A while back we partnered with River Market to host the P.S. New West poetry contest. River Market selected the winners and gave them the prizes, but their email to me with the winners’ names got lost in my email inbox. I just rediscovered the note today (oops). My inbox is a scary, scary place. Anyway, a bunch of you have been asking me about the winners, and here (belatedly) is who won. Sorry about the delay!
The winner of the PS New West contest is Toby Barazzuol. His poem reads: “She slipped softly from a summer stream, as seamless as a summer’s dream.” Toby’s poem is posted on the north side of River Market in huge lettering for all to see.
Wilson Becket submitted the poem that was voted as being the favourite by those that visited the site. His poem reads: “Where you want to be, for food, fun and laughter, you’ll find it at the Quay.” Wilson was awarded the iPad.
Today was the River Market launch of its anchor tenant, Donald’s Market (more on that in a later post). It’s part of River Market’s phased launch, which they compare to a multi-course meal. The ‘appetizer’ was the mini events held on the patio, including Donald’s pop-up market around Thanksgiving. The official opening of Donald’s is the second course, to be followed shortly by the opening of more food vendors. The third course includes the opening of Pedagogy Toys in early 2011, along with some new restaurants and catering companies.
FYI for those who want to keep tabs on what’s up with River Market, the best place to find up-to-date information is probably the River Market Facebook page.