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, scheduled for Saturday, June 9, 2018, as part of our Gala weekend, from Friday, June 8, through Sunday, June 10, 2018.  Mark your calendars!

Complete details will be announced here and on social media as confirmed closer to the time.


2017 Leacock Gala Weekend

Last year’s winner of the Leacock Medal for the best in Canadian literary humour (Gary Barwin) was announced at our gala dinner on Saturday, June 10, at the Geneva Park Conference Centre, just outside Orillia.

The dinner was the highlight of a weekend full of events:

Friday, June 9, at 5:30 pm            Laugh with Leacock
A 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, as all enjoyed a three-course dinner at the Mariposa Inn, Orillia. The student winners were introduced during the evening.

Saturday, June 10, at 5:00 pm            Gala Dinner
The winner of the Leacock medal for literary humour was announced during a four-course dinner at Geneva Park Conference Centre. In addition to the shortlisted authors, many past winners of the medal attended and three spoke about their favourite short-listed book.

Sunday, June 11, at 10:30 am            Brunch with the Authors
A fabulous morning meal at the Mariposa Inn with the authors.

Mariposa Inn

Mariposa Inn

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Geneva Park Conference Centre

Geneva Park

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