L.M. Montgomery Literary Tour Development
The Resort Municipality of Stanley Bridge, Hope River, Bayview, Cavendish and North Rustico ("the Municipality") is seeking proposals from qualified individuals/ firms to provide for the establishment of a literary tour focused on the life and works of L. M. Montgomery. The selected firm will undertake the concept creation and writing to establish the first ever literary tour, here on Prince Edward Island.
The literary tour will be developed to celebrate the life and contributions of L. M. Montgomery and consider locations both operational and natural across the province. The literary tour will be developed as an addition to previous and future research. Branding is presently being conducted to offer guidance in the overall development.
The goal is to develop an internationally recognized literary tour, which offers visitors the opportunity to absorb and understand the inspirations and life of Montgomery, as interpreted through the writings contained in her books and journals. Anne of Green Gables has continued to be the most successful or widely recognized book, but it is important to celebrate the author behind this great book. Many visitors are unaware of L.M. Montgomery and the literary tour will provide an opportunity to enhance the experience for visitors and allow them to see Cavendish and Prince Edward Island through L.M. Montgomery’s eyes. It is important that the tour offer variations that take into account time and distance to complete. This will offer visitors and tour groups, options for both a shorter compact tour in Cavendish, along with a much more comprehensive tour, including all of PEI.
The literary tour sites/participants will be selected based on a previously agreed upon criteria and adjudication process. Participants will be expected to sign a Memorandum of Agreement which will be reviewed annually. The participants should be selected at the beginning of the project. They should be considered, and properties consulted throughout the development of the tour. It is our vision that there be a true partnership within the group of properties and a desire to develop a world class tour.