Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club 141 Wilson Ave (at Avenue Rd.)
Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Time: 5:30 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Peter Kaellgren Curator Emeritus at the Royal Ontario Museum
TOPIC: Ontario’s Native Orchids
Dr. Peter Kaellgren
Peter Kaellgren served as a curator in the European Department at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada, from 1972 until the end of 2009. He worked on ceramics, glass, furniture, design graphics, metalwork, and particularly silver. Dr. Kaellgren received his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware in 1987. He has lectured widely and taught courses on the history of European ceramics and glass for the University of Toronto. His articles have appeared in scholarly journals and popular publications. He is a member of the American Ceramic Circle, the Glass Circle, the National American Glass Club, the Silver Society (England) and a founding member of the Silver Society of Canada. Upon his retirement in 2009, he was granted Curator Emeritus by the Royal Ontario Museum.
Our April speaker, Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis, grew up in the Nipissing First Nation hearing little about her family history. When Jenny was a teenager, her grandmother told her how she was forced to go live in a residential school, where she was treated cruelly. Her grandmother’s experience was the basis of Jenny’s children’s book I am not a Number, a 2018 Silver Birch Express Award Nominee. Discovering that “People were unfamiliar with residential schools,” Jenny decided it was time to break the silence, “speak up, share the truth about my community and counter stereotypes, racism and misinformation.” Her book is the result.
The CFUW is looking for clubs to submit any media or links to videos of their clubs in action in their community from the last 3 years. Do you have footage from a club event? Were you featured in your local news? Was someone from your club interviewed? Please send it to Jenna Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 7th.
To celebrate CFUW’s 100th anniversary CFUW is encouraging members to place a CFUW Anniversary scarf around all the monuments of women in Canada.
Please take a picture and submit it to email@example.com with the word “Scarved” in the subject box. Please include the name of the monument and the city. The photos will be included in a display (a slide/video show for the celebrations). Deadline February 1, 2019.
Club members were spellbound as our March speaker, esteemed longtime editor and publisher turned memoirist and performer, Douglas Gibson, recounted stories of Canada’s greatest storytellers since Confederation. His speech was enhanced by a PowerPoint presentation complete with caricatures of the authors and music linked to the various eras.
Our February speaker was Lindsay Michael, co-host and senior producer of CBC Radio One’s four-year-old “Podcast Playlist,” which curates the best of podcasting. Lindsay is a past recipient of two CFUW Charlottetown scholarships and has fifteen years’ experience in public broadcasting. She took us through podcasting’s history dating back to the 1980s and also informed us that podcasting can be any length, is easy to make by anyone and needs no government regulation.
With thanks to our club Archivist.
CBC podcasts cover so many interesting topics. Have a listen here.