Drawing contest winners announced

WELLINGTON – Oct. 23, 2023 – Eighty-four children from kindergarten to Grade 6 from Evangeline, Miscouche and Parkside schools participated in this year’s Co-op and Small Business drawing contest. Children were invited to draw “My Favorite Business or Co-op”. A wide variety of businesses and co-ops of all kinds were drawn. All drawings were posted on the walls of the Wellington Co-op for the week. Random draws were made among all the participants. Here are the winners:

• Scooter – Félix Bernard (Gr. 6)
• Party speaker set – Brody Milligan (Gr. 2)
• Karaoke machine – Samuel Arsenault (Gr. 4)
• Mecanno set – Jalie Arsenault (Gr. 4)
• Trolls Crayola set – Jaylynn Perry
• $25 Cineplex gift cards (2) – Leah Arsenault & Lucca Kinch
• School bus toys (2) – Isabelle Gallant & Paisley MacDougall
• Rock painting kits (2) – Hailey Jeffery & Isaac Gaudet
• Pencils (5 packs) – Amelia Arsenault, Audric Gallant, Ella MacDonald, Maya Arsenault & Ben Yuill
• Lunch bags (8) – James Siegrist, Dylan Gallant, Dominic, Megan Gallant, Félix Sonier, Hallie DesRoches, Dallas MacPhee-Lane & Mireille Bernard
• Love Local PEI toque – Corral Lynn
• Acadian toque – Reagan Walsh
• Anne of Green Gables book – Evie Keenan
• Flashlights (4) – Benoit Arsenault, Anas Khallate, Jack Arsenault & Lily Arsenault
• Stapler – Leah Arsenault
• Crayola crayons (3 packs) – Benjamin Adams, Dakota Greenslade & Nathan Yuill
• Coloring pencils – Alexa Richard
• Notebooks (2) – Kallie Arsenault & Kallie Gallant
• Construction paper – Wyatt Ford
• Stringed backpacks (6) – Bruno Gallant, Luke Poirier, Emma Richard, Corinna Gaudet, Lucy Walsh & Sarah Richard
• Credit Union backpack – Charles Yeo
• Credit Union water bottle – Amélie Côté
• Credit Union toque – Nolane Ondoua
• Credit Union bag – Macie Arsenault
• Credit Union playing cards – Nate Bernard
• Pop sockets (3) – Jamie Arsenault, Jayden Wagner & Alexander Gaudet
• Phone wallets (3) – Félix Arsenault, Sarah Wagner & Ava Bradshaw
• Credit Union lunch bag – Luc Arsenault
• Credit Union pens (5) – Max Arsenault, Luke Gallant, Gwen Maine, Emersyn Caissie & Addison Chloé Short
• Acadian sleeves (6) – Rielle Maine, Caleb Arsenault, Gabrielle Sonier, Louie Bernard, Leah Richard & Hunter Arsenault
• Acadian bandanas (5) – Jackson Wagner, Ryker McPhee-Lane, Magalie Perry, Zoé Bernard & Taïm
• Small Acadian flags (10) – Emerson MacDougall, Ria Arsenault, Adèle Arsenault, Emily Gaudet, Abbygail Richard, Sofie Gallant, Sam Gallant, Finn Annand, Riley & Arielle Maynard
• Truck toy – Kale.

The organizers and/or sponsors of the contest were Wellington Co-op, MacDonald Insurance & Investments (The Co-operators), the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI, Provincial Credit Union, RDÉE Prince Edward Island, the Conseil scolaire-communautaire Évangéline and the Wellington Rural Action Centre.



PHOTO 1: The big winners of the drawing contest (through random draws), all from Evangeline School, were, from left, Grade 4 student Samuel Arsenault (winner of a karaoke machine), Grade 4 student Jalie Arsenault (winner of a Mecanno set), Grade 2 student Brody Milligan (winner of a party speaker and microphone) and Grade 6 student Félix Bernard (winner of a scooter). Behind them are two of the major sponsors of the contest, Raymond J. Arsenault, manager of the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce, and Chris O’Brien, manager of the Wellington Co-op. The other major prize provider was MacDonald Insurance & Investments (The Co-operators).

PHOTO 2: Several of the sponsors of the Co-op and Small Business Week drawing contest gathered Friday to check out the many drawings and to do random draws among all the participants for a large quantity of prizes. The sponsors are, from left, Chris O’Brien from Wellington Co-op, Josée Ouellette from the Wellington Rural Action Centre, Raymond J. Arsenault from the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI, Betty Jean Deagle from MacDonald Insurance & Investments (The Co-operators), Annette Richard from the Conseil scolaire-communautaire Évangéline and Diane McInnis from Provincial Credit Union.