(PHOTO: Jordyn Simpson, with the winning Christmas card design in the background.)
For the second year in a row, a photograph taken by Stittsville’s Jordyn Simpson will grace the cover of the Goulbourn Museum’s Christmas card. The Grade 11 student at South Carleton High School captured the winning image while volunteering as an event photographer during the Museum’s Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market on November 20th.
One of four volunteer photographers at the event, the 16-year-old’s picture was chosen from over 1,300 images taken that day. A selection of their photographs can be viewed on the Goulbourn Museum’s Facebook page.
Jordyn’s photo features a rustic tin star hanging from red burlap. “It is has an artistic simplicity and vintage Christmas vibe we just adore,” says Curator Manager Kathryn Jamieson.
This is the second year the Museum has included the community in its Christmas card design. “We’re excited to continue this tradition and happy to include our volunteers in the process,” says Kathryn.
An avid photographer, Jordyn has photographed the past two Christmas events at the Museum as well as Father’s Day Flashback in June. She also volunteered to transcribe panel text during her summer break.
The Christmas cards will be sent to members, donors, volunteers and contributors of the Goulbourn Museum.
Goulbourn Museum is a registered charity located at 2064 Huntley Road in Stittsville. It tells the story of Ottawa’s oldest military settlement and offers interactive and hands-on exhibits. The grounds offer picnic tables with shade umbrellas, and a large checker board. Admission to the Museum is free, but donations are always appreciated.