2008 Canadian Screenwriting Awards Winners

Children & Preschool

Iggy Arbuckle “Petition Impossible”
Written by Kenn Scott


Toxic Trespass
Written by Barri Cohen

Drama Series - ½ hour

Corner Gas “Seeing Things”
Written by Mark Farrell & Robert Sheridan

Drama Series - 1 hour

Across the River to Motor City “Happy Birthday, Mr. President”
Written by Denis McGrath & Robert Wertheimer

Feature Film

Written by Travis McDonald

MOW or Miniseries

Dragon Boys
Written by Ian Weir

Radio Drama

Afghanada “Episode 12”
Written by Jason Sherman, Adam Pettle & Greg Nelson


This Hour Has 22 Minutes XIV “Episode 17”
Head Writer: Kevin White / Written by Kevin White, Mark Critch, Irwin Barker, Gavin Crawford, Gary Pearson, Jennifer Whalen, Carolyn Taylor, Albert Howell, Dave Nystrom, Geri Hall, Todd Allen, Tim McAuliffe


Naturally Sadie “In or Out of Africa”
Written by Brent Piaskoski

WGC Special Awards

The WGC Showrunner Award

– Peter Mohan

The Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize 

- Tony Elliott for Stranger Than You

The Alex Barris Mentorship Award

- Allan Magee

The WGC Writers Block Award

- Jack Blum, Jeremy Hole, & Ann MacNaughton

Fall 2015
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Photo by Jeff Weddell

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FEBRUARY 5, 2016
  • Saskatchewan Writers/Artists Retreat

FEBRUARY 5, 2016

Saskatchewan Writers/Artists Retreat

The Saskatchewan Writers/Artists Retreat is for "established and practicing writers and artists who are able to work independently," and is open to writers from around the world.

FEBRUARY 26, 2016
  • WGC 25th Anniversary Celebration, Vancouver

FEBRUARY 26, 2016

WGC 25th Anniversary Celebration, Vancouver

In 2016 the WGC celebrates 25 years of working on behalf of Canadian screenwriters. The first of a number of celebrations takes place in Vancouver on Friday, Feb. 26, and is by invitation only. Contact c.rutherford@wgc.ca for more information.

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