2017 Leacock Gala Weekend

This year’s winner of the award for the best in Canadian literary humour will be announced at our gala dinner on Saturday, June 10, at the Geneva Park Conference Centre, just outside Orillia.

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

Friday, June 9, at 5:30 pm            Laugh with Leacock
This is 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 as you enjoy a three-course dinner at the Mariposa Inn, Orillia. The student winners will be introduced during the evening.
Cost: $30.

Saturday, June 10, at 5:00 pm            Gala Dinner
The winner of the Leacock medal for literary humour will be announced during a four-course dinner at Geneva Park Conference Centre. In addition to the shortlisted authors, several past winners of the medal will be attending and will speak about their favourite short-listed book.
Cost: $70.

Sunday, June 11, at 10:30 am            Brunch with the Authors
Enjoy a fabulous morning meal at the Mariposa Inn with the authors.
Cost: $19.

Tickets for the Laugh with Leacock and Gala Dinner events are available at the Stephen Leacock Museum Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm. 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. Ask for Norma Jean and 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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