Gala weekend! 2016

PUBLISHER’S PUB NIGHT:   Friday, June 10   5:30–7:30   Get to know the authors, their life and work habits while laughing together and eating pub food. Cash bar.

Where: Best Western Mariposa Inn, Orillia, Ontario
Cost: $22 for Members, $25 for non-members.
Tickets: Leacock Museum 705-329-1908 and Manticore Book Store 705-326-7776


SOIREE:   Friday, June 10   8:00–10:00   
Tour the Stephen Leacock Museum with dessert and drink in hand. The three winners of the Student Humour Competition will read their short stories.

Where: Stephen Leacock Museum, Museum Drive, Orillia, Ontario
Cost: Free

PRESIDENT’S LUNCH:   Saturday, June 11   11:30–1:30   Authors, Board members, Judges, Readers and their family members relax and mingle over lunch and refreshments.

GALA DINNER:   Saturday, June 11   5:00–11:00   The three shortlisted authors will be honoured at the dinner and the final winner of the Leacock Medal and the $15,000 cash prize announced. Books will be for sale and authors will be available for signing. Cocktail hour starts at 5 p.m. and dinner events start at 6 p.m.

Where: Geneva Park Convention Centre in Ramara (just outside Orillia, Ontario)
Cost: $65 for Members, $70 for non-members.
Tickets: Leacock Museum 705-329-1908 and Manticore Book Store 705-326-7776

SUNDAY BRUNCH:   Sunday, June 12   11:00–1:00ish   A section of the Grape and Olive restaurant has been reserved for the Leacock Award participants to enjoy this wonderful all-you-can-eat buffet.

Where: The Best Western Mariposa Inn, Orillia, Ontario
Cost: $19 plus tax and gratuity
Reserve seats: The Grape and Olive, 705-325-9511 x 3; mention the Leacock Medal group.