This is all so awesome, Trudy! Thx for all the hard work you and your committee have put forward to make this happen. I am SO looking forward to the conference.
I will bring a few copies of Chocolatour: A Quest for the World's Best Chocolate (volume I) for those who don't yet have a copy. :-)
See you very soon!
More PWAC Conference Extras
If you haven’t registered for the 2017 PWAC Conference in Fredericton May 18-21, here are some more conference extras:
Post Conference Walking Tour
Monday, May 22 – 10 a.m.
PWAC member Christine Peets and local resident Angie Deveau will lead a walking tour through Fredericton’s downtown and on walking trails across the river. (Map: www.fredericton.ca/sites/default/files/recreation/trail_brochure_-guide_des_sentiers.pdf) Trail maps will also be available in the conference welcome package.
The tour will begin at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, follow the Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge Trail #1 then turn down Gibson Trail #15 to Hyla Park Nature Preserve, Canada’s First Amphibian Sanctuary where seven of the nine frog and toad species in New Brunswick reside.
The walk will be approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours and will be followed by lunch with the group or on your own. No pre-registration is necessary.
Christine will have Nordic Walking Poles. You are welcome to bring yours, but walking poles are not necessary. The terrain is flat and open. Comfortable walking shoes should be worn. The walk will go ahead in sun or light rain.
PWAC Conference Writing Contest
For registrants only!
Fredericton Tourism wants to read your stories about Fredericton! That’s why they are providing three Fredericton-themed prize packages valued between $50 and $150 for the first, second and third place winners of stories written about New Brunswick’s capital city.
Contest is open to registrants of the 2017 PWAC Conference
Publication: Articles and/or blog posts must have been published between May 21, 2017 and December 31, 2017 (unpublished articles are not eligible). Date of publication must appear on submission. Length of article is open.
Number of Entries: You may enter as many published articles as you want.
Entry Fee: There is no entry fee.
Judging: Fredericton Tourism will judge the entries.
How to Apply: Each entry must include: a separate page with the entrant’s full name, address, phone number, email address, title of the submitted piece, and the name of the publication where it appeared (please provide the URL if the submission is from the web), a PDF copy of the original story with the original publication date and byline indicated, and an additional PDF of the story with the byline removed or obscured.
Submission: Email your application package to Stacey.Russell@Fredericton.ca with "City of Fredericton Award Submission” in the subject line of the email.
Incomplete entries will be ineligible and therefore discarded. All material that is submitted will not be returned. Judges will not consider any additional information from the entrant other than the story itself.
Deadline: All entries must be received by midnight on Monday, April 16, 2018.
Winners will be notified by email and prizes will be awarded at the 2018 PWAC Conference.
We have had some books donated to us so will be drawing names for them periodically throughout the weekend. It’s your chance to get a copy of:
One of PWAC member Jennifer Hatt’s novels: Orchids for Billie, On the Scent of a Mandarin Moon and Finding Maria
Prose to Go: Tales From a Private List, including stories written by several current and past PWAC members
Former PWAC member Jennifer Power Scott’s Green Careers: You Can Make Money and Save the Plane
Former PWAC member Allison Finnamore's book East Coast Murders
Books published by former PWAC member Kate Merlin-Hanson’s publishing company, Chocolate River Publishing, including: Bay of Fundy’s Hopewell Rocks by Kevin Snair, Through the Eyes of Mary by PWAC member Sharon Bird and Follow the Goose Butt, Camelia Airheart! By Alice Whitney
Lawrence Hill’s The Book of Negroes
We also have two vintage PWAC coffee mugs up for grabs – vintage because they have one of PWAC’s old logos on them! How cool is that?
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