31st Annual BC Japanese Speech Contest Report (03/02/19)
March 6, 2019
This year, 41 contestants representing various regions and schools in B.C. competed at the highly competitive contest finals. An audience including families, friends, teachers and students came to listen to the speeches and cheer on the contestants.
Teachers and judges alike commented on the sophisticated content and convincing delivery of the speeches and expressed their admiration for the achievements of the students. All contestants received participation prizes donated from Japanese sister cities: Annaka, Chiba, Kushiro and Saitama, and the winners were awarded special prizes provided by local sponsors and organizers.
The first place winners in the university/public division will go on to compete in the nationals on Sunday, March 24 which will take place at the Embassy of Japan in Ottawa.