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June 17, 2009
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Spring Park Student’s Art Featured in National Poster

Environment, Energy & Forestry

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A Charlottetown second grader’s energy-awareness raising artwork has been selected for the annual Natural Resources Canada classroom poster in 2010.

Jack Morse, a Grade 2 French immersion student at Spring Park School, received confirmation of his success during a recent presentation at the school by the Honourable Richard Brown, Prince Edward Island Minister of Environment, Energy and Forestry. Jack is a student in Mme. Patricia Morin’s class.

Each year, the federal department of Natural Resources Canada holds an art contest for children aged 6-13. The contest theme for 2009 was Save Energy! Save Nature!

Natural Resources Canada publishes Energy and Environment artwork from the contest, selecting one drawing from each province and territory in Canada. This fall, a classroom poster will be created, using the winning Save Energy! Save Nature! drawings.

Minister Brown said the contest is a good way to get young people thinking about the environment and about energy conservation.

“Over 125 children from schools across the Island participated in the contest this year,” said Minister Brown. “These Island children could grow into the Island’s environmental leaders in years to come. But right now they are talking with their families, their friends, their teachers and in communities across the Island about the right things to do to preserve our environment. And that is encouraging,” he said.

Recent PEI selections include: Alyta VandenBroek from Cardigan Consolidated School (2008); Jessie Woods from Rollo Bay Consolidated School (2008); Rio Hong from West Kent Elementary School (2007); Lindsay Clow from Grand Tracadie Elementary School (2006); Katie Mooney from Rollo Bay Consolidated School (2005); Julie Collier from Grand Tracadie Elementary School (2004); and Sarah McLeod from Belfast Consolidated School (2003).

Media Contact: Ron Ryder
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