Mariposa folk festival. It was founded in 1961 in Orillia, Ont, by Ruth Jones, her husband, Dr Crawford Jones, and Pete McGarvey. The name 'Mariposa' was taken from Stephen Leacock's book Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, in which the 'little town,' a thinly disguised Orillia, was called Mariposa.
The film Cairo Time (2009), written and directed by Syrian-Canadian Ruba Nadda, stars Patricia Clarkson as Juliette, a Canadian who goes to Cairo to meet her husband who works for the United Nations. He is delayed in a refugee camp in Gaza and Juliette finds herself alone in an exotic foreign city.
Major's tenure as artistic director (1963-68) was characterized by seasons that featured the classics interspersed with contemporary plays - such as the first North American production of A Man for All Seasons (1968) and Canadian plays such as Arthur Murphy's The Sleeping Bag (1967).