The Winnipeg Humane Society will be joining in the fun this year at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. The WHS is holding a contest during the Fringe calling on all Manitobans to scratch their creative itch and write pet-related haiku poems. An example:
He reads the paper
How dare he do such a thing?
I sprawl out on top
“We are always looking for fun and interesting ways to get people excited and talking about animals,” said Aileen White, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, “We are thrilled to be involved with such a great, local festival like the Fringe and happy to celebrate the thriving creativity in our city.”
To enter, Manitobans must share their original, pet-related haiku poems on The WHS’s Facebook page between July 18 and 31. By doing so, they will be eligible to win tickets to Rainbow Stage’s performance of Annie, IMAX, Cinematheque and The Globe Cinema. Three draws of all eligible entries will take place at 4 p.m. on July 31.
Prize #1 - Voucher redeemable for two tickets to Rainbow Stage's performance of Annie on August 9, 2012, two passes to IMAX with a snack voucher, two passes to Cinematheque and two passes to The Globe Cinema.
Prize #2 - Two passes to IMAX with a snack voucher, two passes to Cinematheque and two passes to The Globe Cinema.
Prize #3 - Four passes to The Globe Cinema.
Haikus are short, 17-syllable poems of Japanese origin. To be considered a haiku, the first line has to have five syllables, the second has seven and the third has five. Examples of Pet Haikus can be found below.
The Winnipeg Humane Society will be at the Fringe Festival from July 27-29, located in the non-profit tent on Arthur Street.
Tangled in the leash
Help! I'm going to fall over!
Let's walk nicely now
I watch the human
Running around like a mouse
This makes me sleepy
Large, white & hairy
The human sweeps every day
Why does he bother?
***This contest is now closed***