2020 Cabbagetown Holiday Card Contest Winners

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2020 Cabbagetown Holiday Card Contest Winners


Posted on December 11, 2020

Four Holiday card paintings
Holiday card contest winning entries on display at Epicure

This year, every single class from Sprucecourt Public School entered the competition, in total 12 classes and ~240 kids, from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8.

After much deliberation , our judges selected four winners and 12 honourable mentions. All 16 will receive a CRA ribbon. Early next year the each of the winners’ classes will get a treat from the CRA too!

The winners, in alphabetical order are:

  • Aisha, a kindergarten student
  • Athiran, a grade 2 student
  • Noha, a grade 5 student
  • Nusaybah, a grade 8 student
painting of reindeer
Aisha’s winning entry

All the winning artwork has been framed and is on display over the holidays at Epicure on Parliament Street.

Holiday card painting
Athiran’s winning entry


Many thanks to CRA Member Lindsay Matheson, and CRA Board Member Lise Flynn for managing this years competition. And of course to our three invaluable judges, Betty White, Cynthia Eldridge and Celia Fankhauser, for working so diligently to select the winners.

Holiday card painting
Noha’s winning entry


Betty White is a professional artist and art teacher. She taught art to children for 28 years and continues to teach children in her Cabbagetown home since retirement.

Cynthia Eldridge is an art history major who uses design thinking to work with global thought leaders to address critical public health challenges.  She believes whole heartedly that a picture is worth a thousand words.

Celia Fankhauser is an educator interested in developing programs and environments that foster creativity and individuality for all ages.

Happy holidays painting
Nusaybah’s winning entry

Each of the winning entries has been made into holiday cards, which will be  printed and distributed to member households within the CRA boundary (Gerrard, Parliament, St. James Cemetery and the Don River).

2 replies on “2020 Cabbagetown Holiday Card Contest Winners”

These cards really lifted my spirits, great job by the artists and organizers. The jury must have had a super tough time making their selection!
Wishing a Happy Holiday To All

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