The Qualicum Beach Legion Branch 76 recently presented the 2017 poppy campaign contest winners with their awards. Back row, from left: Qualicum Beach legion youth chairman John Archer, Ella Yarham, Olivia Davis, Madeline Smith, Jenna Mohl, Kaitlyn Powell, Aspen Reid and legion poppy chair Ruth Fraser. Front row, from left: AJ Bishop, Kayley Maude and Ana Daisy Hayley. — Photo submitted by Lynn MacLean

Qualicum Beach winners for poppy campaign contest

All three local school participated

Through The Royal Canadian Legion’s annual Poster and Literary Contests, Canadian school children honour Canada’s veterans through their creative art and writing, in honour of remembrance.

The Qualicum Beach legion poppy chair Ruth Fraser and youth co-ordinator John Archer presented awards to the winners of the 2017 Poppy Campaign Contest.

All three Qualicum Beach schools participated, resulting in 36 entrants. All the entries are judged by committee at the branch level; then first place winning entries proceed to the next levels at Central Vancouver Island Zone, provincial and national levels.

The branch winners for poem are:

Junior: first place — Grayson Bloomquist (branch & zone levels); second place — Karli Taylor; and third place — Dominique Jeffrey.

The legion winners for black and white poster are:

Senior: first place — Misaki Wilson; and second place — Chantel Jewer;

Intermediate: first place — Aspen Reid (Branch & Zone level); second place — Amelie Elgood; and third place — Katlyn Powell;

Junior: first place — Kayley Maude; second place — Ana Daisy Hayley; and third place — Dennis Sisonenko.

The branch winners for colour poster are:

Senior: first place — Olivia Davis (Branch and Zone levels); and second place — Ella Yarham.

Intermediate: first place — Jenna Mohl; second place — Madeline Smith; and third place — Ainsley Renouf.

Junior: first place — AJ Bishop; second place — Cassie Macart; and third place — Jordyn Murphy.

Primary: Honourable mention — Ruby Drobnick.

After receiving her award for first place in branch and zone levels, Davis donated her colour poster to the Qualicum Beach legion.

— Submitted by Lynn MacLean, Qualicum Beach Legion Br. 76

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