To celebrate the 150 anniversary of the Royal Commonwealth Society
Guest Speaker, The Hon. David C. Onley, Former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
with Ruth Ann Onley as Vocalist
Throughout her sixty-five year reign, our gracious Queen Elizabeth II has devoted herself to keeping the Royal Commonwealth Society, which represents one third of the world’s population, together through social and political change. In its 150 year, it continues to promote the principles of tolerance, diversity, freedom, justice, democracy, human rights and sustainable development to a generation living in an increasingly interconnected world.
The Honourable David C. Onley was the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 2007 until 2014. The first with a physical disability, he concentrated on accessibility for Ontario’s 1.5 million people with disabilities, as well as expanding the First Nations’ Literacy programme of his immediate predecessor, James Bartleman. He is the recipient of an amazing list of honours, including the Orders of Canada, Ontario, and St. John, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. A senior lecturer in the Political Science Department of University of Toronto, he also is conducting the Third Legislative Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (the AODA) for the Government of Ontario. Prior to becoming Lieutenant Governor, he had a successful 22-year news broadcast career at CityTV and has portrayed Sir Oliver Mowat in the CBC drama, The Murdoch Mysteries. Enjoy His Honour speak of his experiences and of the importance of the 150th anniversary of the RCS.
DATE AND TIME
Sun, 12 August 2018
11:30 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
The Toronto Hunt
1355 Kingston Road
Toronto, ON M1N 1R1
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