Posted by: Rabideye | September 26, 2010

Haiku Winners Announced!

Tania Jalbert's poem was suitable for framing (apparently) by G. Spezzacatena

Skookum Food Provisioners’ Cooperative, with the help of The Powell River Literacy Council are very happy to announce the winners of the 2010, 50-Mile Eat Local Challenge Haiku Contest!

The contest began during the 2nd Annual Edible Garden Tour on August 8, the first day of this year’s 50-Mile Eat Local Challenge, and ended on September 20. Dozens of excellent Haiku poems were submitted on paper and online (read them here: The Skookum panel of judges chose what they deemed to be the five best, plus one special Jury prize winner. Then, you folks were asked to vote on the ‘best of the best’, using an online survey tool.

The winner receives a coveted Skookum Gift Basket  consisting of local goodies donated by Skookum Food Provisioners’ Cooperative members.

The People’s Choice award goes to Tania Jalbert, for her great Haiku:

Skookum Co-op Gift Basket!

Purple stained faces
razor vines give forth sweet gifts
juicy berry bliss

The Grand Prix Spécial du Jury, goes to Roberta Meehan for her fantastic Haiku:
Deer eating apples
Stand erect on hindquarters
Cervidae evolves

Roberta wins  a gift certificate from Kingfisher Used Books!

The winning names were announced at the 2010 Powell River Fall Fair on Sunday, Sept.26, the last day of the Powell River 50-Mile Eat Local Challenge.

Congratulations to the winners, and to all who participated in the contest and in the 2010 Eat Local Challenge!


  1. Congratulations to Tania and Roberta! 😉

    Alan, With Words

  2. Wow. I sign on to my hotmail today and I am so please and tickled to see that I have won first prize in the 50 mile diet haiku contest. Thank you soo much Powell River. I do miss you, as I am in Barcelone for an undetermind amount of time. Love from Spain. Tania Jalbert

    • Lucky you! If someone could pick up the basket for you, that’d be great.

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