EOHU award and congratulate winners of the Ride the Wave Logo Design Contest

Above, pictured left: Robyn Hurtubise, EOHU Substance Use and Injury Prevention Manager and member of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Champlain East and Louisa Thurler, grand-prize winner of the Ride the Wave logo design contest. Pictured right: Joey Branchaud, second-prize winner of the Ride the Wave logo design contest and Robyn Hurtubise, EOHU Substance Use and Injury Prevention Manager and member of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Champlain East. Courtesy photos

SDG — Congratulations to Louisa Thurler, grand prize winner of the Ride the Wave logo design contest.

Louisa, a student at École secondaire catholique Embrun, won the contest to design a logo for the upcoming Ride the Wave campaign to promote youth mental health and wellness. She was one of the 109 participants who entered a logo design for consideration. As the first-place winner, Louisa receives a $100 Visa gift card, and will have the opportunity to work with a graphic designer to develop the logo for the upcoming spring campaign.

A second-place prize of a $50 Visa gift card was awarded to Joey Branchaud of Cornwall, for originality of design. Third prize, selected from a random draw amongst participants, was awarded to Jackob Brisson, a student at École élémentaire catholique de Casselman – Pavillon Saint-Paul.

Above, Jackob Brisson, third-prize winner of the Ride the Wave logo design contest and Robyn Hurtubise, EOHU Substance Use and Injury Prevention Manager and member of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Champlain East. Courtesy photo

The Ride the Wave logo design contest was sponsored by the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Champlain East. The contest ran from November 4 to December 2, 2019 and was open to youth ages 11 to 24 who reside or attend school in the counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Prescott-Russell, the City of Cornwall, or Akwesasne. 

The Ride the Wave life promotion campaign, coming in 2020, will promote mental health and wellbeing among youth to help them weather life’s ups and downs. The goal of the campaign is to normalize the feelings that young people may have and to reduce the stigma of mental health problems by encouraging them to seek out help when they need it. 

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