Awards and Associations

Writing Awards


Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation – Travel Media Awards – 2014 Finalist “Ottawa is the Purr-fect Escape

York University – Winner of the Herbert and Violetta Halpert Writing Prize in Children’s Studies for the Auto-Ethnography “What I Didn’t Learn In School About First Nations Peoples”

Ottawa Tourism Travel Writing Award– Runner up for “Canada’s Castle on the Hill Celebrates its 100th Anniversary” in the October/December 2012 issue of TraveLife Magazine

The runner-up prize goes to Miriam Porter for her story “Canada’s Castle on the Hill” in the October-November-December 2012 issue of TraveLife. 

Our judge says:

The centennial of the Fairmont Château Laurier understandably spawned a number of entries this year, but “Castle on the Hill” was by far the most original and imaginative. By focusing on the viewpoint of a six-year-old boy, the author has brought the hotel to life in a unique way, and succeeds with her extended metaphor of a prince in his castle.

Mir and Noah Parliament

dinner on the terrace


Travel Media Association of Canada

Academy of Canadian Cinema and Radio Artists

Screen Actors Guild – USA

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