Upcoming Events

BCCTC members get members’ discounts to all events hosted by EUCOCIT and EUCOCIT Member Organizations

Jun
29
Thu
Focus On Canada’s Royal Heritage
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Canadian Royal Heritage Institute

Greater Toronto – Hamilton Area Branch

supported by

The English-Speaking Union of Canada, Toronto – Hamilton Branch

presents

Focus On Canada’s Royal Heritage 

June 2017 Presentation

Thursday, 29th June, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.

“Queen Victoria’s Forgotten Son: 

Leopold, Duke of Albany”

Speaker: Arthur Bousfield

This presentation will discuss the life and Canadian associations of Leopold, Duke of Albany. Leopold was the eighth child and the youngest, and probably least known today, of Queen Victoria’s four sons.

Arthur Bousfield is Chairman of the Canadian Royal Heritage Trust and an author and lecturer on royal subjects, with more than a dozen books to his credit. He received his MA in history from the University of Toronto. His official honours have included the Canada 125 Medal, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. He is also Director of the English Speaking Union of Canada, Toronto-Hamilton Branch’s Shakespeare On The Platform competition for high school students.

Refreshments.  No admission charge, a voluntary pay what you wish collection will be taken.  Advance booking is not necessary but is appreciated as it assists us in preparing refreshments.  416-482-4157 or info@crht.ca  

St Joseph’s Hall, Blessed Sacrament Church

24 Cheritan Avenue (on west side of Yonge Street), Toronto

(One block south of Yonge Street & Lawrence Avenue)

Entrance off Cheritan Avenue.  Elevator entrance and wheelchair access from the Cortland Avenue (west side) driveway of the church.

Aug
13
Sun
The Royal Commonwealth Society: Commonwealth Garden Party
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Featuring Guest Speaker

Nathan Tidridge

A celebrated secondary school teacher of history and government in Ontario, Nathan Tidridge won the Premier’s Award for Teaching Excellence (Teacher of the Year, 2008). He is the author of The Queen at the Council Fire, Beyond MainlandCanada’s Constitutional Monarchy, and Prince Edward, Duke of Kent.

As we reflect upon Canada’s evolution from British colony to leading member of The Commonwealth of Nations, Mr. Tidridge will speak about his book The Queen at the Council Fire, the first book to examine the Covenant Chain relationship since its inception. In particular, the book explores the role of what Walter Bagehot calls ‘the Dignified Crown,’ which, though constrained by the traditions of responsible government, remains one of the few institutions able to polish the Covenant Chain and help Canada along the path to reconciliation.

A highlight of his talk will be the St. Catherine’s chapel at Massey College which has just been designated as a Chapel Royal by Her Majesty the Queen as an act of reconciliation between the Crown and Indigenous peoples.

Massey College chapel designated Canada’s third Chapel Royal

Queen Elizabeth II’s Gift of a Chapel Royal in Toronto

National Aboriginal Day to become National Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous flags fly high at Toronto city hall from now on

Visit Nathan Tidridge’s website: http://www.canadiancrown.com/

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Toronto Hunt
1355 Kingston Road

Garden Party: 11:00 a.m.
Grand Buffet Luncheon: 12:30 p.m.

Door Prizes * Prize for Best Hat * Music by the Balintore Trio

Members and Guests: $65
Includes reception and popular buffet lunch
Buffet includes vegetarian choices

Patrons: $95
Also includes wine or non-alcoholic drink
and recognition in the programme

FOUR CONVENIENT WAYS TO RSVP OR PURCHASE TICKETS

1) Phone: 416-351-8469
2) e-mail: RCSTorontoRSVP@gmail.com
3) Canada Post by detaching and mailing the attached coupon to

RCS Toronto
c/o 308W – 500 Queens Quay W
Toronto, ON, M5V 3K8

4) Purchase tickets online
https://commonwealthgardenparty.eventbrite.ca

Sponsor:

Jun
29
Thu
Focus On Canada’s Royal Heritage
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Canadian Royal Heritage Institute

Greater Toronto – Hamilton Area Branch

supported by

The English-Speaking Union of Canada, Toronto – Hamilton Branch

presents

Focus On Canada’s Royal Heritage 

June 2017 Presentation

Thursday, 29th June, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.

“Queen Victoria’s Forgotten Son: 

Leopold, Duke of Albany”

Speaker: Arthur Bousfield

This presentation will discuss the life and Canadian associations of Leopold, Duke of Albany. Leopold was the eighth child and the youngest, and probably least known today, of Queen Victoria’s four sons.

Arthur Bousfield is Chairman of the Canadian Royal Heritage Trust and an author and lecturer on royal subjects, with more than a dozen books to his credit. He received his MA in history from the University of Toronto. His official honours have included the Canada 125 Medal, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. He is also Director of the English Speaking Union of Canada, Toronto-Hamilton Branch’s Shakespeare On The Platform competition for high school students.

Refreshments.  No admission charge, a voluntary pay what you wish collection will be taken.  Advance booking is not necessary but is appreciated as it assists us in preparing refreshments.  416-482-4157 or info@crht.ca  

St Joseph’s Hall, Blessed Sacrament Church

24 Cheritan Avenue (on west side of Yonge Street), Toronto

(One block south of Yonge Street & Lawrence Avenue)

Entrance off Cheritan Avenue.  Elevator entrance and wheelchair access from the Cortland Avenue (west side) driveway of the church.

Aug
13
Sun
The Royal Commonwealth Society: Commonwealth Garden Party
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Featuring Guest Speaker

Nathan Tidridge

A celebrated secondary school teacher of history and government in Ontario, Nathan Tidridge won the Premier’s Award for Teaching Excellence (Teacher of the Year, 2008). He is the author of The Queen at the Council Fire, Beyond MainlandCanada’s Constitutional Monarchy, and Prince Edward, Duke of Kent.

As we reflect upon Canada’s evolution from British colony to leading member of The Commonwealth of Nations, Mr. Tidridge will speak about his book The Queen at the Council Fire, the first book to examine the Covenant Chain relationship since its inception. In particular, the book explores the role of what Walter Bagehot calls ‘the Dignified Crown,’ which, though constrained by the traditions of responsible government, remains one of the few institutions able to polish the Covenant Chain and help Canada along the path to reconciliation.

A highlight of his talk will be the St. Catherine’s chapel at Massey College which has just been designated as a Chapel Royal by Her Majesty the Queen as an act of reconciliation between the Crown and Indigenous peoples.

Massey College chapel designated Canada’s third Chapel Royal

Queen Elizabeth II’s Gift of a Chapel Royal in Toronto

National Aboriginal Day to become National Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous flags fly high at Toronto city hall from now on

Visit Nathan Tidridge’s website: http://www.canadiancrown.com/

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Toronto Hunt
1355 Kingston Road

Garden Party: 11:00 a.m.
Grand Buffet Luncheon: 12:30 p.m.

Door Prizes * Prize for Best Hat * Music by the Balintore Trio

Members and Guests: $65
Includes reception and popular buffet lunch
Buffet includes vegetarian choices

Patrons: $95
Also includes wine or non-alcoholic drink
and recognition in the programme

FOUR CONVENIENT WAYS TO RSVP OR PURCHASE TICKETS

1) Phone: 416-351-8469
2) e-mail: RCSTorontoRSVP@gmail.com
3) Canada Post by detaching and mailing the attached coupon to

RCS Toronto
c/o 308W – 500 Queens Quay W
Toronto, ON, M5V 3K8

4) Purchase tickets online
https://commonwealthgardenparty.eventbrite.ca

Sponsor: