The year 2008 will mark the 100th anniversary of the publication of L.M. Montgomery's first and most famous novel Anne of Green Gables. In honour of this important anniversary, a committee has been formed to plan a series of events in 2008 to celebrate the author, the novel and the impact they have had on readers around the world. Our vision is to raise public awareness of Montgomery and her writing through this celebration, and to offer people from around the world the chance to celebrate the many things that have made Anne of Green Gables so famous through the years - imagination, love, humour, and, of course, the beauty of Prince Edward Island. While we are still in the development phase of planning this celebration, we have compiled a sampling of potential events and activities.
Sample List of Educational- and Entertainment-based Projects and Activities:
You can also cherish Anne of Green Gables with the special limited edition 25-Cent Anne of Green Gables Coin in full colour from the Royal Canadian Mint.
Canada Post will also mark the 100th anniversary of the first publication of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables. The commemorative issue, which includes two stamps, an Official First Day Cover and other related postal products, will be on sale June 20, 2008.
A CTV major television event, the world premiere of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES: A NEW BEGINNING airs Sunday, December 14th. Written and directed by the Emmy Award-winning Kevin Sullivan, the force behind the original ANNE OF GREEN GABLES movies.
Anne 2008 Press Releases: