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May 20, 2010 14:00 ET

Parliamentary Secretary Shelly Glover Announces the Canada Day Poster Challenge 2010 Winners for Manitoba

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - May 20, 2010) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Shelly Glover, Parliamentary Secretary for Official Languages and Member of Parliament (Saint Boniface), today announced the names of the winners in four age groups and the provincial finalist in the Canada Day Poster Challenge 2010.

The provincial finalist, Rachelle Robin, age 15, attends St. Boniface Diocesan High School in Winnipeg. 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 artwork created by young Manitobans from across the province is absolutely stunning," said Mrs. Glover. "I am so proud of all the students who took the time to learn more about their country and, through their art, showed us their vision of Canada. Congratulations to each and every participant!"

In Manitoba, more than 1000 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: April Barcega, Sargent Park School, Winnipeg
  • 9 to 11 years: Veronica Kras, Holy Ghost School, Winnipeg
  • 12 to 14 years: Jasmine Gabriel, St. Boniface Diocesan High School, Winnipeg
  • 15 to 18 years: Rachelle Robin, St. Boniface Diocesan High School, Winnipeg

Rachelle 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

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

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Matthew Deacon - Press Secretary
    Canadian Heritage
    Francine Lefebvre
    Director - Regional Communications
    Prairies and Northern Region
    204-983-4367 / Cell: 204-899-8611
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