Level Up, Calgary!

Level Up, Calgary!

The City’s Downtown Strategy team collaborated with the Calgary Board of Education (CBE), the Calgary Public Library, and Microsoft Canada to launch Level Up, Calgary! This is the first student Minecraft: Education Edition design challenge of its kind in Canada. CBE Students from all grade levels accessed a custom world, including the heart of Calgary’s downtown core rendered in Minecraft. Students were asked to submit a design in response to the following design prompt: How might we reimagine our public spaces to enrich the lives of Calgarians and strengthen our community?

Thank you to all students that demonstrated creativity, collaboration and problem-solving throughout the challenge. 

The City is now looking at opportunities to recreate student designs around the downtown. This could mean building real-word examples of the designs or representing them visually around the downtown.

The Level Up! Award show from March 2, 2022

2021-2022 The Winners


Division l winner

Dr. E.W. Coffin School

Franco A., Kaylee C., Sammy G., Marek G., Yuna J., Rane M., Helia T., Max P., Morgan R., Taylor T., Finn V., Landon W., Joel W., Porter W., Alex Z., Graham C., Candice C., Kipling H., Rory H., Abigail K., Pierce L., Ansif R., and Max W.

Division ll winner

Captain John Palliser School

Poppy P.

Division lll winner

Dr. Gordon Higgins School

Areeb K., Nihchal (Nick) P., Ender S., Jashanjot S.

Division lV winner

Centennial High School

Tyson L., Ethan M., Andy X.​

2021-2022 The Finalists


Division I (K-3)

Dr. E.W. Coffin School

Franco A., Kaylee C., Sammy G., Marek G., Yuna J., Rane M., Helia T., Max P., Morgan R., Taylor T., Finn V., Landon W., Joel W., Porter W., Alex Z., Graham C., Candice C., Kipling H., Rory H., Abigail K., Pierce L., Ansif R., and Max W.

West Springs School

Jade B., Senna C., Madi C., Sophia C., Ava F., Ainsley F.. John G., Drew H., Ismael H., Finn H., Miller H., Jeffrey L., Ari L., Cameron M., Hayleigh M., Easton N., Rayya R., Amaia R., Sofiaa S., Claire S., Lyla W., Jack W.

Eric Harvie School

Evelyn C.

Division II (Grades 4 – 6)

Hawkwood School

Swasti B.​​

Simons Valley School

Karsten P.

Captain John Palliser School

Poppy P.

Division III (Grades 7 – 9)

Clarence Samson School

Jaden N., Araav K., Joravar S.​​

Willow Park School

Shyloh A., Reese M.

Dr. Gordon Higgins School

Areeb K., Nihchal (Nick) P., Ender S., Jashanjot S.

Tom Baines School

Armaan P.

Division IV (Grades 10 – 12)

Centennial High School

Tyson L., Ethan M., Andy X.​

Joane Cardinal-Schubert High School

Xavier G.

William Aberhart High School

Daniyal A.


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