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Congratulations Dennis Cabigas from Surrey, British Columbia!

The Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue, the Language Portal of Canada and Canada Post invite you to take part in a spelling challenge.

Click on the word or group of words that is properly written in each of the ten pairs indicated in bold letters, for a chance to win $1,000!

Here are the answers to the spelling challenge:

Long before Canada was founded, European explorers began mapping our vast land and charting the coarse / course of our country’s waterways. History lessons have taught / taut us about the pivotal rolls / roles played by French explorers Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain in mapping Canada’s northeast. But it is a little-known / little known fact that French explorers were among the first to reach the west coast; and Francophones gradually put down routes / roots in western Canada, forming French-speaking communities that still exist today! In fact, that’s how Maillardville, British Columbia, was borne / born. In 1909 and 1910, a Fraser River sawmill hired hundreds of French Canadians skilled in the lumber industry; and around the mill site / sight, the village of Maillardville grew up. In this community, although it’s / its changed over the decades, the French presents / presence is still strong, just as it is in other western communities settled by Francophones in foregoing / forgoing centuries.

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The winner will be drawn from among the entries received by March 22, 2017, in our Ottawa office. The draw will take place before March 31, 2017. The winner's name will be posted on the website.

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