The Grand Coteau Heritage and Cultural Centre (GCHCC) in Shaunavon is hosting some special art in its gallery leading up to Remembrance Day. 

Joanne Gregoire, director of culture for the GCHCC, said the Legion Branch 40 puts on the annual Legion Poster and Literary Contest. 

“We are fortunate enough to have just over 130 original posters hanging in the gallery right now,” she said. “All created by students from kindergarten to Grade 12 in Shaunavon, Eastend, and Frontier schools.” 

Shaunavon’s Legion reached out to schools in the surrounding areas inviting their students to participate, and then returned to collect any entries. 

The organization has a group of folks who come in to judge the artwork, with the possibility of sending them further to provincials and national competitions. 

“People are invited to come by and have a look at them and just enjoy them,” Gregoire said. “But there's also a People’s Choice Award, which the local Legion is kind of sponsoring, so you can come in and vote for your favorite in each of the age categories. The one with the most votes in each category gets a prize from the local Legion.” 

Posters and literary pieces are displayed in the gallery until November 10, and are posted on the Grand Coteau Heritage and Cultural Centre’s Facebook page as well for anyone who can’t make it out.  

“It’s a really nice way to commemorate Remembrance Day and to have the students participate in something that's meaningful,” she concluded. “And then to have their work on display in the gallery is extra, extra special as well. So, it's just a really nice way for the community to commemorate and honor our fallen soldiers.”