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Friends of the South Grey Museum Speaker Series 2022: John Boyko, “The Devil’s Trick: How Canada Fought the Vietnam War”

June 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The Friends of the South Grey Museum invite you to the Speakers Series 2022, developed and hosted by Barry Penhale. As someone with an interest in the Museum and its programs, you know how much we have all missed many activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, including our series of talks. We decided to welcome our supporters back to a virtual series for 2022, offered as webinars via Zoom with another eight programs, occurring as usual on the third Wednesday of each month, April to November, at 7:00 pm.

The Museum being no longer available as a host site, and with the continuing threat of COVID, going virtual was the obvious solution. Moving to a virtual delivery brings with it some additional costs, so we have made this a subscription series, but we’ve kept the usual at-the-door cost as a household fee of $10 per session. We are grateful to the Municipality of Grey Highlands for continuing their support for the presenters.

It is Barry’s distinct pleasure to introduce John Boyko, a much-admired author, educator, historian, and director of summer programs at Lakefield College. Boyko may be familiar to TVO viewers as a result of guest appearances on “The Agenda,” hosted by Steve Paiken. Possibly by now you have read at least one of his many highly praised books. The Globe and Mail has labelled this brilliant nationally-known writer “a distinguished scholar of Canadian political history.”

More than a skillful writer, the much-lauded historian has a wide range of interests. Among our Barry’s personal collection of books, he notes Boyko’s always engrossing approach to vastly different subjects, citing as examples his biography on Sir John A. Macdonald and his national bestseller Blood and Daring: How Canada Fought the American Civil War and Forged a Nation. A marvellous communicator, John Boyko’s very inclusive presentation will introduce us to Canada’s little-known role in the Vietnam War. Through the stories of six fascinating Canadians, he explores the many ways in which Canada was involved in and changed by that tragic period in our history.

Many Sessions, Your Choice

Hoping you will join us for another exciting series, this time from the comfort of your home, no uncomfortable folding chairs, and no expenditure on gasoline!

Choose which parts of the series you prefer.  Visit our web site for in-depth descriptions of The Sessions.

Full Series of all eight sessions monthly April to November
with one free session discount
for $70

Half Series of four sessions monthly April to July
for $40

Half Series of four sessions monthly August to November
for $40


Buy $70 Full Series (8 sessions) April to November

Buy $40 Half Series (4 sessions) April to July

Buy $40 Half Series (4 sessions) August to November


June 15, 2022
7:00 pm