GCHCC hosting student artwork for annual Remembrance Day Contest

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The Grand Coteau Heritage and Culture Centre is hosting the artworks and writings of Grades K-12 students for the Legion’s annual Poster and Literary contest.

The entries include works from students in Shaunavon, Eastend and Frontier.

Joanne Gregoire, director of culture, explained the importance of the project.

“It’s a nice way to show off the art and share our history and culture,” said Gregoire.

The pieces will be up in the galley from Nov. 1 to Nov. 10, and the public are invited to vote for the Peoples Choice Award.

The contest attracted another incredible turnout, with over 130 entries.

The Poster and Literary contest is held in schools across Canada to promote remembrance and support youth education in schools. The students can win the contest at different levels from regional to country wide.

Debbie Aadland from the Canadian Legion explained the importance of the contest.

“It gives students a better understanding and sense of what freedoms we were fighting for,” said Aadland. “We’re just happy that everyone is taking the time out of their schedules to remember those who have fallen for our freedoms,”

People can vote for their favorites and view the works at the GCHCC or on the GCHCC Facebook page.

Jacob Miller, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Shaunavon Standard

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