03 August 2018

Toronto History Lecture

The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is pleased to announce that the eighth annual Toronto History Lecture will take place at the City of Toronto Archives, 255 Spadina Road, on the evening of Wednesday 8 August.

In his presentation, Battle of the Humber: Canadian Cyclists and Basic Training in Toronto, 1914-1916, author and professor Ted Glenn will share the little known story of Canadian Cyclists and how they prepared for their unique role in the Great War. Drawing on personal diaries, memoirs, newspaper accounts, and a fabulous collection of photographs, Professor Glenn will speak about the Cyclists' early training in and around Toronto.

The 2018 Toronto History Lecture is dedicated to the memory of Bill Britnell, an early member of the Ontario Genealogical Society and Toronto Branch, and, in recent years, the resident volunteer genealogist with the St. James' Cemetery.

This event is free to attend but space is limited (UPDATE: Now fully booked).Visit the Branch website for details and to reserve your spot.

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