Register now for the Geography Challenge
New this year, we are offering an environmentally and user-friendly way to register for the Geography Challenge!
By creating an online account, you will have everything that you need to participate in the Geography Challenge at
the school, provincial and national levels right at your fingertips. This means that you no longer have to wait for
your kit to be mailed to you — as soon as you register, all of the materials will be available instantly!
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July 15, 2009
Canadians take gold medal at World Championship!
A team of three Canadian students — Peter Brandt, Chris Chiavatti and Graham Tompkins — won the gold medal
today at the National Geographic World Championship in Mexico City.
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Good luck to Team Canada heading off to Mexico City to compete in the National Geographic
World Championship from July 11 to 15, 2009
Peter Brandt, Steinbach, Manitoba
(1st place, 2009 National Final)
Chris Chiavatti, Burnaby, British Columbia
(2nd place, 2009 National Final)
Graham Tompkins, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
(2nd place, 2008 National Final)
Twice a champion
For the second year in a row, Maxim Ralchenko of Ottawa has won the Geography
Challenge national final. The 14-year old high school student beat out 41 other
finalists from every Canadian province and territory in the online competition
held in May by the Canadian Council
for Geographic Education
Ralchenko, who lists geography among his favourite subjects, was a member of the
Canadian team that placed third last year at the National Geographic World Championship
in San Diego, California.
Graham Tompkins, 15, of Dartmouth, N.S., took second place after a gruelling three
rounds of questions to break a four-way tie. Daniel Austin-Boyd, 14, of Toronto
National finalists from the 2008 and 2009 Challenges will be eligible to compete
for a spot on Team Canada for the 2009 World Championship, at a location yet to
Team Canada brings home bronze
Maxim Ralchenko, Jonathan Whyte and Marky Freeman brought home a bronze medal from the 2007
National Geographic World Championship in San Diego, California where they represented Canada
and competed against 16 other countries.
May 18, 2007
Winners of the 2007 Geography Challenge
“Press Release: WE HAVE OUR WINNERS!
: Three students – Maxim Ralchenko, Marky Freeman and Jonathan
Whyte – came out on top at the national championship of The Great Canadian Geography
to read more.
May 15, 2006
Winners of the 2006 Geography Challenge
“Press Release: THREE STUDENTS
MAKE IT TO THE TOP!
Three students — Weiyang (John) Yao, Jonathan Whyte and RaphaŽl Hugo Ouellet — came
out on top at the national championship of The Great Canadian Geography Challenge…
to read more.
2005 National Geographic World Championship
Team Canada brought home the bronze medal from the 2005 National Geographic World Championship.
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