Former Poet Laureate: Edna Anderson (1998-1999)

Edna Anderson was the City’s first Poet Laureate, serving from 1998-1999. She was instrumental in developing a number of projects related to the history of Queensborough, including the Queensborough Community Centre Historical Mural Millennium Project and four historical collages. Edna was an avid writer and poet, with published works including Queensborough Memories, Elizabeth Irving, Rhyme of Time and Queensborough Stories. She received the honour of Poet Laureate Emeritus and Citizen of the Year for the City of New Westminster, as well as the Governor General's Millennium Medal and Queen's Jubilee Medal. Edna passed away in 2011 at age 92.