The Royal Canadian Legion

The Royal Canadian Legion

April 10, 2014 12:00 ET

Legion Selects Winners of Poster and Literary Contests

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 10, 2014) - Mr. Gordon Moore, Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion, announced the winners of the Legion's Poster and Literary Contests today at Dominion Command.

"Since 1960, the Legion has been sponsoring Poster and Literary contests in its efforts to perpetuate Remembrance among all Canadians," said Gordon Moore. "I am pleased to report that, this past year more than 98,000 primary, junior, intermediate and senior students participated in these national contests and I wish to thank and congratulate each of the participants and winners for their outstanding work and interest in Remembrance and our Veterans," stated Moore.

Participants represent youth from all areas of the country, in both official languages, and span the various cultural mixes that make up the family mosaic of Canada. "This is yet another example of an activity the Legion is proud to engage in on behalf of all Canadians and highlights the diversity of Legion activities in our communities," added Moore.

The national winners this year are:

Senior Colour Poster Joo Hee Chung, Langley, BC
Senior B&W Poster Darynn Bednarczyk, Cranbrook, BC
Senior Poetry Sarah Jessica Butler, Torbay, NL
Senior Essay Hareem Masroor, Nanaimo, BC
Intermediate Colour Poster Mary Mao, Coquitlam, BC
Intermediate B&W Poster Christine Devine, Toronto, ON
Intermediate Poetry Jordan Pomeroy, Placentia, NL
Intermediate Essay Rachel Cey, Wilkie, SK
Junior Colour Poster Anneke Joy Brink, Brampton, ON
Junior B&W Poster Trista Bering, Kingsville, ON
Junior Poetry Roman Javorek, Kentville, NS
Junior Essay Lauren Gatto, Elmsdale, NS
Primary Colour Poster Randi Milbrandt, Estevan, SK
Primary B&W Poster Jessica Hofer, Camrose, AB

About the Poster and Literary Contests

The contests are divided into four categories:

  • Primary (Poster Contest only) - grades 1,2 and 3;
  • Junior - grades 4, 5 and 6;
  • Intermediate - grades 7, 8 and 9; and
  • Senior - grades 10, 11, 12.

The contests are organized by Legion branches with schools in their area and the winning entries progress through various levels at the Legion with the final entries being forwarded to Legion national headquarters in Ottawa where they are judged and the national winners declared.

Regarding the Literary Contest, participants are asked to submit an essay/composition or a poem with a Remembrance theme. Submissions are accepted in either French or English and are marked on the basis of originality of thought, expression, presentation, grammar and spelling.

The Poster Contest participants are asked to submit they work in either black & white or colour format with the theme of Remembrance and what it represents to them. Similar to the Literary Contest, submissions are marked based on originality, expression and presentation.

Plaques will be awarded to the national winners in each category and to the winners' schools. First place winners in the senior category will also win a trip for two to attend the National Remembrance Day Ceremony held in Ottawa on November 11th, 2014 where they will place a wreath on behalf of the Youth of Canada. They will also have an opportunity to visit and meet with the Governor General and others in the Vice-Regal Party during this visit.

The Senior winning entries in the Literary Contest will also be displayed at the Canadian War Museum between July 1st, 2014 and May 1st, 2015. The second place winners and any participant receiving an Honourable Mention will be displayed in the foyer of the House of Commons during the annual Remembrance Day period in November 2014.

Anyone wishing to speak with this year's winners or for further information regarding this contest is asked to contact Bruce Poulin at Dominion Command, The Royal Canadian Legion, at 1-613-591-3335 ext. 241 or by cell at 1-613-292-8760 or bruce.poulin@legion.ca.

ABOUT THE LEGION

Established in 1926, the Legion is the largest Veterans' and community support organization in Canada with more than 320,000 members. Its mission is to serve all Veterans including serving Canadian Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police members as well as their families, to promote Remembrance and to serve our communities and our country.

The Legion's Service Bureau Network provides assistance and representation to all Veterans regarding their disability claims, benefits and services from Veterans Affairs Canada and the Veterans Review and Appeal Board. In communities across Canada it is the Legion that perpetuates Remembrance through the Poppy Campaign and Remembrance Day ceremonies. With more than 1, 460 branches, the Legion supports programs for seniors, Veterans' housing, outreach and visitation, youth leadership, education, sports, Cadets, Guides and Scouts.

We Will Remember Them.

Contact Information

  • Bruce Poulin
    Dominion Command
    The Royal Canadian Legion
    1-613-591-3335 ext. 241
    cell: 1-613-292-8760
    bruce.poulin@legion.ca