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Choosing Our Mascot

CAMPAIGNING

Neevee's speech

Hello, little friends! I'm Neevee the Caribou, and I really hope you'll choose me as your mascot, because I think I would do a good job.

I'm friendly. I enjoy the company of others. In fact, I travel in a great herd of thousands of my friends. We all get along very well together.

image of a caribou: Both males and females have antlers, but the antlers of females are smaller. In winter, large herds migrate south, sometimes travelling more than 5,000 km. They return north in the spring.

I'm considerate of others and I have many qualities that set me apart and make me very special. I have a thick fur coat that allows me to stand on the tundra when a strong, cold wind is blowing and it's -35°C. I have sturdy bones that help me walk hundreds of miles every year when I journey from across the North and back again.

As you can guess, I do love to travel. Perhaps you could take a trip with me some day. You would see the great plains of the North, and the animals that roam it — the musk-ox, the fox, the hare and the great snowy owl. You could be part of a great adventure, just like me!

For a kind and considerate class, please pick me as your mascot.

 

Neevee's campaign song

Let's do the Caribou boogie.
Neevee walks swiftly
Over rocks and snow,
Swimming streams,
Facing foes,
Eating grass and lichens,
Always on the go.
Clickety-clack, shake your rack, (snap fingers, shake head)
Walk to the Arctic, (two steps forward and two back)
Then come back.

Caribou boogie, Caribou boogie.

Neevee helps people
In the North survive:
Gives them warm clothes
And meat to keep them alive,
Gives them lots of tools.
With their help they thrive.
Clickety-clack, shake your rack, (snap fingers, shake head)
Walk to the Arctic, (two steps forward and two back)
Then come back
Caribou boogie, Caribou boogie.

image of a caribou