Mungall celebrates young artists

MLA Michelle Mungall celebrated the creativity of the region’s young people recently with the winners of her Colour the Legislature contest

Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall celebrated the creativity of the region’s young people recently with the winners of her Colour the Legislature contest: Faye Peterson of Argenta, Payden Eyre-Dombrowski of Salmo, Yeshi Jinparello of Ymir, Oliver Haksson of Nelson.

Over the summer Mungall held a colouring contest, open to anyone in her riding 12 and under. She also visited libraries, community halls and markets to connect with her younger constituents and teach them about the role of government, MLAs and the legislature.

“It was really inspiring, and a lot of fun to colour with kids and talk to them about what I do in Victoria,” reflects Mungall. “They were very interested to learn about the legislative buildings, and we received a lot of beautiful entries into the colouring contest.”

Mungall treated the winners and their families to lunch and will feature their art in her annual report to constituents.

“I am really happy with my picture, I was only 10 at the time” said Faye Peterson winner of the Most Realistic Age 7 to 12. “It was important I remembered the legislature roof is now green because it is rusted copper.”

“The Kootenays have a bright future with our young people,” says Mungall. “Congratulations and thank you to Payden, Yeshi, Faye, Oliver and all of the wonderful artists who shared their work with me.”

 

 

 

Just Posted

‘Beauty amongst such tragedy:’ B.C. photographer captures nature’s trifecta

David Luggi’s photo from a beach in Fraser Lake shows Shovel Lake wildfire, Big Dipper and an aurora

Smoke scraps MS Bike Challenge

The annual fundraising event cancelled its cycling Saturday because of poor air quality

Nelson’s mural festival: scenes from opening night

Crowds wandered the streets and alleys finding delightful surprises in unlikely places

Smoky skies force flight cancellations

Air quality in West Kootenay also a health concern

Castlegar bridge designed by architect of collapsed Italian bridge

Riccardo Morandi designed the Kinnaird Bridge, which is part of Highway 3.

‘We will not forget:’ Thousands attend funeral fallen Fredericton officers

Hundreds of officials marched in the parade, which included massed band, several police motorcycles

Smoky skies like a disappearing act for sights, monuments around B.C.

Haze expected to last the next several days, Environment Canada said

Canadians react to death of former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan at age 80

Nobel Peace Prize-winning former UN leader died early Saturday following a short illness

44 drownings so far this year in B.C.

Lifesaving Society urging caution to prevent deaths while on lakes, oceans and in pools

Some of B.C.’s air quality levels worse than Jodhpur, India

Okanagan, northern B.C. seeing some of the worst air quality globally

VIDEO: Ground crews keep a close eye on largest B.C. wildfire

Originally estimated to be 79,192 hectares, officials said more accurate mapping shows smaller size

Vancouver Island woman to attempt historic swim across Juan de Fuca Strait today

Ultra-marathon swimmer Susan Simmons to attempt to swim from Victoria to Port Angeles and back

Canadians believe in immigration but concerned about asylum seekers: study

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada paid for study to understand Canadian attitudes

These are the highest-paid actresses of 2018

In its list released this week Forbes said all 10 earned a total of $186 million before tax

Most Read