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This weekend, why not treat yourself, or Mom, or Grandma to a good ole-fashioned Quilt Show at the Historic Leaskdale Church. Find that “something special” at Maud’s Gift Shop, browse the beautiful quilt artistry Maud’s Circle of Friends have worked tediously to display for your enjoyment, then sit back and relax with a china cup of tea, sandwich and homemade pie in our Tea Room. It’s your day – why not turn it into your weekend. A Happy Mother’s Day to all!




We have just released the themes for our summer teas beginning on the 4th of July, with a very special Garden Party on July 11. Our Quilt Show is returning  May 12 & 13 and our Gardens of Uxbridge Tour returns on June 23. Please see our Calendar of Events page so you don’t miss out on any of the fun to come!








We first met Rosalee Peppard at our Spirit of Canada Celebration in October, in Leaskdale, where she performed an original song she had composed especially for the Celebration. The “song portrait” was entitled, L.M. Montgomery. “WOW” was the adjective  heard predominantly both during and after Rosalee’s performance that evening. Rosalee will again be performing at Oshawa Museum’s Christmas Victorian Teas on the 13th and 14th of December. For tickets, please CLICK HERE We hope to join you there!

Rosalee, pictured here, with Jowi Taylor and the Six-String Nation Guitar at our Spirit of Canada Celebration in October

















The long-awaited play, Emily, is now playing at the Historic Leaskdale Church. For showtimes and ticket information please CLICK HERE





















We hope you are all out enjoying this wonderful summer weather we are experiencing! When you are able, please take some time to peruse the incredible lineup we have to offer at our Spirit of Canada Celebration this October. We hope to see you there!




Now that our summer students have returned to school, members of the LMMSO have resumed to hosting tours of the site for the Labour Day weekend. Today, Barb Murphy and I had the pleasure of hosting Erma and Claude Richard of Ottawa who shared their P.E.I. “charity with braids” stories and photos with us. To listen to the CBC podcast explaining the Richard’s very creative Anne-inspired cottage guest book, please click here:  Charity with Braids




Thursday, August 24 Maud’s Island Dinner hosted two prominent MP’s. Jennifer O’Connell, MP for Pickering-Uxbridge and Wayne Easter, MP for Malpeque, P.E.I. graced our presence at the Blue Castle’s premiere and also took the time to join Maud and ourselves for a friendly photo in Maud’s garden in Leaskdale.




This evening, at Maud’s Island Dinner, attendees will be witness to the premiere of a very special play. The Blue Castle is a play based on the only “set-in-Ontario” novel of the same name, written by L. M. Montgomery. The Spirit of Maud Theatre Company will be premiering the play in Uxbridge at the Historic Leaskdale Church Thursday, August 24. The play will continue for the next 3 days, with performances Friday, Aug. 25 @ 7:30 pm & Saturday, Aug. 26 and Sunday, Aug. 27 @ 2:00 pm. Tickets are still available to purchase by calling 905-862-0808 or online for $20. Click here for online ticket purchases




A whimsical night reminiscent of warm summer evenings on Prince Edward Island. This year’s entertainment will be provided by Marion Abbott Theatre Co. with their acclaimed production of Montgomery’s The Blue Castle. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm. Please visit our Calendar of Events page for online ticket purchases.


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~ Lucy Maud Montgomery

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