Katie Hodges, six years old, with Const. Alicia O’Neill, left, and Const. Patrick O’Neill, right, Maja’s handler. Photos by Emily Jaycox

Poster contest winners meet RCMP puppy Maja

Get photos taken with seven-month-old police pup in training

The winners of the Ponoka RCMP’s poster contest were presented with their prizes in front of the detachment building on June 25, and had their photos taken with seven-month old RCMP puppy-in-training Maja.

The age categories were five to seven, eight to 10 and 11 to 12.

The first place winner in the five to seven category was Katie Hodges, age six.

Dalton Smikles, seven, won first place in the second age category.

Carter Buller, 11, won first place for ages 11 to 12, and his younger sister Maci, seven, took second place in her age category.

Prizes were donated by 7-11 Convenience Store (treats, floaters, chips, etc.), Boston Pizza (a free pizza and pop), the Ponoka Aquaplex (swim passes) and the Ponoka RCMP Police Dog Services (PDS) (stickers and temporary tattoos).

The contest ran from May 13 to June 10, after being extended by one week in order to allow for more entries.

READ MORE: UPDATE: Poster contest extended

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Dalton Smikles, seven years old.

Carter Buller, 11, left, and his sister Maci, seven.

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