2014 National Finals Qualifiers

The National Finals took place in downtown Vancouver. Liisa House, Educational Consultant at Poetry In Voice, hosted the Bilingual stream session. Marianne Verville, Bilingual stream, Cégep du Vieux Montréal The Bilingual stream judges Laura Moberg, Bilingual stream, Gladstone Secondary School Vicky Yi Qing Liu, Bilingual stream, Fraser Heights Secondary School Valérie Taillefer, Bilingual stream, Villa Sainte-Marcelline Abbey Zirnhelt, Bilingual stream, Mary, Mother of God School Marissa Tailleur, Bilingual stream, Alberta Distance Learning Centre Madina Sutton, Bilingual stream, Citadel High School The Bilingual stream judges, from left to right: Fred Wah, Rita Wong, Jennifer Pearson Terell, Laurent Fadanni, Lise Gaboury-Diallo, Pierre Nepveu, Pierre Grenier, Jill Evers. The Bilingual stream competitors on stage The English stream students with Damian Rogers, Creative Director of Poetry In Voice. Nicole Hemphill, English stream, Dr. Charles Best Secondary School Peirce Dickson, English stream, St. John’s-Ravenscourt School Leo Chang, English stream, St. George’s School English stream students Olivia Perry, from St. James All-Grade School, and Simran Cheema from Crofton House School Tiffany Toussaint, English stream, Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School Yomna Mohamed, English stream, Edmonton Islamic Academy The English stream judges, from left to right: Gillian Jerome, Fred Wah, Rita Wong. Luke Steeves, English stream, Bernice MacNaughton High School Breanna Ching, English stream, Montague Regional High School English stream students Sai Kolla, from The Woodlands School, and Roan Shankaruk from Vancouver Technical Secondary School The audience and the judges at the English stream qualifiers. Sepideh Anvar, director of Poetry In Voice Florence Blais-Boilard, French stream, École secondaire Beaurivage Chantelle Schwartz, French stream, Crofton House School Mathilde Murphy, French stream, Villa Sainte-Marcelline Colin Fehr adjusts Nicolas Desnoyers’ microphone. Ophélie Proulx-Giraldeau, French stream, École internationale de Montréal Khalil Mair, French stream, Toronto French School Mattis Savard-Verhoeven, French stream, Cégep du Vieux Montréal The French stream competitors on stage