Congratualtions to the students will be participating in the virtual 2020 Can Geo Challenge National Final this Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31. The finalists are:

  • Aaron Chung, Markham, Ont.
  • Awad Khalid, Calgary, Alta.
  • Charlie McEwen, Halifax, N.S.
  • Elijah Mandelbaum, Toronto, Ont.
  • Elliott Nason, Fredericton, N.B.
  • Jean-Paul Lefebvre, Whitehorse, Y.T.
  • Julian Bal, Waterloo, Ont.
  • Matthew Woodward, London, Ont.
  • Micah Colman, Ottawa, Ont.
  • Nicholas Hume, Fredericton, N.B.
  • Noah Deng, Windsor, Ont.
  • Pepa Prochazka, Aurora, Ont.
  • Ryan Wu, Ottawa, Ont.
  • Steven Gu, Markham, Ont.
  • Tamara Bain, Inuvik, N.W.T.
  • Tassani Fast, Niverville, Man.
  • Tony Wang, Ottawa, Ont.
  • Ty Gundling, Courtenay, B.C.
  • Xavier Spano, Burlington, Ont.
  • Yannik Abajian, Calgary, Alta.

On Saturday they will be completing a written quiz and a virtual fieldwork test. The results of these will determine the top 5 finalists that will be participating in the live final round on Sunday at 2:00 pm EST. This event will be hosted on the Canadian Geographic YouTube Channel.

The national finalist will receive $3,000, second place will receive $2,000 and third place will receive $1,000. All participants will receive a subscription to Canadian Geographic magazine, a certificate, a medal and a small prize pack. 

Best of luck to the finalists!

Why participate in the Challenge?

Why should you participate this year? Listen to Alex Trebek and others describe the importance of the competition below.