Rescheduled: Voyageur Storytelling presents Stephen Leacock's Western Re-Tour
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
On Saturday, October 21st, Stephen Leacock's "My Discovery of the West" Re-Tour will arrive in Orillia for a day of storytelling, conversation, and celebration. This event launches a much larger tour of a dozen places across western Canada that will close with a flourish in Vancouver six weeks later.
The Re-Tour will re-trace the route of Leacock's 1936 speaking tour, visiting Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary, Medicine Hat, Banff, Vancouver, and Victoria, before returning to Vancouver for the finale.
The team for this unique literary adventure will consist of Stephen Leacock (1869-1944) himself, present in the spirit and through his works and ideas, accompanied by Leslie Robbins-Conway and Paul Conway, who are Voyageur Storytelling of Northern Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.
In 1936 Stephen Leacock was making his first visit to western Canada. Afterward he wrote My Discovery of the West, which won the Governor-General's award for non-fiction in 1937. For Leslie and Paul the Re-Tour will be a Re-Discovery, as they have travelled the region and visited all these places, some many times. Indeed, Paul lived in and worked across the region for twenty-eight years.
Saturday, October 21:
The Stephen Leacock Museum and the Orillia Museum of Art & History welcome the Voyageur Storytellers at the Stephen Leacock Museum and National Historic Site.
5:30 PM Doors open – this is a dry event but pop/coffee/tea will be available
6:00 PM Dinner service (order off of the menu- typical cost per item is $10
7:00 PM "A Field of Mariposies" Storytelling Concert: Hear some of the best stories of Stephen Leacock including My Financial Career, Marie Mushenough: the Memoirs of a Supersoul and Q, a Psychic Pstory of the Psupernatural. In addition to these straight from the page Leacock stories, Leslie and Paul will also perform a series of songs and poems that encourage audience involvement.
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