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Luan Hong vividly remembers the first time she experienced a Canadian winter.

“In 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.

She 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.

“I 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.”

Luan’s 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.

“I hope it is good enough for them. I am still a student, but for people to see my work. I appreciate it. “ 

The seventeen year old plans to pursue art and possibly graphic design in university once she graduates in June.

View the official 2019 holiday card.

Meet the student photographer behind this year’s holiday card

Luan Hong vividly remembers the first time she experienced a Canadian winter.

“In 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.

She 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.

“I 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.”

Luan’s 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.

“I hope it is good enough for them. I am still a student, but for people to see my work. I appreciate it. “ 

The seventeen year old plans to pursue art and possibly graphic design in university once she graduates in June.

View the official 2019 holiday card.

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