Citizen Challenge #2: What’s for Dinner?

Article by Can Geo Education

For our second Citizen Challenge, we are challenging Canadians to grab their recipe books and to think local!

From East Coast lobster to wheat from the Prairies to fish from the North, Canadians are lucky to grow and produce a variety of delicious food on Canadian soil. But how far do the ingredients in your dinner travel before they arrive in your kitchen? For our second Citizen Challenge, we are challenging Canadians to grab their recipe books and to think local! 

Modeled after one of our 17 Classroom Energy Diet Challenge challenges—What’s For Lunch?—this challenge invites you to share with us your favourite recipe that uses mainly local ingredients.


This challenge will run from Monday February 22, 2021 until noon (EST) on Friday February 26, 2021.


Do you have a favourite recipe that you love to make when the growing season comes around? We’re looking for recipes that use ingredients that are grown or sourced locally in your community. No need to put on your apron unless you already have some of those ingredients on hand. We just want to hear how you incorporate local ingredients in original recipes.

  1. To enter the contest, take a picture of your recipe (it should show the local ingredients you need as well as the instructions) and share it with us. And while you’re at it—what is your favourite local food? Here in Ontario, we love our farm-grown lettuce and local strawberries! Submit a picture of your recipe and share your favourite local food by contacting us at [email protected] or leave a reply to our Citizen Challenge #2 social media posts on Twitter (@Energy_Lit or @CanGeoEdu) or Facebook and Instagram (@CanGeoEdu), using #EnergyDietChallenge. Entries must be received before noon (EST) on Friday, February 26, 2021.


A random draw will take place on the afternoon of Friday, February 26, 2021. The winner will receive a $100 Shell gift card. Prizes will be delivered via courier shortly after the prize draw.

To be eligible to compete in the Citizen Challenges, you must be a resident of Canada over the age of 18. Consult the Rules and Regulations prior to submitting.


Please direct questions to [email protected]

Stay tuned for more Citizen Challenges throughout the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge!