“Churchill and the defence of Antwerp, October 1914”
On the night of 2 October 1914 the Belgian Government, fearing the destruction of Antwerp, informed London that it would evacuate the city. Churchill left for Belgium that night to convince King Albert to hold out. Even a few days more resistance would help the Allied cause. Once in Antwerp Churchill offered to resign from the cabinet and take charge of the defences. Critics have viewed this an adventurous gesture, but Churchill had a firm ideas on the best Allied strategy and sought to carry them out in Antwerp.
THE 31ST ANNUAL CHURCHILL SOCIETY DINNER
A charitable evening to support democracy education and to celebrate the legacy of Sir Winston Churchill and Parliamentary Democracy in Canada.
AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
IN THE CAUSE OF PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY
With guest of honour Senator Hugh Segal. Senator Hugh Segal has spent a career working in political and public life, serving the cause of parliamentary democracy in any number of forms. We are honoured, in the name of Winston Churchill, to come together to celebrate his career at our 31st annual dinner
WITH GUEST SPEAKER Esteemed Historian Professor Terry Copp
Formal Dinner Committee:
- Hon. Jason Kenney
- Hon. Michael Wilson
- Hon. Bob Rae
- Mark McQueen
- Sam Wakim
- Senator Linda Frum
Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
Reception & Silent Auction: 6:00 pm
Dinner and Award presentation: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
100 Front Street West, Toronto
Dress: Black tie with miniatures or business suit
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