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The Friends of the Canadian War Museum are pleased to announce the 2013 winners of the prestigious Colonel Douglas H. Gunter History Award. Five high school seniors from across Canada have received the award in recognition of their outstanding works of art and scholarship on the theme of Canada and the Korean War. Judged by a multi-disciplinary committee, the annual Colonel Douglas H. Gunter History Awards are open to all graduating high school seniors and carry a $1000 cash prize for each of the five winners:

  • Rebekah Enns

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate, Winnipeg, MB
Poem
Destroyer (exploring the inexperience of Navy recruits sent to Korea)

  • Kailyn MacDonald

Digby Regional High School, Digby, NS
Folk Song
Hill 355 (depicting the eponymous Korean War battle)

 

  • Chanda-LaBre Baily

Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute in Winnipeg
Poem
I Remember the War (exploring the segregation endured by Black soldiers)

  • Angie Tang

Bayview Secondary School, Richmond Hill, ON
Essay
Beyond Canada's Role in the Korean War: Reflections of Canadian political moderation and Canadian-American relations.

  • Gerrit Van Dorland

Rehoboth Christian School, Norwich, ON
Pencil Etching
Abstract —Remembering the Korean War (illustrating the pain endured by soldiers)

This year's theme was chosen to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War on July 27, 1953. Between 1950 and 1953, more than 30,000 Canadians fought with the United Nations Command and 516 were killed, defending South Korea against attacks from North Korean and Chinese forces.

 

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