Greater Sudbury Schools Invited to Participate in Ugliest Schoolyard Contest

Mar 6, 2015

For Immediate Release                                                                     Friday, March 6, 2015

Could your schoolyard be greener, healthier and more student-friendly?

VETAC, Greater Sudbury's Regreening Advisory Panel, invites local schools to enter the annual Ugliest Schoolyard Contest. Schools can win a prize package worth thousands of dollars to transform their school grounds! 

The deadline to enter is May 14, 2015. Entry forms, contest guidelines and information on past winners can be found at

The Ugliest Schoolyard Contest was established in 2005. Since then, 36 local schools have received assistance in regreening their schoolyards. More than a dozen local businesses, organizations and volunteers participate each year.

Questions regarding the contest can be directed to Wayne Hugli at, or Tina McCaffrey at

This contest is made possible by financial contributions of $50,000 from Sudbury INO, a Glencore Company.

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

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