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Canadian Heritage

May 20, 2010 08:30 ET

Senator Cochrane Announces the Canada Day Poster Challenge 2010 Winners for Newfoundland and Labrador

ST. GEORGE'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwire - May 20, 2010) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Ethel Cochrane, Senator (Newfoundland and Labrador), today announced the names of the winners in four age groups and the provincial finalist in the Canada Day Poster Challenge 2010.

Jessica Cutler, age 15, attends Appalachia High School in St. George's. Jessica's 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."

"We invited young Canadians to express their thoughts about Canada's geography, culture, and heritage, and the results are inspiring," said Senator Cochrane. "Each poster represents the young artist's unique and personal view of Canada. Congratulations to all the participants!"

In Newfoundland and Labrador, close to 1,200 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: Ashley Peach, age 8, Coley's Point Primary, Bay Roberts
  • 9 to 11 years: Julie Pink, age 9, Burgeo Academy, Burgeo
  • 12 to 14 years: Allie Decker, age 13, Holy Trinity High School, Torbay
  • 15 to 18 years: Jessica Cutler, age 15, Appalachia High School, St. George's

Jessica 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 Newsroom.)

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Matthew Deacon - Press Secretary
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations