Youth Stamp Mentioned in Canada’s House of Commons

The Honourable Ted Menzies, P.C., M.P. , Minister of State (Finance) recently made a statement in Canada’s House of Commons regarding the 2011 Canadian Youth Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp Winner, Bethany Harris. Minister Menzies congratulated Bethany on her win, saying “Miss Harris is an inspiration to all youth passionate about art and Canada’s wildlife”. You can read the Minister’s full statement here.


S-031: Congratulations to Bethany Harris, Millarville, Alberta

 

“Mr. Speaker, millions of Canadians will have the opportunity to view another talented young artist’s work thanks to the annual Canadian Youth Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp contest. The 2011 Youth Wildlife Stamp was created in partnership with the Robert Bateman Get to Know Contest, a contest designed to encourage youth to “get to know” their wild neighbours.

I am pleased, Mr. Speaker, to announce that one of our own, Miss Bethany Harris, from Millarville, Alberta, on  the selection of her painting  “Going Deeper”, depicting a moose in its natural habitat. Miss Harris is an inspiration to all youth passionate about art and Canada’s wildlife, and I would like to offer her my most heartfelt congratulations on her accomplishment.”