Ouje-Bougoumou hosted the annual public-speaking contest on March 13.

The contestants were the winners of contests in each community.

The winners in the Cree language contest were:

Nathalia Happyjack (1st place), Rebecca Otter (2nd) and Manuel Icebound (3rd).

The English-language winners were: Hillary Kitchen (1st), Marceline Happyjack (2nd) and Abraham Icebound (3rd).

The French-language winners were: Désirée Blacksmith (1st), Nathalie Ottereyes (2nd) and Hillary Icebound (3rd).

Congratulations to all participants.