Annual Events
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World Storytelling Day an Annual Global Storytelling Event

March 20th (or there about)               

WSD 2019

  Durham Storytellers present

 "Myths, Legends and Epics"

World Storytelling Day across the region! 

 World Storytelling Day is on March 20th. It is a global celebration  of the art of oral storytelling. It is celebrated every year near the  spring equinox in the northern hemisphere, the first day of autumn  equinox in the southern. On World Storytelling Day, as many people as  possible tell and listen to stories in as many languages and at as many  places as possible, during the same day and night.



Harmony Hills Retirement Community, Oshawa – March 7, 2019 @ 2:30 p.m.

1335 Benson St, Oshawa, ON L1K 0W6

Harmony Hills is a new WSD venue for Durham Storytellers this year. We are looking forward to telling legends, myths and epics to a brand new audience of listeners. Curated by Enid DeCoe                             


Traditions of Durham Retirement Residence, Oshawa – March 8, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m.

1255 Bloor St E, Oshawa, ON L1H 0B3 Traditions is one of our tried-and-true venues for WSD. The audience has been increasing year after year. They just love us...and always ask us to come back...and we love going there to tell! Curated by Enid DeCoe                             


Pickering Library Auditorium – Friday, March 15, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm

1 The Esplanade S, Pickering, L1V 6K7

Oh, Canada! Come “catch the magic” of listening to live storytellers from across the Region as they celebrate World Storytelling Day and cap off Around the World in a Week with Stories and Music from our Canadian Mosaic. Using the traditional art form of oral storytelling, Durham Storytellers will whisk the audience away on a journey with legends, myths and stories told in Canada. A delightful family community concert for everyone, young and old! Curated by Heather Whaley at                           


Ajax Public Library – Main Branch – March 20, 2019 (in the afternoon – TBD)

55 Harwood Avenue S., Ajax. ON, L1S 2H8.

Back by popular demand at the Ajax Public Library for World Storytelling Day! Durham Storytellers will delight an audience of school-aged children, 9 years and up. Curated by Dianne Chandler at


Port Perry Villa Retirement Residence – March 22, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m.

15987 Simcoe St, Port Perry. ON L9L 1N5

Port Perry Villa is one of our “old standards” for WSD. Their audience has been increasing more and more every year. That’s why they always want us to tell! Curated by Dianne Chandler at


Oshawa Museum, Lakeview Park – March 24, 2019 @ 1:30 p.m.

1450 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa L1H 8S8

Legends and Lore of Lakeview Park - For 2019, Durham Storytellers has forged a new partnership with the Oshawa Museum. Come catch the magic, listening to the tall tales of Lakeview Park as brought to life by the Durham Storytellers. Curated by Kathleen Smyth and Heather Whaley.

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Northview Public Library, March 27, 2019 @ 1 p.m.  

250 Beatrice St. E., Oshawa ON L1G 7T6

Durham Storytellers will be telling to school-aged children, grades 4 to 6. We are delighted to renew our partnership with Northview library!

Curated by Heather Whaley


Enid, Heather, Kathleen, Dianne, Sheila 2016

Summi Siddiqui at Port Perry Villa. WSD 2015

 Marian Dell at Port Perry Villa  WSD 2015

Heather Whaley, Ajax Library School Visit  WSD 2015


Lucy Brennan at Blue Heron Books WSD 2012 


Irene Johnston, Nancy Bone, George Blake and Heather Whaley Brooklin Library WSD 2012 

Banner designs by Dianne Chandler WSD 2012


Kathleen Smyth, Doris Cherkas, Nancy Bone, Irene Johnston and Enid DeCoe at Traditions WSD 2012

For list of Participating Storytellers (click here)

 We gratefully thank all sponsors and particpants for their support in making World Storytelling Day 2012 a special event across Durham Region!

WSD 2012 Committee: Dianne Chandler, Doris Cherkas, Enid DeCoe, Marg Kropf and Heather Whaley



October (third week)

Our annual community service performance for children and families of Simcoe Hall Settlement House. Simcoe Hall Settlement House is a not-for-profit community resource centre dedicated, since 1935, to assisting less advantaged children, families and vulnerable adults . 905 419-2174

Summi Siddiqui, Enid Decoe, Heather Whaley, Irene Johnston,
Marg Kropf and Dianne Chandler


Food Bank and monetary donations greatly appreciated.




CSN-SNC  is a time to gather for stories at the turn of the year, a companion event to World Storytelling Day in March.


   Let the Fur Fly! Teachings from the Animals St. Francis Centre, Ajax 2015.


 Kim Michele, Summi Siddiqui, Enid De Coe, Irene Johnston, Doris Cherkas, Kathleen Smyth & Heather Whaley

What's happening in Toronto? Storytellers of Toronto web site
MARCH 3 - March 24 2019 

The 2019 Toronto Storytelling Festival
 1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling


What are storytellers across Canada doing and where are the festivals and performances each month? Check Events on the main Storytellers of Canada website at  Editor: Heather Whaley