SOURCE: The Royal Canadian Legion

The Royal Canadian Legion

November 04, 2014 17:00 ET

Legion Winners of Poster and Literary Contests and Top Cadets Will Attend Remembrance Day Ceremony

OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - November 04, 2014) - Each year The Royal Canadian Legion (RCL) holds national Poster and Literary and Contests for students in schools across Canada. The senior winners in each of the four categories will attend the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa on November 11th, 2014 as representatives of Canada's youth. Also, each year the Sea, Army and Air cadet leagues choose their respective top cadet who are sponsored by the Legion to act as wreath bearers for this Ceremony. For 2014, Youth and Cadet representatives are:

Youth Representatives

Senior Colour Poster 

Ms. Joo Hee Chung is the winner of the Senior Colour Poster category. She is originally from Langley, BC, where she attends R.E. Mountain Secondary School. Her winning poster was sponsored by the Legion Branch #21 in Langley, BC. She enjoys drawing, listening to music and watching movies.

Senior Black and White Poster

Ms. Darynn Bednarczyk is from Cranbrook, BC, and is the winner of the Senior Black and White Poster category. She is a high school student at Mount Baker Secondary, in Cranbrook, BC. She likes horseback riding, camping, film-making and listening to music. Her winning poster was sponsored by Legion Branch #24 in Cranbrook, BC.

Senior Essay

Ms. Hareem Masroor is from Nanaimo, BC, and is the winner of the Senior Essay category. She recently graduated from Dover Bay Secondary and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree. She was sponsored by Legion Branch #257 in Lantzville, BC. Her hobbies include reading, swimming, skating and dancing.

Senior Poetry

Ms. Sarah Butler is the winner in the Senior Poetry category. She is from Torbay, NL, and was sponsored by Legion Branch #10 in Portugal Cove, NL. She is currently attending Memorial University, St. John's, NL. and is studying music. Her hobbies include theatre and playing seven musical instruments.

The Royal Canadian Legion Cadets of the Year

Sea Cadet

Chief Petty Officer First Class David Ficht is a member of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps 27 Warrior located Edmonton, AB. He is the Top Sea Cadet for Alberta in 2014 and the recipient of the Navy League of Canada Award of Excellence in 2014. He was the recipient of the Lord Strathcona Medal of Excellence last year. His hobbies include sailing, reading and playing musical instruments.

Army Cadet

Cadet Chief Warrant Officer Teegan Martin was a member of the 3016 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps Calgary Highlanders Airdrie, AB. In 2012, he was the recipient of the Lieutenant General G.E. Vance Leadership Award, and in 2013 he successfully completed the Canadian Forces parachutist course, receiving his paratrooper wings. On July 23rd, 2014 he left his role as the Regimental Sergeant-Major for the Cadet Corps to be sworn into the Canadian Armed Forces, under the Regular Officer Training Program (ROTP) as an Armoured Officer studying at the University of Calgary. He received special permission to be here today in his Cadet uniform. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, camping and hockey.

Air Cadet

Warrant Officer 2nd Class David Joiner is a member of 220 Royal Canadian Air Cadets in Winnipeg, MB. This summer he received his glider wings and has recently completed his silver level of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. David is currently studying at Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate in Winnipeg, MB. His hobbies include plastic modelling, photography, music, and reading.

Anyone wishing to speak with this year's winners or for further information regarding these representatives 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.

Contact Information

  • Dominion Command 
    The Royal Canadian Legion 
    (613) 591-3335 
    (613) 591-9335 (FAX) 
    www.legion.ca