2013 RHS Program Line-up: further information posted on homepage
Jan. 29 - R.C. Harris and public works in Riverdale: Wayne Reeves, Chief Curator, City of Toronto Museum Services
Feb. 26 - Remembering Toronto: Gary Miedema, Chief Historian at Heritage Toronto
March 26 – History of W. Harris & Co in Riverdale: James Harris, family descendant
April 30 - Riverdale Heritage Conservation District: Ryerson Dept of Urban & Regional Planning
May 28 – AGM followed by A Celebration of Lawn Bowling: Alan Dean, Ontario Lawn Bowling Association
June 1 – Annual Garage Sale at St. Matthew’s Lawn Bowling Club House
More to TBA for 2013 ….
2012 RHS Program Archive:
Jan. 24 – Starting Research on Genealogy: Kevin Bowers
Feb. 28 – Gooderham and Worts – the Family, the Business, and the Community: Douglas Worts
Mar.27 – Canada Cycle & Motor: The CCM Story: John McKenty [at Royal Canadian Curling Club]
April 24 – Don Jail Film & Excavation Talk
May 29 – AGM- Treason and Passion: Riverdale during the War of 1812 - Guest Speaker Guylaine Pétrin.
Sept. 25 - The Streets of Riverdale: Gerald Whyte, book launch
Oct. 30 – Lost Rivers of Ashbridge’s Bay: Uncovering the deep history of landscape in Riverdale: Helen Mills
Nov. 27 - Vimy Ridge Memorial 95th Anniversary: Two Riverdale High School students
2011 RHS Program Archive:
Jan. 25 – Food Scarcity in Riverdale, Then and Now
Feb. 22 – Fauna by Alissa York – talk and book signing
March 29 – Fort York: Lessons We’ve Learned. Presenter: Stephen Otto
April 26- A History of Marriage by Elizabeth Abbott – talk and book signing
May 25 – AGM with guest speaker David Miller, former City of Toronto Mayor [limited seating, further information to follow].
June 4 - Street Sale ~ RHS Annual Fundraising Sale
Sept. 27 – The Preservation, Restoration, and Renovation 0f the St. Matthew’s Lawn bowling Club Clubhouse.
Oct. 25 – Riverdale a History of Community Activism: Dennis Raphael
Nov. 29 - The Street Arab – the story of a British Home Child: Sandra Joyce
2010 RHS Program Archive:
Jan. 26 – Film: Queen of Empire Av. and presentation by Cory Lemos
Feb. 23 – Howard Shrier speaks on A Life of Crime – reading, book sale/signing
March 30 – Brian Smith, President & CEO of WoodGreen & Suzanne Duncan, historian, will speak on: WoodGreen – Changing the face of Riverdale over 70 years
April 10 – History of Matilda Street & coffee educational session at the Merchants of Green Coffee
April 27 – Rollo Myers speaks on community efforts to commemorate Upper Canada’s First Parliament site .
May 25 – AGM with guest speaker – John Sewell, former City of Toronto Mayor [limited seating, further information to follow]
June 5 - Street Sale ~ RHS Annual Fundraising Sale
Sept. 28 – Valerie Mah speaks on The History of the Gerrard Street Chinatown
Oct. 2 – Gerald Whyte, RHS President, and Barbara Myrvold lead a walking tour of Riverdale followed by a reception at Riverdale Library.
Oct. 26 – Barbara Myrvold speaks on The History of the Riverdale Branch Library as part of library branch 100th Birthday
Nov. 13 – Karolyn Smardz Frost, recipient of the Govenor General Book Award for her book: “I’ve Got A Home In Glory Land” will speak on: Black Life in Toronto from 1793- 1900.
Nov. 30 – Three Greek Sisters Around A Greek Table – Sisters share their stories of growing up on the Danforth and ‘greek cooking secrets’. Book sale/signing.[Venue: St. Barnabus Anglican Church].
2009 RHS Program Archive [partial list only]:
Aug. 18 – 90th Anniversary of Allen’s Danforth Theatre featuring “Dollars and Sense” a Madge Kennedy silent film direct from the Library of Congress.
Sept. 19 – Corey Keeble, Royal Ontario Museum Curator, speaks on Stained Glass windows of St. Matthew’s.
Oct. 17 – Scott Smith & Gerald Whyte – stories of Haunted Riverdale
Nov. 24 – Elizabeth Driver speaks on how the 19th century kitchen can come alive in the 20th century.