2018 Children's Poster & Letter Writing Contest

KLHCI Announces Children’s Poster and Letter Writing Contest In Support of Family Doctor Appreciation Week

City of Kawartha Lakes, March 14, 2018:  Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative (KLHCI) is asking the community to help celebrate the ninth annual Family Doctor Appreciation Week, being held June 4 – 8, 2018.  The week will honour the many wonderful family doctors practicing in the City of Kawartha Lakes.  Family doctors are essential to the health and vitality of our community and we hope that all citizens will take the time to extend their gratitude for the day-to-day and lifelong commitments that these doctors make.

In particular, KLHCI is holding a children’s poster and letter writing contest to promote Family Doctor Appreciation Week.  Students in Grades K-6 are encouraged to draw a picture or write a letter to their family doctor.  Who is he or she?  What makes them special to you?  Why would you like to thank your family doctor?  There are many ways to show your appreciation!  The rules are available by contacting the KLHCI office at 705-328-6098, on the KLHCI website at www.KawarthaLakesDoctors.org, or can be picked up at any City of Kawartha Lakes Library Branch.  All entries must be received by Friday, April 27, 2018.

All entries will be judged in two categories:  Grades K-2 and Grades 3-6.  First place winners in the poster contest from each category will have their artwork published in local newspapers and receive a prize.  First place winners in the letter writing contest from each category will have their letters pre-recorded and aired on 91.9 BOB FM throughout the week of June 4 - 8 and receive a prize.

The KLHCI Board of Directors has representation from throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes. The board is interested in adding new members.  Being a member of KLHCI’s Board of Directors is an excellent opportunity to volunteer and be part of this vital component of our community health care, the recruitment and retention of family doctors.  Anyone wishing to be part of this community effort by either volunteering or donating financially to support the ongoing family doctor recruitment and retention programs should contact Cindy Snider, Recruitment & Retention Coordinator at 705-328-6098 or info@KawarthaLakesDoctors.org, or visit the KLHCI website at www.KawarthaLakesDoctors.org