2003 Scheduled Events 

June 17 - Guest Speaker - Former National Chairman of the Australian Republican Movement, Greg Barns

May 19 - Victoria Day - Commemoration of 1837 Rebellion 

March 28 - Guest Speaker - Member of Parliament, John Bryden


Guest Speaker - Greg Barns - June 17

Converging Paths: Canada and Australia vs. The Monarchy - Greg Barns, National Chairman of the Australian Republican Movement from 2000 to 2002 and National Campaign Director of the 1999 referendum for an Australian head of state will be addressing members and supporters of CCR at an informal evening dinner and reception at Urban Restaurant in downtown Toronto. Greg will be discussing Australia’s republican movement, its future and parallels with the Canadian republican movement.

Those wishing to attend must reserve a seat in advance by contacting event coordinator Susan Bazinet before Friday, June 13th at info@canadian-republic.ca or (416)457-5380.

Time: 5:30 to 10:00 pm, Location: Urban Restaurant, 303 King St. W., Toronto, ON 

Cocktails: 5:30 pm, Dinner: 6:15 pm (Set Menu $38.00 / Cash Bar), Reception: 8:00 pm

Note: Attendees have the option of arriving for the cocktails and dinner plus the reception or just the reception alone. When you call for a reservation, please indicate your preference.

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Victoria Day - Commemoration of 1837 Rebellion - May 19

Members and supporters are invited to a one hour ceremony to commemorate the republicans of the 1837 Patriot's Rebellion. Although the revolt failed to obtain a Canadian republic, it was instrumental in the North American British colonies obtaining democratic reforms. Attendees of the Victoria Day event will provide readings and music suitable to the occasion. In attendance will be organizer Charles Roach, a Toronto Lawyer and activist as well as National Director of CCR, Tom Freda.

The time is 10am, Monday, May 19 and the location is the statue of William Lyon Mackenzie behind Queen's Park at Wellesley Street. Parking is available on the street and at U of T west of Queen's Park.

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Guest Speaker  - Member of Parliament, John Bryden - Friday, March 28. 

Guest speaker will be John Bryden, member of parliament for Ancaster-Dundas- Flamborough-Aldershot. He'll be discussing his ongoing efforts to have the Citizenship Oath revised to have allegiance to the Queen deleted - as Australia has already done.

Also planning to attend will be Mario Silva, an independant Vancouver filmaker who's doing a documentary on the monarchy in Canada.

The time is 6pm and the location is 688 Richmond Street West, Suite 405. 

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