Here’s Why These Oakville Students are Being Recognized This Holiday Season


Back in November Oakville Mayor Rob Burton asked students in the town for their help regarding his annual holiday e-card. 

Young artists were encouraged to submit an original piece of art illustrating a Christmas scene or event in the town.

Now, the winners have been announced. 

According to a recent press release from the town, Oakville students Cindy Zhang and Justin Wang will be featured on the card.

Our community is so rich with young, talented artists,” Mayor Burton said in a recent press release. 

I’m pleased to share Cindy Zhang and Justin Wang’s holiday artwork on my holiday e-card and on display at Town Hall with the other submissions that made it so hard to choose from.”

Cindy, a Grade 8 student, won with her “Christmas in Oakville” submission in the grades 6-8 category. And Justin, a Grade 5 student, won with his painting “The Joy-giving Tree” in the grades 1-5 category. 

The card will be sent to friends, family, colleagues and e-newsletter subscribers and displayed, along with all the other submissions, in the North Atrium of Town Hall located at 1225 Trafalgar Rd. 

All submissions will be on display until the end of the year. 

Thank you to our youth for all your submissions to the contest,” Mayor Burton said in a recent press release. 

We truly appreciate your hard work and efforts.” 

Grade 6 student Evelyn Zhu was the runner-up in the grades 6-8 category with her drawing, “On a Christmas Night” and Grade 5 student Victoria Edgar was the runner-up in the grades 1-5 category for her “Xmas in Oakville” artwork. 

Photos are courtesy of the Town of Oakville. 

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