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Abby Lions’ Peace Poster winners

Abby Lions’ Peace Poster winners Abby Lions’ Peace Poster winners

Clement takes first at district, Jakel in third

Abbotsford Middle School students, Caylee Clement, 11, and Matthew Jakel, 11, are the local winners of the Lions Clubs International Peace Poster contest.

The posters were submitted to the district level, 27-C1, where Caylee’s took first place and Matthew’s took third.

Caylee’s poster advanced to the Lions state level contest, where she placed fourth.

Given the unprecedented time the world is experiencing, the Abbotsford Lions Club invited Caylee and Matthew, along with their families, to a meeting in the open air of the Red Arrow Park shelter. There they were given their award certificates and the prize monies they received at the local and district levels.

Lions Clubs International sponsors this contest to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere. There are approximately 600,000 entries each year from around the world.

The Abbotsford Lions Club sponsors the contest, working with the art teacher, Debbie Englebretson, in the local school.

The posters were selected for originality, artistic merit and portrayal of the contest theme, “Journey of Peace.”

The Quote with Caylee’s drawing was “World Peace is a group decision.” Matthew’s was “World Peace is the Key to unlocking everything.” It is obvious that these young people have strong ideas about what peace means to them.

The Abbotsford Lions take pride that they are able to provide young people with the opportunity to share their visions.

To view the grand prize winner and merit award winners from around the world, go to

WINNING ENTRY - Matthew Jakel displays his entry into the Abbotsford Lions Peace Poster contest, which took third place at the District 27-C1 contest. Lion Pauline Schiferl, left, presents him an award certificate, and art teacher Debbie Engelbretson was also there to congratulate him.