in Greater Sudbury have a chance to give their schoolyard an extreme makeover – if it's ugly enough.

The city's regreening advisory panel – VETAC – is running its annual Ugliest Schoolyard Contest, which began in Canada in 1998. The winning school gets a prize package worth thousands of dollars to make its schoolyard greener, healthier and more student-friendly.


The contest is possible thanks to a $50,000 contribution from Sudbury INO, a Glencore Company in the amount of $50,000. The entry deadline is May 15.

Entry forms and details about the regreening work done by past winners can be found at www.greatersudbury.ca/VETAC. Questions about the contest can be directed to Wayne Hugli at [email protected] or Tina McCaffrey, [email protected]

The Ugliest Schoolyard Contest was initiated by the Canadian Biodiversity Institute and Earth Day Ottawa in 1998. For more information, visit www.biodiversityonline.ca.

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