Speakers & Events 2016
Chopin & Champagne Gala
Fundraiser for Romero House
Date: On Monday, September 19, 2016
Time: 4:30 pm Champagne, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction
Speaker: Mary Jo Leddy
Mary Jo Leddy, member of the Order of Canada, is active in human rights issues and the peace movement. She is a writer, teacher and advocate. She is the founder of Romero House, which welcomes refugees and helps them integrate into the Canadian community.
The Gala Charity Event was a resounding success.
For a complete write up with photos see CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES.
Date: Monday October 17, 2016
Time: 5:30 pm
Dr. Ellen Bialystok is a distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at York University, Member of the Order of Canada. Much of her research has focused on the effect of bilingualism on children’s language and cognitive development. This research has also recently encompassed investigations into language and cognitive decline with aging. Ellen’s well-researched facts and insightful comments were well received by all. See photos below.
Date: Monday November 21, 2016
Time: 12:00 noon
Grace Morrison, an educator, author, actress and musician, specializes in recounting the stories of early, well-known French Canadians of the 17th and 18th centuries through story telling, drama and music. It was an entertaining, engaging, educational event that was well attended and thoroughly enjoyed by all. See photos below.