Category Archives: Pen & Paddle

Dr. William J. Smyth to Receive the 2016 Floyd S. Chalmers Award!

The Champlain Society is pleased to announce that Dr. William J. Smyth, geographer and President emeritus of the National University of Ireland (Maynooth), is the winner of the 2016 Floyd S. Chalmers Award for his book Toronto, The Belfast of … Continue reading

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Champlain Society Member Bill Waiser’s new book on pre-1905 Saskatchewan

Bill Waiser, Long-standing member of the Champlain Society, and a former member of the Governing Council, has just published A World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan Before 1905 (Fifth House Press).  Waiser examines the early history of Saskatchewan through an Aboriginal and environmental lens.  He has … Continue reading

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2015 Annual General Meeting: November 7, 2015

Save the date! The Champlain Society’s 2015 Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday November 7, 2015. As in years past, the afternoon will offer stimulating speakers and the winner of the Floyd S. Chalmers Award for the best … Continue reading

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Sir John A. Macdonald’s 200th Birthday Celebration!

The Friends of Sir John A Macdonald Toronto invite you to attend Sir John A. Macdonald’s 200th birthday celebration being held on Saturday January 10, 2015 at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. Tickets include a three course dinner and … Continue reading

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Dr. Donald Smith Receives the 2014 Floyd S. Chalmers Award 

The Champlain Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Donald Smith, professor emeritus of history at the University of Calgary, is the winner of the 2014 Floyd S. Chalmers Award for his book Mississauga Portraits: Ojibwe Voices From Nineteenth-Century Canada. … Continue reading

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The Champlain Society: 2014 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Champlain Society will take place at 2pm-5pm on Saturday, 18 October, in the theatre of the City of Toronto Archives building at 255 Spadina Road. As in years past, the afternoon will offer stimulating … Continue reading

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Remembering Our Neighbours, the Algonquins: Antoine Pakinawatik

Over the course of the last year, The Manor Park Chronicle has published a series of articles, authored by local historian Robert Serré, which offer readers a glimpse into who inhabited the land that is now Manor Park. “Getting to … Continue reading

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Remembering Our Neighbours: Remembering the Algonquins – who were they?

The Manor Park Chronicle has recently begun publishing a series of articles, authored by local historian Robert Serré, which offers readers a glimpse into who inhabited the land that is now Manor Park. “Getting to Know Our Historical Neighbours” focuses … Continue reading

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Remembering Our Neighbours: Remembering the Algonquins – a visitor in Gloucester Township

The Manor Park Chronicle has recently begun publishing a series of articles, authored by local historian Robert Serré, which offers readers a glimpse into who inhabited the land that is now Manor Park. “Getting to Know Our Historical Neighbours” focuses … Continue reading

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2009 Chalmers Award Winner to Speak About Reciprocal Work Bees

On May 9 2014, Dr. Catherine Wilson will deliver a talk about reciprocal work bees such as barn raisings and quilting bees at the annual meeting of the Mapleton Historical Society. The meeting will take place at the PMD Arena Complex … Continue reading

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Remembering Our Neighbours

The Manor Park Chronicle has recently begun publishing a series of articles, authored by local historian Robert Serré, which offers readers a glimpse into who inhabited the land that is now Manor Park. “Getting to Know Our Historical Neighbours” focuses … Continue reading

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Patrice Dutil emphasizes the importance of honouring influential historical figures.

On Tuesday February 18, Champlain Society president, Patrice Dutil, published an article in The Toronto Star, “Toronto should dare to remember Sir John A.” which stresses the importance of remembering influential historical figures through renaming streets and buildings. He mentions … Continue reading

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Announcing the Champlain Society Digital Collection!

Over a hundred years ago, the Champlain Society was created with an expressed mandate to spread awareness of Canada’s documentary heritage. True to the technology of the time, books were favoured and the Society has since published over 100 volumes. … Continue reading

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Patrice Dutil’s Editorial on Sir John A. Mcdonald Featured in the Toronto Star

Our very own society president, Patrice Dutil, wrote an editorial for the Toronto Star outlining why we should rename one of our main streets in Toronto after our founding Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald, in celebration of the bicentennial … Continue reading

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Dr. Gillian McCann receives 2013 Floyd S. Chalmers Award!

The Champlain Society would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Dr. Gillian McCann, the recipient of the Floyd S. Chalmers Award at our Annual General Meeting this past Saturday for her book Vanguard of the New Age. McCann’s book … Continue reading

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