City of North Vancouver Public Art Banner Contest Winners

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May 2, 2016 – Over 400 North Vancouver K-12 students submitted street banner designs that reflect the theme Canada 150 - What Makes Canada Great as part of the City of North Vancouver street banner program. An initiative of North Vancouver Recreation & Culture’s Public Art Program, the winning designs were selected by a panel of judges made up of representatives from the North Vancouver Public Art Advisory Comittee, the City of North Vancouver and a local artist.

Thrilled by the quality and diversity of all of the submissions, the judges selected four winning designs and eight honourable mentions.


  • Charley Watson, Grade 2, L’ecole Boundary Elementary
  • Mychael Winkler-Hart, Grade 4, Alcuin College
  • Isobel Korres, Grade 11, Sutherland Secondary School
  • Paloma Iglesias Gonzalez, Grade 12, Bodwell School

Honourable Mentions:

  • Anna Arkiletian, Gr. 4, Queensbury Elementary
  • Claire & Esme Finley, Gr. 6 & 4, Boundary & Ross Rd.
  • Hana Bigelow, Gr. 5,Boundary Elementary Jordan Leland, Gr. 7, Ridgeway Elementary Angel
  • Dorothy Sion, Gr. 9, Sutherland Secondary
  • Fay Newton-Mason, Gr. 9, Sutherland Secondary
  • Kate Choi, Gr. 11, Argyle Secondary Karl Hipol, Gr. 12, Carson Graham Secondary

City of North Vancouver Mayor and Council will officially recognize these young artists at the Municipal Council meeting on Monday, May 16, 2016.  “We thank all of the young artists that participated in the street banner contest. Public art initiatives like this contribute to North Vancouver’s unique identity and distinction as a place of creativity, discovery and learning.” Mayor Darrell Mussatto, City of North Vancouver

The colourful banners will fly high along Lonsdale and Esplanade Avenues from mid-2016 through 2017. The street banner initiative is part of the City of North Vancouver’s Public Art Program coordinated by North Vancouver Recreation & Culture.