2019 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 Best Western Mariposa Inn, 400 Memorial Avenue, Orillia, scheduled for Saturday, June 8, 2019, as part of our Gala weekend, from Friday, June 7, through Saturday, June 8, 2019. Mark your calendars!

These are the events over the weekend:

Friday, June 7, at 7:00 pm Meet the Authors

Your chance to meet the three authors shortlisted for the Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour and enjoy appetizers at the Best Western Mariposa Inn, 400 Memorial Avenue, Orillia. The three authors will read excerpts from their books in what promises to be a highly entertaining evening.
Cash Bar opens at 7:00 p.m., festivities start at 8:00 p.m. 
Cost: $20.

Saturday, June 8, at 5:00 pm Gala Dinner

The winner of the 2019 Leacock medal for literary humour will be announced during a three-course dinner at the Best Western Mariposa Inn. 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.  Cocktails at 500 p.m. and Dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $75.

Tickets for the "Meet the Authors" event on Friday and the Gala Dinner on Saturday are available at the Stephen Leacock Museum, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, up to June 1, 2019. Up-to-date opening times are given at the bottom of 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. Physical tickets will be available for pickup from mid-March, or may be picked up at the event, provided they have been ordered and paid for in advance (by June 1, 2019).

Gala Dinner Poster

Best Western Mariposa Inn

400 Memorial Avenue, Orillia.

Mariposa Inn