By Errol Fréchette

Each year, Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups.

This art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. For more than 25 years, millions of children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest.

The theme of the 2019-20 Peace Poster Contest was “Journey to Peace.” Students, ages 11 to 13 were eligible to participate.

This year Simon Paquin’s poster placed first from among 26 submissions from Knowlton Academy and St. Édouard Schools.

Simon is a student at St. Édouard School. Tied for second place were Hayden Royea of Knowlton Academy and Anais Dagenais a student of St. Édouard School.