LEAGUE OF CANADIAN POETS ANNOUNCES ITS NATIONAL COUNCIL 2009 – 2010

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Toronto – The League of Canadian Poets (LCP) at its Annual General Meeting and conference in Vancouver, June 12-14, elected the following individuals to its National Council for 2009-10.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

President:                                            Dennis Reid, Victoria, BC

Vice President:                                    Joe Blades, Fredericton, NB

Treasurer:                                           Ray Mitchell, Toronto, ON

Past President (Appointed):                Maurice Mierau, Winnipeg, MB

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

Newfoundland – Nova Scotia:             Nellie Strowbridge, Pasadena, NL

New Brunswick – PEI:                          Kathy Mac, Fredericton, NB

Quebec – Nunavut:                              Ian Ferrier, Montreal, QC

Ontario:                                               Elizabeth Greene, Kingston, ON

Toronto:                                              k.g. Sambrano, Toronto, ON

Manitoba:                                           Lori Cayer, Winnipeg, MB

Saskatchewan:                                    Katherine Lawrence, Saskatoon, SK

Alberta – NWT:                                    Dymphny Dronyk, Grande Prairie, AB

British Colombia – Yukon:                   Hilary Peach, Gabriola Island, BC

Associate Members                            Andy Michaelson, St. Albert, AB

LEAGUE OF CANADIAN POETS; COMMITTEES

Membership Chair:                             Joe Blades, Fredericton, NB

Resources Development Chair:          Dennis Reid, Victoria, BC

Communications Chair:                      Andy Michaelson, St. Albert, AB

Mediation Chair:                                 Glen Sorestad, Saskatoon, SK

International Affairs Chair:                 Flavia Cosma, Scarborough, ON

Education Chair:                                 To Be Announced

Feminist Caucus Chair:                       Anne Burke, Calgary, AB

Outreach Chair:                                  John J. Guiney Yallop, Wolfville, NS

Spoken Word Chair:                            Sheri-D Wilson, Calgary, AB

While announcing the members of the LCP’s National Council, President Dennis Reid noted, ‘in the next year we will begin a strategic planning exercise. Working with consultants we will become a more sophisticated, larger organization and the League will have an agenda driven by its members including advocacy for poets, poetry and the teaching of poetry in Canada.’

At the beginning of July the national office of the League moved into new office space.

New address:  Suite 312

192 Spadina Avenue

Toronto, ON

M5T 2C2 Canada

Telephone:      416.504.1657

Fax:                  416.504.0096

Email:              READINGS@POETS.CA

WEB SITES:      WWW.POETS.CA,

WWW.YOUNGPOETS.CA

For further information or to reach a member of the National Council  or National Office please contact Joanna Poblocka, Executive Director or Ingel Madrus, Programs and Promotions Manager at the National Office 416.504.1657

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