Blogging with Manny

I am really enjoying working with “chefmanny” on his new blog! He has so much experience and passion for his students and food.  Check out this goat cheese and roasted pepper appetizer! 

His students recently competed in the Ontario Skills Competition in Waterloo and received THIRD PLACE in Ontario! Congrats to the Turner Fenton Hospitality department.

Check out Manny’s blog at:

Express your Canadian side, have fun and win some swag!

Looking for authentic writing opportunities for your students?  Here are some contests and other opportunities to give them real life exposure. They are in order of deadline. The last two are contests for teachers!

Our Canada Magazine

Sponsor: Reader’s Digest

Deadline: ongoing

Prizes: Free year subscription and publication

Topic: True life Canadian stories, humorous anecdotes, pictures and more

Format: up to 600 words

Open to: everyone


Hilroy Spread the Word Environmental Award

Sponsor: Hilroy

Deadline: May 18, 2012

Prizes: $5000 RESP

Topic: Environmental Action

Format: “Like” Hilroy on Facebook, then submit essay-max 250 words, and picture

Open to: Canadian Students (10-18) who need to be nominated through Facebook by someone 18 or over


Teacher Talent Contest

Sponsor: Teach Hub

Deadline: April 30, 2012

Prizes: $1000 for First Prize, $500 for Second Prize, $100 for 3rd, 4th and 5th

Topic: Teaching or any other talent

Format: Videos up to 5 minutes

Open to: American teachers


Instructables Education Challenge

Sponsor: Instructables, Autodesk Inc.

Deadline: June 4, 2012

Prizes: MacBook Air and VGA adaptor for First Prize, other prizes available

Topic: Project Based Learning activities

Format: Videos, Photos and/or Guides

Open to: Teachers in USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Belguim, China, The Netherlands