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.


Thank you Storytellers of Canada for our 2018 WSD grant funding! 

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)

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


Food Bank and monetary donations greatly appreciated.



November 4th

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

The 7th Annual Canadian Storytelling Night

The theme for Canadian Storytelling Night – Soirée nationale du conte in

2018 Theme - RUNNING DEEP the power of water.     

  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

The 2019 Toronto Storytelling Festival

Programming information will be available mid-September.

 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

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