20th Anniversary Highlight Video

The Prime Minister's Awards program has produced a short video commemorating its 20th anniversary. You need a multimedia player installed on your computer to view and listen to the below video clip. Closed captioning can be turned on or off by clicking the "CC" icon in the embedded video player.

Transcript

Title: Prime Minister's Awards

(Music begins. The Prime Minister's Awards logo is displayed in the middle of the screen then fades away. The number 20 is drawn in the middle of the screen and zooms-in until out of view. Prime Minister's Award logo zooms-out and then pans to left of the screen. The video title appears.)

(Text on screen: Prime Minister's Awards)

(Music plays.)

"Congratulations to all the recipients of the Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence and Awards for Early Childhood Education."

(Image shifts to the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, speaking at a podium.)

(Text on screen: The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada)

(Music continues to play as a slide with text appears.)

(Text on screen: Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence in Education)

(Image shifts to still images of national recipients accepting their awards and posing with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.)

(Image shifts to still images of former Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Paul Martin, presenting awards and posing with national recipients.)

(Audio clip of the Right Honourable Paul Martin and soft music plays in the background.)

(Text on screen: The Right Honourable Paul Martin, Prime Minister of Canada)

"It's a wonderful thing to be here, to thank all of you as teachers."

(Music plays. Slideshow appears showing still images of national recipients accepting their award and posing with former Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien.)

(Audio clip of the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien and soft music plays in the background.)

(Text on screen: The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, Prime Minister of Canada)

"To all the winners, I want to tell you that you've made a great contribution to your country."

(Image shifts to a video clip of Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaking at a podium.)

(Text on screen: The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada)

"Ils savent que doter les enfants d'aujourd'hui de connaissances, d'émerveillement, d'empathie et d'espoir (…)"
[Translation - They know that to endow today's children with knowledge, wonder, empathy and hope (…)]

(Video clips are shown of national recipients accepting their award from Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and of a group of national recipients with Prime Minister Harper during the event ceremony. Image transitions to a still image of national award recipients with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Image returns to Prime Minister Harper speaking at a podium.)

"(…) is the best thing we can possibly do to ensure a strong, stable, prosperous and compassionate society tomorrow."

(Image shifts to a video clip of three national award recipients being interviewed.) Various discussions can be heard in the background.)

(Text on screen: Adrian Deakin, Certificate of Excellence Recipient (2012))

"It's the most exciting professional development experience."

(Image transitions to video clips of recipients being photographed in front of the Parliament Buildings. Image transitions to a still image of national recipients in front of the Peace Tower.)

"You get to meet the best of the best teachers from all around the country."

(Text on screen: National Event Week, Prime Minister's Awards)

(Image transitions to video clip of recipients and guests entering a reception room on Parliament Hill. Image shifts to a video clip of the Honourable Andrew Scheer, Speaker of the House of Commons, delivering a speech at a podium.)

(Text on screen: The Honourable Andrew Scheer, M.P., Speaker of the House of Commons)

« Parlementaires, distingués invités, mesdames et messieurs. Au nom des députés de la Chambre de communes (…) »
[Translation – Parliamentarians, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. On behalf of the members of the House of Commons (…)]

"Let me praise the work that all of you do each day."

(Image shifts to a video clip of a group of national recipients with the Honourable Andrew Scheer. A photographer is in front of the group taking pictures inside the reception room. Shutter clicks.)

(Image shifts to a recipient being interviewed.)

(Text on screen: Anne Guay, Certificate of Excellence Recipient (2008))

« Ça nous donne tout ce qu'il faut pour avoir encore plus le goût d'en faire d'autre et d'être encore meilleur. »
[Translation - It provides us with the tools to succeed and makes us want to be even better.]

(Image shifts to still images of national recipients with the Governor General of Canada, with the Head Librarian of the Library of Parliament, and of educators participating in Exemplary Practices sessions.)

(Text on screen: Exemplary Practices, Prime Minister's Awards)

(Discussions can be heard in the background.)

(Image shifts to a video clip of another recipient being interviewed.)

(Text on screen: Kim Atkinson, Certificate of Excellence Recipient (2008))

"Collaborating with the other ECEs and meeting all of the other ECEs from across Canada and finding out how much we all have in common and all our shared values—it's been remarkable!"

(Image shifts to various still images of recipients in their respective workplaces.)

(Image shifts to a video clip of a past recipient delivering a speech.)

(Text on screen: Paul Tamblyn, Certificate of Excellence Recipient (1993))

"Our schools are just a starting point for where you pick up the information that you need."

(Image shifts to a video clip of another recipient delivering a speech.)

(Text on screen: Marie Chomyn, Certificate of Excellence Recipient (2012))

"When you're out beyond the four walls of your classroom, and then you bring that learning back into the classroom, then you can make real-life connections for them."

(Image shifts to a still image of a recipient speaking to a group of students in an outdoor setting.)

(Image shifts to a video clip of another recipient delivering a speech.)

(Text on screen: Johanne Morin, Certificate of Excellence Recipient (2012))

« Permettre aux enfants d'utiliser la langue française, de la développer, de l'aimer, aussi, de la conserver et de l'enrichir. »
[Translation – To give children the opportunity to use, develop and retain their French language skills, as well as to love and enrich the French language.]

(Image shifts to a still picture of a recipient with her students in her classroom.)

(Children can be heard signing in the background.)

(Image shifts to video clips of Inuit children singing in their native language.)

(Text on screen: Special Awards, Prime Minister's Awards)

(Image shifts to a still image of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, smiling and sitting with a group of Inuit children.)

(Image shifts to a video clip of a national recipient delivering a speech.)

(Text on screen: Tanya Leary, Certificate of Excellence Recipient (2012))

"If you're working in an Aboriginal community or you have Aboriginal students in your classroom, help them reflect their identity in the curriculum and make their families part of the classroom."

(Image shifts to still images of children with their teacher and of Inuit children throat singing.)

(Clapping can be heard in the background.)

(Image shifts to a video clip a national recipient receiving her Special Aboriginal Award. Still image appears of the recipient with a group of students.)

(Image shifts to a video clip of a national recipient receiving his Space Award from Dr. Robert Thirsk, former Canadian astronaut.)

(Text on screen: Special Space Award, Prime Minister's Awards)

"My grade three teacher scarcely remembers that day on February 20th, 1962, when John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth. For one person in that class, it had a major impact. One person in that class was inspired."

(Image shifts to a still image of a group of national recipients with Dr. Thirsk.)

(Image shifts to a video clip of Dr. Thirsk delivering a speech at a podium.)

(Text on screen: Dr. Robert Thirsk, former Canadian astronaut)

(Image shifts to a still image of Dr. Thirsk wearing a flight suit.)

(Image shifts to a video clip of a national recipient delivering a speech.)

(Text on screen: Jean-Marc Perreault, Certificate of Excellence Recipient (2012))

"Get them just to look once in the telescope with their own eyes. Make it real."

(Image shifts to still images of children looking into a telescope and of a student with her teacher in a science lab.)

(Image shifts to a still picture of a recipient receiving his Special Space Award.)

(Image shifts back to a video clip of Dr. Thirsk delivering a speech at a podium.)

"You can never realize what you're doing in the class, that small little thing you do in the class, can have such a tremendous impact on your students."

(Music continues to play. Slide appears with scrolling text on screen.)

(Text on screen:

  • 20 years of teaching excellence
  • 5 Prime Ministers
  • 1,600 educators honoured
  • 1,200 schools and centres recognized
  • Winners from every province and territory
  • 1000s of students inspired!)

(Image shifts to a video clip of a national recipient in her classroom interacting with her students. Image transitions to the teacher being interviewed.)

(Text on screen: Viviane Gaudreault, 2013 national recipient)

« Quand je vois dans leurs yeux qu'ils sont curieux, et comment ils résonnent, comment ils créent, et le changement. »
[Translation – "When I see in their eyes that they are curious, and how they resonate, how they create, and change."]

(Image returns to a video clip of the teacher in her classroom interacting with her students. Video transitions to the teacher being interviewed again. Discussions can be heard in the background.)

"It's really meaningful for me to be recognized. I feel very proud and really happy. Give to the kids the important things in life to prepare them to be good citizens; it's marvelous if you can do that."

(Image shifts to a video clip of the teacher with student, smiling and looking at the camera.)

(Image shifts back to a video clip of Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivering a speech at a podium.)

"On behalf of the Government and the people of Canada, I want to thank you for everything you do – for our children, our communities and our country. Congratulations again to the award winners on obtaining the recognition for teaching excellence you so richly deserve."

(A slideshow appears showing still images of teachers and students in various classroom and outdoor settings.)

(Music plays.)

(Image shifts to a video clip of a teacher and her students in a classroom, shouting in unison.)

"Happy anniversary!"

(Image shifts to still picture of students' silhouettes jumping in the air, with the sun shining through.)

"Joyeux anniversaire!"
[Translation – Happy anniversary!]

(Music plays. The Prime Minister's Awards logo is displayed in the middle of the screen then fades away. The number 20 is drawn in the middle of the screen and zooms-in until out of view. The Prime Minister's Award logo zooms-out and pans to left of screen. The video title appears.)

(Text on screen: Prime Minister's Awards)

(Music ends.)

(Text on screen: © Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada, represented by Industry Canada, 2013.)

(Government of Canada word mark appears.)

(Canada word mark appears.)

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