Avonlea writer to receive Canadian Screen Award

Heather ConkieHeather Conkie, a writer of many popular Road to Avonlea episodes, will be receiving the Margaret Collier Award at the first annual Canadian Screen Awards.

Heather Conkie wrote the script for 22 episodes of Road to Avonlea including “The Journey Begins“, “The Dinner” and “Memento Mori“. As a writer nearly a quarter of Road to Avonlea’s episodes, including the pilot, she had a huge part in shaping the award-winning series.

Heather Conkie continues her successful career as a writer for the hit series Heartland.

felix and blackie

Conkie wrote many episodes, including “Felix and Blackie”

2013 will be the first year that the Gemini Awards and the Genie awards are brought together as the Canadian Screen Awards. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Canadian awards, Gemini Awards used to celebrate great achievements in Canadian Television and Genie Awards celebrated Canadian Cinema. Sullivan Entertainment productions, including Anne of Green Gables and Road to Avonlea, are Gemini Award winners.

At the first Canadian Screen Awards, Conkie will receive a special award: the Margaret Collier Award for a writer’s exceptional contribution to Canadian television. She will receive her award at the awards gala on March 3, 2013. We congratulate her on this great accomplishment.

Which is your favourite Road to Avonlea episode written by Heather Conkie?

  • The Journey Begins
  • The Story Girl Earns Her Name
  • The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham’s
  • The Materializing of Duncan McTavish
  • Aunt Abigail’s Beau
  • Malcolm and the Baby
  • The Blue Chest of Arabella King
  • Nothing Endures But Change
  • Sara’s Homecoming
  • Dreamer of Dreams
  • Misfits and Miracles
  • Old Quarrels, Old Love
  • The Ties That Bind
  • Felix and Blackie
  • Friends and Relations
  • Old Friends, Old Wounds
  • The Dinner
  • Fathers and Sons
  • Memento Mori
  • Thursday’s Child
  • Otherwise Engaged
  • Total Eclipse

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