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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.

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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 traveled to the prairies in Western Canada and to the East Coast, where he saw the Atlantic Ocean. He captured these images in his drawing."

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.

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