The people’s choice
Madison Bruyere, a grade 6 pupil at Williamstown Public School, won the third annual Alexandria and District Lions Club’s Canada Day Parade Button Drawing Contest when votes were tallied last week.
Her creation was chosen by members of the public who cast hundreds of ballots by the April 25 deadline. The five finalists’ entries were published in the April 11 and 18 editions of The Glengarry News.
Some 230 entries were received from pupils at Williamstown and Laggan public schools, St. Finnan’s Catholic school and École EldaRouleau in Alexandria. All schools in Glengarry were asked to partic- ipate. In the contest organized by the Lions and The Glengarry News, children born in 2006 or after and who live in Glengarry County, were encouraged to create a lapel button design based on the July 1 parade theme. The grand prize winner won $100 in Chamber of Commerce dollars while the four finalists each won $25 in chamber bucks.
The winning design will be reproduced on lapel buttons that will be sold for $1 each from any Alexandria and District Lions Club member, during the Canada Day parade, and at The Glengarry News and Hamster-Glengarry Printing, formerly known as Papeterie Alexandria Stationery.
All of the submissions will be displayed during Canada Day festivities at the Sandfield Centre.
ON THE BUTTON: Front, from left: Canada Day Button Contest finalists Rowan MacPherson (Laggan Public School Grade 5), Cecilia Liolios (Williamstown Public School grade 6), grand prize winner Madison Bruyere (Williamstown Public School grade 6),...
POPULAR DESIGN: This was the winning submission in the third annual contest.