Congratulations to everyone across Canada who won awards during our Annual General Meeting in Vancouver this year!!! (See the end of this post for all the winners.)
PWAC Quebec chapter member, Mark Cardwell, was a finalist in the Best Feature Article category, and I got a lovely, totally unexpected surprise when I received my Regional Volunteer Award. As Chapter President, it’s been such a pleasure to organize professional development and social events for our members in the last few months.
RECAP OF EVENTS SO FAR
In November 2015, Julie Barlow gave a stellar presentation on how to write a powerful book proposal. That was followed by our holiday party hosted by Eve Krakow, who also has been a dedicated PWAC volunteer throughout the years. Next came a series of pub nights during the winter right up into the spring. At these events, new and veteran members got a chance to mix and mingle in an informal setting. It was a great way to warm up our chapter and get it going again. Before our summer break, we capped off our events with a museum visit (on one of the soggiest days of the year! LOL!) and a great potluck party hosted by Tracey Arial. All of these events would not have happened without the dedication and hard work of all of our volunteers this past year. So, a big thank you to Kathe Leiber, Eve Krakow, Julie Barlow and Tracey Arial.
WHAT’S COMING UP NEXT?
Our executive is planning the upcoming professional development events, and we’ll announce those soon. In the meantime, here is information on our next couple of activities.
PWAC QUEBEC READS DURING LES JOURNEES DE LA CULTURE
Every year at the end of September, there is a province-wide celebration of all things arts and cultural. This time around, we’ll be participating by giving a reading. It will take place on September 30th from 2 to 5pm at Mariposa Cafe. (We send out a huge thank-you to Victor at the Cafe for hosting this event.) If you’re interested in reading some of your compelling non-fiction, fiction or poetry, contact Elizabeth at info at ownyourcreativity dot com.
NEXT PUB NIGHT
Our next pub night is September 15th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. It’s open to past, present and future members, and guests. The theme is “Most memorable back-to-school story.” Come prepared to tell your story. Props and pictures are welcome. Location to be confirmed.
Wow! That’s a lot of stuff going on, isn’t it? None of it would happen without volunteers. I encourage you to get involved. We have tons of things that we need help with — small and big — and it feels so good when you contribute. Contact Elizabeth at info at ownyourcreativity dot com to help out this great organization of ours.
FULL LIST OF PWAC AWARD WINNERS