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Canadian Heritage

May 20, 2010 09:30 ET

Senator Duffy Announces the Canada Day Poster Challenge 2010 Winners for Prince Edward Island

CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND--(Marketwire - May 20, 2010) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Michael Duffy, Senator (Cavendish), today announced the names of the winners in four age groups and the provincial finalist in the Canada Day Poster Challenge 2010.

Elena Saad, age 8, attends Spring Park Elementary School in Charlottetown. 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."

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

In Prince Edward Island, more than 100 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: Elena Saad, age 8, Spring Park Elementary School, Charlottetown

  • 9 to 11 years: Jessica Martell, age 10, Georgetown Elementary School, Georgetown

  • 12 to 14 years: Kalyon Macphail, age 12, Stonepark Intermediate School, Charlottetown

  • 15 to 18 years: no qualifying entries

Elena 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
    Media Relations