Centenary Celebrations Archives

 

March 12, 2012, marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Irving Layton, one of Canada's greatest poets.

Never before in Canadian history has this country united to honour the life and work of one of its poets, but on this occasion Canadians from Cape Breton to Vancouver Island took part in the celebrations.

Gatherings organized across Canada, and internationally, paid tribute to Irving's impressive impact as a poet, teacher, and human being.

Favourite poems were read aloud and reminiscences shared among the many whose hearts, minds, and lives have been moved by the powerful spirit that was, and is, Irving Layton.


Irving's son Max speaks about the Centenary and reads his father's poem 'The White Mouse'

 

CENTENARY EVENTS LISTING:
(Click on the [A/V] links to view archived materials)

ALBERTA - CALGARY Monday, March 12, 2012 at 7:30pm
ALBERTA - EDMONTON Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 2:00pm

BRITISH COLUMBIA - BOWEN ISLAND Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 4:00pm
BRITISH COLUMBIA - VANCOUVER Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 3:00pm
BRITISH COLUMBIA - VICTORIA Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 7:00pm

LABRADOR - GOOSE BAY Monday, March 12, 2012 at 7:00pm

MANITOBA - WINNIPEG Monday, March 12, 2012 at 8:00pm

NEW BRUNSWICK - FREDERICTON Monday, March 12, 2012 at 8:00pm
NEW BRUNSWICK - SAINT JOHN Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 4:00pm

NEWFOUNDLAND - CORNER BROOK Monday, March 12, 2012 at 7:30pm
NEWFOUNDLAND - ST. JOHN'S Monday, March 12, 2012 at 8:00pm

NOVA SCOTIA - HALIFAX Monday, March 12, 2012 at 7:00pm

ONTARIO - KINGSTON Monday, March 12, 2012 at 7:00pm
ONTARIO - NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE Monday, March 12, 2012 at 7:30pm
ONTARIO - OTTAWA Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 2:30pm
ONTARIO - TORONTO - L'Ordre de Bon Temps Monday, March 12, 2012 at 6:30pm
ONTARIO - TORONTO - Harbourfront Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 7:00pm [A/V]
ONTARIO - WINDSOR Monday, March 12, 2012 at 7:00pm

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND - CHARLOTTETOWN Monday, March 12, 2012 at 7:30pm

QUEBEC - MONTREAL Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 7:00pm
QUEBEC - MONTREAL - Blue Met Celebrates Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 2:00pm

SASKATCHEWAN - REGINA Monday, March 12, 2012 at 7:30pm
SASKATCHEWAN - SASKATOON Monday, March 12, 2012 at 11:00am
SASKATCHEWAN - SASKATOON Monday, March 12, 2012 at 7:30pm

YUKON - WHITEHORSE Monday, March 12, 2012 at 7:30pm

CANADA - CONCORDIA - Irving Layton at 100 Monday, March 12, 2012 at 9:00am
CANADA - INDIGO/CHAPTERS Monday, March 12, 2012 at 9:00am
CANADA - NATIONAL FILM BOARD Monday, March 12, 2012 at 9:00am
CANADA - INTERACTIVE MUSEUM OF JEWISH MONTREAL (Ongoing)

INTERNATIONAL - ENGLAND - CAMBRIDGE Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 6:30pm
INTERNATIONAL - FRANCE - PARIS Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 8:00pm
INTERNATIONAL - ISRAEL - JERUSALEM Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 5:00pm
INTERNATIONAL - ITALY - ROME Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 6:00pm