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  • An Address by Mr. Walter Huston
    Text  Huston, Walter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 25 Apr 1935, 361-373     The speaker's personal reminiscences, interspersed with many anecdotes pertaining to vaudeville. Memories from the speaker's childhood. Mr. Huston's family. Some words about Miss May Irwin, one of the Canadians who was a great help to the speaker during his vaudeville experience. Stories about George M. Cohan. Some words on the ...
    Text  Huston, Walter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 25 Apr 1935, 361-373   The speaker's personal reminiscences, interspersed with many anecdotes pertaining to vaudeville. Memories from the speaker's childhood. Mr. Huston's family. Some words about Miss May Irwin, one of the Canadians who ...
  • An Address by Sir Malcolm Campbell
    Text  Campbell, Sir Malcolm, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1934), 28 Feb 1933, 97-107     Reference to the speaker's previous address one year ago. Beginning to see the light of day. Work that has been done over the past 12 months. The importance of inter-Empire trade. Some personal anecdotes from the speaker about his car and about his experiences recently down in Florida. Some words ...
    Text  Campbell, Sir Malcolm, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1934), 28 Feb 1933, 97-107   Reference to the speaker's previous address one year ago. Beginning to see the light of day. Work that has been done over the past 12 months. The importance of inter-Empire ...
  • Canada, My Beloved Country of Choice
    Text  McCormack, William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 23 Jun 1992, 28-32     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Royal Commonwealth Society. Citizenship and responsibility. Personal reminiscences. The Metropolitan Police Force. What it means to be a Canadian.
    Text  McCormack, William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 23 Jun 1992, 28-32   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Royal Commonwealth Society. Citizenship and responsibility. Personal reminiscences. The Metropolitan Police Force. What it means to be a Canadian.
  • The Changing Scene
    Text  Charlesworth, Hector, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 20 Oct 1932, 250-261     The speaker's earliest recollections of the City of Toronto. The city today once divided into a large number of small municipalities. Personal anecdotes of the speaker's background, his training as an accountant, and how he became a newspaper man. The amazing change in the national wealth of Canada in its ...
    Text  Charlesworth, Hector, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 20 Oct 1932, 250-261   The speaker's earliest recollections of the City of Toronto. The city today once divided into a large number of small municipalities. Personal anecdotes of the speaker's background, his training as ...
  • Closer to the Sun
    Text  Drabinsky, Garth, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 27 Mar 1995, 65-83     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian Club of Toronto. Personal reminiscences. Readings from the speaker's book "that will provide some insight into my life and career in the motion picture industry and the world of commercial live theatre." Context provided in between the passages ...
    Text  Drabinsky, Garth, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 27 Mar 1995, 65-83   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian Club of Toronto. Personal reminiscences. Readings from the speaker's book "that will provide some insight into my life ...
  • The Continuing Controversy on Abortion
    Text  Morgentaler, Dr. Henry, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 12 Apr 1990, 296-306     An expression of surprise that the debate about abortion is still raging in Canada with "such passion and vigour." The clash of two opposing philosophies of life. How the abortion debate has made a positive contribution to the changing of public perceptions about the rights of women to self-determination, about ...
    Text  Morgentaler, Dr. Henry, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 12 Apr 1990, 296-306   An expression of surprise that the debate about abortion is still raging in Canada with "such passion and vigour." The clash of two opposing philosophies of life. How the abortion ...
  • The Dangers and Opportunities in 1988
    Text  Godfrey, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 4 Feb 1988, 222-228     Dangers and opportunities described by the speaker as his own. Day one of the new "Financial Post" and other memories and anecdotes related to the publication and its operation.
    Text  Godfrey, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 4 Feb 1988, 222-228   Dangers and opportunities described by the speaker as his own. Day one of the new "Financial Post" and other memories and anecdotes related to the publication and its operation.
  • Europe—A Search For Ideas
    Text  Smith-Ross, James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 15 Mar 1945, 351-361     Marshalling the great confusion of ideas in the world and in the speaker's own mind, to see whether he could come back with a few simple premises that could be of practical service. A summary of the speaker's search and journey. Fresh confirmation of a rule of life. A very ...
    Text  Smith-Ross, James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 15 Mar 1945, 351-361   Marshalling the great confusion of ideas in the world and in the speaker's own mind, to see whether he could come back with a few simple premises that could be ...
  • Getting Away with It for Forty-Four Years
    Text  Harron, Don, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 10 Apr 1980, 333-349     A humorous, anecdotal address with many references to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
    Text  Harron, Don, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 10 Apr 1980, 333-349   A humorous, anecdotal address with many references to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
  • Hollywood and the Movies
    Text  Yost, Elwy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 29 Apr 1982, 421-440     Autobiographical. Personal reminiscenses and anecdotes, including Hollywood personalities.
    Text  Yost, Elwy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 29 Apr 1982, 421-440   Autobiographical. Personal reminiscenses and anecdotes, including Hollywood personalities.
  • How I Became an Overnight Success in Seventy-Five Years
    Text  Mirvish, Ed, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 28 Jun 1989, 11-21     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Royal Commonwealth Society. Canada Day Celebration. First, a Canada Day Message from Lieutenant Governor Lincoln M. Alexander. Mr. Mirvish's personal accolades to Canada and what the country has done for him and his family. Personal reminiscences and anecdotes of ...
    Text  Mirvish, Ed, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 28 Jun 1989, 11-21   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Royal Commonwealth Society. Canada Day Celebration. First, a Canada Day Message from Lieutenant Governor Lincoln M. Alexander. Mr. Mirvish's ...
  • A Journey Into Myself
    Text  Waite, Terry, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 24 Apr 1995, 3-16     The theme of a journey. The journey that caused the speaker to be involved with hostages and with that particular form of terrorism. Captivity from the speaker's own experience of being in solitary confinement and having to take a very different form of journey into one's self, into the interior. ...
    Text  Waite, Terry, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 24 Apr 1995, 3-16   The theme of a journey. The journey that caused the speaker to be involved with hostages and with that particular form of terrorism. Captivity from the speaker's own experience of ...
  • The Land Speed Record
    Text  Eyston, Captain George E.T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 29 Sep 1938, 30-40     The Land Speed Record: a test of man and machine. The international rule governing this blue ribbon of records: the two runs have to be made in opposite directions and both of these runs have to be accomplished within a space of sixty minutes. The current record, along with some ...
    Text  Eyston, Captain George E.T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 29 Sep 1938, 30-40   The Land Speed Record: a test of man and machine. The international rule governing this blue ribbon of records: the two runs have to be made in opposite directions and ...
  • Lillehammer '94—The Importance of the Olympics to Canada
    Text  Read, Ken, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 20 Jan 1994, 266-277     Personal experiences as a skiier, and as a Canadian. What the Lillehammer Olympics mean to Canadians. The "Crazy Canuck" - what that used to mean and how the term evolved. Canadian athletic success. The decline of Canadian sports programmes. Solutions.
    Text  Read, Ken, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 20 Jan 1994, 266-277   Personal experiences as a skiier, and as a Canadian. What the Lillehammer Olympics mean to Canadians. The "Crazy Canuck" - what that used to mean and how the term evolved. ...
  • A Look At America
    Text  Medina, His Honour Judge Harold R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1958), 13 Mar 1958, 241-262     The story of the Communist Trial and the aftermath. The speaker's involvement from the Fall of 1948 when he was a new Judge, and was assigned to try the case of the Communists. Personal reminiscences and experience. Delegations. His schedule. Protection provided. Two or three concrete instances of the endeavours ...
    Text  Medina, His Honour Judge Harold R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1958), 13 Mar 1958, 241-262   The story of the Communist Trial and the aftermath. The speaker's involvement from the Fall of 1948 when he was a new Judge, and was assigned to try the case ...
  • My Art and My Life
    Text  Bateman, Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 13 Nov 1986, 114-124     Autobiographical. Mr. Bateman reminisces about his life and his art. He speaks of his development as an artist, and about specific paintings. Some remarks about protecting the environment, and diminishing cultures.
    Text  Bateman, Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 13 Nov 1986, 114-124   Autobiographical. Mr. Bateman reminisces about his life and his art. He speaks of his development as an artist, and about specific paintings. Some remarks about protecting the environment, and diminishing ...
  • My Life
    Text  Taylor, Dr. Ronald W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 28 Oct 2004, 60-69     Personal anecdotes from the speaker's life.
    Text  Taylor, Dr. Ronald W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 28 Oct 2004, 60-69   Personal anecdotes from the speaker's life.
  • My Life and Hard Wines
    Text  Broadbent, Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 28 Feb 1985, 340-358     Personal and professional reminiscences of the speaker, focussing on the wine auction business. Much colourful history of acquisitions and sales with many details including money figures.
    Text  Broadbent, Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 28 Feb 1985, 340-358   Personal and professional reminiscences of the speaker, focussing on the wine auction business. Much colourful history of acquisitions and sales with many details including money figures.
  • Out of Character
    Text  Forrester, Maureen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 30 Oct 1986, 84-96     Autobiographical. Anecdotes and reminiscences of a successful career. The speaker's role as Chairman of the Canada Council. Some remarks on culture, Canadian culture, and encouraging culture.
    Text  Forrester, Maureen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 30 Oct 1986, 84-96   Autobiographical. Anecdotes and reminiscences of a successful career. The speaker's role as Chairman of the Canada Council. Some remarks on culture, Canadian culture, and encouraging culture.
  • Pages from the Notebook of an Ottawa Correspondent
    Text  MacLeod, Norman M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 29 Jan 1942, 238-249     Many personal anecdotes including sharing New Year's Eve with Mr. Churchill on a train. Other reminiscences, including the royal tour of Their Majesties, the King and Queen, in Canada a year or two ago. A story relating to the era after the Drury Government was defeated in Ontario and the ...
    Text  MacLeod, Norman M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 29 Jan 1942, 238-249   Many personal anecdotes including sharing New Year's Eve with Mr. Churchill on a train. Other reminiscences, including the royal tour of Their Majesties, the King and Queen, in Canada a ...
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