Secondary Grade 10 student Kaylin Kim shows off her winning design,
which will be featured on charity Christmas cards supporting the Lions
Gate Hospital Foundation this year.
by Andy Prest, North Shore News
A whimsical sledding bears drawing done by a North Vancouver Grade
10 student will be sliding into mail boxes this December as the winning
design for the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation’s Christmas card
Windsor Secondary’s Kaylin Kim said her winning design, chosen
amongst drawings submitted by students across the North Shore, was
inspired by some classic local motifs.
“The card needed to embody cheerfulness,” Kim said in a note to the
North Shore News. “I also wanted it to represent North Van in some way,
which is where the sledding bears came from. Sledding is something many
of us do in the winter season, and bears are frequent visitors of the
North Shore. Why not draw both?”
The hospital foundation’s 2020 Charity Christmas Cards are now
available on their website, at the foundation’s office in Lions Gate
Hospital, as well as at all four North Shore Save-on-Foods locations.
“The card made everyone who saw it smile,” said Lions Gate Hospital
Foundation event co-ordinator Jennifer McDonald. “It’s warm-hearted and
cheerful. Kaylin’s dramatic depiction of our North Shore mountains also
impressed the judges.”
Kim said she has been drawing since she first learned how to hold a pencil.
“When I was younger, art was the only thing I cared about,” she
said. “Now, it is both a hobby and something I hope to pursue in the
Her winning design, however, doesn’t exactly match her preferred style these days.
“[My art] tends to be inspired by people, fashion, the internet,
nature, and some anime that deal with darker themes,” she said. “Not to
say what I draw is edgy, if it could be described. Most of the time I
pour abstract ideas into drawing people.”
For this scene, though, bears were the perfect fit.
“As for why there are three bears, I originally planned to draw just
one and thought it looked lonely,” she said. “Then I added a second.
And a third to add to the second. There was no more space left on the
sled, and three seemed to be a fitting limit, so I left it at that.”
Click HERE for more details about the card and for ordering information.