Senator Doug Black showcasing local Alberta youth artwork for 2014 holiday cards

OTTAWA, Dec. 1, 2014 – For the second year in a row, Alberta-elected Senator Doug Black has selected artwork from two different Alberta schools to use for his holiday cards. The two winning pieces come from École Beau Meadow School in Beaumont, Alberta, and King Edward School from Edmonton, Alberta.

“It’s wonderful to see all the students’ submissions. Arts and artistic expression are so important to any community, and anything I can do to encourage the arts among Alberta youth is a worthwhile endeavour,” Senator Black said.

The winning submissions come from Cash Reiger, a grade 5 student from École Beau Meadow School and Aspen Link, grade 6 student from King Edward School. The cards will be distributed all across Canada to Senator Black’s friends, colleagues, and fellow senators and parliamentarians. Prime Minister Harper will even be receiving one.

“We are excited to have École Beau Meadow students participate in this activity. Students enjoyed making the cards and we look forward to seeing the final results,” Beau Meadow Vice Principal Kerri-Lynn Hickmann said.

“It was so tough to pick just two of the submissions for my cards, but it’s a challenge I was looking forward to,” Senator Black said. “There are some incredibly talented young artists in our province, and I can’t wait to show their talent to our holiday mailing list.”

Aspen Link card
Artwork by/l’illustration de: Aspen Link. Grade 6 / 6ième année, King Edward School / École King Edward, Edmonton, Alberta
Cash Regier
Artwork by/l’illustration de: Cash Regier. Grade 5 / 5ième année, Beau Meadow School / École Beau Meadow, Beaumont, Alberta