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Opstelwedstrijd / Essay competition - Ieper - 11/11/2007

Hieronder een aantal foto's van de proclamatie van de opstelwedstrijd die door het Last Post Comité werd georganiseerd. De proclamatie had plaats in het Ieperse stadhuis.

Please find below some pictures of the prize-giving for the Last Post Association Essay
competition, on Tuesday, November 11 th, 2007. The event took place at the Town Hall.

Welkom door Luc Dehaene, burgemeester van Ieper / Welcome by Luc Dehaene, mayor of Ieper.

Address by Minister Jim Prentice of Canada

John Freeman van de organisatie tegen verspreiding van chemische wapens: "Our organisation has been founded in 1998 and we now celebrate our 10th anniversary. Let us remind of the critical challenges. During the last 10 years, 35% of the stock of chemical weapons had been destroyed. We carried out more than a 1000 inspections".

"I want to thank Belgium for their excellent cooperation with the OPCW. April, 29th of each year is now the annual day against chemical weapons", concluded John Freeman.

Benoit Mottrie, chairman of the Last Post Association: 'The theme of essay competition this year was the 'Kohima'. We want to spread our competitiion towards all the Commonwealth countries and we want to expand the participation in Belgium. I would like to thank everyone who helped in this year's edition'.

First the prize winners per school as every participating school is awarded a prize for its three best entries.

May I ask the Ambassador of New Zealand - Mr Kennedy - to present the prizes awarded to the Koninklijk Atheneum. The winners are

  • Pector Susan (1st)
  • Schouten Stéphanie (2nd)
  • Latruwe Tabita (3rd)

May I ask Ms Glasgow - Canadian Ambassador to present the prizes awarded to Lyceum Onze Lieve Vrouw ter Nieuwe plant. Their winner is Brecht Vangheluwe (1st).

May I ask Ambassador of Australia - Mr Thomas - to come forward to present the prizes awarded to the Ypres Immaculata. Their winners are :

  • Maarten Degroote(1st)
  • Lebbe Evy (2nd)
  • Verhalle Victor (3rd)

Ambassador Khalid of Pakistan to give the prizes to Heilige Familie -

  • Bulcke Olivia (2nd)
  • Lottegier Karen (3rd)

May I ask Mr Lt Gen Thomas of Indian Army to give the prizes to Sint Vincentiuscollege: Janne Carnel (3rd)

Rotary Club Ieper, beheerder van het Rotary-Keith Fonds schenkt dit jaar de prijs voor het beste Engelse stelwerk. Deze prijs gaat naar Heilige Familie - Boudry Delphine

The Donald Hodge Prize, presented by Mr Bowie - representing the Ambassador of the United Kingdom. This prize comming from the Donald Hodge Fund , which in fact is our third prize, is awarded to Sint Vincentiuscollege - Logie Anneleen

Now 1 name is still on my paper: I'm very pleased to ask Minister J. Prentice representing Canada, which is the destination of the first prize, together with Sabine Lahaye-Battheu representing the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium Mr De Gucht., who is financially supporting our contest , to hand over our first prize, the trip to Canada to: Vanbeselare Silke - from Sint Vincentius College

Carl Denys concluded: "Finally I would like to re-thank all the sponsors and all the pupils and teachers who by participating to the competition made this year's edition a huge success."

Daarna volgde nog een receptie / The essay competition was followed by a reception.

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