2018 Recipients

Congratulations to Kaira and Jonathan, the 2018 winners of the Kayak Kids’ Illustrated History Challenge. This year’s stories are both graphic novel-style comics featuring exciting moments from Canada’s past.

Eamon Sawada-Tse, 2016 English winner of the Kayak Kids' Illustrated History ChallengeEnglish winner:
Kaira Picard, Whitby, Ontario

The Day the Great Falls Stopped Flowing

In this story, Kaira recounts the day in 1848 when Niagara Falls froze over and “ran dry.”


Solène Fortin, 2016 French winner of the Kayak Kids' Illustrated History ChallengeFrench winner:
Jonathan Chassé, Gaspé, Quebec

L’énigmatique étranger
Jonathan shares the story of a German spy who attempted to infiltrate Canada, but was caught almost immediately in New Carlisle, Quebec.

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