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Photos: Around 1,000 youth attend charity live painting competition in Richmond

More than $260,000 raised to help children in need.

Many youths armed with paintbrushes and art supplies took part in an international charity painting competition in Richmond this summer.

Around 1,000 youth took part in the Youth World Cup Live Painting Competition held at the Richmond Olympic Oval in August with 10 receiving gold medals in their categories.

The competition raised $261,196 to benefit children in need around the world and also helped in the donation of 1,000 “tent schools” for UNICEF’s global welfare project.

“Through this platform, we have showcased the talents of our youth while also helping children in need around the world,” said Vic Zheng, chairman of the competition organizing committee.

“We have aided more than forty thousand children who have suffered through disasters to continue their education and I hope this event will continue running for years to come.”

The event is co-hosted by the Canadian Youth Art Development Foundation and the Shandong Business Association with a sponsorship from the Canadian Youth Policy Association.