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Thursday, October 30, 2014
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STUDENT ARTWORK SUPPORTS “USING LESS - LIVING BETTER”

Outlook High School can boast not one, but two winners in the 2009 Energy and the Environment Art Contest. Both winners are from the same Grade 7 classroom.

The contest theme "Using Less - Living Better" attracted more than 1,000 entries from Saskatchewan students for this national contest, sponsored by Natural Resources Canada and co-ordinated in the province by the Ministry of Energy and Resources.

Tanner Halonen created the winning artwork for Saskatchewan, entitled Save Energy. His work will be featured with the artwork from other provinces in an upcoming Energy and the Environment Poster being published by Natural Resources Canada and distributed to teachers across the country.

Tanner's Save Energy artwork will also be featured in the Youth Art Gallery on the Climate Change Saskatchewan website located at www.climatechangesask.ca and on the Natural Resources Canada website at www.kidsclub.nrcan.gc.ca.

Gabrielle Achtymichuk's entry Go Green was selected as the second place winning artwork for Saskatchewan. Her Go Green artwork will also be featured on the Climate Change Saskatchewan website.

"Students have considerable influence on their peers, their families and communities when it comes to promoting energy conservation," Energy and Resources Minister Bill Boyd said. "The contest provides a forum for them to share their enthusiasm for making this world, and our province, a healthier place to live. Congratulations to all students who entered their artwork and to Tanner and Gabrielle for their winning entries."

The students received their awards and prizes including laminated copies of their winning entries at the Outlook High School Awards Night, Wednesday, June 17. The school received a $300 donation for its resource centre.

The Energy and the Environment Art Contest has been running since 1991, encouraging Canadian students in kindergarten through Grade 8 to depict wise energy use through artwork.

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For more information, contact:

Linda Ungar
Energy and Resources
Regina
Phone: 306-787-1691
Email: linda.ungar@gov.sk.ca

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