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Canada Book Day and Canadian Culture 
Text  Copps, The Hon. Sheila, Canada Book Day and Canadian Culture, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 23 Apr 1999, 492-498  First, a sales pitch for Canada Book Day. The book industry in Canada today and yesterday. Reinforcing the competitiveness of Canadian publishers. Canadian culture as a national priority, and why the government of Prime Minister Chretien has made it so. Canadian culture and what it means. Some...
Canada Finds Her Voice 
Text  Stringer, Arthur, Canada Finds Her Voice, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1949), 14 Apr 1949, 316-326  Some words about Canadians from the speaker, and others. A discussion of Canadians, how we feel about ourselves, how others see us. Canadian literature. Canadian poetry. The time for a change in Canada. The change that is taking place. Canada finding her voice. An illustrative anecdote. The...
The Canada Council at Work 
Text  Martineau, Jean, The Canada Council at Work, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1969), 24 Oct 1968, 24-34  The creation of the Canada Council, more properly "The Canadian Council for the encouragement of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences" in 1957, a recommendation of the Massey Commission. Facts, figures and activities from those days to now.
Why Paint in Wartime? 
Text  MacDonald, Miss Sheila, Why Paint in Wartime?, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 29 Oct 1942, 108-119  An "open meeting" which included women. Cultural activities in war. Understanding what culture means. Misunderstandings about culture. A definition of culture. How paying attention to culture is part of our war effort. Maintaining our tradition and heritage through culture. How culture is...
The Changing Role of Museums in Society 
Text  Lowry, Glenn, The Changing Role of Museums in Society, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 18 Apr 1991, 432-443  Some works of art and their potent reminder of the degree to which what is happening in the art world has a direct bearing on our lives. Reflecting upon the nature and importance of our cultural institutions. The vital role museums play in shaping society's vision of itself. The inevitable...
The High Cost of Leisure 
Text  Edinborough, Arnold, The High Cost of Leisure, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1975), 14 Nov 1974, 103-113  The cultural explosion in Canada, particularly since Canada's Centennial in 1967. A national identity as a result of the Centennial. The significant role of LIP grants in the cultural explosion. Other Centennials: Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, and other cities and provinces. What has been...
Canada's Artistic Boom II 
Text  Franca, Celia, Canada's Artistic Boom II, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 25 Oct 1984, 93-102  Background and history of the National Ballet School, founded under the leadership of Miss Betty Oliphant. Purpose and goals of the School. A period of trial. Economic concerns and sources. The combination of artistic and economic pay-off. Prudent investment. Activities, successes and challenges...
Out of Character 
Text  Forrester, Maureen, Out of Character, 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.
The Concert Hall as an Artistic Instrument 
Text  Stern, Isaac, The Concert Hall as an Artistic Instrument, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 15 Nov 1979, 108-115  To the performer on stage, the hall is indeed another instrument. Why this is so. The performer's respect for a hall. The responsibility of a community that takes on the adventure of building a concert hall. The need for a permanent and healthy performing fund. The issue of finances. Can and must...
Bravo … Encore! Salute our Ballet, Opera and Symphony 
Text  Jackman, Henry N.R. and Marriner, Sir Neville, Bravo … Encore! Salute our Ballet, Opera and Symphony, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 5 Feb 1987, 250-266  Mr. Jackman begins the address with some personal reminiscences and background for the topic. Remarks about Toronto as a cultural centre and the National Ballet of Canada as an internationally acclaimed organization. The Canadian Opera Company as the fastest growing opera company in the world. A...
The Power of Film and Its Influence 
Text  Jewison, Norman F., The Power of Film and Its Influence, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 5 Apr 1984, 331-345  Shift in people of power to those of economic worth. A change in what Canada was to what it is; from a pioneer strength to being controlled by what we own and who sells it to us. Anecdotal personal history of Mr. Jewison. Discussion and analysis of Canadian culture how it is/is supported by...
The Banff Experience in Fine Arts Education 
Text  Fleck, Paul D., The Banff Experience in Fine Arts Education, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 8 Dec 1983, 151-161  1982--the 50th anniversary of the School of Fine Arts at the Banff Centre. "Artists, Builders, and Dreamers: Fifty Years at The Banff School" by David and Peggy Leighton. "From Bears to Bartok", a film by the National Film Board of Canada. A description of other celebratory events. The Banff...
The Right to See Everything … Including Ourselves 
Text  Juneau, Pierre, The Right to See Everything … Including Ourselves, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 24 Feb 1972, 263-280  Canada as the largest receiver of entertainment, information, and educational products from other countries. This is true across media: print, film, and television. Statistics from the Audit Bureau of Circulation. Censorship. Can Canadians accept a minority voice in their own country? Legislation...
The Interpreters of Canada 
Text  Stringer, Arthur, The Interpreters of Canada, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 7 Apr 1932, 153-162  Canadian authors and artists. The phenomenon of Canadian authors and artists leaving for New York or other parts of the United States. Canada as the only country in the world of continental dimensions which depends on foreigners for the spiritual refreshment and inspiration coming to us, or...
Certain Aspects of British Life and Thought 
Text  Redfern, Sir Arthur Shuldham, Certain Aspects of British Life and Thought, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1949), 28 Oct 1948, 52-62  An examination of the term "Cultural Relations." Ways in which science has brought our world closer together. The danger of severe restrictions in the interchange of thought and ideas and knowledge. The need for background knowledge for a foreign policy to be successful. The British Council....
Keep the Music Playing in Toronto 
Text  Rae, The Hon. Bob, Keep the Music Playing in Toronto, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 27 Feb 2002, 381-390  The community of Toronto - how much it has changed - the challenges and possibilities, especially in relation to the Toronto Symphony. Some myths about the orchestra. Some realities. The choice to produce the kind of city we want to live in.
The Massey Commission at 50: Do National Cultural Institutions Matter? 
Text  Herndorff, Peter, The Massey Commission at 50: Do National Cultural Institutions Matter?, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 22 Nov 2001, 208-217  The National Arts Centre - some history. The NAC now. The Massey-Levesque Report. The impact that Canadian artists are having on the world around them. First, some history of the Report and the Canadian cultural revolution that it spawned, with illustrative examples.
Learning Through The Arts 
Text  Simon, Dr. Peter, Learning Through The Arts, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 1 Dec 2005, 172-181  The Royal Conservatory of Music - in the midst of an exciting growth period - some details. Creating educational programs that use the arts to develop aspects of thinking, learning, and communicating. Some history of the RCM. The structure of the RCM - the six main areas of activity. The Telus...
The Museum As The New Agora 
Text  Thorsell, William, The Museum As The New Agora, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 3 May 2007, 382-391  Toronto, possibly now beginning another cycle of somewhat confident creativity. Considering the generation of the 1950s. The City of Toronto in the 1950s. Recalling Toronto's then new City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square. The installation of the then-controversial sculpture by Henry Moore. More...
The Stratford Experience 
Text  Cimolino, Antoni, The Stratford Experience, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 15 Jun 2007, 465-480  Reference to Richard Monette, 14 years as Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival. The future. First, a few minutes looking at the past. A history of the Festival. Tom Patterson's vision. The Guthrie theatre. Challenges. Factors beyond control. Government funding. Approaching the future with a...
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