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Arnold was born in 1911 in Silverdale, Ontario.He graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1948. He was very successful with his shows and commissions in the 50’s and 60’s including a portrait of Lady Eaton. He had shows with David Milne, Duncan MacPherson and Franklin Arbuckle. He developed Deerfoot Pioneer Art Settlement in Leaskdale and ran a summer art school there in the mid 60’s and 70’s.His gallery was officially opened in 1965 by A.J. Casson and attended by Frederick Varley. He excelled in every medium. It is an honour to have this work shown in the hamlet where many of his pieces were created. Come and see  his vibrant  and creative work.

Historic Leaskdale Church  11850 Regional Road 1, Leaskdale

October 7 to the 15  Daily 1pm to 5 pm

Thursday and Friday 1 pm to 8pm




Hi Kathy and Barb,

It is VERY exciting watching plans unfold for your wonderful conference next month.  We feel badly that we cannot be there because of the Bala Cranberry Festival, the busiest weekend of our entire season.   However,  we are planning to be with you on Thursday before rushing back that evening to Bala.

Youʼve mentioned that some of your delegates might want to visit Bala and our museum on the Sunday following your conference.   We have approached our hotel, the Bala Bay Inn, and they have offered to remain open that Sunday night if there is enough interest.  Normally they would begin their shut-down for the season on Sunday afternoon, but the staff would be delighted to accommodate anyone from your conference.   Kim Ward, the owner, has generously offered a special rate of $69 plus taxes.

Anyone who is interested can check out the historic hotel at  Balaʼs Museum with Memories of Lucy Maud Montgomery is at .

Please feel free to share this letter or any information from it on your LMM conference blog or elsewhere in your conference website.

What a great conference you are going to have!

Jack and Linda,

Bala’s Museum with Memories of Lucy Maud Montgomery



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