William Wilfred Campbell 

1861 - 1918

"Canada's Unofficial Poet Laureate"

His poems about our peninsula, its lakes, shores and islands rocked our young nation and earned him acclaim as Poet Laureate of the Lakes.

Youth Artists wanted for a FREE four week portraiture class! Click below to see the poster with information. 

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All-ages educational package for teachers, students, parents, and creative writers. Examine the styles of William Wilfred Campbell while your students express Canada's landscapes through poetry.


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2019 Submissions Open!
$10 for each Adult. Free for Youth
Each poet may submit 1-2 poems
Submit by May 27th (Youth) or June 10th (Adult) to the Wiarton Library


Adult Category

 Two prizes of $500 

Youth Categories

Grades 1-3 - $125

Grades 4-5 - $125

Grades 6-8 - $125

Grades 9-12 - $125

Festival Date

June 23, 2019    1-3pm

The Meeting Place

​Wiarton, Ontario