The newly-formed Friends of the LM Montgomery Institute, and their inaugural fundraiser, a Silent Auction running during the Conference, are featured on CBC-TV Charlottetown's Compass newscast (obligatory viewing for all Islanders and Islanders-at-heart). The Friends can be seen in the coveted "You're Watching Compass" intro spot, with the full story at about the 17min50sec mark. Head to http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/PEI/ and look for the "Compass June 20" video file.
Though not, technically, a Conference event, Wednesday morning's Epperly Plaza Dedication was a huge success, with the sun breaking through at just the right moment, and nearly 100 people (including many Conference attendees) on hand. Betsy gave a beautiful, heartfelt speech dedicating the space to important women in her life, including her mother and (of course) Maud. It was wonderful to see so many Kindreds on hand, and we're excited to see more of you in the days ahead!
Post-Royal Visit Update: The Duchess *meets* "Anne"
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 11:41
The Guardian (Charlottetown) reports today that the Duchess of Cambridge spoke more about her love of Anne while meeting Tess Benger, the actress portraying Anne in this year's production of Anne of Green Gables: The Musical. Ms. Benger presented a copy of the book to the Duchess, who remarked that she was looking forward to reading it again.
Royal Visit 2011 Update: The Duchess and Anne of Avonlea
Monday, July 4, 2011 - 12:50
CBC News' Ryan Hicks reports (via Twitter - http://yfrog.com/user/ryhicks/profile) that a young girl presented the Duchess with an early-edition Anne of Avonlea at the Charlottetown waterfront Monday morning; she later told reporters that the Duchess plans to "read it on the plane."
Help the LM Montgomery Society of Ontario Burn the Mortgage
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 10:54
The following message is posted on behalf of the the LM Montgomery Society of Ontario:
TO ALL WHO APPRECIATE THE PRESERVATION OF THE HERITAGE OF L.M. MONTGOMERY:
The Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario has worked hard to preserve both the home of L.M. Montgomery in Leaskdale, a National Historic Site, and the nearby church that was an important part of her life. Four years ago the Society took out a $200,000 loan to buy the Church, and through a lot of hard work have reduced the mortgage to less than $80,000.
LM Montgomery Institute Extends Sympathy to Japanese Friends
Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 17:14
While the devastation following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan earlier this month is a cause for universal sorrow and dismay, people influenced by LM Montgomery's legacy will feel particular sadness thinking of the many Japanese "kindred spirits".
Yuko Izawa, well-known to many in Montgomery studies thanks to her faithful attendance at the LMMI Conferences and other Canadian Montgomery gatherings, was in the hard-hit city of Sendai when the quake struck. At last report (March 24) she was safe and well, but concerned about food and gas shortages.