The holidays are a great time to take in some local art, and I like to celebrate our little local artists by displaying of their artwork on my holiday cards. For the second year in a row, I have selected artwork from two different Alberta schools for my cards, which will be sent out all over Alberta and Canada. The two winning pieces come from École Beau Meadow School in Beaumont, Alberta, and King Edward School from Edmonton, Alberta.
It’s always wonderful to see all the students’ submissions. Arts are so important to any community, and this is a fun way for me to encourage the arts among Alberta youth.
The winning pieces come from Cash Reiger, a grade-5 student from École Beau Meadow School and Aspen Link, a grade-6 student from King Edward School. You can see their submissions below. I’ll be sending the cards out to my friends, colleagues, and fellow senators and parliamentarians. Prime Minister Harper will even be receiving one.
It was so tough to pick just two of the submissions for my cards, but it’s a challenge I was looking forward to. There are some incredibly talented young artists in our province, and I can’t wait to show their talent to our holiday mailing list.