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Friends of the South Grey Museum Speaker Series 2022: Douglas Gibson, “Great Scots: Celebrating Canadian Storytellers with Links to Scotland, 1867 to Today”

August 17, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The Friends of the South Grey Museum invite you to the Speakers Series 2022, developed and hosted by Barry Penhale. As someone with an interest in the Museum and its programs, you know how much we have all missed many activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, including our series of talks. We decided to welcome our supporters back to a virtual series for 2022, offered as webinars via Zoom with another eight programs, occurring as usual on the third Wednesday of each month, April to November, at 7:00 pm.

The Museum being no longer available as a host site, and with the continuing threat of COVID, going virtual was the obvious solution. Moving to a virtual delivery brings with it some additional costs, so we have made this a subscription series, but we’ve kept the usual at-the-door cost as a household fee of $10 per session. We are grateful to the Municipality of Grey Highlands for continuing their support for the presenters.

Born in Scotland in 1943, Doug Gibson came to Canada in 1967. He spent his career as an editor and publisher, becoming what the Globe and Mail called “a publishing icon.” The fiction authors he edited over the years include such literary icons as Hugh MacLennan, Morley Callaghan, Robertson Davies, Alice Munro, and more. Since retirement from McClelland & Stewart in 2008, he has become an author and fabled storyteller. His lively new presentation involves dozens of excellent Anthony Jenkins caricatures featuring the 16 selected fiction writers. Doug talks about the authors against the backdrop of their historic backgrounds. For each, the show will include a burst of music from the time period, along with examples of iconic works of art being produced. Versions of this tribute to Canadian artists in general have already played at the University of Guelph, in Montreal and Quebec City. Enthusiastic Maritime audiences attended this show in Saint John, Charlottetown, Antigonish, and Halifax. The tour continues…

Many Sessions, Your Choice

Hoping you will join us for another exciting series, this time from the comfort of your home, no uncomfortable folding chairs, and no expenditure on gasoline!

Choose which parts of the series you prefer.  Visit our web site for in-depth descriptions of The Sessions.

Full Series of all eight sessions monthly April to November
with one free session discount
for $70

Half Series of four sessions monthly April to July
for $40

Half Series of four sessions monthly August to November
for $40


Buy $70 Full Series (8 sessions) April to November

Buy $40 Half Series (4 sessions) April to July

Buy $40 Half Series (4 sessions) August to November