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Maple Leaf Foods’ Holiday Greeting Card Features art of Nine-Year-Old

Contest open to children of Maple Leaf Foods’ employees

TORONTO, Ontario – The Maple Leaf
Foods’ holiday greeting card, sent to more than 8,000 clients and suppliers
worldwide, features the drawing of nine-year-old David Lefebvre, a grade four
student from St-Ours, Quebec. Maple Leaf Foods’ corporate staff selected
David’s artwork from almost 100 entries. The contest to select the company’s
holiday greeting card was open to children of employees.

David’s drawing depicts a small farming
community nestled against a background of prairie farmlands, mountains and
ocean water. A stylized Maple Leaf Foods’ logo sits on top of a large evergreen
tree dotted with mistletoe. “David has a keen sense of observation,” says his
mother Martine Bourgeois, who works at Maple Leaf Foods’ Shur-Gain office in
Brossard, Quebec. “We travelled to the prairies in Western Canada and to the
East Coast, where he saw the Atlantic Ocean. He captured these images in his

Contest runners-up were six-year-old Jessica
Clemens, whose mother Maria works at Maple Leaf Pork in Brandon, Manitoba and
ten-year-old Carly Richardson-Urban, whose father Jerry is employed at the
Rothsay plant in Dundas, Ontario. Each child received a letter of
congratulations and a prize.

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is one of Canada’s
largest food processing companies with operations across Canada, the United
States, Europe and Asia. The company employs approximately 12,000 people. Maple
Leaf Foods’ products include fresh and prepared meats, poultry, fresh and
frozen bakery products, seafood and animal feeds.