Colouring Contest

To celebrate the Free the Spirit Festival – Virtual Edition, we invite you to participate in our colouring contest. Break out your crayons, pencil crayons, felts, markers and paint. This contest is open to all kids & adults.

To participate:

  • Download, print and colour our colouring page. Download the colouring sheet here.
  • Fill out your name at the bottom of the sheet.
  • Make sure you’re following us @StAmantMB.
  • Post a photo of the finished colouring sheet on Instagram or Facebook (your account will need to be public for us to see it) or email it to
  • Tag us @StAmantMB and use #FreeTheSpiritFestival

Submissions must be received by: 11:59pm CST, September 23, 2020.

Participants have one of three chances to win a prize package!

  • A Free the Spirit Festival t-shirt
  • Beanie Baby
  • Mini Rainbow Chips Ahoy! (1 bag)
  • Hot Wheels car
  • Mr.Sketch scented markers
  • Mr. Sketch scented coloured pencils
  • 2 Pic-a-Pop bottles

The Fine Print:

  • By joining the contest, you consent for your child’s artwork to be shared on our website and social media channels.
  • Multiple entries from same household are welcome; limit of 1 entry per contestant.
  • Open to Manitoba residents only. Contest is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Instagram or Facebook. Just a fun way to keep the kids busy. Three winners will be announced on September 25.

Contest Sponsored by:

About the Artist:

Sam Mercier is a grade 12 student who lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Sam was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. Early on, it was thought that he would never be able to express himself verbally or through other formats. Sam has actively participated in the St.Amant Autism Programs from the Preschool Early Learning Program to the Enhanced Consultative Service for School. ABA support has been instrumental in his social, academic, and personal skills growth. With hard work, Sam now learns in an inclusive classroom and loves to talk to all his friends and family. Sam has a great love for animation.

Sam is best described as artistic, honest, kind, caring and inspiring! His growth in the areas of communication and expression of his emotions has been accelerated by his tremendous gift of thinking in pictures and fonts. Sam’s cartoon style drawings have evolved over time. His drawing has aided with processing memories and expressing his ideas. His artwork, recognized by its unique style, has been shared throughout his school and community partners. He has created parent guild posters for school events, ‘I Love to Read’ month videos and graphic novels for peers. His images of the various political leaders have been submitted to CBC and this past summer Sam was commissioned to create a history book in the form of a colouring book for Winnipeg Beach entitled, Exploring with Sam. There is a sense of pride with peers, learning through his artwork, and a positive impact of inclusion.