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K. Valerie Connor Memorial Poetry Prize - And the winners are...

The Leacock Museum proudly presents the 5th annual Connor Poetry Prize. Established by the late Harry Connor in memory of his wife K. Valerie Connor, the prize honours poets in the Adult, Student, and Elementary categories. “Val”, as she was known to friends, was a dedicated teacher, lover of the arts, and tireless volunteer who endeavoured to make her community a better place.

The winners of this year's contest are listed below. Click on the name of the poem to read each entry for yourself. 

 

Adult: 

1st- “Duo” by Georgia Apostolaki

2nd – “The Bath” by Nikki Saltz

3rd – “Please Serve Yourself” by Cindy Rennie

 

Student:

1st – “Southampton” by Emma Schuster

2nd – “Spring” by Alyssa Firth

3rd – “Stars” by Katherine Brent

 

Elementary:

1st – “The Hunter in the Night” by Declan Varney

2nd – “Grass” by Steven Adam

3rd – “My Family” by Isabella Cheslock

Museum staff and the Connor family congratulate everyone who took the time to submit. The quality of the work was fantastic

 2020 Prize Amounts

Elementary

Student

Adult

1st Place - $75

1st Place - $200

1st Place - $750

2nd Place - $50

2nd Place - $100

2nd Place - $250

3rd Place - $25

3rd Place - $50

3rd Place - $100

 


Greater Than Gatsby - Postponed until further noticeGreater Than Gatsby

Celebrate the home of the 20s!

Roar into the 20s with the Leacock Museum! Join us for the event of the season. Bring your own picnic or purchase food from one of our onsite vendors. There’ll be lawn games, dancing, live entertainment, and even a Speakeasy to get your Giggle Water. Darling, it wouldn’t be a party without you!


OTS

Off the Shelf: Into the Wardrobe - The Chronicles of Narnia

Postponed until 2021

Admission: $5 at the door

Welcome sons of Adam and daughters of Eve! Step through the wardrobe into the land of Narnia where you will meet your favourite C.S. Lewis characters. Following with Off the Shelf tradition, children will get to participate in numerous activities ranging from crafts, games and much more. Come in costume and pose in front of one of the many photo areas.


Shakespeare in the Park

Postponed until 2021

2021 brings King Henry Five to the Museum. Driftwood Theatre returns to Old Brewery Bay with their latest outdoor production, King Henry Five. Picnics are encouraged. Light refreshments available. Recommended admission is $25 each. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy this magical show under the stars.


Halloween Extrava-goon-za! 

Saturday, October 24, 2020 | 1 - 4 p.m.

Admission: $5/child

Join us at our annual Children's Halloween Party for costumes, games, pumpkin carving, snacks and general spooky stuff! Fun for all ages.


Eating Their Words: Chronicles of NarniaETW

Postponed until 2021

Tickets: $75 + HST

A full course meal is served with Narnia themes in a magical setting with door prizes, contests and entertainment. Come in costume. Cash Bar.

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