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Time to sign up!

Socializing and hobbies keep your brain alive!

At our first meeting on September 24 we start early at 7 pm so you have a chance to chat with Interest Group leaders and to sign up for various groups.

At 7:30 pm we start our meeting as usual.

Recap – 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

Our May speaker was Dr. Peter Kaellgren, who has become an expert on orchids since his retirement from the Royal Ontario Museum in 2009. His travels in search of orchids have taken him all over Ontario, where most of Canada’s 77 native orchids are located.

Peter illustrated his talk with a slide show and explained how some of them came by their names. There are laws against poaching orchids, and he warned us that there is a fine up to a $25,000 and possible jail time for breaking that law.

With thanks to the club Archivist.

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/

 

Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes

a pair of high heel shoes

Wednesday, May 30, from noon to 1 p.m.

Join the UWCNY Team in the White Ribbon Campaign’s 4th annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” Fundraiser. Support White Ribbon’s primary prevention program in its work to end violence against women, and promote gender equality, healthy relationships, and a new vision of masculinity.

You could also consider sponsoring one of your friends on the UWCNY Team. Click here.

For more info visit www.whiteribbon.ca

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.