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Vincent Massey Secondary School
Legion Poetry Contest

Mustang Ottawa bound for Remembrance Day Service

Massey Mustang, Ines Fiedler, has been named the national winner of the senior poetry category in the Royal Canadian Legion's Literary Contest.

The goals of the annual contest are to foster Remembrance in Canadian students and honour Canada’s military heritage. Ines'​ poem, “The Soil of Vimy Ridge”, was chosen from among thousands of entries for its depiction of Canada’s contribution to WWI on the Western Front. Tom Eagles, the Legion’s Dominion President, said that he was “most impressed with [her] writing and [her] ability to clearly depict Remembrance in such a sensitive way.”

Along with being awarded $1000, Ines' poem will be displayed at the Canadian War Museum from July 1 to May 1 of next year. The Legion has invited Ines to Ottawa to participate in the televised 2015 National Remembrance Day Service where she will place a wreath at the cenotaph on behalf of the youth of Canada. While in Ottawa, Ines will have the opportunity to meet and visit with the Governor General.

Congratulations to Ines for her remarkable achievement. We will be supporting her when she represents the students and staff of the Greater Essex County District School Board in Ottawa in November.