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Legion awards artists and writers

Virden Legion Poster and Literary Awards Presentations by Legion Poppy Campaign Chair Elroy Dooley

Virden students were awarded for their art and literary creativity and effort by Virden’s RCL No. 8.

Elroy Dooley presented prize money ($40 for first place) to winning students placing 1st to 3rd on Dec. 17.

These pieces are part of the education component for youth, sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legions throughout Canada, to provide a fundamental understanding of how Veterans defended freedom and democracy.

The winners named below have had their work displayed in Virden’s Legion Clubroom for several weeks around Remembrance Day. (There were so many good entries that the judges awarded Honourable Mentions in several classes as well.)

First Place winners at this Local competition go on to Zone, then to District and finally to Command competition if they continue to win.

The winning entries for each category at the national level are displayed at the Canadian War Museum from July 1 to May 1 of the following year.




Gr. 1-3 Colour Poster

1st Rylee Roberts

2nd Brianna Dennis

3rd Jake Beaty


Gr. 1-3 B/W Poster

1st Julie Frank

2nd Liam Banga

3rd Logan Stuart


Gr. 4-6 Colour

1st Kristyn Andrew

2nd Josh Whittle

3rd Zayda Clarke


Gr. 4-6 B/W Poster

1st Hannah Starr

2nd Colten James

3rd Madelyn Warkentin




Gr. 7-9 Poetry

1st Jayda Sparks

2nd Evan Terin

3rd Conner Inkster


Gr. 7-9 Essay

1st Ty Plaisier

2nd Brook Heaman

3rd Darien Dunning


Gr. 7-9 B/W Poster

1st Amy Wu


Gr. 7-9 Colour Poster

1st Dominick Paupanekis


Gr. 10-12 Poem

1st Ashton Gilliland

2nd Anita Vachon

3rd Brooke Wernaart

Honourable mention

Justine Padolina


Gr. 10-12 Essay

1st Mitch Whittle

2nd Ashley Reid

3rd Shallen Bear

Honourable Mention

Kayla Rousson

Jackson Charles


Gr. 10 – 12 B/W Poster

1st –Eduarda Gibbert

2nd Katelyn Kasto

3rd Savio Gomez


Gr. 10 – 12 Colour Poster

1st Gerald Asselstine

2nd Maria Da Sillva

3rd Emaan Saban

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