2018 Leacock Gala Weekend

This year’s winner of the Leacock Medal for the best in Canadian literary humour will be announced at our gala dinner at the Geneva Park Conference Centre, scheduled for Saturday, June 9, 2018, as part of our Gala weekend, from Friday, June 8, through Sunday, June 10, 2018.  Mark your calendars!

These are all the events over the weekend:

Friday, June 8, at 5:00 pm            Meet the Authors
Your chance to meet the three authors shortlisted for the Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour as well as the finalists in the student short-story contest, and enjoy a three-course dinner at the Best Western Mariposa Inn, Orillia. The student winners will be introduced during the evening.
Bar opens at 5 p.m., festivities start at 6 p.m.
Cost: $35.

Saturday, June 9, at 5:00 pm            Gala Dinner
The winner of the 2018 Leacock medal for literary humour will be announced during a four-course dinner at Geneva Park Conference Centre. In addition to the shortlisted authors, expect to see a number of past winners of the medal, some of whom will speak about their favorite short-listed book.
Cost: $70.

Sunday, June 10, at 10:30 am            Brunch with the Authors
A fabulous morning meal at the Mariposa Inn with the authors.

Tickets for the "Meet the Authors" event on Friday and the Gala Dinner on Saturday are available at the Stephen Leacock Museum, at the opening times given on this page. Phone 705-329-1908 or e-mail jmartynyshyn@orillia.ca to make your reservation. All tickets must be paid for in advance by cash or cheque only.

A reservation is required for the Sunday brunch. Phone the Mariposa Inn’s Grape and Olive Restaurant at 705-238-5086. Mention that you are part of the Leacock Gala group. Payment is to be made at the brunch.

Mariposa Inn

Mariposa Inn

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Geneva Park Conference Centre

Geneva Park

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