Beach oriented writing contest under way

Deadline is September 11, with winners announced a week later

In recognition of one Lambton County’s most treasured, natural “Discoveries That Matter”- its beaches and waterfront – the County of Lambton and the Organization for Literacy in Lambton (OLL) are teaming up to offer a writing competition for children, adults, and newcomers.

The “My Best Day at the Beach” writing contest encourages entrants to tell stories, fiction or non-fiction, of their best day at a Lambton County beach.

The contest marks the celebration of Lambton’s beaches and waterfront as the latest recipient of the Warden’s Discoveries That Matter award.

“We want to use this writing contest to tell the story, as a community, of one of our most prized assets,” said Warden Bev MacDougall. “Lambton’s beaches and waterfronts have shaped countless positive experiences for residents and tourists and continue to be a source of immense community pride.”

Entries are to be submitted to beach.writing@county-lambton.on.ca or the Organization for Literacy in Lambton, Lochiel Kiwanis Community Centre, Suite 103, 180 College Ave N., Sarnia, by 12:00 p.m., Friday, September 11, 2015.

Winners in the categories of Adult (professional), Adult (amateur), Elementary School Students (grades 1-8), Secondary School Students (grades 9-12), and Newcomers will be announced at the annual Warden’s Charity Picnic (benefitting the Organization for Literacy in Lambton), Thursday, September 17.

“The children and adults served at OLL enjoy the accessibility, beauty and pleasure that our local beaches offer,” said Noelle Fisher, General Manager, Organization for Literacy in Lambton. “Whether it is spending a day with their children building sandcastles, participating in beach festivities, or swimming the adults we work with create lasting memories with their families at our local beaches.”

Full contest details are available on the home page of the County’s website, www.lambtononline.ca, and the Facebook page of the Organization for Literacy in Lambton.

The Warden’s Discoveries That Matter program celebrates innovations, accomplishments, milestones, and discoveries in the historical, cultural, tourism, agricultural, and research and innovation sectors of Lambton County. Discoveries integral to the Lambton County community are highlighted through various presentations at events throughout the year.

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