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April is National Oral Health Month! This month-long event encourages Canadians to have a better quality of life through better oral health habits.
The Brush to Win elementary school contest encourages students to brush their teeth twice a day, and to track their progress on a Brush to Win calendar for the month of April.
Since April is Oral Health Month, BCDA's Brush2Win contest runs April 1-30, 2023, and is open to all BC elementary schools with children in Kindergarten through Grade 3. Schools registering during the contest period will be entered into a draw for one of five $1,000 prizes!
Schools registered before March 1, 2023 will also be entered into our $500 Early Bird draw!
Draw winners will be contacted and BCDA will make arrangements to send the winning school a cheque for $500, $1,000, or both!
Caring for a child’s mouth can be a challenge, but it is important to make brushing part of their daily routine from an early age; brushing twice a day is a simple step to help keep those baby teeth clean and healthy and to avoid cavities – a good thing when you consider that they can remain until kids are 13 or 14!
Parents, caregivers, and teachers can challenge children to make dental care part of their routine by brushing twice daily for a full month and tracking their progress on the printable calendar below.
BCDA's month-long contest promotes good dental health habits by:
Brushing twice a day is a simple step to help keep teeth clean and healthy and avoid cavities.
Parents, caregivers, and schools as well as daycares, clubs, and organizations can contact BCDA to request a tour of a local dentist’s office, or to arrange an educational presentation on location. If you'd like assistance in arranging an educational visit in your community, contact BCDA by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full rules and regulations are available here.
Congratulations to Bert Ambrose Elementary School in Fort St. John! Their entry was drawn randomly from entries received on or before midnight on March 1, 2023.The school will receive a $500 cheque from BCDA.
There are still five $1000 prizes to be won!
Bert Ambrose Elementary School
Congratulations to the five schools that were randomly drawn from the entries received in the 2022 Brush to Win contest! Each school received a $1,000 cheque. Visit our page in early 2023 to get details about the next contest!
École de l'Anse au Sable
Hope Lutheran School
St. Francis of Assisi School
Valemount Elementary School