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May Speaker and Annual Dinner

Grace Morgan Annual Dinner

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 

 

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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.

Read more here. https://www.rom.on.ca/en/collections-research/rom-staff/peter-kaellgren and https://soos.ca/wordpress/

 

April Speaker RECAP

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.

To find out more about her book click here.

With thanks to our club archivist.

100th Anniversary Video

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 cfuwgen@rogers.com by May 7th.

Grace Morgan Annual Dinner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place: Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club, 141 Wilson Ave (at Avenue Rd.)

Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m.

Speaker: To be announced

Buy your tickets ($60 each) at the April General Meeting or by mail. Check the March or April newsletter for further instructions. Deadline for ordering tickets is May 15, 2018.

Get Scarved!

CFUW 100th Anniversary Campaign – SCARVED!

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 cfuwgen@rogers.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.

 

Grace Morgan Annual Dinner

  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018 5:30 p.m.
  • Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club
  • Speaker: To be announced
  • Buy tickets ($60 each) at the April General Meeting or by mail; see March newsletter for details. Deadline for ordering tickets is May 15, 2018.

RECAP March Speaker

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.

With thanks to our club Archivist

 

Gun Control

In our recent club survey a number of members expressed interest in Gun Control as an issue that they wanted to learn more about. A new federal gun control bill is expected soon. Read more here.

 

Annual Book Sale – March 26

 

Our book sale will be at the March general meeting; the sale is from 7:00 – 7:30 pm and after the meeting.

If you have books to donate, please bring them at 6:45 pm.
We’d like recent (less than 5 or 6 years old), gently used books.
We accept fiction or non-fiction, hardcover or paperback.

We sell them at $5 each so they must be in good shape. Cash sales only.

Proceeds go to the UWCNY Scholarship Fund.

RECAP February Speaker

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.