Thursday, September 27, 2012
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Election of Board of Directors
and the presentation of the
Jean Hibbert Memorial Award
The Etobicoke Historical Society
is very proud to announce
the Speaker for the September 27, 2012 Monthly Meeting
will be Rick Archbold
Our speaker Rick Archbold is a Canadian publishing veteran who has written
co-written numerous books of popular history.
THE DISCOVERY OF THE TITANIC,
AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY;
RETURN TO MIDWAY
CANADA: OUR HISTORY.
He is currently writing a book for kids about
the workings of our federal democracy called
HOW TO BECOME PRIME MINISTER.
Rick lives in Toronto.
"HOW FARES THE MAPLE LEAF?"
I'll trace the history of the maple leaf symbol and explain
how it became the only possible unifying symbol for the flag.
Then, I'll look at recent developments in terms of Canadian symbols,
including the resuscitation of the Canadian Red Ensign (which flies
alongside the Maple Leaf) at the Vimy Memorial in France) and examine
whether the values that I believe the flag represents are in any
serious way under threat.