Medal designers needed for 2020 Ontario Winter Games

Organizers of the Orillia 2020 Ontario Winter Games, which will see about 3,500 youth from across the province compete in nearly 30 sports, are calling on local artists to help design next year’s medal.

Local artist Tony Bianco, who has designed several coins for the Royal Canadian Mint, created the design for the 2018 Ontario Winter Games also held in Orillia. Bianco will once again volunteer his time to work alongside local artists in creating a new medal for 2020.

“We are putting out a call to local artists, asking them to step up and help us design the medal for the 2020 Ontario Winter Games,” said Pete Bowen, head of the medal committee. “We really want the medals to be locally designed and locally inspired.”

Interested local artists of all ages are invited to attend a meeting with Bianco and Ontario Winter Games officials on April 16 at 7 p.m. in the Tudhope boardroom of the Orillia City Centre.

“This is a really unique opportunity for local artists to get involved and be a part of what is going to be an amazing event,” said Jed Levene, chair of the Ontario Winter Games’ organizing committee. “It’s another way for people in our communities to volunteer their expertise and lend a hand.”

For more information, contact Bowen at petebowen12@gmail.com.

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