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"Frozen Hands," by Liam Racine, Secondary 5, Doctor Wilbert Keon School, Chapeau (1st Honourable Mention, 2013 QAHN Heritage Photo Contest)

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"Frozen Hands," by Liam Racine, Secondary 5, Doctor Wilbert Keon School, Chapeau (1st Honourable Mention, 2013 QAHN Heritage Photo Contest)

Community Heritage:
This picture is a simple sunset but it has a strange twist, frozen hand prints on the window. These were from a little girl. Her family has been here for 4 generations. This is a true symbol of heritage because this little girl has been here her whole life and so has her family and these frozen hand prints represent the strength of community. Riding in cars in freezing cold weather is a Canadian experience. Most adults have recollections of making designs on frosty windows during their childhood years. This particular picture was taken on a bumpy school bus ride on a frosty January morning. This photo to me showed me that we can make it through the hard Canadian weather and still play and have fun. Her hand prints has been frozen on the window for only 7 days, but the heritage has been frozen to her heart and it will stay for the rest of her life.