National Poster Contest Results

Mar 18, 2021 | Events, News, Reports

In recognition of Fire Prevention Week last October, Indigenous children across Canada were invited to participate in a National Fire Safety Poster Campaign.

Over 80 children SERVED UP FIRE SAFETY IN THE KITCHEN with their entries to the campaign, which was put on by the Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada (AFAC).

Artwork submitted from each region was entered into the national contest. Each year, the AFAC Board of Directors judge the national contest.

Students were invited to create artwork and submit it to one of five categories. Eight different Indigenous schools are represented among the 82 entries. First place winners in each category receive a computer for their school and students placing first, second, third and honourable mention receive technology prizes. Prizes will be mailed to schools shortly.

President’s Awards Category

Marcus Panamick

Prize: Packard Bell airBook 7

Aubrey Paul

Prize: Packard Bell airBook 7

Julia Turner

Prize: Packard Bell airBook 7

National Winners Age Category Kindergarten to Grade 2

First Place: Isadora Cleland

Prize: Packard Bell airBook 10
School: Wikwemikong Junior School
School Prize: ACER-C27-962-EB1

Second Place: Tiana Anthony

Prize: Packard Bell airBook 8

Third Place: Shanelle Toto

Prize: Packard Bell airBook 7

National Winners Age Category Grades 3-5

First Place: Erica Nyce

Prize: Samsung Tab S6
School: Gitwinksihlkw Elementary School
School Prize: ACER-C27-962-EB1

Second Place: Eedith Wabie

Prize: Samsung Tab A7

Third Place: Cadi Anne Metchwais

Prize: Samsung Tab A8

Honourable Mention: Tori Matcharis

Prize: fire HD8 tablet

National Winners Age Category Grades 6-8

First Place: Brian Grandbois

Prize: Samsung Tab S6
School: Le Goff School
School Prize: ACER-C27-962-EB1

Second Place: Sirrena Scanie

Prize: Samsung Tab A7

Third Place: Marlee Winser

Prize: Samsung Tab S6

Honourable Mention: Hailey Muskego

Prize: fire HD8 tablet

Mixed Media Category

First Place: Ms. Sara Judge’s Senior Kindergarten Class

School: Kikendaasogamig Elementary School
Prize: 6 fire HD10 tablets

Second Place: Sophia Turner

School: Laura McKenzie Learning Centre
Prize: fire HD8 tablet

Among BC schools, the First Nations Emergency Services Society of BC (FNESS) partnered with the BC Office of the Fire Commissioner to recognize artists in a regional contest.

Winners Age Category Kindergarten to Grade 3

First Place
Mya Wesley

Second Place
Leah P.

Third Place
Carl Azak

Winners Age Category Grades 4-6

First Place
Erica Nyce

Second Place
Cole Charlie

Third Place
Liam Marchand

Winners Age Category Grades 7-12

First Place
Athena William

Second Place
Dariusz Harker

Third Place
Marlee Winser