Our deepest appreciation for the donation of photography services from Celeste Morrow-Bailie.
A little piano and bass during the pre-dinner cocktail hour. The bassist is Leacock Associates board member Jim Harris.
Cocktails and munchies and a chance to chat with everyone.
The book table is set up for the cocktail hour. Spy the 2015 award winner?
The dining room is waiting. Seems to be a black-and-white theme going on.
Leacock Associates president Mike Hill welcomes everyone to the 2015 gala dinner and thanks the generous sponsors and hardy volunteers.
Orillia Mayor Steve Clarke tells the crowd how important the Leacock Medal award is to the city’s vibrant arts scene.
Leacock Medal winner Terry Fallis and his wife, Nancy, at the table of honour.
Emcee Bill Conall, the 2014 winner of the Leacock Medal for his book The Promised Land.
Past Leacock Medal winner Joe Kertes shares a few thoughts.
2011 Leacock Medal winner Trevor Cole in what looks like a thought-provoking conversation.
Kathy Stephenson of the local TD bank presents a cheque that will support a high school literary-humour class to course creator Arlene Marks.
Each year the Leacock Associates supports literacy programming for children with funding from TD. Kathy Stephenson of TD presents a cheque to our recipient, the Leacock National Historic Museum, represented by Jenny Martynyshyn, the museum’s administrative coordinator.
Orillia Packet & Times editor and Leacock Associates board member Nathan Taylor presents a cheque to the winner of the 2015 student-writing competition.
Terry Fallis continues the tradition of presenting the student winner with a signed copy of the Leacock Medal–winning book.
Douglas Gibson, publishing icon and editor of the 2015 Leacock Medal–winning book No Relation, warms the crowd up for some words from the author.
Past longtime Leacock Associate board member and current honorary director Jean Dixon presents Terry Fallis with the Leacock Medal for his 2015 winning book, No Relation.
Terry entertains the crowd with his usual blend of wit and warmth.
After the dinner speeches conclude, Terry assumes the signing position at the book table.
You can never get readers in on Canadian literary humour too young.