The Assiniboine Watershed Stewardship Association (AWSA) would like to thank all the students and teachers that participated in our "Healthy Watershed Ecosystems" poster contest. This year's contest was open to grade 4, 5, and 6 students within the watershed. 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 3 winners: 1st - Ivan Fidek, age 9, of Invermay School won a $75 Wal-Mart gift card and an AWSA back-pack full of prizes.
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!
2nd - Brooke Hausermann, age 11, of Kamsack Comprehensive School won a $25 Wal-Mart gift card, 2 rounds of golf at Deer Park and a family water park pass for the Gallagher Center.
3rd - Cynthia Happy, age 11, of Preeceville School won 2 rounds of golf at Deer Park and a family water park pass for the Gallagher Center.
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!