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

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

Victoria British Columbia

November 20-25, 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

Victoria, November 20-25

Scroll down for a list of our local partners, with links, and further for details of Stephen Leacock's visit in early 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 20


7:30 pm

"A Garden of Mariposies" storytelling recital with Victoria Storytellers' Guild

at the Quaker Meeting Hall, 1831 Fern Street


November 21


10:00 am

"Dr Leacock, I Presume?" Launch and Chat at the Victoria Public Library :: Press and Public
"A Garden of Mariposies" :: Canadian Club of Victoria Luncheon, Harbour Towers Hotel
7:00 pm to

9:00 pm

"Stirring the Occurring" :: Talk-and-Tell with the Canadian Authors Association

Good Earth Coffee House


November 22

Available. Following Leacock's footsteps. He was mightily impressed by Vancouver Island

November 23

All Day
Stephen Leacock at the University of Victoria! If you are interested in Canadian literature or economic or political or educational thought and don't know much about Stephen Leacock then you are missing something quite interesting and maybe even significant. Drop in and join the conversation.
We'll be there!

Venues and times to be arranged.


November 24

7:30 pm
North to Nanaimo

"A Garden of Mariposies" for the Around the Town Tellers!

Unitarian Hall, 595 Townsite Road


November 25

Morning and Early Afternoon
Available. If nothing is booked we'll return to Vancouver this day, probably trying to see more of Vancouver Island on the way -- weather permitting

Our Local Partners

Greater Victoria Public Library
The Canadian Club of Victoria
Canadian Authors - Victoria
Victoria Storytellers' Guild
Around Town Tellers, Nanaimo

Recruitment of local partners continues

The Original Leacock Tour

January 4-8 1937

Spoken In
Spoken To
January 4
Empress Hotel; Canadian Club Economic Separatism in the British Empire
January 5 Empress Hotel; Women's Canadian Club Humour, A Serious Matter
January 6 Empress Hotel; McGill Graduates Association Diner Preserving College Traditions
January 7 Empress Hotel; Rotary Club How Soon Can We Start the Next War?
January 7 Union Club; Upper Canada College Grads Dinner History of Upper Canada College
January 8 Empress Hotel; Victoria Teachers Association What I Don't Know About Education

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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