Business Improvement Zone

Festival of Banners


The Transcona BIZ was proud to once again host the Festival of Banners design contest! This fantastic project recognizes the artistic talent that exists in the Transcona community and strengthens the partnerships between local schools and the business community.

Forty two students were selected to paint their designs on large banners which are displayed in the community for the year. The Transcona BIZ, awarded certificates and cash prizes to the students who created the top three designs in each of the age categories.

The theme for this year was “Your Canada, Your Transcona” Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Flag of Canada. Students were invited to use their ingenuity to create an aesthetically appealing design which displays their view of “Your Canada, Your Transcona.”

A panel of judges selected forty-two banners with representation from each of the Early Years (K-5), Middle Years (6-8) and Senior Years (9-12) categories. The talented artists whose designs were chosen painted their design with exterior acrylic paint donated by North American Lumber on 29”x 74” vinyl banners.

The winners were announced and received their prizes during a special ceremony on Saturday, June 7, during the Hi Neighbour Festival.

Watch for details of the 2016 Festival of Banners coming in early 2016.


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