Hong vividly remembers the first time she experienced a Canadian winter.
my home city they do not have not much snow. The first time I come to Winnipeg and there is a lot
of snow and I just played outside. It was my fist
time to come to a new environment and I enjoyed it,” Hong recalls with a smile.
came to Canada, with her family from China, seven years ago. Hong has embraced
her new home and all the opportunities that come with a Canadian high school
experience. The grade 12 Fort Richmond Collegiate student jumped at the chance to take a photography
course and was instantly hooked. She is inspired by capturing images she might
not have seen in China.
like to go to places people usually don’t want to. So I went to a forest near
our school and it was very lucky for me to see a squirrel standing in a tree
for a very long time. This one did a very good job for me as he stayed in
the tree perfectly.”
photographs were selected for Pembina Trails School Division’s annual holiday
card. A collection of winter images, some first frost and tree greens, she has
taken will soon be making their way to our community connections and even the
Mayor of Winnipeg and the Premier of Manitoba.
hope it is good enough for them. I am still a student, but for people to see my
work. I appreciate it. “
seventeen year old plans to pursue art and possibly graphic design in
university once she graduates in June.
View the official 2019 holiday card.