Archive for June, 2012

The Bond Head Festival June 26th, 2012

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Bond Head Festival in the hamlet of Bond Head in Simcoe County, Ontario, as an invited speaker.  Marking the 175th anniversary of the hamlet’s founding as a village circa 1837, the festival was a wonderful celebration of history and culture, boasting live music, arts and crafts, historical tours, a vintage […]

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The John Buchan Society Dinner in Toronto June 9th, 2012

Yesterday evening I was a guest of the John Buchan Society at a small dinner party hosted by Lady Deborah Buchan Stewartby at the University Club in Toronto.  Lady Deborah, Buchan’s granddaughter, is currently visiting Canada from her home in Scotland to raise awareness of her grandfather’s work as an author and as a former governor general of Canada, and […]

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Visiting the Woodland Library of the Six Nations June 6th, 2012

Last week I spent a couple of excellent days at the Woodland Library near Brantford, Ontario, where I had the privilege of reading the John Brant Letter Book.  After the death of his father, the famous Mohawk warrior and statesman Chief Joseph Brant, John Brant became chief of his people living along the Grand River.  His letter book provides […]

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