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I ThinkFirst! Contest 2016-2017

I ThinkFirst! Contest 2016-2017

We heard from kids about how they think first to prevent injury!

Parachute received some wonderful submissions from student participants from Ontario and Saskatchewan for the 2017 I ThinkFirst! Contest.

The annual I ThinkFirst! Contest encourages students in grades K-8 from across Canada to submit creative art projects, explaining in their own words why and how they “ThinkFirst!” to prevent injury when they are active at play, school or at home. Based on the TD ThinkFirst For Kids curriculum, the goal of the contest is to highlight the importance of brain and spinal cord injury prevention. Submissions could include: photos, paintings, videos, poems, posters, collages, comic books, short stories.

We enlisted the help of a fantastic judging panel made up of representatives from the medical/injury prevention field, Parachute’s president, TD, and a parent. 

I ThinkFirst! Contest Judging Panel 

Stella Acquisto, CityNews
Gina Bell, Mommy Blogger
Pamela Fuselli, Vice-President, Knowledge Transfer & Stakholder Relations
Shayna Jaymie, Parent & Mommy Blogger
Dr. Richard Louis, New Brunswick Trauma Program

I ThinkFirst! Contest winners named

Congratulations to the following top 3 classrooms for their bright and colourful drawings, poems and short stories. The top 3 winning classrooms received a classroom set of helmets and a $500 gift card to Scholar's Choice, and the top 5 individual winners received a $200 gift card to a sporting goods store!

Top 3 Classrooms

1. Mrs. Katherine Raas, Osborne Elementary School, Grade 1 Class, Prince Albert, SK

2. Mrs. Englezos, Trinity Montessori School, Grade 6 Class, Markham, ON

3. Mrs. Clark & Mr. Shakespeare, Harriet Todd Elementary School, Grade 3/4 and Grade 5/6 Classes, Orillia, ON

And congratulations to the following 5 individuals for their creative submissions including a video, drawings and short stories.

Top 5 Individual Submissions

Valerie Fan – Age 8, Trinity Montessori School, Markham ON (Video)
Mya Chana – Age 10, Trinity Montessori School, Markham, ON
Aryanna Noury – Age 10, Trinity Montessori School, Markham, ON
Aidan Leung – Age 8, Trinity Montessori School, Markham, ON
Mariam George – Age 12, Trinity Montessori School, Markham, ON

View the winning submissions in Parachute's Facebook album.

Find out more about the TD ThinkFirst for Kids curriculum for grades K-8.

Contest Tipsheets

I ThinkFirst Pedestrian and Vehicular Safety Tipsheet

I ThinkFirst Wheeled Activties Tipsheet 

I ThinkFirst Concussion Tipsheet

2015-2016 Contest

The 2016 I ThinkFirst! Contest proved to be an even greater success this year! Parachute received 199 submissions from student participants from schools across Canada including Ontario and Newfoundland.

View all the submissions in on our Facebook album.

Find out more about the TD ThinkFirst for Kids curriculum for grades K-8.

2014-2015 Contest

The 2014-2015 TD I Think First! Contest proved to be a great success, with Parachute receiving over 149 submissions from 177 students from across Canada!

View all the submissions in on our Facebook album.

Check out Parachute's blog article about one of the contest winners Catching up with the ThinkFirst contest winner.

View a summary of the 2014-2015 contest winners.

2013-2014 Contest

The 2013-2014 TD I Think First! Contest proved to be a great success, with Parachute receiving over 50 submissions from 128 students from across Canada!

Check out our blog post for more on our 2013 winners. To see pictures of past submissions, visit our Facebook page.