In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, the Rotary Clubs of the Comox Valley launched the What Canada Means to Me contest.
Comox Valley residents of all ages were invited to participate in this open format contest. Submissions could be from individuals or groups, and could be in any form including poetry, rap, diorama, video, essay, or graphic art.
The judges were impressed at the quality of the entries, and, and have chosen the following winners:
Grade 4-7 – Ms K. Leith-Mills Grade 4 class at École Robb Road Elementary School. This entry was a collection of moving personal accounts written by her students.
Grade 8-12 – Aisha Hunter-Bellavia, Grade 11, Highland Secondary School.
Aisha designed a T-shirt that illustrates several aspects of the Canadian struggle for tolerance and inclusion.
Adult – Glacier View residents. Residents created a large mural of Canada, and shared memories of their connections to different parts of the country. The result is an evolving art piece which will be enhanced with the addition of more memories.
Winners will receive $500 to donate to the charity of their choice, and $50 for their personal use.