Bay Of Fundy Students Send Messages In A Giant Bottle To Parliament Hill

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MPs asked to promote Bay of Fundy’s global New7Wonders of Nature bid to all Canadians

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Students in Bay of Fundy schools send an important ‘message in a bottle’ to Members of Parliament urging them and all Canadians to vote in the New7Wonders of Nature campaign

“We think it has the coolest tides, and its home to 13 kinds of whales, and Canada’s oldest dinosaurs!” says nine-year-old Dylan Casey, a Grade 4 student at Riverside-Albert. “It just deserves to be one of the world’s New7Wonders of Nature,” he adds.

Elementary school students from two schools on the Bay of Fundy are sending messages in a giant bottle asking Members of Parliament in Ottawa to vote for Canada’s Bay of Fundy and encourage others to vote as well. With enough votes, the Bay of Fundy, Canada’s only finalist among 28 global sites, could be named one of the New7Wonders of Nature when the final seven are declared on November 11, 2011.

Students from Riverside Albert Elementary, New Brunswick, and Cobequid District Elementary in Noel, Nova Scotia have been busy writing personal letters to MPs asking the politicians to vote for the Bay of Fundy to help Canada secure a prestigious spot among the final New7Wonders of Nature.

“We live by the Bay of Fundy and we know how amazing it is,” says seven-year-old Ava Benedict, a Grade 3 student at Cobequid. “We think it has the coolest tides, and its home to 13 kinds of whales, and Canada’s oldest dinosaurs!” says nine-year-old Dylan Casey, a Grade 4 student at Riverside-Albert. “It just deserves to be one of the world’s New7Wonders of Nature,” he adds.

“Elementary school students study nature as part of their curriculum and living near the Bay they understand how incredibly unique it is,” says Terri McCulloch, Executive Director of Bay of Fundy Tourism. “These kids wanted to do something to capture Canada’s attention and encourage voting from coast-to-coast ─ going straight to the ‘top’ so-to-speak was their innovative way of doing this.”

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