Canadian Public Health Association

Canadian Public Health Association

December 01, 2006 09:00 ET

Grade 6 Students Create Original Art for Immunization Awareness

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 1, 2006) - Hermina Paull, age 12, from Summerberry Saskatchewan is the National Winner of the 2006 Canadian Immunization Poster Contest for grade 6 students. Thirteen other winners were also selected; a National Runner-up from Prince Edward Island plus a winner from each province and territory.

National Winners:


- Hermina Paull, age 12, Dr. Isman School, Wolseley, Saskatchewan


- Krista Lee Oliver, age 11, Alberton School, Alberton, Prince Edward Island

Provincial & Territorial Winners:

ALBERTA - Morgan Peebles, age 11, Rycroft School, Rycroft
BRITISH COLUMBIA - Karen Lau, age 11, Our Lady of Perpetual Help School,
MANITOBA - Mary Grace Leyson, age 11, Holy Ghost School, Winnipeg
NEW BRUNSWICK - Rebecca Churchill, age 11, Hampton Middle School, Hampton
NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR - Alana Loveys, age 10, St. Francis School,
Harbour Grace
NOVA SCOTIA - Courtney Belyea, age 11, Riverside Education Centre, Milford
NUNAVUT - Rachel Chenier, age 11, Kullilk Ilhakvik, Cambridge Bay
ONTARIO - Eleish Miller, age 11, St. Francis School, Princeton
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND - Josee Gallant, age 11, Ecole Evangeline,
QUEBEC - Gabriel Leonard, age 11, Ecole L'Envolee, Laval
SASKATCHEWAN - Sierra Taylor, age 11, Dr. Isman School, Wolseley
YUKON - Grayson Vanderbyl, age 11, Holy Family School, Whitehorse

Hermina Paull will be recognized during the opening session of the 7th Canadian Immunization Conference, December 3, 2006 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, Winnipeg. All the winning posters, plus other notable entries, will be on display during the conference.

The contest is organized every two years by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Coalition for Immunization Awareness & Promotion. Winners were selected from 3,171 entries from students across Canada.

The goal of the Canadian Immunization Poster Contest is to encourage students to understand the importance of immunization and its effects on the health and well being of children. The posters were judged on creativity, brightness and, most importantly, on how well the image of child health and immunization was projected.

To see the winning designs, please click the following link:

Prizes for the winners were donated by BIOTECanada Vaccine Industry Committee, K2 Canada, Lyreco office products, Canada Post, and Canadian Geographic.

For more information and to download poster images:

Contact Information

  • Canadian Coalition for Immunization Awareness & Promotion
    (613) 725-3769 ext 139