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
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/
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.
For our Men’s Night our guest speaker was Arctic expert David Newland. He entertained us with an interesting and humorous talk, which included wonderful pictures of the Arctic. He, of course, mentioned the failed attempt of Sir John Franklin to find a Northwest Passage; this attempt perhaps would not have ended in disaster had Franklin followed the advice of the local people. The Inuit, Newland said, are good adapters having “gone from igloos to ipods in one generation.” More changes in the Arctic are coming; for example Newland estimates that by 2030 the North Pole will no longer be under ice.
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The University Women’s Club of North York was founded in 1951. We have over 230 members. Our members represent a wide variety of interests, disciplines, and professional achievements.
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