Update On Our Book Club

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Love to read but yearning to discuss what you’ve read with others? Join this book club to discuss interesting works of fiction and non-fiction. Starting in Winter 2022 we will meet monthly on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 4:30 – 5:30 pm via Zoom. Start date and further details will be confirmed via…

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In Memoriam – Barbara Chipman

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  Barbara died on September 27th and will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends. Barbara was a long-time member of the Academy where she shared her extensive knowledge of music and art. She was always immaculately dressed and I never saw her not wearing high-heeled shoes! For several years she organized trips…

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In Memoriam – Morrey Solway

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Morrey Solway could always be counted on for his wit and wisdom in the Economist Readers workshop. He inevitably had a kind word for members of the group, several of whom considered him as one of their dear friends. We knew him for his generosity of spirit, his engaging smile and his fitting contributions to…

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In Memoriam – Tony Barclay

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It is with sadness that we record the passing this year of long-standing Academy member Tony Barclay. Tony was one of the vanguard of the Academy, together with his wife Lyla, who died in 2018. Both Tony and Lyla were active members who have been instrumental in the development of the Academy. One of the…

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Academy Walks

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Unable to join our Academy Walks? Click here to read about our adventures and see some photos of our outings.

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Academy Spring Talk – Uninvited: Canadian Women Artists in the Modern Moment

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  In the sixth and final spring talk, Sarah Milroy, chief curator of the McMichael Collection, offered a tantalizing glimpse of the gallery’s upcoming blockbuster show featuring Canadian female artists in the interwar period. What a treat! Who were these uninvited? They were dozens of inspired creators – some familiar, some obscure, some anonymous -…

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Academy Spring Talk – Music and Propaganda during WWII

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Our Spring Talk on May 12 featured Dr. Robin Elliott, University of Toronto, Faculty of Music, presenting “Music and Propaganda during World War II.” Classical music was popular in Europe while pop music was more dominant in North America. Both played a part in the propaganda of WW II. Hitler greatly admired Austrian -born composer,…

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