• Finalist for the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Award, 1981.
  • First place in short fiction and the novel: Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia Literary Awards.
  • Pierian Spring Editor’s Award for poetry.
  • The Order of St. John Award of Merit.
  • Short-listed for The Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, 1987.
  • The Dartmouth Book Award, 1990,1995; short-listed 1991, 1992, 1993.
  • Event magazine’s Creative Nonfiction Competition, winner 1990.
  • Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children’s Literature, 1994, 2003; short-listed 1992, 1993.
  • Manitoba’s Young Reader’s Choice Award, finalist, 1994.
  • Authors Award, Foundation for the Advancement of Canadian Letters, co-winner, 1995.
  • Short-listed for the Hackmatack Award for children’s writing, 2000.
  • Short-listed for White Pine Award, 2004.
  • Finalist for Canadian Librarians Association Young Adult Award, 2005.
  • First Place: Canadian Surfing Championships, 1995.
  • Landmark East Literacy Award, 2000.
  • Poet Laureate for the Peter Gzowski Invitational Golf Tournament, 2000.
  • Best Writer of Halifax (Coast Magazine): 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005.

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