Speaker: Keith Ross Leckie – Thursday, February 3rd 2022 at 7 PM

Join local West-Bend author Keith Ross Leckie as he discusses his latest book Cursed! Blood of the Donnellys at our next WTJHS meeting on Thursday, Feb 3rd at 7 PM. 

Keith Ross Leckie, author of Coppermine (Viking, 2010), has worked in the film and television business as a dramatic scriptwriter for more than thirty years. His credits include multiple movies and miniseries, including Everest!, Shattered City, Milgaard, The Arrow and Lost in the Barrens. He is currently working with Bell Media to develop a dramatic series based on his book Cursed: Blood of the Donnellys. 

Zoom details to be announced in late January

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Past event: CPR Stories and the Junction History Quiz – Dec. 2nd at 7 PM by Zoom

Renowned CPR speaker and lifelong Junctionite Raymond Kennedy will share his fireside chat audio recording of “CPR STORIES” at the December 2nd meeting.  Raymond gave this talk at the 30th Anniversary of the Canadian Pacific Historical Association recently.  Raymond has lived and worked in these Toronto streets for over 80 years, being a CPR employee for 40 years including at the West Toronto Depot. He is also the webmaster of Old Time Trains, the largest website of Canadian Railway history and stories – trainweb.org/oldtimetrains.   

Raymond is the celebrated author of “German Spies Caught” in our Leader & Recorder 2017 Issue #1.  This story illustrates the quickness and the linguistic luck of Raymond’s grandfather in the capture of two German spies in the CPR yard east of Scarlett Road.  This story is just one of many in the audio recording, including one previously untold story of how a young brakeman saved a fast passenger train (The Steamboat Toronto-Port McNicoll) from a deadly wreck. Ask your questions live immediately afterward. 

Please join this renowned Canadian Railway expert and then test your knowledge with the Junction History Quiz, including local Indigenous history questions, at our December meeting! 

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Past Event: OUR 2021 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Meet our Executive!  Volunteer for a position!  Find out what we did!  Find out our plans!  Sit back and enjoy the frivolity! 

Thursday, November 4th at 7 PM

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The Society’s 2021 Annual General Meeting will convene by Zoom videoconference (telephone access available for those without internet access) at 7 pm on Thursday, November 4, 2021. Please review our Annual Report in advance and ‘bring’ it to the meeting on November 4th. Only paid-up members are entitled to vote at the AGM but other interested people are welcome to participate in the Zoom meeting. If you have not renewed your membership for 2021, please renew through wtjhs.ca or by cheque ($35 for individual, $40 for family) payable to WTJHS at 145 Annette Street, Toronto ON M6P 1P3. New members are welcome. The proposed agenda and additional material for the AGM will be posted by late October at wtjhs.ca, along with the Zoom invitation and instructions to join the meeting online or by telephone.

We’ll be talking about our Annual Report for 2020! Available for download HERE.

Volunteer Positions still available.  Details of these on our website HERE.  Interested? Contact us at junctionhistorical@gmail.com

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!!! Positions Still Available !!!

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