Our Youth Carry on Our Legacy
The Legion clearly recognizes that Canadian youth play a crucial role in the growth of the community and in continuing the tradition of Remembrance.
As one of our primary goals, fostering Remembrance is at the fibre of everything we do. Thanks to the longstanding tradition of our annual Video, Poster and Literary Contests, we have been able to involve Canadian school children in helping to promote not only the National Remembrance Day Service, but also the act of honouring our military heritage. Through their participation, youth assist us in one of our primary goals - fostering the tradition of Remembrance amongst Canadians.
White Rock Legion Branch #8 encourages White Rock and South Surrey schools to contact us for details on coordinating the Video, Poster and Literary Contests.
The deadline for entries in the Provincial Video, National Poster and Literary Contests at Branch #8 is November 15th, each year. (Please note that the Video component is a Provincial initiative, while only the Poster and Literary Contests advance to the National level.
Legion Branch #8 - 2015 Finalists
The following 2015 poster, prose and poetry entries were selected by Branch #8 to advance to the Zone and Provincial levels. They were not among the finalists there.
The winning entries for the four categories (school grades) are displayed at the Canadian War Museum from July 1 to May 1 of the following year. For the poster contest, the second place winners, and any receiving an Honourable Mention, are also displayed in the foyer of the House of Commons during the annual Remembrance period in November.
As well, The Legion sponsors a trip to Ottawa for the Senior Winners in the four contests (two poster, essay and poetry) to attend the National Remembrance Day Service where they place a wreath on behalf of the youth of Canada. They also have an opportunity to meet and visit with the Governor General.