Two Virden Collegiate students were recently recognized for their exceptional work during a brief ceremony at RCL Branch No. 8, in Virden. Their work has gone to Ottawa to be judged at the national level.
March 22, Friday evening Legion Colours were flying outside the clubroom and Legion VIPs were present to award a certificate and a $50 cheque to Eduarda Gibbert and Mitch Whittle.
Gibbert’s pencil drawn poster and Whittle’s essay will compete against other senior student entries from across Canada. There, they each have the chance of becoming the national winner in their category.
The winning entries for each category at the national level will be displayed at the Canadian War Museum from July 1 - May 1 of the following year.
Poster Contest second place winners and those receiving an honourable mention will be displayed in the foyer of the House of Commons during the Remembrance period in November.
Senior winners in the four contests (colour and b/w posters, essay and poetry) receive a Legion-sponsored trip to Ottawa to attend the National Remembrance Day Service, and have an opportunity to meet Canada’s Governor General.
National winners and second place runners up have their work displayed in the art gallery in Ottawa.
Gibbert and Whittle look forward to the results of their work for this contest.