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

Stephen Leacock's

"My Discovery of the West"

Re-Tour 2017

Revised October 18th, 2017

Thank you for visiting this page.

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

Vancouver British Columbia

November 18-19 & 26-28, 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

Vancouver : November 18-19 and 26-28

Scroll down for the list of our local partners, with links, and further for details of Stephen Leacock's visit in 1936 and 1937


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

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

All events, until confirmed, are subject to change and alternative ideas.

Time of Day
Programme, Event and Venue

November 18

Conversation about Stephen Leacock

November 19


2:00 to 4:00

"Stirring the Occurring: Stephen Leacock and the Act of Artistic Creation"

for authors, writers and storytellers

Presented by Canadian Authors–Metro Vancouver with support from SFU The Writer’s Studio & SFU Liberal Arts for Adults 55+

Labatt Hall – SFU Vancouver Campus, Harbour Centre Main Floor,

515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC V6B

Includes refreshments after the presentation.

Tickets necessary, on sale Sept 13 via

Ticket prices will be posted soon.


7:00 pm

Gathering with the Vancouver Tellers Storytelling Group
The Re-Tour visits Victoria for five days, then returns to Vancouver

November 27


1:00 to 4:00

"The Unsolved Riddle(s) of Stephen Leacock" Talk-and-Tell at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

November 28


Re-Tour Ends

"After Eighty Years: What Is Left of Stephen Leacock?" :: Finale Performance and Lecture at Green College, University of British Columbia :: 5:00 pm

Vancouver is the only city where Leacock appeared twice, which he did for the very good reason, presumably, that he wanted to talk to students and they would not return until the New Year. On his way out he stayed there over Christmas. We will appear twice for the very good reason that he did. We are, after all, retracing his footsteps.

Our Local Partners

Canadian Authors - Metro Vancouver
Simon Fraser University
Vancouver Tellers
Green College, University of British Columbia
Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Recruitment of local partners continues.

The Original Leacock Tour

December 1936 and January 1937

Spoken In
Spoken To
December 22
Hotel Vancouver; Men's Canadian Club New Economic World, The; Socialism a system for angels
December 28 Hotel Vancouver; Women's Canadian Club Frenzied Fiction; Murder at $2.50 & Love at $1.25
December 28 Hotel Vancouver; Foreign Trade Bureau, Board of Trade Social Credit and Social Progress
December 28 Board of Trade Enjoy the Fruits of Your Labour
January 13
University of British Columbia 1,500 students Looking Back on College

* 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.
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