CBC Radio featured the Willow Awards on Saskatchewan Weekend hosted by Shauna Powers. She spoke with Willow Awards president, Erin Walton and Grade 6 teacher Darla Zimbaluk about the importance of the awards in the reading lives of children and youth in our province. This year is our 20th anniversary! Listen to the interview here:Read More →
20th Anniversary Gala Host Announcement!
We are pleased to announce that Regent Place Public Library in Regina will be the host of the 20th Anniversary Gala in the spring of 2022! Public libraries across our province have been an important promoter of the Willow Awards since we began. Staff members have served on a number of committees since our inception,Read More →
20th Anniversary Launch Winners!
It is exciting to see so many schools and libraries promoting the reading of the Willow finalists in our 20th year! We recognize the challenges that many have been facing during this past year and are encouraged by the positive messages that we have received about the current titles, our 20th anniversary contests and theRead More →
2020 SaskEnergy Willow Awards Virtual Gala
Celebrating the 2020 Willow Award winners was an exciting time for the students and staff of Wilfred Hunt School in Regina. Due to COVID measures still in place in May, our usual gala format ,which would normally be live-streamed throughout the province, was not possible. Author sessions and interviews were conducted virtually with Shining WillowRead More →
Excitement Over the Willows at École Holy Mary School in Martensville, Saskatchewan!
Grade 3 students at École Holy Mary School in Martensville, Saskatchewan were excited about reading all of the Shining Willow finalists this past year! They read, pondered and made their decisions about which book would be their favourite before they voted! Watch these videos they created to show part of their process.