Category Archives: Events

Shoebox Project

This is our fourth year preparing shoeboxes filled with small gifts; these are distributed to local shelters and other agencies and are very much appreciated. You can bring your completed shoeboxes to the November meeting.

Want more information? Please go to the Shoebox Project  website or see our September newsletter in the Members Only section.

 

Welcome Party

New members

Please join us at our “Getting to Know Us” party. The party will be on Monday November  26  at 6:30 p.m. just before our November General Meeting at 7:30 p.m.

 

Festive Luncheon

Come join us to celebrate the holiday season on Wednesday December 12th, 2018 11:30 am. The Donalda Club, 17 Bushberry Dr, Toronto.

Our singer will be Doug Goodeve, who will entertain us after the buffet luncheon.

Tickets will be sold at our October and November general meetings. You can also contact the Interest Group Convenor or the Social Co-Convenor for more information.

Cost: $57.00 (non-refundable) Cheques to be made out to UWCNY Festive Luncheon

Hope to see you there

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