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International Appeal of Road to Avonlea

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Road to Avonlea is set in a small town on Prince Edward Island, on the East Coast of Canada. The reach of the show, however, spans the entire globe! The series has been broadcast around the world in dozens of languages. In French, it is known as “Les contes d’Avonlea”; in Spanish, it is “Camino a Avonlea”; it is “Tie Avonleaan” in Finland, and “Váratlan utazás” in Hungary.

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Love, Loss, and What I Wore

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On the heels of our recent tribute to Patricia Hamilton, the actress who played Rachel Lynde in both Anne of Green Gables and Road to Avonlea, we’d thought we’d update you on her recent theatrical work alongside some of Canada’s most familiar female faces.

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Spotlight on Lantern Hill

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Before Sarah Polley became synonymous with The Story Girl in Kevin Sullivan’s Road to Avonlea series, she portrayed another one of L.M. Montgomery famous characters in Sullivan’s film adaptation of Jane of Lantern Hill. Polley won a Gemini Award for her performance as the young orphan girl, Josephine Turner, in this award-winning movie.

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