Winners of the 2018 Ugliest Schoolyard Contest

Jun 1, 2018

Confederation Secondary School and Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School are the winners of the 2018 annual Ugliest Schoolyard Contest, presented by VETAC, Greater Sudbury's Regreening Advisory Panel. 

“Green space is important for our entire community including local school yards,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger. “With the support of VETAC these schools’ outdoor spaces will be transformed into more environmentally-friendly areas in which students and teachers can enjoy and explore.”

The winning schools will split a cash donation of $20,000 from Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations (Sudbury INO), a Glencore Company, the contest's major corporate sponsor. Financial contribution from KGHM, a private citizen and the Sudbury Horticultural Society are also pooled with supplies from local businesses to transform their schoolyards into greener and healthier outdoor environments.

 "We congratulate Confederation Secondary School and Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School and we thank all schools for participating in this year’s contest,” said Wayne Hugli, VETAC member. “Our goal as a committee is to beautify the entire community, but we have a special dedication to local schoolyards.”
Since 2005, the Ugliest Schoolyard Contest and its sponsors have helped 45 schools create greener and healthier schoolyards. Project planning has begun at this year's winning schools, and the schoolyard transformations will take place this fall.

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