Spa­niard’s Bay youth a win­ner

Poster submitted by Olivia Nose­wor­thy helps raise im­mu­niza­tion aware­ness

The Compass - - ORTHTE -

A stu­dent at Holy Redeemer School in Spa­niard’s Bay has been se­lected a pro­vin­cial win­ner in the 2013 Na­tional Im­mu­niza­tion Poster Con­test for Grade 6 stu­dents.

Olivia Nose­wor­thy, age 11, is the daugh­ter of Re­nee and Clarence Nose­wor­thy. Here’s how this came about. Ev­ery other year, Im­mu­nize Canada, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Pub­lic Health Agency of Canada, or­ga­nizes a Na­tional Im­mu­niza­tion Poster Con­test for Grade 6 stu­dents in con­junc­tion with the Cana­dian Im­mu­niza­tion Con­fer­ence.

The goal of the con­test is to pro­vide stu­dents across Canada with an op­por­tu­nity to sub­mit works of art re­flect­ing their ideas on im­mu­niza­tion for good health.

Ap­prox­i­mately 1,500 en­tries were re­ceived from schools across the coun­try, and 14 win­ning posters — a na­tional win­ner, a na­tional run­ner- up, and one win­ner from each par­tic­i­pat­ing province and ter­ri­tory — were se­lected based on cre­ativ­ity, artis­tic qual­ity, colour­ful­ness, imag­i­na­tion and the im­mu­niza­tion mes­sage.

The na­tional win­ner was Quin­lan Sayo, age 11, from Sault Ste. Marie, On­tario, and the na­tional run­ner-up was Mor­gan Comeau, age 11, from Mi­ramichi, New Brunswick.

Sayo was rec­og­nized dur­ing the open­ing ses­sion of the 10th Cana­dian Im­mu­niza­tion con­fer­ence on Dec. 3, 2012 in Van­cou­ver. Her win­ning poster, along with the other win­ning posters, was dis­played dur­ing the con­fer­ence. In ad­di­tion to be­ing dis­played at the na­tional con­fer­ence, the posters will be used to pro­mote im­mu­niza­tion dur­ing Im­mu­niza­tion Aware­ness Week in April 2013.

On t he We b : http://im­mu­nize.ca/en/events/imm­poster-con­test.aspx

This poster submitted by Oliva Nose­wor­thy of Spa­niard’s Bay was judged a pro­vin­cial win­ner in the 2012 Na­tional Im­mu­niza­tion Poster Con­test. The con­test is open to Grade 6 stu­dents across Canada.

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