To celebrate World Oceans Day 2022, we invited students from K–12 to submit artwork with the theme, Revitalization: collective action for our oceans.

We encouraged students to be creative and to share their story about what revitalization means to them within Átl’ḵa7tsem / Howe Sound’s precious watershed.

Here’s a selection of the amazing artwork submitted to the 2022 Átl’ḵa7tsem / Howe Sound Art Challenge.

Launch Slideshow

Overall

Our oceans are beautiful
Lira Ilyasova
Whistler secondary school
Grade: 9

Winner

The ocean can’t speak for itself
Jack Westwood
Garabaldi Highlands Elementary
Grade: 5

Runner Up

Grade K

Everyone can do their part
Elodie Smith
Whistler Waldorf School

Winner

The Ocean
Kaija Carpenter Bremner
Brackendale

Runner Up

Sea clean up!
Freya Shearer
Ring creek art

Honourable Mention

Ocean animals in Howe sound
Tylah Perkins
Ring creek art



Bringing back colour to the rivers & oceans
Finnley Smith
Whistler Waldorf School



Pacific octopus
Charlie Melvin
Ring creek art



Artificial Reef
Valentina Hsu
ecole Gabrielle Roy



Ocean Steward
Billy Youwe
Brackendale Elementary



Orca in the sunset
Valerie King
Glenayre Elementary



Narwhal and its ocean friends
Olivia Gu
Caulfeild Elementary



Starfish
Valerie King
Glenayre Elementary



Grade 1

My sea friends
Heather Watson
Brooksbank Elementary

Winner

Everybody's Ocean
Léo Desjardins
École Les Aiglons

Runner Up

Happy Jellyfish
Emma Wang
Irwin Park Elementary School

Honourable Mention

Revitalization of howe sound
Isla Leuchte
Brackendale

Honourable Mention

Under the Sea
Senna Wilburn
Mamquam Elementary



Revitalization of howe sound
Kendra Collins
Brackendale



Twilight
Kolfinna Róbertsdóttir
Mamquam elementary



Revitalization of howe sound
Carys Drenka
Brackendale



Orca
Emma Wang
Irwin Park Elementary school



Ocean creatures
Armaan Madahar
Mamquam elementary school



Sea friends
Joanee Shemko
Ring creek art



Revitalization of howe sound
Caitlyn Bessey
Brackendale



Howe Sound Sea Creatures
Soly Bernier
Mamquam Elementary



Little seahorse
Natalie Ketch
Ring creek art



Revitalization of howe sound
Kane Lewis
Brackendale



The ocean
Roslyn Scharf
Mamquam elementary



Revitalization of howe sound
Effie Palmer
Brackendale



Revitalization of howe sound
Atlas Quarry
Brackendale



Revitalization of howe sound
Ruby Michals
Brackendale



Revitalization of howe sound
Alex Lowenberger
Brackendale



Howe sound friends
Scotia Swansborough
Ring creek art



Cleaning the Ocean
Dor Nitsan
Eagle Harbour Montessori School



Revitalization of howe sound
Gracey Helliwell
Brackendale



Sea-Shell Coast
Julia Dzanic
Eagle Harbour Montessori School



The Dream of Turtles
Julia Dzanic
Eagle Harbour Montessori School



Howe sound revitalization
Reo Stebinicki
Brackendale



The Clear Ocean
Dor Nitsan
Eagle Harbour Montessori School



The Clean Jellyfish
Amirali Azhinehfar
Eagle Harbour Montessori School



The Beautiful Ocean and Animals
Amirali Azhinehfar
Eagle Harbour Montessori School



Revitalization of howe sound
Reo Stebnicki
Brackendale



The Ocean
Declan Lagasse
Mamquam elementary



Grade 2

The Vital Link…Salmon
Ms. Lock’s Class- Grade 2-3 Lock
Mamquam

Winner

Jellyfish
Lucas King
Glenayre Elementary

Runner Up

Who Is the Real Predator?
Ivy Gordon
Caulfield Elementary

Honourable Mention

Bianca's masterpiece aka 'The cleanup canoe'
Bianca Baxter
École La Passerelle

Honourable Mention

Spider Crab
Aayden McConachie
Mamquam Elementary

Honourable Mention

The Wild Call
Amitisse Jalili
Eagle Harbour Montessori School



Don't be Mean to the Ocean
Lucy Robinson
Gibsons Elementary



Watery Sun
Sinclaire Point
Gibsons Elementary



Crab clean up !
Jemma Banks
Ring Creek art



Queen Jellyfish
Ana Colotla Zapian
Eagle Harbour Montessori School



Sea Otter in a Jellyfish
Pavlina Hladik
Eagle Harbour Montessori



Sunset on the Sea
Rachel Higgins
Mamquam Elementary



Future Ocean
Graham Yates
Mamquam



Turtle and His Friends
Jordan St. Jacques
Eagle Harbour Montessori School



Revitalization of howe sound
Eli Addis
Brackendale



Revitalization of howe sound
Addy McLeod
Brackendale



Ocean wildlife action
Finley Gilmour
Upper Lynn Elementary



Wave of the Green Sea Turtle
Elliott Eade
Mamquam Elementary



Howe sound revitalization
Calder Fofonoff
Brackendale



Revitalization of howe sound
Emmi S
Brackendale



Sam The Salmon
Alexandria Dela Cerna
Mamquam Elementary School



Otterson
Tuulikki Birch
Mamquam



Eagle over the shiny Ocean
Brianna Cavallini
Eagle Harbour Montessori School



Seahorse
Everleigh Hodges
Ring Creek Art



The Kind Jellyfish
Amitisse Jalili
Eagle Harbour Montessori School



Seahorse in ocean
Avery Wilson
Ring Creek Art



Revitalization of howe sound
Calder Folfnoff
Brackendale



Revitalization of howe sound
Tova Macrae
Brackendale



Great big Orca
Penny Staples
Ring creek art



Ocean
Dhyan Anto
Gibsons Elementary



Noodles, the baby turtle
Alex Ippolito
Eagle Harbour Montessori School



Kelp
Julian Lapenotiere
Squamish Nature Learners



Mountains Ahoy!
Sadie Merriam
Mamquam Elementary



Sea animals
Violet Pahl
Ring creek art



I love orcas
Abigail Middleton
Mamquam



Eagle over the shiny Ocean
Brianna Cavallini
Eagle Harbour Montessori School



Star fish by the sea
Paityn Jordan
Mamquam elementary



The home of the dolphin and the mermaid
Doris Chen
Walton elementary



The Seagull Sky
Jaxon Bonthron
Mamquam Elementry



Orca swimming beside a mountain under a sunset
Lucas King
Glenayre Elementary



Revival of the Ocean
Jowan Law
Eagle Harbour Montessori School



Jellyfish in seafoam
Sydney Samson
Mamquam Elementary



Oliver The Otter Is Sad Because Of Pollution
Cedric Stewart
Mamquam



Bear and Friends
Jordan St. Jacques
Eagle Harbour Montessori School



The Water and the Sky
Ana Colotla Zapian
Eagle Harbour Montessori School



Sprimg
Emmi Carpenter Bremner
Brackendale



The Sea of Adventures
Archer Rosin
Gibsons Elementary



Home for the Animals
Jowan Law
Eagle Harbour Montessori School



The Mountain City
Alex Ippolito
Eagle Harbour Montessori School



Grade 3

Restoration is the key to Revitalization [mixed media on canvas]
Nevé Boden
Squamish Elementary

Winner

OVERHEARD AT THE REEF
Archie Hardy
Lions Bay Elementary

Runner Up

Animal Protest
Aarav Chawla
Squamish Waldorf School

Honourable Mention

Restoring the Ocean
Arshia Purohit Singh
Eagle Harbour Montessori School

Honourable Mention

Why I Otter
Wyatt Green
Mamquam Elementary



Dolphin @ Sunset
Magnolia Lee-Flynn
Eagle Harbour Montessori School



Virtual Diving
Charlize Hsu
ecole Gabrielle Roy



Turtle and Sea Creatures
Noah Banal
Eagle Harbour Montessori School



Orca Sunset
Bradley Campbell
Mamquam Elementary School



The Awesome Ocean
Dominiq Gazdik
Squamish Waldorf School



Jumpy Orca
Isabelle Costa-Ward
Mamquam Elementary



The Life of the Ocean
Raghav Mohan
Eagle Harbour Montessori School



Delicate Jellyfish
Sage Bachusz
Mamquam Elamentry



Big orca in Howe sound
Quinn McCartney
Ring creek art



Doolfin the Dolphin
Lillian Li
Eagle Harbour Montessori School



Welcome to my home
Sophia Moore
Mamquam Elementary



Ocean
Dustin Bursey
Gibsons Elementary



First Nations' Home
Magnolia Lee-Flynn
Eagle Harbour Montessori School



Colour
Sóldís Róbertsdóttir
Mamquam elementary



killer whale at sunset
David Cappa
Mamquam elementary



The colours of Howe Sound
Spencer Bickerton
Mamquam



Eagle over the shiny Ocean
Benjamin Croes
Eagle Harbour Montessori School



A Seagull in The Sunrise
Bruce Massey
Mamquam Elementary



The legend of oceans
Amraj Bains
Mamquam Elementary School



Save the sea creatures
Frankie Kendall
Ring creek art



River by the Ocean
Julian Fuller
Gibsons Elementary



The Shining Sunset
Lillian Li
Eagle Harbour Montessori School



Fliers at Ground
Benjamin Croes
Eagle Harbour Montessori School



Salmon, Wolf and Owl
Noah Banal
Eagle Harbour Montessori School



Grade 4

Let Us Revitalize Howe Sound!
Jayden Jiang
Collingwood Elementary School

Winner

Our community can do anything, we just have to believe in it.
Selina Zhou
Collingwood

Runner Up

Sick Ocean
Shirley Bao
caulfeild Elementary School

Honourable Mention

Eagle and orca harmony
Tyah Winstanley
Ring creek art

Honourable Mention

the planet
Winnie Li
Collingwood



Our Oceans
selina zhou
collingwood



ART Ocean PNG GOOD 3 am
Allen Gan
CollingWood



Protect The Earth and Sea Animals
Jacky wei
Collingwood Wentworth



2050
Ms. Eckert & Mme. Hryhirchuk Art Class Grade 4/5
Squamish Elementary



Stop litering
Criss wang
Collingwood



Save the Ocean
Kitty Xu
Collingwood School



Tragedy of the sea
Jenny Guo
Collingwood school



Whale art
Kaylin Chen
Collingwood



Ocean Sunrise
Sarah Wang
Collingwood school



'Protecting'
Westin Baxter
École La Passerelle



Ocean Pollution
Beau Mclean
Collingwood



treasure the ocean
Lyle Zhao
collingwood school



Walrus
SIerra Amisola
Gibsons Elementary



Riptide
Matilda Simmons
Roberts Creek Elementary



Lunch Time
Natalie Wagner
Brackendale



Murky waters
Mia Song
Collingwood School, Wentworth Campus



save the ocean
samer mansour
collingwood



Now vs our Future
Kaitlin Mcinnis
Collingwood



Under The Ocean
benjamin fenton
collingwood



Save The Ocean
George Kitahara
Collingwood



The Ocean In A Bottle
Jayden Jiang
Collingwood Elementary School



The deep sea
Mattea Wilburn
Mamquam



Fresh Morning
Owen Pollock
Myrtle Philip Community School



Aquanaut doing research
Leah Hsu
ecole Gabrielle Roy



The polluted sea
charlotte zhang
collingwood wentworth campus



Fishing Oil
Aiden Lee
Collingwood



Past & Future
Jocylin Ying
Collingwood school



squid
norah zhao
collingwood



Colourful jellyfish
Maja Brondel
Mamquam Elementary



Moon n sun
Piper Wild
Mamquam elementary school



Save the whales
Vivienne Lorenz
Ring creek art



Jellyfish
Elynn Babuin
Mamquam elementary school



Person on the beach
Jonah Frimer
Gibsons Elementary



Seaweed Nursery- Relief Print
Caylee Diggins Casey
Davis Bay Elementary



ocean wildlife.
Max Ling
collingwood



the turtle
Audrey Sander
Collingwood



Jellyfish
Jack Merriam
Mamquam Elementary



Ocean night
Zixing Wu
Collingwood School



Driftwood Whale
Piper Wild
Mamquam Elementary School



save the animals
Kelly Lu
Collingwood school



Garbage Wave
Sierra Amisola
Gibsons Elementary



Salmon Alevin- relief print
Macy Smith
Davis Bay Elementary



Samlon are Life- Relief print
Xavier Pierre
Davis Bay Elementary



Sea Birds Return- relief print
Olive McLaughlin
Davis Bay Elementary



Sunset
Dilan Majid
Mamquam elementary school



Save the Ocean
Violet TEACHER
Roberts Creek Elementary



Save The Ocean's
Jason Xu
collingwood school



Sea bed of Howe Sound
Lucy Staples
Ring creek art



Sailing the water
Maja Brondel
Mamquam Elementary



Ocean
Lucas Bourget
Mamquam Elementary



Grade 5

Howe Sound Cleaning
Julia Samec
Brackendale Elementary School

Winner

Sun Over the Chief
Oliver Hodgetts
Mamquam Elementary

Runner Up

Shattered Ocean
Isabella Fu
Collingwood School (Wentworth Campus)

Honourable Mention

New Season’s Young
Bridget Dai
Collingwood School

Honourable Mention

Orcas in Howe Sound
Jackson Hodgetts
Mamquam Elementary

Honourable Mention

Two Ocean Views
Isabella Fu
Collingwood School (Wentworth Campus)



The ocean can’t speak for itself
Jack Westwood
Garabaldi Highlands Elementary



Let's Keep it That Way
Daniel Jiang
Collingwood School



Let’s protect their home
Emily Chen
Walton Elementary



Our Ocean
Ms. Eckert & Mr. Parker's Art Class Grade 4, 5, 6
Squamish Elementary



Eagle cleaning up the ocean
Layke Glazier
Ring creek art



O.C.E.A.N
Brook Earland
Hollyburn



The Little Trash Maid
India Gordon
Caulfeild Elemtary



Sunset in Howe Sound
Peggy Gao
Collingwood School



The Beauty of Our Ocean
Isabella Fu
Collingwood School (Wentworth Campus)



Eagle at Sunset
Gwendolyn Spires
Spring Creek Community School



Re-using olds stuff.
Mason Thomas
Langdale



Deep in the ocean
Manisha Bains
Mamquam Elementary School



Salmon Run
Gwendolyn Spires
Spring Creek Community School



Jellyfish
Anneli Simm
Mamquam Elementary



Howe Family
Hanishka Suresh
Hillcrest Elementary



The Orca Mountain
Rory MIlner
Collingwood



Orca
Ara Warren
Ring creek art



Breaching orca in Howe sound
Jack Westwood
Ring Creek Art



a cloudy sunset
nina hakimzadeh
Collingwood



Turtle's Adventure
Peggy Gao
Collingwood School



The Breach
Bayan Hafezi
Collingwood



The Ocean Clam
Tiffany Deng
Collingwood



Rising Colors
Amu Mei
Collingwood



Under the sea
Riley Puttonen
Mamquam elementary school



Ocean Nightlife
Jackson McClelland
Myrtle Philip Community School



Ocean and Earth
Tiffany Deng
Collingwood School



Octopus
Oliver Hodgetts
Mamquam Elementary



Orca at sunset
Ben McKim
Ring creek art



Jellyfish in our sea
nina hakimzadeh
Collingwood



Under the water at Howe sound
Athena Signorello
Collingwood



Whale drawing
Gillian Liu
Collingwood



sun set
Ryan Young
collingwood



Axolotl
Journey METCALF
Mamquam



over the rainbow
nina hakimzadeh
Collingwood



Under The Sea
Deven Mundi
Collingwood Wentworth



Intertidal - Relief print
Grace Bachand
Davis Bay Elementary



Under the Sea
Jessica Lo
Collingwood School



Glass reef and Rock Fish - Relief print
Deklin Compston
Davis Bay Elementary



Sunset
nina hakimzadeh
Collingwood



Life below the seas
Edwin Liu
Collingwood



Ocean is our homeland
Emily Chen
Walton Elementary



Crab from Howe Sound by Julian
Julian Steed
Mamquam Elementary



World On a Whale's Back- relief print
David Petrescu
Davis Bay Elementary



Grade 6

Promises to Howe Sound
Ms. Eckert & Mme. Paquette's Art Class Grade 5,6
Squamish Elementary

Winner

No title provided
Arleigh Kemp
Signal Hill Elementary

Runner Up

Take Action - Cleaning the Ocean
Yuhan Selina Qi
Irwin Park Elementary school

Honourable Mention

No title provided
Julia Leigh
Signal Hill Elementary

Honourable Mention

HAROLD THE TURTLE
Sammy Newcombe
Mamquam



Dramatic Waterway
Ivy Tomlinson
Roberta Bondar



No title provided
Abby Black
Signal Hill Elementary



No title provided
Norah Glavas
Signal Hill Elementary



No title provided
Kate Grimshaw
Signal Hill Elementary



No title provided
Anna Tiedeman
Signal Hill Elementary



Clean up- Relief Print
Riley Isenor
Davis Bay Elementary



Howe sound Orca
Takehiro Ishida
Mamquam Elementary School



Protect Howe Sound
Nyla Babuin
Mamquam Elementary



It’s just a normal day in the ocean
Bekam Campbell
Mamqaum elementary



Turtle in the Ocean
Isabelle Manapat
Mamquam Elementary School



The next generation..............
Tanner Schulz
Mamquam Elementry



Sunset
Jersey Mckay
Mamquam Elementary



Jellyfish plastic destroyer
Emily Yates
Mamquam



Jellyfish ocean blue
Emily Yates
Mamquam El



Fish eat fish
Isabella Guiron
École Riverdale Elementary



Protected Giant Sea turtle in Maui
Rylee Livermore
Signal Hill Elementary



Healthy Beaches- Relief Print
Vanessa Martinez
Davis Bay Elementary



Water shed- Relief print
Aleah Marr
Davis Bay Elementary



Humpie the Humpback-relief print
Avery Tymoschuk
Davis Bay Elementary



Grade 7

No title provided
Marley Vertefeville
Signal Hill Elementary

Winner

A helping hand
Roseaura Arkinstall
Langdale elementary

Runner Up

Herring roe
Ruby Sollid
Don Ross

Honourable Mention

Ocean Adventures
Lexi Nolan
Langdale Elementary

Honourable Mention

Return of the wales
Ruby Sollid
Don Ross



10 metre whale
Arman Cochrane-White
Langdale Elementary



beauty and the trash at howe sound
Isla Gordon
Kleos Open Learning



Turtle made by beach pollution
Dahlia Lambrecht
École de la vallée



No title provided
Annabel Gilman
Signal Hill Elementary



No title provided
Robin McNolty
Signal Hill Elementary



No title provided
Sayah DesBrisay
Signal Hill Elementary



Sunbeams below
Zia Scrimshaw
Langdale Elementary School



Helping hand
Ruby Sollid
Don Ross



Lunch
Rhys Sharkey
Langdale Elementary



No title provided
Jessica Stratton
Signal Hill Elementary



Fading Into Optimism
Molly Ridd
Langdale Elementary



No title provided
Cody Kelly
Signal Hill Elementary



No title provided
Lilly Kolbe
Signal Hill Elementary



Howe sound art
Nicholas Gilmore
Signal hill elementary



It’s not too late
Thomas McDermott
Signal Hill Elementary



No title provided
Sola Skeels
Signal Hill Elementary



No title provided
Ashleigh Woodruff
Signal Hill Elementary



Giving Birth
Grayden Holmes
Langdale Elementary



No title provided
Liv Teitzel
Signal Hill Elementary



Howe Sound Living
Kingston Kane
Langdale Elementary



My Beautiful Backyard
Daniel Rietze
Langdale Elementary



Sunset in Howe Sound
Milo Jacques
Langdale Elementary School



Sunset in Howe Sound
Bryce Green
Langdale Elementary



A hope for redemption
Ruby Sollid
Don Ross



Stars and Coins in Howe Sound
Isaac Kingston
Langdale Elementary



An Ocean Renewed
Tristan Robino
Signal Hill Elementary



Ocean Sky
Fergus Scott
Langdale Elementary



Salmon Cycle
Caelan Hooper
Don Ross Middle School



Soap Stone Seal
Topaz Tyler
École la Valée



Grade 8

Collectively swimming toward a better future
Mieko Pateman
Drms

Winner

The Collective Heartbeat of Howe Sound
Mina Derksen
Drms

Runner Up

Future of Howe Sound
Lacey Dennis
Don Ross middle school

Honourable Mention

Every Hand Helps
Afton Roy
NavigateNIDES (online school)



A whales return
Aria Scott
Drms



Orqua ; the killing whale
Florence Moreau
École La Vallée



The future sparkles
Zero Humphries
Drms



A better future
Casey gilbank
Drms



Hope on the Horizon
Grace Murphy
Drms



It takes one move at a time, make your choice
Charlie Murphy
Drms



Past to future
Onyx Vrabel
Drms



Current - Future
Halle Price
DRMS



A cleaner future
Sarah Dancy
Drms



Crystal waters, clear seas, are you able to see these?
Gracie voelker
Drms



Single use past to collectively better future
Nina VanEerdt
DRMS



Grade 9

Our oceans are beautiful
Lira Ilyasova
Whistler secondary school

Winner

Save the turtle
Ana Lukashova
Burnaby North

Runner Up

Mad Octopus
Ashley Bruce
Sunshine Coast Alternative School - Project Spider



Grade 10

Garbage Buffee
Carys Griffin
Whistler Secondary School

Winner

We Otter Be Together
Max Wild
NIDES (Northern Island Distance Education School)

Runner Up

Stop Overfishing: save Coral and Glass Sponge Reefs
Cedar Pidgeon
Howe Sound Secondary School



swimming in the sky
charlie craig
whistler secondary school



Orcas
Max Wild
NIDES (North Island Distance Education School)



Grade 11

New Bait
Mary Jey Bermudez
Howesound Secondary School

Winner

A Full Moon In Howesound
Logan Clarke
Whistler Secondary School

Runner Up

Grade 12

When Waters are Alike
Alana Norie
St. Micheals University School

Winner

Burruan
Takaya Maynard
WSS

Runner Up

Red Squid
Keanna Bishop
Sunshine Coast Alternative School



Submerged in the Sound
Alana Norie
St. Micheals University School