Thursday, March 3, 2011

Life Long Learning @ your library

Are you interested in Canadian history? Tourism? Or would you like to hear a fabulous speaker on a cold winter's night? Then come to a free lecture put on by the Stratford Institute, University of WaterlooOn March 10th at 7pm you will hear Joan Coutu speak about Landscapes and Tourism : Defining Canada at Niagara Falls in the 1930s, the second lecture in the 2011 Waterloo Lectures series. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers. 

Joan Coutu, Associate Professor of Art History in the Department of Fine Arts at uWaterloo examines the Q.E.W. and the Niagara Parks as expressions of Canadian identity in the inter-war years, formulated as it was by Canada’s relationship with Britain, the United States and the land. The Queen Elizabeth Way and parts of the Niagara Parks system were built in the 1930s. They were conceived by Thomas B. McQuesten, a provincial cabinet minister and Chairman of the Niagara Parks Commission. Created in the depths of the Depression, they remain amongst the most extraordinary examples of public works and public art built in Canada. 

Hope to see you on Thursday, March 10, in the Library Auditorium 7-9pm. And all you smart phone users, be sure to "check in" at the Library on Four Square - we need a Mayor!

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