MYRCA NEWS

 Sept 16, 2014

The Myrca committee is in full swing, planning the 2014 Award Ceremony. Ecole St-Avila will be hosting Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch: presenting her with the 2014 MYRCA Award and launching the world premier of the official MYRCA booktrailers for the 2015 nominees. Stay tuned for photos and video!

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 28, 2014

We are pleased to share the new Shortlist books for the MYRCA 2015

The Cats of Tanglewood Forest – Charles de Lint (Little, Brown)

The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden – Jill MacLean (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)

Home Ice Advantage – Tom Earle (Harper Collins)

Loki’s Wolves – K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr (Little, Brown)

The Metro Dogs of Moscow – Rachelle Delaney (Puffin)

Morven and the Horse Clan – Luanne Armstrong (Great Plains)

The Oathbreaker’s Shadow –  Amy McCulloch (Doubleday)

The Phantom’s Gold –  Eric Murphy (Dancing Cat Books)

Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff – Robert Paul Weston (Puffin)

Red River Stallion – Troon Harrison (Bloomsbury)

Running Scared – Beverley Terrell – Deutsch (Red Deer Press)

Sabotage Karen Autio (Sono Nis Press)

Scare Scape – Sam Fisher (Scholastic)

The Spotted Dog Last Seen – Jessica Scott Kerrin (House of Anansi Press)

Ultra – David Carroll (Scholastic)

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B – Teresa Toten (Doubleday)

Urgle – Meaghan McIsaac (Dancing Cat Books)

Whatever Doesn’t Kill You – Elizabeth Wennick (Orca

 

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?

Don’t forget to like us on facebook and 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  I Love to Read Month News

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.

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Visit Chris McMahen’s blog to see his thank you message to Winnipeg:

http://blog.chrismcmahen.com/post/62448406607/thank-you-winnipeg

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.