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Fair goes virtual

DARIUS SHAHHEYDARI
SHAWVILLE May 20, 2020 
Last week, Dr. S.E. McDowell elementary school in Shawville announced on social media they will be holding a virtual spring fair this year. 
Students, at home or attending class, are asked to complete a series of challenges introduced through short videos made by the staff. Parents are then asked to submit photos, videos or descriptions of their children completing these challenges by posting a comment on the respective introduction video, with challenges being posted twice a day. 
Those who do not have access to social media can submit their content through their homeroom teacher. 
Participants enter a draw for a chance to win gift cards for local businesses and students who participate in the most challenges will enter a draw for a “grand prize”, which has not been revealed yet by the school. 
Each prize is also matched with a donation to Bouffe Pontiac, a local food bank. 
The first challenge, posted on May 14, had participants making a two-metre social distancing hat. It was then followed by favourite song submissions,  building forts at home and creating figures out of food. 
The virtual fair ends on May 20 at 9 p.m. 

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