Legion Remembrance Day art contest winners announced

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Group photo of all the winners from Nationview Public School with Mr. Mike Hayes.

by Jeannette Froese-LeBlanc

Nationview Public School in South Mountain has emerged as a leader in teaching the importance of “Remembrance”. Under guidance from teacher and army veteran, Mme. Jeannette LeBlanc, the School and its community participated in a well-organized and respectful Remembrance Day service in November. Guests included former as well as current military members, many of whom remarked at how all Nationview students were very considerate. Members from Legion Branch 108 in Winchester took part in the service and delighted in the artwork produced by all the classes from kindergarten to grade 6. The artwork shared the theme of Remembrance but also celebrated world peace. Many classes at Nationview Public School submitted artwork to the annual arts contest held by the Royal Canadian Legion.

On Thursday February 22nd, Nationview Public School held a special assembly to give out the awards from the annual “National Youth Remembrance Contests” by the Royal Canadian Legion. Through this program, the next generation can learn about Canadian contributions to peace around the world. Mr. Mike Hayes from the Winchester Legion Branch 108 awarded students in grades 1 through 6 awards for colour poster, black and white poster, and poetry. Two students who won first place at the Winchester Legion had their art work move on to the District level where they also won prizes. Mr. Hayes also presented Nationview Public School’s principal, Mrs. Candy Campbell, with a “School Program Poppy Appreciation Award” to recognize the School’s efforts in promoting education about the importance of remembrance.

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