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Smile! Photographers wanted!

Think about how much we enjoy seeing the photos of Academy events and fellow members. They make our website more interesting, our Academy Quarterly Reviews more engaging, and our memories more vibrant and lasting. We would not have any of these benefits if it weren’t for the dedication and enthusiasm of our “official” Academy photographer, Matt Segal. Every event and every celebration of achievement or milestones are marked as an “Academy” event by Matt’s presence – face smiling and camera around his neck.

Now the Academy is larger and has many more occasions that we would like to capture visually. So it is no longer practical for Matt to cover off every event on his own.

A Typical Academy Double Bill – Our First Fall Forum of 2018

A Typical Academy Double Bill – First we learned from each other and then we socialized.

An overflow audience of new and continuing members crowded into Room 5 for the first Fall Forum of 2018 – the ever-popular Presenting our Presenters. President Sharon Harris welcomed everyone and urged us to be inspired, but not intimidated, by the excellent presentations we were about to experience.  Indeed, all three were outstanding, in very different ways.

With Sadness

Chris Clemence It is with sadness that we let you know about the passing of Academy member Chris Clemence. A member since 2003, Chris has, in recent years, been a faithful and lively member of the Economist Readers workshop. His absence is already keenly felt – especially by the ladies in the group, as Chris…

A Member in the Spotlight

Kudos and congratulations to Academy member May Cohen who has been recognized as one of the Government of Canada’s Women of Impact in Canada. She has been recognised in the STEM category. Click here to see the other illustrious women who have been recognised.

The Last Lap: Thanks for the Walks and the Memories

Waving good-bye to another successful Walks season Rene Laukat Reports From The Trail On a rain-threatening and drizzly day,seven ‘regular’ walkers showed up at the Old Mill TTC station for a near circling of the upper Humber River. Capably led by Mark Abbott, who was celebrating his birthday in this auspicious way, the group passed…

Academy Quarterly Review Q3 2018

Q3, 2018 Welcome to the New Academy Year! A Message From Our President By Sharon Harris To me, September always marks a new beginning. To slightly modify  Elizabeth Hay’s essay about this month, “Yellow school buses reappear, and brave children shoulder their knapsacks. The songbirds have gone south and … we Academy members remain”  to…

With Sadness…

It is with sadness that we communicate the passing of Academy member Phyrne Parker. Up until her illness last year, Phyrne was an active Academy member – an engaging workshop facilitator, an active committee chair, and a conscientious Board member. Her determination, sense of humour, and kindness will be missed. Visitation will be at Bernardo’s…

Words and Music: Leonard Cohen – a Fundraising Event for the Stephen Lewis Foundation

A New Newsletter Issue From The Third Age Network

Click “Read More” to access the September 2018 issue of the Third Age Network’s Newsletter

Are You a Lover of French Cinema?

Alliance Française begins its movie screening series on September 27. French films are shown each Thursday and admission is free. This year’s lineup contains some classics and some newer films. All films are subtitled. It seems like an enjoyable way to spend a chilly autumn or winter evening. Click here for more information.