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Haiku Canada Weekend

Activities include haiku readings, presentations, workshops, a book fair, the annual general meeting and a collective renga. The weekend format allows for lots of exchanges and discussion. This is a great opportunity to get to know other poets and enthusiasts in a relaxed setting.

UPDATES for Haiku Canada Weekend, May 15-17, 2015, in Victoria, B.C.

Ocean Island Backpackers Inn catering to backpacks, with a variety rooms from $30 to $90 per night (dorm or private): 791 Pandora Ave.
Hi Victoria or Hostelling International (dorm or private): 516 Yates Street (virtually at the Inner Harbour)
HELMS INN - Make your reservations by telephone. Online bookings do not represent room availability.

FERRIES: Reservations are recommended because of the busy weekend.

REGISTRATION: Please indicate on your registration form if you would like help finding someone to share accommodations. Or email Mike Montreuil at vp@haikucanada.org

Haiku Canada Weekend, May 15th – May 17th, 2015, Victoria, B.C.

Victoria has a personality as strong as its namesake, the longest reigning English monarch, Queen Victoria. Western Canada’s oldest city (first known as Camosack) was originally settled in 1843 as Fort Victoria, a regional outpost of the Hudson’s Bay Company. Its harbor was home to one of the world’s largest whaling and sealing fleets and a major port of entry into British North America. (www.tourismvictoria.com)

Venue for Haiku Canada Weekend 2015
New Horizons, James Bay Community Center, 234 Menzies Street, Victoria (www.jamesbaynewhorizons.ca)

Our venue is in charming James Bay, one of the oldest historical districts of Victoria, steps away from the downtown core, the beautiful Victoria Harbor and Empress Hotel, the Legislature Buildings, the B.C. Museum of History, “Thinking Like a Mountain” – the Robert Bateman Centre, the Emily Carr House, world famous Munro’s Bookstore, and eco tours (whale watching). Canadian artist Emily Carr (born in Victoria) will have a presence at our weekend.

The registration form and details for the conference and the Saturday banquet are now available on the website. Please check the website for regular updates.

Further information about accommodations, restaurants, transportation, etc can be read here:

Accommodation Info

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Victoria Day weekend in the City of Victoria is a festive weekend, so there is high demand on accommodations. If you plan to attend Haiku Canada Weekend 2015, do act quickly to book your accommodations.

Looking forward to seeing you in May, 2015, in Victoria!

Best regards,
Terry Ann Carter
Carole MacRury

Haiku from the 10th Anniversary Holographic Anthology 1987

rising moon
in the fish-cleaning sink
the sparkle of scales

~Rebecca Rust~

window willow
my angry thoughts
begin to sway

~George Swede~

rain pricked lagoon
the hair on my arms

~Ruth Yarrow~

moonless night
the departing jet
becomes a star

~Margaret Saunders~

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