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The Theosophical Society in Canada has now fulfilled its plan to dedicate a row of seats at The Royal Conservatory of Music (Koerner Hall), in memory of Dr. David Gardner, our past President.

Last Spring, Board members and David’s brother and sister were invited to a special event at Koerner Hall, at which time we had the opportunity to select the row of seats that would be dedicated. Row G was chosen and we were able to enjoy the evening’s musical presentation from the middle of that row. We agreed that our seats were possibly the best in the house. Koerner Hall is Toronto’s acoustically superb 1135 seat covert hall and offers an unparalleled experience for live music or corporate presentations.

On October 24, a group of six of us were able to attend a complimentary Concert featuring Conductor, Tito Muñoz and violinist Emily Kruspe. We heard Bela Bartok’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in B Minor, and Dimitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 in E. minor. The performances were mesmerizing. At this event we were very pleased to see the installed plaques at both ends of the dedicated row.

Attending this event were myself, our Treasurer, Bohdan Wysochanskyj, David’s brother, Rev. Philip Gardner, his sister, Linda Kapoor, with her two sons,
Dr. Andrew Kapoor and Christopher Kapoor, who is currently home on vacation from Brazil. Christopher attended the Glen Gould School and played in the Royal Conservatory Orchestra when he lived in Canada.

Over the past, year our Society has been transitioning to the new Not for Profit Act, as required by Corporations Canada. We are a designated Charitable organization, and, as such, we will probably find other worthy organizations to collaborate with in the future.

We held our Annual General Meeting on October 25, and we thank the Toronto Theosophical Society for the use of their premises. The space has recently undergone a major interior renovation and is now lighter and brighter. After the AGM it has always been our custom to invite all attendees to a local restaurant for dinner. This provides all of us the opportunity to share ideas in an informal setting.

We decided at the AGM to continue gathering  the needed information for a possible web presence for our Society. We have identified an individual who may be able to assist is in the development of our own website. Please be sure to complete the related questionnaire, included in this issue. We always welcome the ideas and suggestions of you, our members.

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