Combat Stress in the 20th Century: The Commonwealth Perspective (2010)

I’ve recently borrowed many books from the Toronto Public Library about the First World War. The fact the war started 100 years ago has prompted my interest in the topic. It follows naturally that I’ve also been borrowing many books from the Toronto library dealing with the Second World War. Borrowing many books in a […]

Battle of Chateauguay (1813) was one of two great battles that saved Canada

Given that the summer is over, and discussions about the Malcolm Campbell High School Sixties Reunion, set for Oct. 17, 2015 at Old Mill Toronto, have now resumed, I’m pleased to share with you a story about the vital role that the Battle of Chateauguay played in ensuring that the United States gave up on […]

MCHS Sixties Reunion: John Kovac (MCHS 1971) has suggested we should invite everyone who attended MCHS in the Sixties

John Kovac, MCHS 1971, has initiated a most interesting discussion at a previous post: If you are Sixties MCHS alumna or alumnus, consider joining these three Facebook Groups I share the following discussion because I believe there is tremendous value in dialogue, as we proceed with decision making regarding the MCHS Sixties Reunion to be […]

Heart and Stroke Foundation urges limits to sugar intake – Sept. 9, 2014 Globe and Mail

I’ve previously shared a number of interesting reports concerned with sugar intake. As a result of reading such reports, I’ve reduced my own sugar intake (in all forms) to under 25 grams per day. From what I can gather, it’s easier for some than for others to achieve such a reduction. A Sept. 9, 2014 […]

Adrienne Clarkson commemorates contributions of Canadian soldier – Sept. 7, 2014 Globe and Mail

I enjoyed the opportunity to take in many of the events at the Small Arms building on Sept. 7, 2014 in connection with the 100th anniversary of the Princess Patricia’s Light Infantry Regiment. A Sept. 7, 2014 Globe and Mail article, entitled “Adrienne Clarkson commemorates contributions of Canadian soldier,” provides a good overview of the […]

We are very pleased to be in touch with Charles Tsiang (MCHS 1962) regarding the Oct. 17, 2015 MCHS Sixties Reunion

Charles Tsiang (MCHS 1962) has shared with us a couple of comments, that I’m pleased to highlight in a separate blog post, namely the one you are now reading, to ensure that as many MCHS alumni as possible have the opportunity to read the messages. Charles Tsiang wrote: Hi Jaan, I already dropped off a […]

Friends of Sam Smith Park update

The Friends of Sam Smith Park has a blog that may interest you. You can access an update here. I owe thanks to George Takach for bringing our attention to this great update.  

Recipe for Victory Great War Food Symposium – at Fort York on Sept. 28, 2014

We are pleased to share the following notice from David Juliusson: Recipe For Victory Great War Food Symposium at Fort York Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Early Bird Fee (Until September 12): $65 Regular Fee: $75 (prices include HST) In partnership with the Culinary Historians of Canada, Fort York presents a special […]

Watch for temporary entrance to Small Arms building east of Dixie Road and Lakeshore Road East

The Autumn 2014 issue of Arms2Arts, the newsletter of the Small Arms Society in Lakeview (Mississauga) can be accessed here: Arms2Arts Fall 2014 Newsletter The map at the bottom of this post is from the newsletter. As noted in a previous post, a public reception will take place starting at 11:00 am on Sept. 7, 2014 […]

Details regarding Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry 100th anniversary events, Sept. 7, 2014 in Mississauga

The Autumn 2014 issue of Arms2Arts, the newsletter of the Small Arms Society in Lakeview (Mississauga) can be accessed here: Arms2Arts Fall 2014 Newsletter The newsletter shares the following text – to which I’ve added headings – regarding the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry 100th anniversary events, which take place Sept. 7, 2014 in Mississauga: […]