MYRCA NEWS

August 2015

Welcome to the new and improved MYRCA website!

We are very busy preparing for the fall. Here in Manitoba, October will be a very exciting month for young readers, authors, publishers, librarians, teachers and everyone who loves to read homegrown Canadian literature.  Check out the Award Ceremonies page for all the details on who will be visiting and how you can participate.  There is a little bit of something for everyone: be it a dinner, a conference or a book signing. We are most looking forward to awarding the 25th MYRCA to David Carroll and hosting our Honour Book winners Tom Earle and Kelley Armstrong.  We are extremely grateful for all the support we have received from our Sponsors who have made generous contributions to our events. Be sure to save the date for the unforgettable memories about to be made!

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July 2015

Check out the new resources on our 2016 Nominees page. You’ll find links to the available Teacher’s Guides for the 2016 MYRCA’s. Know of one that isn’t listed? Send us an email at myrca@myrca.ca to let us know and we’ll add it to the website.

June 2015

Voting schools have been notified to save their seats for the 2015 MYRCA Award Ceremony and the Millennium Library workshops on October 22, 2015.

MYRCA is pleased to announce that authors

David Carroll,

Tom Earle

and Kelley Armstrong

will all be in attendance for the ceremony and will conduct workshops at Millennium Library in the afternoon.

This year’s ceremony will be hosted by students from:

Arborgate School

Bernie Wolfe Community School

Hastings School.

Thank you for your support!

  The events on Thursday October 22nd are by invitation only. If you would like to meet the #myrca25 authors, please consider attending the events with our partners.

 Need Stickers?

#myrca26 007Visit McNally Robinson Booksellers to get your sticker pack or ORDER NOW from the committee. Each pack has 18 red nominee stickers, 2 silver honour book stickers and 1 gold winner sticker and sells for $4. Perfect for tagging the books in your collection!


May 2015

We have heard your concerns! In our recent voting survey, teachers remarked how raising the minimum amount of books to read from 3 to 5 had a negative effect on some book clubs. In response, the MYRCA committee would like to announce new voting rules this year. The more nominees you read, the more times you can vote.

3 books = 1 vote

6 books = 2 votes

15+ books = 3 votes

In this way, we hope to encourage all young readers to participate. Thank you to everyone for your feedback! If you have any questions or would like to comment on the new voting rules, please visit the voting tab or click here.

April 2015

It is our greatest pleasure to announce the:

2015 MYRCA Award winner:

Ultra by David Carroll

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Congratulations to the honour book winners:

Home Ice Advantage by Tom Earle

Loki’s Wolves by K. L. Armstrong and M. A. Marr

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Click on the above book covers to leave a congratulatory message!

 

Social Media Links:

Twitter: @MyrcAward

Facebook: facebook

Instagram : MyrcAward.

February 9th, 2015

Happy I Love to Read month to all our wonderful readers! We hope you will find time to get your 5 books read from the 2015 list. Voting begins in just 6 weeks! This year, voting will be done through an online survey. Students and children in grades 5-8, residents of Manitoba, can use the 2015 Reader’s Ballot to check off which books they’ve read and write in the title of the one they choose as the winner. Teachers and parents can use the 2015 Vote Summary to calculate the one they choose as the winner. Paper ballots can also be submitted in any branch of the Winnipeg Public Library or at McNally Robinson’s on Grant. Official ballots will be accepted between March 18th until April 4th, 2015.

December 9th, 2014

We are very happy to announce some exciting news: there is now a brand new MYRCA Bookclub at West Kildonan Library located at 365 Jefferson ave! Tweens  who are available every 2nd Thursday of the month and interested in joining can call the branch at 204-986-4389 to register. Welcome to the MYRCA family!

November 4th, 2014

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Teachers: we hope you had a chance to visit our table at SAGE. We gave away 3 large prize packs of books to Darcie Kiene, Lisa Weremy and Zoya Osipova for creating tweets for #MYRCA25. Join us on Twitter @MyrcAward to view their winning entries!

Congratulations!

October 15th, 2014

In honor of our upcoming 25th anniversary, follow us on Twitter @MyrcAward for our new #Throw Back Thursday tweets. Every other week, enjoy a Committee selected favorite from our archives. Retweet your favorites with #MYRCA25.

October 1, 2014

The 2015 Pamphlet with this year’s nominees is now available under the Resources tab.

September 26th, 2014

The 2014 MYRCA Award ceremony was a huge success thanks to all of our wonderful voters. École St-Avila debuted the Official Booktrailers for the 2015 list.

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch was delighted with her award and was gracious enough to sign bookmarks for every student in attendance.

Thanks Marsha and Congratulations!

 For more photos of today’s ceremony click HERE

Sept. 15, 2014

The 2015 Myrca Powerpoint has been updated with the “also nominated” stickers.

July 30, 2014

Looking for ways to promote the 2015 MYRCA?   Check out and download the 2015 25th anniversary MYRCA nominee poster found under the Resources Tab.

June 12, 2014

The MYRCA Committee would like to thank Ecole Saint-Avila for graciously volunteering to create the official booktrailers for the 2015 list of Nominees. They will be launched at the 2014 Award Ceremony which will also honor Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch’s book Making Bombs for Hitler. The students will also act as MC’s for the event and present Marsha with her award on behalf of all the readers in Manitoba. Thank you so much Ecole Saint Avila!

June 10, 2014

We are currently looking for a school willing to create book trailers for the 2015 nominees. We will proudly show them at the award ceremony in the fall. If you are interested, please email us at myrca@myrca.ca   June 9, 2014 We have now updated our 2015 nominees page. You can share your thoughts by clicking on the book cover to leave a comment for other readers and/or the authors. Comments are moderated and may not appear right away. You can also view our  Powerpoint of the 2015 nominees under the Resources tab or click here.   May 2014

It is our greatest pleasure to announce:

Winner of the 2014 MYRCA

Making Bombs for Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

Click on the cover to leave a congratulatory message!

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2014 MYRCA Honour Books

Ungifted by Gordon Korman

Small Medium at Large by Joanne Levy

Congratulations to all!

Leave a message for our honour book authors by clicking the above titles.

  Monday, April 14, 2014 Voting is officially closed, thank you to all voters! We are very busy counting all those ballots… Please continue to check back for news about the winner. We will post A.S.A.P. Promise! In the meantime, click on the book covers of the current nominees to view the comments. You may be surprised at some of the entries! We are still accepting comments…tell us what you think! Who do you think will win?  Follow us on Twitter @MyrcAward Good luck to all the authors! April 9th, 2014 Today is the last day to vote for the 2014 winner. Please return your completed vote summary by midnight tonight! Thanks!

Find the voting booth in the Children’s Section

in McNally Robinson Booksellers on Grant!

 

Vote for the new list, purchase your favorite winners!
Vote for the new list, purchase your favorite winners!

April 2014 Just look at what our friends at Acadia Jr. High have been up to…creating a butterfly including all but a few nominees since 1992! Amazing work!

from our great readers at Acadia Jr HIgh.
from our great readers at Acadia Jr HIgh.

 

March 17th, 2014

Time to start voting! If you have read 5 from the 2013 list of nominees and are a student living in Manitoba, between grades 5-8, it is time! You can vote through your school library, in any branch of the Winnipeg Public Library or (new this year) at McNally Robinson’s on Grant. You have until April 9th (midnight) to vote! Be sure to check out of the reader’s comments of your favorites; you can see them by clicking on the book cover. Tell us who is your favorite on Twitter using @MyrcAward. Happy Reading and Good Luck to all the authors! February News: I Love to Read Month Only 2 months left before the big Vote! The voting period this year will begin March 17th and will run until April 9th, 2014. Check under the Voting Tab for the latest instructions. All students in grades 5-8 may vote as long as they are residents of Manitoba and have read, or heard read 5 titles from the 2014 Nominated List. Happy reading! December News Thank you readers! Your comments have been pouring in lately. To view them: visit the 2014 Nominnees page and click on the book cover, it will open a new page where you may add your thoughts. November News 2013 M.Y.R.C.A. is pleased to announce that we are now on Facebook. Please like our page! October News Congratulations to the following schools who received copies of the MYRCA list due to the generous support of the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation Grant.  We are happy to welcome these schools as new MYRCA voting schools for 2014!

Norquay

Elm Creek

Mackenzie Middle School

Ecole Lacerte

Lt Col Barker

Isaac Beaulieu

  September 2013 Enjoy the phenomenal 2014 MYRCA booktrailers, created by the talented students of Linden Meadows School for the 2013 Award Ceremony. Wonderful job!     September 27,2013 The Myrca committee is very proud to have hosted a wonderful Award Ceremony and would like to congratulate Chris McMahen, winner of the 2013 Myrca Award. September 2013 Teachers…watch your in-boxes for this blue MYRCA flyer…see if you qualify to win Myrca List Books for your school! Friday, June 21, 2013 Why not make reading Myrca titles a part of your summer road trip? http://winnipegpublibrary.wordpress.com/2013/05/17/tween-road-trip-survival-guide/ Wednesday, May 1, 2013 List of 2014 MYRCA nominees is now available. MYRCA press release April 2013 Tuesday, April 24, 2013 2013 WINNERS ANNOUNCED! Box of Shocks by Chris McMahen wins the 2013 MYRCA,  2013 Honour Book awards go to Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier and Undergrounders by David Skuy. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Voting for the 2013 MYRCA winner closes today April 10, 2013.  Make sure your vote counts by submitting it no later than midnight tonight. Check out the Voting tab for everything you need to participate in the 2013 vote. Sunday, February 24, 2013 Congratulations to the following schools who received copies of the MYRCA list due to the generous support of the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation Grant.  We are happy to welcome these schools as new MYRCA voting schools for 2013! Brant Argyle              Ecole Saint-Malo            Joe A. Ross School        New Era     Oscar Lathlin     Ralph Brown     Roblin Elementary     Wellington School     Westgrove     Weston     West St. Paul School October 18, 2012   Now available on YouTube – a video presentation of trailers of the MYRCA 2013 nominees created by students from Acadia Junior High for the MYRCA 2012 award ceremony on September 28, 2012. Friday, September 28, 2012 MYRCA 2012 Award ceremony – MYRCA teams up with the Thin Air Winnipeg International Writers’ Festival at MTYP to celebrate Susin Nielsen and her MYRCA 2012 winning novel Dear George Clooney Please Marry My Mom. Attendance at the award ceremony is by invitation only and is limited to Manitoba young readers who participated in the current year’s vote.  Thin Air is featuring Susin Nielsen in its school programs. Tuesday, September 25, 2012 The Winnipeg Children’s Literature Roundtable invites you to attend its annual MYRCA dinner with guest speaker author Susin Nielsen. Please see attached flyer. Everyone is welcome to attend. Monday, June 18, 2012 MYRCA is one of 44 local children’s charities to receive a grant from the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation  Stay tuned for project details and participants. Tuesday, May 8, 2012 MYRCA announces it list of MYRCA 2013 nominees.

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