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May 20, 2010 13:45 ET

Minister of State Yelich Announces the Canada Day Poster Challenge 2010 Winners for Saskatchewan

OUTLOOK, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - May 20, 2010) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification) and Member of Parliament (Blackstrap), today announced the names of the winners in four age groups and the provincial finalist in the Canada Day Poster Challenge 2010.

The Saskatchewan finalist, Kayli Ylioja, age 15, attends Outlook High School in Outlook. 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."

"The Canada Day Poster Challenge gave young Canadians a great opportunity to discover the rich heritage and history of their country," said Minister of State Yelich. "With all the wonderful works of art we received, it is clear that they are proud Canadians."

In Saskatchewan, more than 1300 young people between the ages of 5 and 18 rose to the Challenge this year. The provincial finalist was chosen from among the four winners in the following age groups:

  • 5 to 8 years: Taylor Vandale, age 8, St. Maria Goretti Community School, Saskatoon;
  • 9 to 11 years: Enid Huang, age 10, Deshaye Catholic School, Regina;
  • 12 to 14 years: Brita Pederson, age 12, Outlook High School, Outlook;
  • 15 to 18 years: Kayli Ylioja, age 15, Outlook High School, Outlook

Kayli 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.

The Poster Challenge program, created in 1987, encourages young Canadians to learn more about Canada, which makes them even more proud of our country and strengthens their feeling of belonging.

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

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Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Matthew Deacon - Press Secretary
    Canadian Heritage - Prairies and Northern Region
    Francine Lefebvre, Director
    Regional Communications
    Cell: 204-899-8611
    Canadian Heritage
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