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Thanks to everyone who participated in the Granville Island Storytelling Contest!

Vancouver is Awesome and ZenHouse Media are proud to present the last week’s winners of the GI Storytelling Contest. Go to www.granvilleislandworks.com/contest to check out all the awesome submissions.

Vancouver is Awesome and ZenHouse Media are proud to present the last week’s winners of the GI Storytelling Contest. Go to www.granvilleislandworks.com/contest to check out all the awesome submissions.

Read on to find out why Morgan Embury, Fernanda Gutierrez and Linda Nguyen won this week’s prizes: an Insider’s Tour of Granville Island, a shopping experience at Edie Hats and a gift bag including tix to Vancouver TheatreSports League!

Grand prize winner of the Insider’s Tour of Granville Island: Morgan Embury

Her Story: The Mermaid and Michael

It is said the mermaid lures men lost at sea, but what if the mermaid herself is lost? With long waves of red hair she floats through the Granville Island market. She passes faces and objects of desire like seashells, crystals, witches brooms, flowers, bread, fish, meats and cheese. ...All blending into a kaleidoscope of magical blessings to be shared with a lover. But there wasn't a lover for a very long time. With her market bundle in hand, a longing within her soul carried her gaze into the dark emerald depths of False Creek beyond the dock. The sea gently lapped against a boat beyond transporting her to another era. In her heart she was thinking of a dashing Dutchman. His name in early August recurred over and over in her mind. Michael... Then one day late August, a vibrant young man with twinkling coco eyes and delectably full lips recycled sunshine through his gaze directing it into her empty heart. He was the sailor Dutchman Michael. He took her hand in his and they waltzed through Granville Island. She was no longer lost and he seduced by her magic. Together they found beauty around them, art and in the ocean. They cooked pasta with pesto, ate Dutch cheese and drank rum. Looking deep into her dark blue eyes under the new moonlight, he lured her into his strong warm arms so that she could feel human and at home again on Granville Island.

Check out the Contest page to read the 2nd and 3rd place winning stories. ZenHouse Media thanks all the great contestants for participating! Keep an eye on www.granvilleislandworks.com to stay current on what’s happening behind the scenes on Granville Island. Ciao for now!





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