2019 Cabbagetown Holiday Card Contest – Winners

Holiday card entries on wall

This year we had nearly 300 entries from Sprucecourt Public School – that’s almost one entry for every child that attends the school!

After much deliberation , our judges selected four winners and 15 honourable mentions. All 19 get an official CRA certificate and the four winners get their picture framed, plus a pizza party for their whole class.

The winners, in alphabetical order are:

  • Nylah, a primary Sprucecourt School Student
  • Saifan, a junior Sprucecourt School Student
  • Ted, a primary Spruecourt School Student
  • Zara, a junior Sprucecourt School Student

 Their work has been framed and is on display over the holidays at Epicure shop on Parliament Street.

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Nylah’s winning entry

Many thanks to CRA Member Lindsay Matheson, and CRA Board Chair Sam Richardson for managing this years competition. And of course to our two judges, Karen Whaley and Betty White, for working so diligently to select the winners.

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Saifan’s winning entry

Karen Whaley has 1.5 degrees in Art History and her favourite job ever was teaching arts and crafts at a day camp. She’s a full-time parent to Elizabeth, age 5 and Alexandra, 14 months. In her spare time, she volunteers on the Board of Heritage Toronto, where she is the Jury Chair of their annual Awards gala.

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Ted’s winning entry

Betty White is a professional artist and art teacher. She taught art to children for 28 years at Montcrest School and continues to teach children in her Cabbagetown home since her retirement. She also actively exhibits her art work and had her last show in June 2017 at Teodora Art Gallery. You can see here artwork online here.

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Zara’s winning entry

These artworks have been made into holiday cards , which will be  printed and distributed to member households within the CRA boundaries of Gerrard (south), Parliament (west), St. James Cemetery (north) and the Don Valley (east).

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