Four winners, including one from Wolseley, have been chosen from the 670 Saskatchewan school children who participated in a SaskPower Shand Greenhouse poster contest that highlights the links between electrical production and our environment.
“The SaskPower Shand Greenhouse has been sponsoring the Energy & Our Environment poster contest for 11 years, to get Saskatchewan students in Grades 5 and 6 thinking about what they can do to protect our environment and increase energy conservation,” Hon. Rob Norris, Minister Responsible for SaskPower said. “The efforts of the many teachers and students who take part in this poster contest are an excellent reminder that preserving our environment is a responsibility we all share.”
This year’s grand prize winning posters were created by:
· Charlie Jackson, Spruce Ridge School, Estevan
· Quance Banbury, Dr. Isman Elementary School, Wolseley
· Dante Carter, Ernie Studer School, Loon Lake
· Kierra Buddecke, Osler School, Osler
Prizes will be presented at the schools of the four winners before the end of the school year.
“We announce the winners of our annual poster contest to coincide with Earth Day in order to highlight the efforts we are making inside SaskPower to reduce the environmental impact of
generating electricity,” said Robert Watson, President and CEO, SaskPower. “
Our Shand Greenhouse, which annually grows 500,000 tree seedlings for use in reforestation and habit conservation, is a cornerstone of our commitment to minimize the impact of our operations.”
A total of 38 Saskatchewan schools participated in this year’s contest. A winning poster was selected from each of the schools, before the four grand prize winners were chosen.
The grand prize winners will each receive a mountain bike and bicycle helmet.
In addition, each of the top four winners’ schools will receive educational material on climate change for the school library and a cheque for $250 to purchase trees from a local nursery to be planted on school grounds.