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Maple Leaf Foods Features Artwork of Mississauga Girl on Company Greeting Card

Winner of the second annual holiday greeting card contest

Toronto, Ontario – The artwork of Mississauga, Ontario student Julienne Torres is being featured on the Maple Leaf Foods’ holiday greeting card, sent to customers and suppliers worldwide.

Julienne’s striking drawing features people with flags from around the world, gathered together, looking at our planet under the words "One night, one world, one goal, peace to all." Among the flags of the world is one bearing the Maple Leaf Foods’ logo.


Maple Leaf Foods’ staff selected the artwork of twelve-year-old Torres, a grade seven student at St. John of the Cross elementary school in Mississauga, Ontario from the many entries submitted. The annual contest to select the company’s holiday greeting card, now in its second year, was open to children of employees.

"Julienne is a bright young girl with a passion for drawing," says her father Jose Torres, who works at Maple Leaf Poultry in Mississauga, Ontario. "I am very proud of her achievements."

Six-year-old Taryn Roy, whose father Danny works at Canada Bread in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, is the first place winner in the 6 and under age group.

Eight-year-old Marilyn Lesage, whose mother Isabelle is employed at the Shur-Gain office in Brossard, Quebec, is the first place winner in the 7-9 age group.

Each child received a letter of congratulations and a prize. Their artwork is featured on the back of the greeting card.

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (TSE:MFI) is a leading Canadian food processing company committed to delivering quality food products to consumers around the world. Its diversified operations include Meat Products (Poultry, Pork, Consumer Foods, International,) Bakery Products (Canada Bread 68%, Maple Leaf Bakery,) and Agribusiness (Shur-Gain, Landmark Group and Rothsay Rendering.) Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the company employs more than 13,000 people at its operations across Canada and in the United States, Europe and Asia. Maple Leaf Foods reported sales of $3.9 billion in 2000.


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