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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.




Melanie Fishbane joins us Wednesday, July 19 for our luncheon tea! The public is welcome to join us at 2:00.

Maud, a novel inspired by the life of L.M. Montgomery, is described as “a young novel about fourteen-year-old Lucy Maud Montgomery – Maud to her friends – (who) has a dream to go to college and become a writer, just like her idol, Louisa May Alcott.” The book’s author, Melanie Fishbane holds an M.F.A. in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and an M.A. in History from Concordia University. Maud is her first novel.







Happy Canada 150 to all! Since our site also celebrates Lucy Maud Montgomery, here are a few sesquicentennial Montgomery mentions:

CBC Millennium Poll
On New Year’s Eve 1999, CBC viewers were invited to submit their votes in six online surveys to determine the top Canadians and events of the twentieth century. L. M. Montgomery was voted the most influential Canadian writer in the Great Canadian Writers Poll, receiving almost a quarter of the 22,554 votes cast.

Top 5 Great Canadian Writers:
1. Lucy Maud Montgomery
 2. Farley Mowat
 3. Margaret Laurence
 4. Marshall McLuhan
 5. Margaret Atwood

Maclean’s Canadians Who Inspired the World
In 2000, L. M. Montgomery was chosen by Maclean’s magazine as one of twenty-five Canadians who inspired the world. The honour list was compiled by historians J. J. Granatstein and Norman Hillmer and based on suggestions by readers who were invited to name notable Canadians who have affected “the way the world lives or plays, works or thinks.” Montgomery was chosen because she is the creator of Anne Shirley, whose optimism has inspired people worldwide and has helped them overcome repression. The first four Canadians who inspired the world are Sir William Osler, Marshall McLuhan, Lucy Maud Montgomery, and Sir Frederick Banting.

Have a safe, STRONG, AND FREE Canada 150 weekend!


I cannot remember the time when I was not writing, or when I did not mean to be an author image


~ Lucy Maud Montgomery

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