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June 11 marked the open­ing date of the Cham­pi­ons for Kids Juried Art Show at the Corn­wall Pub­lic Li­brary, the first of two events that will com­prise the Cel­e­bra­tion of Arts. Thirty-one Corn­wall and area high school stu­dents from the Up­per Canada District School Board en­tered the com­pe­ti­tion. Thanks to the gen­er­ous do­na­tions of sev­eral lo­cal busi­nesses, all of the art­work was framed by Lo­gan’s Gallery, adding to the pro­fes­sional am­biance of the ex­hibit and mak­ing it well worth the visit. Three mem­bers of the Fo­cus Art As­so­ci­a­tion, Pat Camp­bell, Jac­que­line Mil­ner and San­dra Tay­lor, formed the jury and had the chal­leng­ing task of choos­ing the top ten pieces.

• 1st Place: Thomas O’Brien, Man in Wa­ter, Char-Lan DHS,

• 2nd Place: Sang Yun Con­flict, St. Lawrence IS,

• 3rd Place: Jes­sica Bene­dict, Com­po­si­tion, Gen­eral Vanier IS,

•Peo­ple’s Choice: Mor­gan Mar­i­lyn Von Ink, Tagwi SS,

Hon­ourable Men­tions (in or­der):

•Bonita Bon­dar, An­other World, Roth­well Osnabruck,

•Jenna Bru­insma, DHS,

•Nick Tahler, The Signs Death, Glen­garry DHS,

•Rhy­land Tay­lor, Ba­sic Shapes-Still Life, Gen­eral Vanier IS,

•Umar Fa­rooq and Musa Sheikh, Boat Scene, St. Lawrence IS, •Sarah Seguin, Un­ti­tled, Char-Lan DHS, •Alex Dal­rym­ple-Al­ford, Cana­dian Land­scape, Gen­eral Vanier IS.

Mar­i­lyn Von Ink by Tagwi artist, Mor­gan Trem­blay, was voted as the Peo­ple’s Choice Award by mem­bers of the pub­lic who viewed the Cham­pi­ons for Kids Juried Art Show dur­ing the first week of the Art Show.












The win­ning artists have gra­ciously do­nated their work to be auc­tioned off at a cel­e­bra­tion din­ner, with all pro­ceeds go­ing to the Cham­pi­ons for Kids Foun­da­tion, the char­i­ta­ble arm of the Up­per Canada District School Board. The Foun­da­tion was formed in Jan­uary 2008 to help level the play­ing field for chil­dren of strug­gling fam­i­lies. It gives them a help­ing hand to fi­nan­cially meet their chil­dren’s med­i­cal needs and al­low their kids to par­tic­i­pate in sport­ing events, the arts and other fun ac­tiv­i­ties out­side of school hours. To date, close to a quar­ter of a mil­lion dol­lars has been dis­bursed by the Foun­da­tion for things such as hockey reg­is­tra­tion, gui­tar lessons, eye glasses, epi-pens and hos­pi­tal trans­porta­tion ex­penses. The cel­e­bra­tion din­ner will take place on June 25 at the Ra­mada Inn and Con­fer­ence Cen­tre. To spon­sor this event, or pur­chase tick­ets to the cel­e­bra­tion din­ner, please call Eamer’s Cor­ners Pub­lic School at 613-933-0644.

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