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Eric Nicol

Eric Nicol

Walk Of Fame, North Plaza, Library Square, 350 W. Georgia St.

  • Author: Britt S. Baker
  • Date Posted: Jul 15, 2014
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  • Address: Plaque is on lamppost near southeast corner of Homer St. & Georgia St.

Eric Nicol

Photo credit: Barry Peterson and Blaise Enright


Location: Plaque is on lamppost near southeast corner of Homer St. & Georgia St.

In 1995, humourist Eric Nicol fittingly became the first writer to have a plaque of B.C. marble installed in the Walk of Fame to commemorate winners of the annual George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award for an outstanding literary career in B.C.

There is a legend that when the good people of Toronto die they go to Vancouver. ‘Retiring to the west coast,’ they call it, to this spawn of mountain and sea, home of the world’s heaviest dew – our Vancouver.

From Still a Nicol: the best of Eric Nicol
A Province columnist for five decades, Nicol received three Stephen Leacock Medals for Humour for his books; he became the first living Canadian writer to be included in The Oxford Book of Humorous Prose; and he was the first Vancouver playwright to have his work produced by the Vancouver Playhouse, as well as on Broadway. A rare wit, he lived for more than fifty years in the same house on 36th Avenue, near UBC.

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A Province columnist for five decades, Nicol received three Stephen Leacock Medals for Humour for his books; he became the first living Canadian writer to be included in The Oxford Book of Humorous Prose; and he was the first Vancouver playwright to have his work produced by the Vancouver Playhouse, as well as on Broadway. A rare wit, he lived for more than fifty years in the same house on 36th Avenue, near UBC.

There is a legend that when the good people of Toronto die they go to Vancouver. ‘Retiring to the west coast,’ they call it, to this spawn of mountain and sea, home of the world’s heaviest dew – our Vancouver.

From Still a Nicol: the best of Eric Nicol

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