LONGEST-RUNNING LITERARY AWARD
IS READING TO THE FINISH LINE
The Leacock Medal for Humour race is well under way. Five independent judges, from the east coast to the west coast of Canada, are reading and evaluating the 73 submissions for this year’s award. The finish line for their results is March 25. So far, these cold snowy days are making it easier to find reading time.
A Long List for great summer reading will be publicized from the top choices of each judge and the volunteer readers in Orillia.
On April 1, the five Short-listed Authors will be announced in the media. We encourage you to read these five books and determine which author you think will receive the Medal.
The 70th Leacock Medal for Humour winner will be announced with great fanfare and humour at a luncheon on April 30 (11:30–1:30) in the Hermitage Room of the Best Western Mariposa Inn in Orillia, Ontario. We would be honoured to have you come and join in the fun. Tickets, $26 for members, $30 for non-members, are available from Donnajean at 705-325-1757.
Memberships get you discounts on all Leacock Medal and Leacock Museum events. Membership prices are $25 for a single person and $35 for a family. You will also receive our Charitable Registration Number for tax purposes. To obtain your Membership card, mail your cheque (with return address) to Leacock Associates, P. O. Box 854, Orillia, ON L3V 6K8.