Media Release

October 10, 2014

Sisters Win NL Housing Fire Prevention Video/Poster Contest

The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation, today congratulated two St. John’s sisters − Lindsay and Janine Winter − on winning both categories in the corporation's inaugural Fire Prevention Video/Poster Contest.

“I congratulate Lindsay and Janine, two talented and creative young women, who are also very savvy about fire prevention. With over 5,500 housing units throughout the province, Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation is pleased to see that our young people recognize fire hazards and know the importance of fire prevention measures in the home."
- The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

In August, Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation announced its first province-wide Fire Prevention Video/Poster Contest for tenants’ children aged 6-16 years. Janine, 13, captured the poster contest, while her sister Lindsay, 12, won the video contest. The sisters, both residents of St. John's, will each receive an Apple iPad mini.

The entries were judged for originality and art content. Judges were Kieran Dunn, Safety Officer, Nicole Lindahl, Safety Intern, and Corina Crocker, Fire Warden, with Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation.

The winning entries can be viewed here:
Poster
Video

QUICK FACTS

  • Two sisters from St. John’s – Lindsay and Janine Winter – are the winners of Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation's inaugural Fire Prevention Video/Poster Contest for tenants’ children aged 6-16 years.
  • The entries were judged for originality and art content.
  • NLHC is the province’s largest landlord, with 5,556 affordable rental units province-wide.

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Media contacts:

Heather May
Director of Communications
Department of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development
709-729-0928, 697-5061
heathermay@gov.nl.ca
Jenny Bowring
Communications Manager
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation
709-724-3055
jmbowring@nlhc.nl.ca