Voyageur Storytelling :: Stephen Leacock's "My Discovery of the West" Re-Tour 2017 :: Orillia

Stephen Leacock's

"My Discovery of the West"

Re-Tour 2017

Revised October 18, 2017

Thank you for visiting this page.

You are now poised to find out what will be happening in

Orillia Ontario

October 20-21, 2017

Presented by

Voyageur Storytelling Lunar Loon

Leslie Robbins-Conway

and Paul Conway

from Northern Bruce Peninsula

(Ontario, Canada)


Canada's Sesquicentennial

in cooperation with

our local partners

Orillia, October 20-21

The Re-Tour Launch

Scroll down for our list of events, and further for our local partners, with links


A "Mariposie" is a story or other performance piece by or about Stephen Leaock.

"Talk-and-Tell" events mingle talk and Mariposies with questions and conversation.


Time of Day
Programme, Event and Venue

October 20


10:00 am

"Dr. Leacock I Presume?" :: Launch and Chat at the Leacock Museum :: Press and Public :: ALL WELCOME
12:00 Noon
"Historical Stephen Leacock: What he did to history and what history did to him" :: Lunch and Learn at The Orillia Museum of Art and History

2:00 pm

"The Unsolved Riddle(s) of Stephen Leacock" :: Talk-and-Tell at the Public Library

7:30 pm

"A Field of Mariposies" :: Concert at The Orillia Museum of Art and History

October 21

10:30 am

and onward

"Frenzied Foolishness" :: mingling with the crowds at the Public Library during and after the Farmers' Market

5:30 pm

"A Field of Mariposies" :: Re-Tour Launch Supper and Performance at the Leacock Museum :: 5:30pm doors open; 6:00 pm supper (restaurant style); 7:00 pm concert

* These events were cancelled because OMAH needs at least 10 people to sign up or purchase tickets beforehand.

Leslie and Paul will be on hand as planned in case people show up unexpectedly.

Our Local Partners

Leacock Museum
Orillia Public Library
Orillia Museum of Arts and Heritage OMAH Web Site
Canadian Authors Association Canadian Authors Web Site
Lakehead University, Orillia Campus Orillia Campus Web Site
Leacock Associates Leacock Associates Web Site
Storytelling Orillia Storytelling Orillia Facebook Page

Orillia was not one of Leacock's ports of call on his tour, probably because he lived there seasonally and knew it well. His western tour was at least partly a journey of exploration through territory he had never visited, and never would again. It seemed the most appropriate place to launch our Re-Tour, however, for obvious reasons, and because the train stops nearby at Washago. And we are inspired by local enthusiasm for the idea.

For more complete descriptions of the events and performances please visit our Re-Tour Repertoire page by clicking on the icon beside. It will open in a new window.
If you have a comment or suggestion, or would like to discuss anything, please contact us by clicking on the icon beside. It too will open in a new window.

Voyageur Storytelling 2017

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