Prime Minister's Awards 2016-17 Highlight Video

2016-17 national recipients receive their awards from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Transcript—Prime Minister's Awards 2016-17 Highlight Video

(Music plays)

(The Prime Minister's Awards logo is displayed in the middle of the screen then pans to the left of the screen)

(The video title appears)

(Text on screen: Prime Minister's Awards)

(Cheerful music begins)

(Image shifts to the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, speaking at a podium)

« Partout au Canada, les jeunes apprennent à poser un regard critique sur le monde qui les entoure; à innover, et à remettre en question la façon dont on fait les choses. »

[Translation: "Across Canada, young people learn to take a critical look at the world around them. To innovate, and to question the way we do things."]

(Image shifts to the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, speaking at a podium)

"Our educators play a formative role in inspiring our children. And they teach us an important lesson, that the sky is not the limit."

(Image shifts back to the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, speaking at a podium.)

"It is my honour to now present the Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence and Excellence in Early Childhood Education, to 16 of Canada's most outstanding educators."

(Slideshow begins with photos of the Prime Minister presenting award certificates to national recipients for excellence in early childhood education in the following order: Erin Pauls, Caren Eigenmann, Patricia Furman, Sabrina Rehman, and Vickie Campbell [accepting the award on behalf of Sarah Marshall]. The slideshow ends with a group photo of all the recipients with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister Navdeep Bains.)

(Text on screen: Prime Minister's Awards Presentation, Excellence in Early Childhood Education)

(Image shifts to a video clip of a national award recipient being interviewed)

(Text on screen: Erica Thompson, Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories)

"Today was really quite nice."

(Image shifts to a video clip of two national award recipients being interviewed)

(Text on screen: Robert Hammer, Middle Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia)

(Text on screen: Jim Crescenzo, Vancouver, British Columbia)

"Oh! It was a big deal! Like, it didn't really hit me until I was on the stage with the Prime Minister and then I was like smiling ear to ear."

(Slideshow begins with photos of the Prime Minister presenting award certificates to national recipients for teaching excellence in the following order: Robert Hammer, Jim Crescenzo, Kathy Cepo, and Thomas Doherty)

(Text on screen: Prime Minister's Awards Presentation, Teaching Excellence)

(Image shifts to a video clip of a national award recipient being interviewed)

(Text on screen: Thomas Doherty, Balmertown, Ontario)

"Highlight of this trip was being able to meet with my fellow colleagues across the country and discuss best practices that take place in the classroom."

(Slideshow begins with photos of national award recipients at a best practices sharing session in Ottawa)  

(Voiceover of a national recipient begins)

"I think for me, that was definitely the highlight. Just seeing all different approaches and philosophies and connecting on that level."

(Slideshow ends and image shifts to the recipient being interviewed)

(Text on screen: Sabrina Rehman, Ottawa, Ontario)

(Image shifts to a video clip of a national award recipient being interviewed)

(Text on screen: Rahim Essabhai, Toronto, Ontario)

"There's no ceilings, there's no floors. Wherever that needs to happen, should happen. And these people are making it happen."

(Slideshow resumes with photos of national award recipients at a best practices sharing session in Ottawa)  

(Voiceover of a national recipient begins)

« Moi, là, j'ai super hâte de retourner dans mon milieu pour partager leurs bons coups, leur passion et ça m'a donné plein d'idées. Oui, oui, vraiment. Fantastique ! »

[Translation: "I'm looking forward to return to my workplace to share their brilliant ideas, their passion and it gave me plenty of ideas. Yes, yes, really. Fantastic!"]

(Slideshow ends and image shifts to the recipient being interviewed)

(Text on screen: Manon St-Hilaire, St-Jérôme, Quebec)

(Slideshow resumes with photos of the Prime Minister presenting award certificates to national recipients for teaching excellence in the following order: Manon St-Hilaire, Don Ball, Rahim Essabhai, and Johanna Gordon-Walker)

(Text on screen: Prime Minister's Awards Presentation, Teaching Excellence)

(Image shifts to a video clip of a national award recipient being interviewed)

(Text on screen: Johanna Gordon-Walker, Bella Bella, British Columbia)

"The last few days have been a really inspiring experience for me."

(Image shifts to a video clip of a national award recipient being interviewed)

(Text on screen: Erica Thompson, Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories)

"We saw lots of things! The Governor General's house was really fantastic!"

(Slideshow begins with photos of the national recipients at Rideau Hall with the Governor General of Canada, his Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston)

(Slideshow shifts to photos of the national award recipients at a best practices sharing session in Ottawa)

(Voiceover of a national recipient begins)

"The group was really diverse in terms of their philosophies, but the fact that we had one shared goal, that's where we connected."

(Text on screen: Sabrina Rehman, Ottawa, Ontario)

(Image shifts to a video clip of a national award recipient being interviewed)

"It was nice to hear about other communities and how educators are working in those communities."

(Text on screen: Beth Alexander, Toronto, Ontario)

(Slideshow resumes with photos of the Prime Minister presenting award certificates to national recipients for teaching excellence in the following order: Beth Alexander, Erica Thompson, and Andrea Regier. The slideshow ends with a group photo all the recipients with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister Navdeep Bains.)

(Image shifts back to a video clip of a national award recipient being interviewed)

"It was really, really fun to watch the videos of people's students talking."

(Text on screen: Beth Alexander, Toronto, Ontario)

(Video begins of students from the national recipients' schools being interviewed)

"The most interesting that Beth taught me would have to be robotics!"

"Erica has taught me a lesson of believing in myself"

"In Physics 30, she actually got us to build rockets and we got to go out and launch them; and that is definitely an experience that I will never forget!"

"Yay Sarah!"

« C'est vraiment quelqu'un qui a du leadership et qui veut changer les choses. »

[Translation: "It's really someone who has leadership and wants to make a difference."]

(Image shifts to a video clip of a national award recipient being interviewed)

« Mais quand on a vu nos élèves à l'écran, la totale surprise, j'étais sidérée. Je pleurais, c'était magnifique. C'est une attention extraordinaire. »

[Translation: "When we saw our students on the screen, it was such a surprise, I was astounded. I was crying, it was beautiful. It is an extraordinary attention."]

(Image shifts to the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, speaking at a podium)

"To all of the recipients I will say, Canada is fortunate beyond measure to have you in our classrooms."

"Thank you for all that you do!"

"Merci"

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