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May 20, 2010 11:30 ET

Member of Parliament Brian Storseth Announces the Canada Day Poster Challenge 2010 Winners for Alberta

MORINVILLE, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 20, 2010) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Brian Storseth, Member of Parliament (Westlock–St. Paul), today announced the winners in four age groups and the provincial finalist in the Canada Day Poster Challenge 2010.

Colette Bachand, age 15, attends Morinville Community High School. Her artwork stood out from the other entries by interpreting this year's theme "My Canada is…" in a fresh and inspired way.

"What great talent young Canadians have shown us once again through the Canada Day Poster Challenge! I'm always amazed by the creativity that emerges from the participants and the pride they express in their illustrations," said Minister Moore. "These works of art reflect what our country's young artists think and feel about their Canada, and it is very meaningful."

"Young Canadians were able to express what Canada means to them and turn it into a poster that illustrates the pride they feel as young Canadians," said Mr. Storseth. "I congratulate every participant, as well as the provincial winner, and I salute all the young people across the country who helped make this year's Canada Day Poster Challenge a success."

The provincial finalist was selected among the following winners:

  • 5 to 8 years, Frankie Love, age 8, Greentree School, Drumheller
  • 9 to 11 years, Akshaya Lakshmi, age 10, École Dickensfield School, Fort McMurray
  • 12 to 14 years, Tiffany Martineau, age 14, Westmount Junior High School, Edmonton
  • 15 to 18 years, Colette Bachand, age 15, Morinville Community High School, Morinville

Colette is among the 13 provincial and territorial finalists. The national winner's work will become the official poster for Celebrate Canada. The 13 provincial and territorial finalists will all win a laptop computer loaded with options.

Created in 1987, the Canada Day Poster Challenge aims to inspire pride and strengthen feelings of belonging among young Canadians by encouraging them to learn more about Canada.

For more information on the Canada Day Poster Challenge 2010, visit

(This news release is available on the Internet at under Newsroom.)

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Matthew Deacon - Press Secretary
    Canadian Heritage
    Western Region
    Perry Boldt
    A/Regional Manager - Communications
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations