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Poster Contest


All entries must be postmarked by no later than February 11th, 2017. Mail entries to: The BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund 3891 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, V5V 3P1.  Winners will be notified by phone after March 15, 2017. Prizes will be awarded by April 15, 2017.


  • Posters must be drawn on an 8 ½ by 11 inch letter-sized paper
  • Posters must include the child’s name, grade, school & address on the back of the poster.
  • One (1) entry per student.
  • Poster artwork may be drawn on any Burn Awareness Week program fire safety subject.
  • The contest is open to any student residing in British Columbia — from Kindergarten through
    to Grade 7.  Students can participate on their own without the participation of their



Winning posters are based on age-appropriate skill, and will be judged on message and content.  Judges decisions are final. Judges include Directors of the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund; Health  Care Professionals from the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn, Plastic & Trauma Unit at Vancouver General Hospital; BC Children’s Hospital; Burn Awareness Week sponsors; and selected media outlets.

Prizes are awarded to fifty students in five areas throughout the province of British Columbia. The areas include: Lower Mainland (three prizes), Vancouver Island, Kootenay, Northern BC and the Okanagan. One of the seven Regional Prize Winners will be chosen as the Grand Prize Winner. All posters will be displayed on the Burn Fund’s website, www.burnfund.org, for one year.

Grand Prize Winner will receive $1,000 for their elementary school or BC Ministry of Education sanctioned distance education facility, a pizza party for their class and a Dalmatian toy for themselves. The winner’s poster will be used in promotional material where appropriate.

Regional Prize Winners will receive $500 for their elementary school or BC Ministry of Education sanctioned distance education facility, a pizza party for their class, a Dalmatian toy, and a framed  certificate.

Honorable Mention Winners will receive $50 for their elementary school or BC Ministry of Education  sanctioned distance education facility, and a Dalmatian toy for themselves.

All Entrants will receive a participation prize which will be sent to their school and handed-out by  teachers of participating classes.

From: http://burnfund.org/prevention-and-education/burn-awareness-week/burn-awareness-week-poster-contest/

Viola Desmond, a Canadian civil-rights activist, has been chosen to adorn the 2018-series $10 banknotes.
She is the first non-royal female to grace our currency, and she will be replacing John A. Macdonald on the purple bills.

Is replacing Canada's first Prime Minister the right move for this historic appointment?
a) No, they should have replaced the Queen on the $20 with Viola;
b) No, they should have kept Macdonald and replaced a different PM (Laurier, Mackenzie King, or Borden)
c) Yes, replacing Macdonald is a fine choice.

Here is Viola's Heritage Minute!

9 new Senators were appointed today. Sadly, Corey was not one of them.

1. The Senate is modeled after the British House of Lords and consists of how many seats?
a) 39
b) 105
c) 326

2. What did first Prime Minister John A. Macdonald say the Senate acted as?
a) "A red seal of approval"
b) "A hard look in the mirror"
c) "A sober second thought"

3. What is the age of retirement for a Senator?
a) 67
b) 75
c) None


Answer Key:
1b, 2c, 3b

Ottawa is considering the mortality of the "nickel" coin, but has "no plans" to axe it for now...

1. Between 1942 - '63, the rounded coin actually had sides. How many sides?
a) 9
b) 12
c) 15

2. As of 2016, only 2% of the nickel is actually made of nickel.  94% of the coin is made of what?
a) Copper
b) Iron
c) Steel

3. A gigantic 9 meter tall replica can be found in what Canadian city?
a) Burlington, ON
b) Sudbury, ON
c) Barrie, ON



1b, 2c, 3b

Baseball's World Series begins tonight, pitting the Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians.

1. When was the first recognized World Series?
a) 1891
b) 1899
c) 1903

2. It's a best of 7 between the National and American Leagues; which league has more victories?
a) American League
b) National League

3. It's too easy to ask Jamie which franchise has the most championships (New York Yankees, his favourite team, with 27)
Which franchise has the second-most?
a) Athletics
b) Reds
c) Cardinals


1c, 2a (64-47), 3c (11)

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