Jake Wallace placed 59th out of 86

Bella Coola babe makes top 100 in Gerber Baby contest

Bella Coola babe makes top 100 in Gerber Baby contest

Seven-month old Jake Wallace has no idea he’s famous, but the local babe gave 86,000 other kids a run for their money by placing at number 59 in the nationwide 2013 Gerber Generation Photo Contest.

The contest is held annually and awards a $2000 RESP to the winner every year. Voting takes place via Facebook and all Canadian residents are entitled to one vote per day, with the votes counting towards the individual photo that receives them. The 10 photos with the most votes are considered finalists and move on to the judging phase for a chance to win the grand prize or one of the runner-up prizes.

Jake’s parents Janelle and Derek Wallace, also mom and dad to Jake’s two older sisters, Mackenzie and Marlee, were enthusiastic about the contest and Jake’s showing at 59th place.

“We are really thankful to everyone in Bella Coola that took the time to vote for Jake in the contest. Although we had family and friends voting for him, we know we had community support and that meant a lot,” said Janelle. “Obviously Jake had no idea what the contest was about, but it was definitely fun watching him move up the ranks everyday! We had people stopping us and asking ‘where is he at today?’ We are happy with 59! This will make a great baby book memento for him.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

Moms of those killed by illicit opioids take to B.C. Legislature in call for action

Moms Stop the Harm, a nationwide network of families who have lost loved ones to overdoses rally

Trudeau announces bioregional oceans protection agreement in Prince Rupert

Agreement announced in partnership with 14 central and north coast First Nations

115 new wildfires burning across B.C. due to 19,000 lightning strikes

More fires expected to start today, says BC Wildfire Service officials

Local artist Danika Naccarella commissioned to design artwork for Northern Sea Wolf

The Sea Wolf symbolizes family, loyalty and the protection of those travelling their waters.

‘Daddy bonus’ common in B.C. workplaces, study finds

UBC researchers say dads don’t have to be number one in the office to get a raise

VIDEO: Canadian toddler caught practising hockey skills in crib

Eli Graveline is getting praise from far and wide as the internet freaks out of cute throwback video

Man shot dead in Surrey ID’d as hockey coach and father of two

Murder of Paul Bennett – a respected Peace Arch Hospital worker and ‘champion of sport’ – ‘not random’

Serial killer Robert Pickton transferred to Quebec: victim’s family

Pickton was convicted in December 2007 of six counts of second degree murder

Canadian Syrian children’s choir not to attend festival over fears about U.S. travel

Many kids are recent immigrants from countries covered by Trump travel ban

B.C. teacher ends Jeopardy! winning streak, taking home US$69,000

Ali Hasan, from New Westminster, has been gaining fans as a “one-man invasion,” says Alex Trebek

Jett Woo highlights 5 Canucks choices on Day 2 of NHL entry draft

WHL star out of Moose Jaw tabbed in Round 2

In a matter of hours, women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to drive

Change was announced as a royal decree in 2017 by Crown Prince Mohammen bin Salman

Feds announce measures to protect endangered whale species

Canada’s Whale Initiative is part of the federal government’s $1.5 billion Ocean Protection Plan

Most Read