Government of New Brunswick

For this year’s “What’s in the Jar” contest, we had submissions from 89 classes in New Brunswick with four (4) classes guessing the correct amount of 56 sour keys! 

We are excited to announce that by random draw, Ms. Stacey Killam’s grade 1 class from Geary Elementary School won the $300 in prepaid Visa gift cards as well as the jar of sour keys! 

Thank you to all this year’s submissions. 

Disability Awareness Week (DAW) 2017 would like to invite your class to take part in our province wide “What’s in the Jar?!” challenge!

We have filled a jar with “keys” to represent the 2017 DAW slogan “we need in!” which reflects the need for inclusion of persons with disabilities in society. We believe that persons with disabilities should have equal opportunities for education, employment, transportation, and housing. Although the province has come a very long way in the 30 years it has been hosting Disability Awareness Week, there is still a lot of work to be done and that starts with educating students just like you!!

Your job is to guess how many keys you think are in the jar. The class with the closest guess will win not only the jar of sour keys, but will also receive $300 to do with as they please.

To see the jar, please visit;

Contest opens May 8th and closes June 2nd.

Submissions, along with the information below can be sent via email to

Information required:

  • School name
  • Teacher’s name
  •  Grade
  • What your class will do with the $300 if you win (you may also submit a photo of your class to be featured on the Premier’s Council on the Status of Disabled Persons website with your registration information)

*Should there be a tie, the Premier’s Council on the Status of Disabled Persons will conduct a draw to determine the winner