Nanaimo resident wins a top prize in the B.C. Farmers' Markets Ode to a Farmer poetry contest.

Nanaimo resident wins top prize in B.C. Farmers’ Markets poetry contest

NANAIMO - Nanaimo's Michael Armstrong wins the Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands category in B.C. Farmers' Markets poetry contest.

Nanaimo’s Michael Armstrong has garnered a top prize in the B.C. Farmers’ Markets Ode To a Farmer poetry contest.

Armstrong won the regional category for Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands for his poem Belonging.

The grand prize winner was Gerald Eggert, who also won the Vancouver Coast and Mountain region.

Other winners include Karen Steinson for Ode To Farmers, Debbie Korn for Hail to Our Farmers, Malcolm Coupe for Ode to a Farmer and John H. Fair for Dependable.

There were 96 submissions for the Ode To a Farmer poetry contest from across the province.

The grand prize winner received $150 and regional winners received $50 to use at a B.C. farmers’ market of their choice.

People can read the winning poems online at www.bcfarmersmarket.org.

Just Posted

City of Nanaimo planning to build new boathouse at Long Lake by 2023

$1.35-$2-million project would be used by local rowing, canoe and kayak clubs

Lantzville’s Pottie ‘walking away’ from derelict hotel in Port Alberni after one week

WorkSafe B.C. issues stop work order; owner says cost to continue too high

UPDATE: Scooter rider suffers life-threatening injuries in crash in Nanaimo

One person airlifted to hospital in Victoria after collision on Wall Street on Thursday

VIU students in Nanaimo have been busy creating haven for bees

Peace garden and program to protect pollinators providing new educational opportunities

Beefs & Bouquets, Oct. 17

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail bulletinboard@nanaimobulletin.com

UPDATE: Scooter rider suffers life-threatening injuries in crash in Nanaimo

One person airlifted to hospital in Victoria after collision on Wall Street on Thursday

Kawhi Leonard, former Toronto Raptor, welcomed back to Vancouver at pre-season game

Fans go wild at pre-season game between L.A. Clippers and Dallas Mavericks at Rogers Arena

Greens and NDP go head to head on West Coast; Scheer takes fight to Bernier

Trudeau turns focus to key ridings outside Toronto after two days in Quebec

Canucks beat Stanley Cup champs 4-3 in a shootout

Leivo nets winner, Vancouver dumps St. Louis for fourth straight win

Campbell River homicide suspects arrested in Vancouver

Two men remain in custody, but have not been charged

‘The more you test, the more you find’: Beef recalls a sign of success, experts say

Despite appearances, experts say a recent rise in major recalls is not a sign of food supply problems

Scholars say religious vaccine objections can’t be traced to Biblical sources

Vaccinations are a requirement to attend class in Ontario and New Brunswick, while B.C. launched a demand this fall

ELECTION 2019: How would the major parties address Canada’s housing crisis?

Promises include speculation taxes, more affordable housing, and declaring housing a human right

With $4M investment, Camosun College offers first sonography program on Vancouver Island

Starting in May 2020 students from Vancouver Island can pursue a career in sonography

Most Read