Voyageur Storytelling in Ontario, Canada: Home of the Leacock Re-Tour
Welcome to Canadian Storytelling

of the Stephen Leacock Kind and his Unsolved Riddles

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Voyageur Storytelling

Leslie Robbins-Conway and Paul Conway

located in Northern Bruce Peninsula

(Ontario, Canada)

Somewhat on sabbatical this year: lots of reading, thinking, and writing, not much performing

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Revised January 18, 2018

This site is taking a rest until the Fall of 2018. Then we'll see.

For the time being it remains pretty much as it was when we started out on our

Stephen Leacock "My Discovery of the West" Re-Tour on October 19th, 2017.

We returned on December 9th having had a successful tour and a wonderful time:

52 days + previews; 12,800 kms; 60 events.

Many thanks to all those who made it possible and so enjoyable.

The Stephen Leacock Project and its pursuit of the General Theory of Unsolved Riddles continues,

with perhaps some intent about Stephen Leacock's own sesquicentennial in 2019.

If you are interested you can follow its three blogs:

Thank you for your interest.

Leslie and Paul contemplating

"My Discovery of the West" —

for Stephen Leacock a First Discovery

for us a Re-Discovery after long familiarity

photo by Karen Bell 2016

You are now about to enter the Home of

Stephen Leacock's "My Discovery of the West"

Re-Tour 2017

A Canadian Sesquicentennial Celebration

More good food, good listening and good company

but in different forms and places

Stephen Leacock toured from

Port Arthur-Fort William (Thunder Bay) to Victoria

November 1936 to January 1937

We will Re-Tour from Orillia to Victoria and Nanaimo

October 20th to November 28th 2017

Our Leacock Project

Our Twitter Page

Our Facebook Page

Our Re-Tour Blog

These four image-boxes are links. They open in a new window.

For events in each Port of Call see table of links immediately below.

The Re-Tour in 2017


October 11-15

Orillia (Launch)

October 20-21

Thunder Bay

October 23-24

Sioux Lookout

October 25


October 26-29


October 31-November 2


November 3-6


November 7-10


November 11-13

Medicine Hat

November 14-15


November 18-19, 25-28

Victoria & Nanaimo

November 20-24

What is the


What You Could Hear
Other Stuff

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Stephen Leacock toured the West in 1936

We are Re-Touring the same route in 2017

Stephen Leacock lectured humorously

We will tell stories by and about him

Our Video Link

Stephen Leacock's Mariposa perplexes

Quote Qollage Qollection

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About Us: Leslie and Paul

Click on either picture below to find out more about them


After starting as a kindergarten teacher ...

and years as a Storyteller and Producer ...

her warm and unique presence lights up ...


After starting as an econometrician ...

through careers of becoming diversity ...

way led twistingly on to way to reach ...

the Voyageur Experience

The Voyageur Experience is in transition, and this whole web site with it. What we stand for artistically, however, will not change.

What will Leslie do, when not touring?

Some knitting and quilting no doubt. Some grandmothering beyond question. The long-awaited Voyageur Storytelling cookbook perhaps. And her teaching at the synagogue in Owen Sound continues.

What will Paul do? Projects!

Writing, composing, publishing.

Building, maintaining, repairing.

Making trails, walking them, observing.

Keeping up his personal web site and blogs:,


We call ourselves "storytellers" because we tell stories. That is not all we do, and are, however.
The full form would be: We are creators and performers of fine musico-literary vocal art entertainments with a strong narrative bent.

The background image you will see frequently on this site is borrowed from Barnett Newman's Voice of Fire

now in the National Gallery, Ottawa. We like it because we are in the voice business, where fire is good.

What's a Story, in our storytelling world?

A story is a story, or a song, or a poem, or a passage, or a collage, or an anecdote, or a quick flip of words, but always itself, speaking to your self.
A concert is a bundle of stories, and its own story.
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

People have been asking for our recipes.

To find them push this button:

Other Openings to Voyageur Storytelling

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Storytelling Art in Performance

Two Storytellers: Leslie and Paul

Country Supper Storytelling Concerts (and Recipes!)

House Concerts and Other Events

Our 2016 Concerts are now available in our Repertoire section, next below.
Storytelling Art in Repertoire

This Year's Concert Repertoire

Past Years

The Art of Repertoire

This section is now complete from the beginning to 2016.
Storytelling Art in Print and Other Media


Prose, Poetry, Plays, Webscripts, Artifacts

This Web Site!

Much work will be done here in 2016 and 2017.
Canadian Storytelling Exposé

Ideas and Controversies

Tellers and Groups

Festivals and Events

Data are current for Spring 2012 with a few more recent additions; we will up-date in 2014.

Your Hosts: Leslie Robbins-Conway and Paul Conway

56 Brinkman's Road, R.R. 1

Miller Lake , Ontario N0H 1Z0 Canada

Tel: (519) 795-7477


Problems? Send us an e-mail.

Note: if you are rambling around this site, and run into pages that don't work, or images that are missing, or broken links, or other apparent oddities or irritations, please send us an e-mail, tell us about the problem, and we'll fix it. Our apologies for any inconvenience. If you are wondering why this web site is designed the way it is, then you may be interested in our Explanation.

Voyageur Storytelling 2017

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