Upcoming Guest Speakers

Our Program Chair is responsible to arrange Guest Speakers to address the club during our regular meeting.  The list below shows upcoming Speakers and their subjects.


              Social History with a Twist

This month we have Lianne Harris Racioppo talking about social history, but with a twist.

Lianne currently works as the History, Culture and Social Studies Resource Specialist Consultant with the Toronto District School Board and curriculum advisor for Upper Canada College, having taught over 70,000 teachers and students (usually in authentic period clothing).  


She has a smorgasbord of over 50 topics. Some examples :- Juicy royal scandals that changed history.  What 10 things made the Roaring 20's 'roar'.  What goes on in a Turkish Harem. The Victorian era.  The Edwardian era. Life along the Silk Road. How a bar of soap changes history.  

She often appears in period costume. 


                      Fraud presentation

Constable Matthew Rocco, Older Adult Support Officer, Halton Regional Police will give us a fraud presentation. 

We are receiving many phone calls which are scams, this has increased considerably recently and several members have asked if I could set up a talk by a police representative. 

Although we had a talk on this subject three years ago, I hope you agree that the time is ripe for another talk to bring us up to date, because we are a targeted group and we are getting older.


       The Origin of Names in Historic Ontario


John MacDonald is this month’s speaker.

 This colourful PowerPoint presentation will feature the Halton area.

John is an historian, was born in Milton, and is a life long resident of Halton

After extensive research in England, Bermuda and Ontario John wrote a book, entitled, Halton’s Heritage, introduced in October 2011, which features the story of William Halton—the man our county (and region) was named for.  This book, which deals with the origin of place names, includes both written and pictorial essays for over 70 settlements in Halton.


We all live in Halton Region, many of us for a long time, but wouldn’t it be interesting to know the early history of colonization here?

Last update   21 March 2020