Celebrate Farley Mowat Week – May 10 - 16
The Rotary Club of Port Hope plans to celebrate Port Hope resident author Farley Mowat during the week of May 10 – 16.  It would have been Farley’s 100th birthday on May 12. Farley passed away on May 6, 2014.  His works were translated into 52 languages, and he sold more than 17
million books. He achieved fame with the publication of his books on the Canadian north, such as People of the Deer and Never Cry Wolf.  The Rotary Club has worked closely with Claire Mowat, the Municipality of Port Hope, the Port Hope Public Library, St. Marks Anglican Church
and Furby House Books to plan activities during Farley 100 Week – May 10 – 16.  Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, all events will be virtual.
Activities Planned

•             Proclamation of Farley Week by the Municipality of Port Hope
•             The park on the east side of the river by the Farley Mowat Boat Roofed House will be renamed Farley Mowat Park. The town will host a virtual dedication on Monday, May 10. Contact: Jeannie Maidens, Event Co-ordinator – jmaidens@porthope.ca
•             Farley Mowat Writing Contest  - open to residents of Port Hope and also to those living in Arviat, Nunavut - three divisions – students in K – 8, students in 9 – 12 and adults - $100 prizes for the winning entry in each division in each community - deadline for entries is May 1 –send entries to info@furbyhousebooks.com - Arviat is a village on the west side of Hudson’s Bay – Farley travelled there and worked with villagers on a film
•             Farley’s 100th birthday (May 12) - Watch two films about Farley on the National Film Board website (http://www.nfb.ca): “Finding Farley” and “Ten Million Books: An Introduction to Farley Mowat” – can be watched at any time
•             St. Marks Anglican Church - Zoom readings from Farley’s books – Wednesday, May 12 –7:30 – 8:30 p.m. – contact –priest@stmarksporthope.ca – details to follow
•             Writing contest results - Zoom awards ceremony on Friday, May 14 at 4:00 p.m. - details to follow
•             Furby House Books – window display of Farley’s books
•             Port Hope Public Library programing – first floor window display of Farley Mowat artifacts and books at the Mary J. Benson Branch – podcast discussion about WIFI in the Wilderness – a topic of interest to Farley Mowat – library contact – Lisa O’Leary, Programming & Community Engagement – loleary@phpl.ca
•             Parks Recreation and Culture Activity booklet for download with word search, word
scramble – will be available on town website