Intro Video for the Gala Weekend

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2023 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 on Saturday, September 16, 2023, as part of our Gala weekend, from Friday, September 15, through Saturday, September 16, 2023. The weekend is coming up fast!

These are the events over the weekend:

Friday, September 15, at 6:00 pm "Meet the Authors" and Student Showcase

Your chance to meet the authors shortlisted for the Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour in 2023. They will read excerpts from their books in what promises to be a highly entertaining evening that will be emceed by Terry Fallis, two-time past winner of the Leacock Medal.  In addition the winners of the student awards for 2023 will be there and will read their essays.
Cocktail hour at 6:00 p.m., buffet meal.  Cash bar. 
Cost: $35 + $5 handling fee.

Saturday, September 16, at 5:30 pm Gala Dinner

The winner of the 2022 Leacock medal for literary humour will be announced during a three-course dinner. In addition to shortlisted authors, expect to see a number of past winners of the medal, some of whom will speak about their favorite short-listed book.  The evening will be emceed by Morgan Murray, a runner-up for the medal in 2021.  This year's Mayor of Mariposa (Trevor Cole, winner of the Medal in 2011) will also entertain us with his observations on life in that fictional community.
Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and Dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $100 + $5 handling fee.

Tickets: Tickets will be sold online on this page.  They will be available to members from June 1st, and to the general public from June 15th. Any dietary restrictions can be specified at the time of purchase (e.g. vegetarian or allergies).

Venue:  Both events will be held at the Hawk Ridge Golf Club, 1151 Hurlwood Lane, Severn, ON, L3V 0Y6, Canada

Gala Poster

You may order tickets here for our Gala Weekend events

For those who are uncomfortable with on-line purchases, you may visit the Leacock Museum at 50 Museum Drive in Orillia, and staff will help you with your order, or you may phone them at 705-329-1908.

Hawk Ridge Golf Club: