Atlantic Charter Plaque Dedication
At the Statue of Sir Winston Churchill in Churchill Square, Nathan Phillips Square
Monday August 14, 2017,
at 4.30 p.m
The Formal Unveiling of a Plaque Recognizing a World Event
August 2017: Joint ceremony with International Churchill Society Canada and NATO Association of Canada dedicating a plaque at Toronto City Hall Churchill Square to commemorate the 1941 Churchill/Roosevelt Atlantic Conference and the signing of the Atlantic Charter. Society board member Professor Peter Russell spoke at the event. Former Senator Hugh Segal, Master of Massey College, spoke at the dinner following. Ontario Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell, UK Consul General Kevin McGurgan, and US Consul General Juan Alsace were in attendance.
In August 1941, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill met with U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt in Placentia Bay, in Newfoundland. The Atlantic Charter, which was drafted at the meeting, set out eight basic principles, for which the free world was fighting, and which would guide the construction of a new international order, “The United Nations,” when the war was won.
Please join members of the NATO Association of Canada, the Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy, and the International Churchill Society Canada, in the formal unveiling and dedication of a plaque, donated by the generosity of Jocelyn and Edward Badovinac, recognizing a major event in Canadian and World history.
The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Her Honour Elizabeth Dowdeswell, and Provincial and Civic officials, will officiate at the ceremony with Professor Peter Russell as guest speaker.
Where: Royal Canadian Military Institute, 426 University Avenue
When: Reception, 5:45pm - 6.30pm | Buffet Dinner, 6:30pm - 7:30pm.
Guest Speaker: Hugh Segal, Master of Massey College, NATO Association of Canada Chairman and former Canadian Senator: 7:30 to 8:00
Patrons: $90.00 (name in commemorative and historic programme)
Dress: Business Suit or Business Casual (no jeans/shorts/sandals)
Payment: Can be made by PayPal, (Visa etc) through www.winstonchurchillcanada.ca or by cheque payable to ICS Canada and Mailed to: Sheryl Mercer, 324 Durie Street, Toronto, M6S 3G3