Kirby Taylor, a Grade 1 student at Sidney Elementary, created a fire prevention poster that won her an iPad and her class a pizza party Thursday.
Taylor was one of five regional winners, drawn from 1,700 entries submitted during Fire Prevention Week held October 2019 under the motto ‘Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan & Practise Your Escape.’
Grade 2 schoolmate Ollie Van Tankeren claimed an honourable mention. The duo also won Sidney Elementary $550 in prize money with $500 coming from Taylor’s entry. Victoria firefighter Kirk Corby, representing BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund; Sidney Volunteer Fire Department member Darrin Blinko, representing Fire Prevention Officers’ Association of British Columbia; and Mike Harman, Deputy Chief of the Sidney Volunteer Fire Department, joined the winners in celebrating on Thursday.
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*Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified Kirby Taylor. We apologize for the error.