Commonwealth Garden Party and Luncheon

August 12, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm

by The Royal Commonwealth Society of Toronto

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.


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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