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Canada’s Greatest Summer Job


Canada's Greatest Summer Job Mr. Alan Latourelle, Parks Canada CEO, and Ms. Sarah Iley, Vice President Programming for the Banff Centre, are shown surrounded by the 32 students chosen for Canada's Greatest Summer Job, Thursday, May 6, 2010, in Banff, Alberta.
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Canada’s Greatest Summer Job provided 32 students a sensational opportunity to experience life in a Parks Canada field unit during the summer months of 2010. Their task was to produce a series of video reports on their experiences in national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas. In August, the group met again, this time in the Torngat Mountains National Park of Canada, the country’s newest national park. This was a unique opportunity for our young reporters to gain valuable work experience while discovering and sharing Canada’s cultural and natural heritage.

In addition to helping promote the uniqueness and diversity of Parks Canada’s sites, the material created through this project generated quality video footage of all Parks Canada field units. These films will be used to promote Parks Canada’s places and enhance public understanding of the day-to-day work Parks Canada employees do to protect and present Canada’s priceless heritage. The students have also captured the many events organized by the field units across the country to celebrate the 125th anniversary of national parks in Canada. Thanks to their work, this special year has been archived for future generations.