First Friday June 7th

Sunday Yoga at the Lawrence House
New Session beginning June 9th


Monica Gillis, a registered Yoga instructor is offering a new series of Yoga classes in the Turret Room of the Lawrence House on Sunday mornings in June  10:30-11:30.

Please contact Monica directly at for more information or to register. Space is limited.

The Lawrence House Literary Arts Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the third annual Carmen Ziolkowski Poetry Prize. The winners can be found at 

Over 70 poems were submitted from across Canada and abroad. The entries were anonymized by Rhonda Melanson and the winners were selected by Ryan Gibbs , Lois Nantais, Carmen’s friends , fellow writers and Carmen’s son Jim Ziolkowski.

First prize $500, donated by Carmen’s family, is awarded to Katherine Weinmann of Sherwood Park Alberta for her poem “Contemplating the Cherry Tree”.

The second price of $250 is awarded to Sarnia poet Emily Fortney for her poem “Every Day(a love letter from Lake Huron to us.)” Third place also awarded to a Sarnia poet is awarded to Grace Vermeer for “The Rain” 

Honourable mentions are awarded to Mike Madill for “Soothsayer’s Familiar and to James X Wang for A Lotus Blooms at Dawn”

The Lawrence House is a community based , independent, not-for-profit charitable organization committed to encouraging the creation and appreciation of the visual, performing and literary arts in Sarnia Lambton. We are looking for volunteers interested in helping with the daily running of The Lawrence House and the Gift Shop. If you have computer skills we could use help with inventory control and the online store. If you have skills in social media, advertising or Grant writing we need you.  Please leave a message for the volunteer coordinator  at 519-337-0507 for more information.

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