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REGISTRATION EXTENDED until January 23, 2018

Jan 22

"Empowering Canadian Children" for over 30 years. We invite you to register your child to partcipate in this fun and educational event for 2018.

Downloadable 2017 Champions List

Jun 08

See the winners and winning words of 2017! 

Regional Winners Gallery (2017) Posted

Jun 11

See our 2017 regional champions. We are proud of every participant and congratulate those who have achieved recognition for excellence in the competition.

Can you spell better than an 8-year-old?

May 09

Canadian spelling bee champ Karyssa Barrios-Giantses challenges the TMS hosts to a spelling showdown - Global News (2017)

TMS hosts chat with Lana Šlezić’s and a young competitor from the FNPSB

May 09

A new documentary follows the inspirational stories of six students in the first-ever First Nations Provincial Spelling Bee in Canada - Global News (2017)

CTV interview with Julie Spence and a 2017 Spelling Bee Champion

May 08

CTV host Marcia McMillian chats with Julie Spence and a spelling champion about the challenges, joys and triumphs of the Spelling Bee. (FLASH PLAYER REQUIRED)

30th Anniversary Championship Finals

30th Anniversary Printed Program is available for download

Jun 02

Enjoy and share a digital copy of the 30th Annual Spelling Bee Of Canada printed program.

Spelling Bee of Canada celebrates 30 years next month (

May 01

"The Spelling Bee of Canada is celebrating its 30th anniversary next month. About 3000 students between the ages of 6 and 14 took part in regional competitions across Canada."...By Marivel Taruc, CBC News

CBC Video reporter Makda Ghebreslassie to be MC for 2017 Championship

Apr 30

Makda is a CBC Video-Journalist, who from time to time fills in as TV news anchor and a newsreader on Here and Now and Fresh Air. She worked in newsrooms in Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie and Windsor before moving back home to Toronto.

"Bee Nation" film director LANA ŠLEZIĆ to be guest speaker at 2017 Championship Final

Apr 29

Lana Šlezić is an award winning Canadian photographer and filmmaker, and author of the acclaimed book Forsaken. Lara grew up in Port Credit, Ontario and has worked all over the world. 

Can you Spell Success?

Apr 22

"This past weekend, and likely every weekend somewhere across the world since organized education began, eager students were seated on one side of a school’s auditorium and proud parents on the other."
By Donald Mcleod -- Brampton Focus


Apr 26

See pictures from the 2017 REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS held in April around the country! National Championship is May 7, 2017 at the Toronto Plaza Airport Hotel.


Mar 27

Bee Nation is a Canadian documentary produced and directed by Lana Šlezić. The film follows the inspirational stories of six students in the first-ever First Nations Provincial Spelling Bee in Canada.


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Building a solid foundation for future education and careers and connecting youth with positive role models, tutors and peer mentors.

Academic Achievement

Developing youth's self esteem through pride in academic achievement.


Engaging members of various communities and families through collaboration and partnerships.  

Peer Mentorship

Building a network and community of young people who will act as peer mentors.