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Mayor's Poetry City Challenge

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo participated in the Mayor’s Poetry City Challenge. This annual literary competition encourages municipal councils across Canada to take a few minutes in their meetings in March or April to recognize the poets in their communities and the contribution of poetry to the arts in Canada.

The purpose of this challenge is to recognize both UNESCO’s World Poetry Day on March 21, as well as National Poetry Month, which is celebrated in April. You can learn more about this initiative at the League of Canadian Poets website.

This year, Stephanie McFarland read her poem “Autumn Aurora” at the beginning of the April 24, 2018 Council Meeting.


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