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Program of Events 2011 - 2012

Speakers Schedule 2011-2012

With the exception of the Annual Corn Roast, all meeting are held at the Ancaster Old Town Hall

Friday, September 9, 2011, at 6:00 pm.
Antique Fire Equipment
Presented by Keith Green.
Corn Roast and Picnic Social for Members
At the Shaver Homestead, 1166 Garner Road West.
Hosted by Jack & Shirley Cranston.

Friday, October 28, 2011, at 7:30 pm.

McArthur’s Raid
Zigmund Misiak will present on the McArthur’s Raid, in 1814 up to the Grand River, Six Nations Territory. British reinforcements were on their way from Ancaster. McArthur, had he crossed with his 700 mounted militia, would have burned Ancaster on his way to get the British at Burlington Heights. This aggressive act by him was the last campaign during the War of 1812 north of the Great Lakes and the deepest penetration into Upper Canada during the entire war.
Presented by Zigmund Misiak
Greeters:  Art Bowes & Colin Crozier

Friday, November 25, 2011, at 7:30 pm.

War of 1812
Robin McKee will present insight into the 1812 War and what took place before the Stoney Creek Battle and the repercussions of this battle.  He is a local historian with great interest in cemeteries. 
Presented by Robin McKee   
Greeters:  Madelon Roberts & Fran Cheyne

Friday,  January 27,  2012,  at 7:30 pm.

Historic Postcards
Mike Street will present his collection of Ancaster postcards including almost as many images taken between 1906 and 1920 as all the cards printed since that era.
Presented by Mike Street     
Greeters:  Ida & Bob Wade

Friday, February 24, 2012, at 7:30 pm.

International Harvester
Ron Bulmer will present an overview of the International Harvester Company and its local plant in Hamilton. Ron Bulmer has lived in Ancaster for 42 years, and worked for IH/Case IH for over 35 years.He has been involved in many community organizations and projects
Presented by Ron Bulmer  
Greeters:  Zig Misiak & Bob Brownlie

Friday, March 30, 2012, at 7:30 pm.

The Bloody Assizes
On a return visit to our group, James will present the case of the Bloody Assizes.
Presented by James E. Elliott    
Greeters: Anne Jarvis & Dave Puskas

Friday, April 28, 2012, at 7:30 pm.

Annual Meeting
William Eli Sanford
Paul Grimwood will present the life and times of William Eli Sanford, Hamilton’s forgotten philanthropist.
Presented by Paul Grimwood  
Greeters:  Shirley & Jack Cranston