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Betty Dyck

Betty Dyck


Betty L. Dyck was born in Port Arthur, Ontario on May 28, 1932 and is now living in Winnipeg. She began writing in 1970. As a freelancer, she was on editorial staff of the Mennonite Mirror for 10 years, wrote a family-life column for the Prairie Messenger for three years, edited a church newsletter for eight years, and published numerous other articles and poems. She has been a member of the Canadian Authors Association since 1973 and an associate of the League of Canadian Poets from 1980-1996.


Ignace Emmanuel Church: A Loving History. editor. Thunder Bay, ON: Singing Shields Productions, 1995.
Bethel Pioneering in Faith, 1937-1987: 50 years. Winnipeg, MB: Bethel Mennonite Church, 1988.
Running to Beat Hell: A Biography of A.M./Sandy Nicholson. Regina, SK: Canadian Plains, 1988.
Hugging the Meridian, Macdonald: A Manitoba Municipal History, 1881-1981. Municipality of Macdonald, 1981.
Ignace: A Saga of the Shield. with Elinor Barr. Winnipeg, MB: Prairie, 1979.


Allan Sangster Award, CAA, 1986.
Manitoba Historical Society Award for Hugging the Meridian, 1982.
Honourable mention, Margaret McWilliams Competition, for local history.
Kathleen Strange Memorial Award, CAA, 1976.
Eligible for National Public Readings Program: