Twenty-one spellers from 21 cities across Canada are in Toronto to compete this weekend at the 7th annual Postmedia Canspell National Spelling Bee, including Cape Breton’s own homeschooler, Paryse Broussard! You can read more about Paryse at the Bee in today’s Cape Breton Post article.
The Canspell final takes place on Sunday March 27 at the CBC in downtown Toronto. Unfortunately there is no online streaming this year, but the Bee will air on Monday April 4th, at 9pm AT (8 p.m. ET) on CBC. You can also follow some of the excitement on Facebook (where you can send your favourite speller a personal message), as well as through Twitter.
The winner receives the Canspell Cup and a $7,500 education award, courtesy of Egg Farmers of Canada. Second and third place spellers receive $5,000 and $2,500 respectively. The three top spellers will represent Canada at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. at the beginning of June.