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September 21, 2020        7.00 pm

You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby – Or have You?

Dr. Sheila Ager, Professor, University of Waterloo, will enlighten us on the striking similarities between the status of women in ancient civilizations and that of millions of women in the world today.

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October 26, 2020        7.00 pm 

Housing: The New Reality – Challenges and Opportunities

Ana Bailão, Deputy Mayor & Chair of Toronto’s Planning and Housing Committee, will talk about meeting Toronto’s housing challenges of today and tomorrow.

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November 30, 2020       7.00 pm

Benefits of Puzzles                

Stacy Costa, PhD candidate, University of Toronto, will discuss our fascination with puzzles and reveal how they benefit our brains and wellbeing.

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January 25, 2021         7.00 pm

Medical Cannabis for Seniors

Teresa Turner, Cannabis Educator, will give us a brief history of cannabis in Canada. She will talk about the different kinds of cannabinoids and their potential benefits.

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February 22, 2021        7.00 pm

The Silk Road

Lianne Harris, TDSB Social Studies Specialist, will present a period of history in an engaging, dynamic experience, dressed in authentic period clothing.

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March 29, 2021        7.00 pm 

Canadian Women in the Sky   

Elizabeth Muir, author and historian, will describe the sky-blue glass ceiling that cracked, allowing passionate “air-crazy” women the opportunity to fly. She will relate the fascinating stories of these courageous women from across Canada.

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April 26, 2021        7.00 pm

Forensics in Crime Solving

Dr. Myriam Nafte, forensic anthropologist, McMaster University, will talk about working alongside both police and forensic scientists, and the challenging cases of her career.

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May 26, 2021   7 pm

Power Shift, the Longest Revolution

Sally Armstrong, Human Rights Activist & Journalist, brings stories of daring women and girls from all over the world, and shows how the shift in power is taking place.

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Special Lecture

Date: Wednesday June 9, 2021

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Christine Paradis, Toronto Branch Advisor, Handler of Dexter
Topic: St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Programme

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Tuesday, August 24

Robert Burley, Canadian photographer and Jane Weninger, Senior Planner with the City of Toronto

“Discovering Your City in the Park”

Robert Burley and Jane Weninger will take us on a journey through Toronto’s extensive network of sunken rivers, forested vales, and expansive shoreline. Robert and Jane’s presentation will provide highlights from their collaboration on the book An Enduring Wilderness:  Toronto’s Natural Parklands.

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