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Guelph celebrates In Flanders Fields through Mayor’s Poetry City Challenge

GUELPH, ON, April 27, 2015 –  The Honourable William Winegard will read “In Flanders Fields” at tonight’s meeting of Guelph City Council, marking the 100th anniversary of the poem and Guelph’s participation in the Canada-wide Mayor’s Poetry City Challenge. Guelph is one of about 70 communities across Canada participating in the Challenge, which is a national celebration of UNESCO’s World Poetry Day (March 21) and National Poetry Month in April. Begun in 2012, the Challenge is an annual initiative of the League of Canadian Poets through which municipal councils across Canada open their Council meetings with a reading from a local poet. Calgary’s Mayor Naheed Nenshi issued the Challenge this year. “For this year’s Challenge, it seemed natural to take this opportunity to honour one… Continue reading Guelph celebrates In Flanders Fields through Mayor’s Poetry City Challenge