A young Quebecer wins TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and Earth Day® Canada second annual Art Contest

A young Quebecer wins TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and Earth Day® 
Canada second annual Art Contest 
- $7,500 environmental grant awarded to École Coeur-Vaillant - 
QUEBEC CITY, Nov. 22, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The results are in! Today, TD 
Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) and Earth DayCanada announced 
that Emily-Alexandra Sarabia-Tellez is the grand prize winner of the second 
annual Art Contest. Thanks to Emily-Alexandra's winning submission her school, 
Ecole Coeur-Vaillant will be awarded a $7,500 environmental grant from TD FEF 
to support the development of an outdoor classroom or a schoolyard 
naturalization project. Emily-Alexandra will also receive a digital camera, 
and a litterless lunchbox for each student in her class. 
Emily-Alexandra's entry, showcasing a cardinal perched on a tree branch in 
front of a warm fall sky, will also be featured on a limited edition TD FEF 
reusable shopping bag, which will be available in April 2013 at TD Canada 
Trust branches across Canada. 
"Once again we were amazed by the art created by the talented students from 
across the country," said Mary Desjardins, Executive Director, TD Friends of 
the Environment Foundation. "To see the passion displayed by all our contest 
entrants, and their love for our natural environment is incredible. With such 
passionate young Canadians among us we know that the environmental stewardship 
of our country is in good hands." 
Emily-Alexandra's submission was one of almost 4,000 contest entries from 
elementary school students across Canada; students submitted original drawings 
which explored this year's theme, "how am I connected to nature?" The entrants 
were then narrowed down to 10 finalists by a panel of judges, with the grand 
prize winner being decided by a two-week online vote. 
"The second annual TD FEF and Earth DayCanada Art Contest was an incredible 
success," said Jed Goldberg, President, Earth DayCanada. "The creativity these 
young people exhibited in communicating how they feel connected to nature is 
heartening. It is our hope that they transfer their enthusiasm for nature into 
leadership on environmental issues." 
Each of the nine runners up will receive a $500 environmental grant for their 
school, $25 cash and a litterless lunch box as well as the chance to have 
their artwork featured in the Earth DayCanada 2013/2014 EcoKids Calendar. 
About Earth Day Canada:
Earth DayCanada(EDC), a national environmental charity founded in 1990, 
provides Canadians with the practical knowledge and tools they need to lessen 
their impact on the environment. In 2004 it was recognized as the top 
environmental education organization inNorth America, for its innovative 
year-round programs and educational resources, by the Washington-based North 
American Association for Environmental Education, the world's largest 
association of environmental educators. In 2008 it was chosen as Canada's 
"Outstanding Non-profit Organization" by the Canadian Network for 
Environmental Education and Communication. EDC regularly partners with 
thousands of organizations in all parts ofCanada. To donate to EDC, please 
The word mark "Earth Day" and the Earth Day logo are registered trademarks of 
Earth DayCanada (1991) Inc. and are used with the permission of Earth 
About TD Friends of the Environment Foundation:
Since 1990, TD FEF has provided more than $60 million in funding to more than 
20,000 environment projects across Canada. In 2011, TD FEF provided more than 
$3.6 million in support of 1,058 projects. Thousands of donors give to TD FEF 
on a monthly basis and TD Bank Group contributes in excess of $1 million 
annually. TD also covers the management costs of running TD FEF, which 
guarantees 100 per cent of every dollar donated goes directly to funding 
environmental projects and programs. For more information on how to donate, 
visit tdfef.com. 
For further information or to arrange an interview please contact: 
Fiona Hirst TD Bank Group 514-289-1670 fiona.hirst@td.com 
Annik Lapierre Morin PR 514-289-8688 x 239 annik@morinrp.com 
Keith Treffry Earth Day Canada 416-599-1991 x 107 keith@earthday.ca  
SOURCE: Fondation TD des amis de l'environnement 
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