OTTAWA, ON, November 1st, 2015 – Each year The Royal Canadian Legion (RCL) holds national Poster and Literary Contests for students in schools across Canada. The senior winners in each of the four categories will attend the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa on November 11th, 2015 as representatives of Canada’s youth. Also, each year the Sea, Army and Air cadet leagues choose their respective top cadet who are sponsored by the Legion to act as wreath bearers for this Ceremony. For 2015, Youth and Cadet Representatives are:
Senior Colour Poster
Ms. Natasha Jones is the winner of the Senior Colour Poster category. She is originally from North Vancouver, BC, where she attends West Vancouver Secondary. Her winning poster was sponsored by the Legion Branch #114 in North Vancouver, BC. She enjoys drawing, fashion design, soccer and travelling.
Senior Black and White Poster
Ms. Sideqa Haqani is from Gloucester, ON, and is the winner of the Senior Black and White Poster category. She is a high school student at St. Francis Xavier Catholic High School, in Ottawa, ON. She likes drawing, reading, sketching and mentoring. Her winning poster was sponsored by Legion Branch #314 South Carleton, ON.
Ms. Victoria Fisher is from Minnedosa, MB, and is the winner of the Senior Essay category. She is currently studying Minnedosa Collegiate and wishes to pursue a dual degree in music and astro-physics. She was sponsored by Legion Branch #138 in Minnedosa, MB. Her hobbies include playing and listening to music. She also won the Cadet Medal of Excellence in 2015.
Ms. Inés Carolina Fiedler is from Windsor ON, and was sponsored by Legion Branch #594 Windsor, ON. She is currently attending Vincent Massey High School, Windsor, ON. Her hobbies include reading, creative writing competitive public speaking and debating and watching movies.
The Royal Canadian Legion Cadets of the Year
Chief Petty Officer First Class James Robinson is a member of the 339 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Iroquois located in Shearwater, NS. As Coxswain, he has taken a very active role within the Corps participating in many activities such as band, biathlon, and marksmanship. He was also awarded the National Sea Cadet Musician of the Year. His hobbies include soccer, skiing, and playing musical instruments. Of note he has played in the Nova Scotia International Tattoo for the past three years. James enrolled into the CAF right after completing his summer as a Staff Cadet at HMCS Acadia, and is a recent graduate of CFLRS!
“Chief Warrant Officer Lucas Emery is the Regimental Sergeant Major of the 242 Fredericton Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps in New Brunswick. Within the Cadet Program, he has participated in an international exchange, earned five Cadet Medals, and has just completed a summer as the Staff Cadet RSM at the Argonaut Cadet Training Center. CWO Emery is also an active volunteer at various non-profits, and is a key member of many of his high school’s extracurricular activities, including the concert band, glee choir, and drama club. His hobbies include exploring the outdoors and spending time with his very supportive friends and family.”
Warrant Officer 1st Class Harrison Latham is a member of 510 Lions Squadron, RCAC(S) in St. John’s NL. He is known to be a very hard working young man and has been involved with many activities such within the Air Cadet Program such as the Drill and Ceremonial Instructors Course, biathlon, marksmanship, and glider and power pilot courses. He plans to enroll at Memorial University and pursue a degree in engineering. His hobbies include skiing, reading, marksmanship recreational flying and hiking.
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Anyone wishing to speak with this year’s winners or for further information regarding these representatives is asked to contact Bruce Poulin at Dominion Command, The Royal Canadian Legion, at 1-613-591-3335 ext. 241 or by cell at 1-613-292-8760 or firstname.lastname@example.org.