The Great Canadian Search for a New National Motto has come to a close. Many thanks to those of you who took up the challenge. From the hundreds of entries received in the Geist office and at Basic Black (Arthur Black’s Saturday morning show on CBC AM), our judges have settled on a shortlist of new mottos that will be translated into Latin and then forwarded to the appropriate Parliamentary Committee. The Judges also determined that the Best of Show Award (which includes a subscription to Geist, a Geist coffee mug, and a smoked salmon gift box from Something Fishy Salmon Gifts in Victoria) should go to the author of:
Our Home on Native Land
BEST OF SHOW
The Best of Show Motto was submitted by Joanne Harrison and Jane Henry’s Latin students at the John F. Ross Collegiate Vocational Institute in Guelph, Ontario. Congratulations, students! Your prizes are in the mail!
And here is the Short List:
My Name is Canada and I’m a Recovering Country —A.A. Perry, Los Angeles Frost Warning in Effect —Tobie Mainwaring, Calgary From C to C- —Julio Lozano, Thornhill Two Dozen Solitudes —Patti Ryan, Vancouver We Got Da People, We Got Da Plan —Patrick Francis, North Vancuver Needs Some Assembly —Carol Dijo, Nova Scotia Half an Hour Later In Newfoundland —Margaret Werden, Waterloo, and Lorna Lang, Ottawa E Pluribus U.I.C. —Andy Racine, Yarmouth Twenty-seven Million Served —Joel Fransen, Richmond Divided We Stand —Kendal McKinney, Windsor Semper Perplexis —Ted Rickard, Toronto