On Sunday, November 13, 2016, I had the great pleasure of presenting prizes to the winners of the 2016 Writers’ Ink Young Authors’ Short Story Writing Contest. Nine winners, in three age categories between 10 and 21 years of age, received certificates and prizes that had been donated by the Recorder and Times newspaper, The Boneyard, and Coles Books. The winners read their stories to the audience of more than 70 people, who responded with heartfelt applause. It was a great afternoon filled with the promise of a new generation of Canadian writers emerging in our community. Among the young authors were two who had collaborated on a story. While they did not win a prize, they received Honourable Mention. A special award was presented to the most promising writer in memory of Writers’ Ink’s founder, Mrs. Bunty (Anne) Loucks who died this year.