Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tomorrow the winner of the Leacock Medal for Humour will be announced

2015 winner to be announced April 30


The winner of the Leacock Medal for Humour and the $15,000 TD Financial Group prize will be announced April 30 at a luncheon celebrating the top five authors as determined by an independent judging panel. It will be held in Orillia, Ontario, at the Best Western Mariposa Inn, Hermitage Room, from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Tickets sell fast for this humour-filled event, popular with Stephen Leacock fans, enthusiastic readers of Canadian literary humour and others connected to the publishing industry.

Tickets are $26 for members, $30 for non-members, and are available from Donnajean Jefferies at 705-325-1757 or email

The luncheon will be attended by the shortlisted authors — Aaron Bushkowsky (Curtains for Roy), Alan Doyle (Where I Belong), Terry Fallis (No Relation), Zarqa Nawaz (Laughing All the Way to the Mosque), Robert Wringham (A Loose Egg) — or their representatives, as well as local dignitaries.


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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Where did April go?

Where Did April Go?

It has been awhile since I posted anything. So sorry, it has been a busy month.


Oh well you know the old saying April Showers bring May Flowers. It is almost May, Hurray!


At the Lincoln Public Library we are getting ready for Spring. We have a few displays on gardening, decks and patios.  Let us help you plan your outside space with one of our great books here at the Lincoln Public Library!


We are lucky to have Wendy Fletcher a Master Gardner coming to the Fleming Library to conduct two seminars.


The first one is on Monday May 4, at 6:30pm. The topic is Community Gardening. In Lincoln we have one community garden in Vineland. The Niagara West Adult Learning Centre is hoping to create a garden in Beamsville. Wendy is an expert on Community Gardens and will be discussing how to create a garden, community involvement and more. So if you are interested in Community Gardens please sign up today!

The second seminar is on Thursday May 7 at 6:30pm. It is Wendy’s popular Container Gardening series. In the past Wendy has shown us how to create flower and herb containers. In the fall, she gave us great ideas on how to continue the theme with ideas for fall right through until Christmas.

This year, she will be showing us how to create a vegetable container garden. Don’t miss out on this fabulous seminar. Register Today!




Wednesday, April 1, 2015

2015 Leacock Award Nominees

The Leacock Associates

~ Awarding the annual Leacock Medal for Humour and the TD Financial Group $15,000 prize.


The Leacock Associates

Past Canada Reads-winning author Terry Fallis and Little Mosque on the Prairie creator Zarqa Nawaz are among the contenders for this year's Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.


Fallis, who won the prize in 2008 for The Best Laid Plans, made the shortlist for his fourth novel, No Relation, while Nawaz is vying for the award for her memoir Laughing All The Way To The Mosque.


The other writers who made the shortlist, which was announced Wednesday, include Great Big Sea frontman Alan Doyle for his memoir Where I Belong, Aaron Bushkowsky for his theatre-inspired novel Curtains For Roy, and Robert Wringham for his essay collection A Loose Egg.


The winner of the $15,000 annual prize, which is presented to the author of the "best book of humour written in the previous year by a Canadian," will be revealed at a luncheon on April 30.


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