The Paddy O’Rourke Poetry Scholarship at Saskatoon Community Foundation was established in memory of Patrick O’Rourke, a brilliant educator, publisher, actor, and supporter of the arts.
Paddy was born in Ireland and emigrated to Canada, teaching at Swift Current Comprehensive High School, Evan Hardy Collegiate, and Walter Murray Collegiate.
This poetry scholarship recognizes and supports young poets in Saskatchewan, hoping that Paddy’s life and accomplishments will be an inspiration for generations to come. It is coordinated by the province’s first Poet Laureate, Glen Sorestad, with Sonia Sorestad, Ray Penner, and Debbie Penner.
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