Honourable Mention

Congratulations to all of the 2017 finalists, and thank you to you and all of the writers from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Yukon for participating in this year's writing competition.  Winners will be announced towards the end of September!

Fiction category -

  • Anneliese Schultz of Richmond, BC for "Bread"
  • Paula Lemke of Langley, BC for "Pilgrimage"
  • Louise Sidley of Rossland, BC for "Nemo Creek"
  • Lynn Salmon of Courtenay, BC for "Sakura"

First Nations category - 

  • Guuduniia La Boucan of Victoria, BC for "Del's Truck"

Creative Non-fiction category - 

  • Tom Gee of Osoyoos, BC for "Oh, My Poppa"
  • Bobbie Ogletree  of Nelson, BC for " Queen For A Day"
  • Susan Pieters of Burnaby, BC for "Singing Solo"
  • Gloria Lorenzen of Duncan, BC for "The Descent El Descenso"

Poetry category -  

  •  KB Nelson (Karen Black)  of Langley, BC for "Celebrating the Natural World and the Humans In It"
  • Gladys McDonald of Moose Jaw, SK for " The Saturday Night Routine"
  • Elizabeth Cunningham of Nelson, BC for " Words to Make a Day for You"



Here are excerpts from the work of our 2016 and 2015 winners, and some of our finalists from those years.