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Katie Thomas wins provincial RC Legion contest


Katie Thomas displays her award for winning a provincial poster contest. – © WRECKHOUSE PRESS INCORPORATED

PORT AUX BASQUES – Katie Thomas has won First Prize from Provincial Command in the Primary Division of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Remembrance Day Contest. The annual contest is designed to promote remembrance and support youth education through poster and literary creativity.

Students across the country in Grades 1 through 12 are invited to submit their creative works, with a focus on Remembrance, through their local school to be entered into Legion Branch contests. Winning entries then move forward to the Legion’s Provincial level contests. Finalists are then forwarded to the Legion National Foundation in Ottawa to be judged at the national level.

Katie is 8 years old and in Mrs. Scott’s Grade 3 class at St. James’ Elementary. She won the local contest in November 2020, and now that she has been declared the provincial winner, will move onto the national round. For the provincial contest, Katie won $100 plus Legion memorabilia.

“She was very excited and surprised to have received the prize and certificate last week,” shared her mother, Sue Thomas.

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