This was the name of the annual award given by The Canadian Community Newspapers Association for the best cartoon. The Name is now – “Best Local Cartoon/ Meilleure bande dessinée locale”. The award was named after James Simpkins creation “Jasper The Bear“.

This newspaper article gives us a glimpse of the award it was sent to me by Arden Phair retired Curator of the St. Catherines Museum.


A picture containing text Description automatically generated Niagara News 1977, March 04

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A picture containing text, transport, outdoor Description automatically generatedThe Independent. [Grimsby] 2 June 1976: 4