Warmest Congrats to Niagara Health’s 10th Annual Holiday Card Contest Winners

A News Release from the Niagara Health System

Posted December 21st, 2016 on Niagara At Large

Thomas Woodruff (left) with Niagara Health President Suzanne Johnston presenting the Holiday Card Contest grand prize certificate at the St. Catharines Site. Photo courtesy of Niagara Health System

Thomas Woodruff (left) with Niagara Health President Suzanne Johnston presenting the Holiday Card Contest grand prize certificate at the St. Catharines Site. Photo courtesy of Niagara Health System

Niagara, Ontario – A colourful drawing of a winter scene depicting Extraordinary Caring was selected as the grand prize winner of Niagara Health’s 10th Annual Holiday Card Contest. The picture showing a person reaching out to a stranger in need with a helping hand is featured as the image on Niagara Health’s holiday card. 

 Eleven-year-old Thomas Woodruff of Niagara Falls is the talented artist and grand prize winner. The Grade 6 Orchard Park School student spent a great deal of time and attention making his entry a perfect fit for the Niagara Health holiday card.

 “Thomas worked so hard on his drawing. This is his first year entering the contest and he is thrilled to be selected as the winner,” says Thomas’ mother, Tina Woodruff, a Registered Nurse at our St. Catharines Site.

As the grand prize winner, Thomas’ drawing is featured on the 2016 Niagara Health Holiday Card. We received 54 entries this year and 380 staff votes for the contest’s Your Favourite category.

Grand-prize artwork-Tthomas Woodruff-age-11- Nniagara Falls, Ontario

Grand-prize artwork-Tthomas Woodruff-age-11- Nniagara Falls, Ontario

 “Thomas’ drawing depicts Extraordinary Caring by showing how even a small gesture can make a big difference in someone’s day,” says Niagara Health President Dr. Suzanne Johnston. “It was wonderful to see so many inspirational entries that demonstrate Extraordinary Caring at Niagara Health.  It is never an easy task to select the winners.”

 Thomas is joined by four other artists, who are winners in the following categories:

 Your Favourite:  Robbie Law, age 11, Fonthill (as voted by staff, physicians and volunteers)

Age 3-5:                              Lily Saxon, age 5, St. Catharines

Age 6-8:                               Anne Marie Tokadjian, age 7, St. Catharines

Age 9-12:                             Izabela Pierog, age 12, St. Catharines

About the Niagara Health System –

The Niagara Health System (NHS) is a multi-site hospital amalgamation comprised of six sites serving 434,000 residents across the 12 municipalities making up the Regional Municipality of Niagara

For more about the Niagara Health System, click on – http://www.niagarahealth.on.ca/ .

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