Each year, the Arts Council has sponsored the Allan Anderson Young Writer’s Award. This award is presented to students with excellent written literacy skills at Banting Memorial High School and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School. The award amount is $100. The winners are to be selected by the school English department and awards committee. Allan Anderson was a local author and journalist. His wife, Betty is also an author and journalist. They were both founding members of the original arts council in the area. Betty Anderson presented the award this year to Dana Carson, Grade 12, St. Thomas Aquinas and a further award was presented to Sophie Poppe Richter, Grade 12, Banting Memorial High School.
Betty AndersonAllan Anderson was a local author and journalist. His wife, Betty, is also an a uthor and journalist. They were both founding members of the original arts council in the area. Allan would have been delighted to know that we have carried the Allan Anderson Young Writer's Memorial Award forward.