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2017 Winners

Under 11 category:
"We are Canada" by Mme. Daniel's Class (Eric Langton Elementary School) in Maple Ridge.

Under 18 category:
"Home" by Our Lady of Mercy School Choir in Burnaby.

Open category:
"Welcome to Canada" by The Gardens Choir in Qualicum Beach.

Enthusiasm and Spirit Award:
"Chances" by Stz'uminus Community School’s Grade 6 class in Ladysmith.

The awards are generously sponsored by Wayne Strandlund and Elena Markos of Victoria, and the Government House Foundation. Entries were scored on musicality, spirit and originality by a panel of musicians which included Maureen Archambault, musical director of Youth Choir 61, the Honour Choir of the Greater Victoria School District; Heather Pawsey, opera singer and artistic director of Astrolabe Musik Theatre; and Brian Wismath, music director of Vox Humana Chamber Choir, Linden Singers of Victoria, Victoria Choral Society and Victoria Conservatory of Music Chorale. All submissions had to have a minimum of eight voices, be original content and inspired by the Canada 150 theme.