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The Terry Fox Run London organizing committee is happy to announce the winners of the Terry Fox poster contest held in schools of the Thames Valley District and London District Catholic School Boards. In the Grades 1 – 5 category, the winner is Aikamdeep Singh Malhotra, a Grade 5 student at Princess Anne French Immersion School.
In the category of Grades 6 – 8, the winner is Shawn Kim, a Grade 7 student at Jeanne Sauvé French Immersion School.
The winner of the Grades 9 -12 group was Rachel Rin, a Grade
11 student at John Paul II Catholic Secondary School.
All submitted posters will be available for viewing by the public for the rest of the week, until Sunday, August 26, at Masonville Place shopping centre, next to the glass elevator. The organizing committee would like to thank the poster judges, who included: Jan Sims, host of CTV’s “Lifetime”; Daisy-Mae Hamelinck, School Development Officer, The Terry Fox Foundation; Pasqualina Cardu, morning show personality, FREE FM 98.1; Dan Walker, radio personality, BX93 FM; Lisa Kokenyesi, Learning Coordinator, Visual Arts and Drama, Thames Valley District School Board; Mary Holmes, Former Visual Arts Coordinator (Retired), London District Catholic School Board; Richard Rae, Chairperson, “Imadon Expressions In Chalk” (London Chalk Festival); Kalyn Rae, artist, “Imadon Expressions In Chalk”; and Ian Gillespie, City Columnist, The London Free Press.
The Terry Fox Run will be held on Sunday, September 16, at Springbank Gardens on Wonderland Road. Registration is open from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., and the official start is at 10:00 a.m. Pledge forms can be picked up at Shoppers Drug Marts and Home Hardware stores, or online at www.terryfox.org.
It’s expected some 550 Ontario women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer this year. And today, new screening guidelines were announced affecting the age at which women routinely get pap smears. Previous guidelines recommended screening every 2 to 3 years when a woman became sexually active. Cancer Care Ontario now recommends that pap smears be administered starting at age 21. The tests would be given every three years until a woman reaches the age of 70. The guidelines are supported by the Canadian Cancer Society.