Every year The Royal Canadian Legion encourages young people to learn about Canada’s military history through artistic expression. Students are invited to create Remembrance posters, essays and poems in honour of Canadian accomplishment, valour and sacrifice, past and present. The amazing creative artistry of young Canadians is impressive and outstanding. Initial judging takes place at the community level by Legionnaires at the Legion Branch. This year Dallas Earle won the poster contest and Trista Draeger the poetry contest. Royal Canadian Legion Branch #56 President Wayne Terepocki and 1st Vice Jim Turner presented the local level awards to the students. Both are students at Princeton Secondary School.
Their entries have been sent on to judging at the Provincial level by BC/Yukon Command. Should their entries win at the Provincial level, they will then go on to judging at the national level at Dominion Command. The names and works of all winners are published on BC/Yukon Command’s Website www.bcyuk.legion.ca and the Dominion Website www.legion.ca.
Poster, Essay and Poetry winning entries are displayed at the Canadian War Museum from July 1 to May 1 of the following year. Provincial Winners are invited to Victoria to represent Canada’s Youth at the annual Remembrance Day Ceremony, November 11th. National Winners are invited to Ottawa to represent Canada’s Youth at the annual Remembrance Day Ceremony, November 11th.