The Assiniboine Watershed Stewardship Association (AWSA) sends out a big thank all the students and teachers who participated in the “Healthy Watershed Ecosystems” poster contest. This year’s contest was open to Grade 4, 5, and 6 students within the watershed. Aron Hershmiller, Manager of the AWSA says the submissions exhibited excellent creativity, artwork and environmental understanding.
“After a very tough decision we narrowed down the 75+ entries to just three. Congratulations to our top three winners.” (pictured above): 1st - Ivan Fidek, age 9, of Invermay School won a $75 Wal-Mart gift card and an AWSA back-pack full of prizes; 2nd - Brooke Hausermann, age 11, of Kamsack Comprehensive School won a $25 Wal-Mart gift card, two rounds of golf at Deer Park as well as a family water park pass for the Gallagher Center; and 3rd - Cynthia Happy, age 11, of Preeceville School won two rounds of golf at Deer Park and a family water park pass for the Gallagher Center.
Ivan’s poster went on to compete against the top winner’s posters from around the province for a chance to win the Grand prize: a $1,500 Educational Bursary donated by SaskWater and an iPod Touch and $50 iTunes gift card donated by the Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds. Ivan’s poster came in a very respectable 3rd place. Congratulations!
Teachers interested in participating in next year’s poster contest can contact Jesse Nielsen, AWSA coordinator, at 783-1692.
AWSA staff are available year-round to come out to the classroom to give educational presentations about the Assiniboine Watershed, its wildlife, water resources, and other environmental topics. Give them a call today!