The Royal Commonwealth Society: Commonwealth Garden Party

August 13, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 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:

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


1) Phone: 416-351-8469
2) e-mail:
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