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Haiku Canada Regions

British Columbia and Territories

This region comprises British Columbia, the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

The region has a wonderful a.k.a coined by Haiku Canada member Anna Vakar: Pacifi-kana. However, Pacifi-kana more accurately refers to an affiliated network of haiku poets connected via an email list that the Haiku Canada regional coordinator oversees. Not all members of the Pacifi-kana email list are members of Haiku Canada, and vice versa. List members are invited to join Haiku Canada. Haiku Canada members in the region (and beyond) are invited to join the Pacifi-kana email list.

Recent services and activity in this region have included:
- a free, inclusive email list that provides list-member news and information about haiku-related events in the region and neighbouring regions, as well as key Haiku Canada events
- an annual weekend gathering in July on Gabriola Island, since 2002
- active participation in, and contribution to, the haiku components of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, since 2006
- Haiku Canada conference, hosted at the University of British Columbia in 2006 and 2009

Affiliated activity to note:
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational – an annual, international haiku contest. For more information about submitting haiku or to read from the archives, visit


Vancouver Haiku Group – meets monthly from September to November and January to June. For more information, contact Julie Emerson at vancouverhaikugroup@outlook.com

For further information and to join the email list, contact the regional coordinator Vicki McCullough at

Haiku from the 30th Anniversary Members Anthology "Blossoming" Haiku Canada 2007

on the seashore
a hundred-year-old couple
seated in eternity

~Janick Belleau~

onto cedar bough
cherry blossom settles
so soundlessly

~Guy Simser~

between each wave
my children

~Marco Fraticelli~

japanese garden
we wait for the moon
to light the stone lantern

~Ann Goldring~

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