Enbridge history Award

The Enbridge History award was designed for students in grades 4–9. Students must prepare their submission based on one of five outlined scenarios below. In the Spring of each year, five students are awarded with iPads.

The winners of the 2018 History Awards are: 

  1. Tommy Chen; 
  2. Sophia Koster; 
  3. Samara Basaraba; 
  4. Paul Sararu; and 
  5. Karley Paulgaard

Congratulations to our incredible students!



The purpose of the contest is to help students learn more about their historical role models, and show how the past can often help us address issues we face today.


iPads will be awarded to each of the five winners.


The contest is open to all students in grades 4–9.


Students must answer ONE of the five questions outlined below. Submissions can come in any format that helps showcase the idea, including essays, videos, photo galleries, and slideshows. Any multimedia or non-written submission must be supported by a brief printed summary that provides an answer to the chosen question. All submissions must contain the applicant’s full name, address, phone number, email address, and school name. (If the applicant is home schooled, please indicate). 


Applications will be reviewed by a committee and awards will be selected on the basis of thoughtfulness, insight, creativity, and articulation. Successful applicants will be presented with their award at an event held in June of each year.


Students choose ONE question to answer:

  • The Famous Five fought for women's equality in their time. Where do you see a struggle for social equality going on today and what actions have you taken to address this problem? Discuss the successes of at least one of the Famous Five women or their collective work and relate it to your current activity in the community. Your answer needs to show an understanding of the accomplishments of at least one of the Famous Five.

  • Nellie McClung, Irene Parlby, Emily Murphy, Henrietta Muir Edwards and Louise McKinney worked tirelessly both independently and together. Respond to ONE of the following: a) 'One person can make a huge difference.' Describe your independent efforts to help improve a problem in the world. b) 'Together we can move mountains.' Describe how you and others are working toward positive change. Either answer requires specific references being made to the Famous Five.

  • Louise McKinney responded to issues of the environment and animal welfare. Describe in detail her work then describe how you are working in either of these areas. Explain why you relate to her and how she has inspired your community work. Specific knowledge of the five women must be incorporated in your response.

  • The Famous Five were strong, passionate and courageous women who fought for what they believed in. Give a detailed understanding of one of these women's causes while drawing parallels to what you are doing in your community. Your work must be of a volunteer nature.

  • Bullying and certain forms discrimination were issues that the Famous Five sought to address in the early 1900s. How are you working to get rid of either bullying or discrimination today? Make reference to the work of any one of the Famous Five. 


May 25, 2018. Late applications will not be considered. 


All submissions must be sent to admin@famous5.ca or to:
Famous 5 Foundation
C/O Emily Varga
#210, 333 24 Ave SW
Calgary, AB
T2S 3E6

Please note that couriers will deliver to this address. Submissions must be postmarked May 25th


Aman Kaur Rai
Famous 5 Foundation