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Leslie Thompson
B: 1927-10-25
D: 2017-10-16
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Thompson, Leslie
Crystal McPhee
B: 1928-04-30
D: 2017-10-15
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McPhee, Crystal
Margaret Barrett
B: 1932-10-02
D: 2017-10-15
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Barrett, Margaret
Roxanne Heys
B: 1950-05-23
D: 2017-10-15
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Heys, Roxanne
Leonard Hopkins
B: 1940-01-20
D: 2017-10-15
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Hopkins, Leonard
Louise Aldous
B: 1922-11-20
D: 2017-10-14
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Aldous, Louise
Janice Hughes
B: 1949-02-10
D: 2017-10-14
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Hughes, Janice
Norma Rodgers
B: 1929-04-22
D: 2017-10-14
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Rodgers, Norma
William Threader
B: 1932-01-22
D: 2017-10-13
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Threader, William
Robert Ruwhof
B: 1967-05-02
D: 2017-10-13
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Ruwhof, Robert
Robert Reid
B: 1928-05-28
D: 2017-10-12
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Reid, Robert
Douglas Jacques
B: 1958-03-22
D: 2017-10-12
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Jacques, Douglas
Bill Worthington
B: 1947-08-03
D: 2017-10-11
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Worthington, Bill
Dr. Colin Wellum (D.C.)
B: 1930-08-17
D: 2017-10-11
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Wellum (D.C.), Dr. Colin
Jack Belobradic
B: 1929-12-08
D: 2017-10-11
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Belobradic, Jack
Melis Vanderhorst
B: 1938-09-29
D: 2017-10-11
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Vanderhorst, Melis
Ralph Wenisch
B: 1959-02-23
D: 2017-10-11
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Wenisch, Ralph
Bill Weir
B: 1931-10-23
D: 2017-10-10
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Weir, Bill
Mary Friedman
B: 1927-07-10
D: 2017-10-09
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Friedman, Mary
Ruth Davies
B: 1922-06-08
D: 2017-10-09
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Davies, Ruth
Francesco Berlingieri
B: 1941-07-03
D: 2017-10-09
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Berlingieri, Francesco

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GENERAL COMMENTS FROM THE JUDGING TEAM, BURLINGTON POST:

While all 30 of the entries in this category generally met the criteria of sharing a memory (or memories) of Burlington from the last 75 years, the top three found the most inviting ways to draw the reader in and keep their attention.

 

FIRST PLACE

 

Margaret Terry, "My Emerald City"

Judges' Remarks:

Cherry Hill Gate in the Royal Botanical Gardens marks the entrance to a magical place where childhood imagination offers limitless possibilities in 1962 Burlington. The author’s exceptionally descriptive passages make the reader feel as though they are right alongside this 10-year-old girl and her siblings as they spring forth from the family car and feel the freedom of youth and celebrate the glory of the setting’s natural surroundings. The author’s return to Burlington and to her “Emerald City” — accompanied by one of her own children — more than four decades later, confirms that some of the most glorious memories of childhood are everlasting.  A truly enjoyable read.

 

 

SECOND PLACE

 

Stephanie Mitchell, (Untitled) Subject: A Lifetime at Sound of Music"

Judges' Remarks:

The author of this essay fondly reflects upon the various stages of life lived out at Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival. The memories do not focus on the vast number of musical acts that have come and gone from Burlington’s waterfront and downtown area each June. Instead, the festival itself represents a sort of memory chest containing the writer’s innocence of youth as seen from the vantage point of her father’s shoulders, the rights of passage experienced by young people nearing adulthood, the chance meeting with a future soul mate and the circle completed as the author’s own family returns to enjoy this musical festival of life.

 

THIRD PLACE

 

Janice Holden, "Remembering Lakeshore Public School"

Judges' Remarks:

Often people’s earliest memories rate among their fondest in life and have a powerful influence on who they become. A first teacher and first school provide both powerful childhood memories and a strong connection to the adult the author is today. This touching entry shares how a kindergarten teacher at Burlington’s Lakeshore Public School instilled in a little girl both the love of music and the desire for lifelong learning. A reunion of teacher and student some 40 years later gives each the opportunity to share what a prominent place in their hearts their time at Lakeshore P.S. still holds.

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