Anne of Green Gables contest winners varied
A young Muslim woman originally from Saudi Arabia and a farmer from Ontario are among the winners of a national letter-writing contest in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Anne of Green Gables announced by Penguin Group Canada.
The letters by Sarah Khan of Mississauga, Ont. and Bill H. Wiebe of London, Ont., co-winners in the 18 and over category, were described by judges as “staggering,” “brave” “powerful” and “eloquent.”
Khan found a copy of the novel in a pile of trash left by American soldiers after the first Gulf War and instantly connected with L.M. Montgomerys heroine, while Wiebe identified with Anne even though she is female.
OTHER WINNERS INCLUDE:
– Age 8-10: Rebecca Brooks, Winnipeg, Man.
– Age 11-13: Traleena Rouleau, Ottawa.
– Age 15-17: Hannah Tufts, Winnipeg, Man.
Among the prizes each of the five winners will receive is a $2,500 travel voucher to visit Prince Edward Island.