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First Prize:
Your Carrots by Gail Peck, Oakville, Ontario
Charity of Choice: Canadian Cancer Society


18 Honourable Mention Awards
(in alphabetical order by last name)

What the Heart Remembers by Marsha Barber, Toronto, Ontario

Hum by Marsha Barber, Toronto, Ontario

Love Offering by Marsha Barber, Toronto, Ontario

White Origami Cranes by Wendy Bourke, Burnaby, B.C.

Bronwin by April Bulmer, Cambridge, Ontario

Dusty by April Bulmer, Cambridge, Ontario

Here, on the Ground by Marianne Jones, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Left Behind by Gail Peck, Oakville, Ontario

National Pride by Kathy Robertson, Kitchener, Ontario

On Wednesdays by Karen Rockwell, Belle River, Ontario

Another Life Sentence by K.V. Skene, Toronto, Ontario

An Unlawful and Adulterous Love by K.V. Skene, Toronto, Ontario

Inawoods by Alexandra Summers, Cobble Hill, B.C.

at the cardiac unit by Richard Toth, Old Ridge, N.B.

heard in the shell by Nan Williamson, Peterborough, Ontario

After So Long by Anna Yin, Mississauga, Ontario

What Have We Missed? by Anna Yin, Mississauga, Ontario

The Sin City by Anna Yin, Mississauga, Ontario

Special thanks to our judge, Kate Marshall Flaherty,
who read and re-read all 230 poems before selecting the winning entries.