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Video contest for Caledon students grades K-12

The following is a press release from the Town of Caledon about an exciting new competition for local students:

To help raise awareness about the Town of Caledon’s new Idling By-Law, the Town has invited teachers and students from all Caledon schools to submit a short ‘idle-free’ video showcasing the idle-free promotional activities of their class or an idle-free message for the public.

In 2014, the Town of Caledon joined over 25 Ontario municipalities by introducing a new Idling By-law that prohibits unnecessary idling for more than two (2) minutes. The new By-law builds upon past anti-idling efforts, such as the establishment of idle-free zones at all Town facilities and libraries. Idle-free zone signs have also been provided to all Caledon schools and some local businesses.

“The wonderful thing about this contest is that it’s a creative way to get Caledon youth, from kindergarten to grade 12, excited and educated about the benefits of living in an idle-free environment,” said Mayor Allan Thompson. “I can’t wait to see what the results are.”

To be eligible, videos must be no more than three-minutes and must be submitted by April 10, 2015. Approval from the school principal is also required.

In recognition of Earth Day, the winning video will be announced on April 22, 2015. The winning class will receive a pizza lunch and their video will be featured on the Town of Caledon’s website and presented to Town Council.

For more information, please contact the Town at or visit

Media Contact:

Bethany Lee Corporate Communications

905.584.2272 x.4106

To find out more, please see this POSTER with competition details, or visit the Town of Caledon WEBSITE


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