Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Monday, June 14th, the Ottawa Public Library Board presented the Ottawa Public Library Order of Friendship to five deserving volunteers, including Ottawa mystery author Brenda Chapman. Jan Harder, City Councillor and Chair of the Library Board, presented these prestigious awards during a meeting of the Board in the newly renovated Cumberland Branch.

The Order of Friendship Award recognizes "outstanding volunteer contributions made to the Ottawa Public Library by individuals, groups and/or institutions".

Brenda judged the English short story category in this year's Awesome Authors contest. In addition to reading and judging approximately one hundred entries, she conducted a short story writing workshop at Carlingwood Library in January, and presented the short story awards during an evening ceremony at Nepean Centrepointe on May 31st.

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