Dixon Wapoose, a student from Simon Jacob Memorial High School in Webequie, has earned $2,500 for his video about the benefits of mining.
Wapoose, the only winner from Northern Ontario, won in the category Best Video in a Language Other Than English. In the video, he illustrates how mining creates wealth in the community, spreading to social benefits like a new hockey arena, which helps youth in Webequie continue their passion for playing hockey.
The annual contest encourages high school students from around the province to create a short video outlining how mining impacts modern society. The goal is to raise awareness of mining amongst youth, along with the economic benefits, employment opportunities, and end-use benefits that come with the industry.