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UEL Association of Canada – Governor Simcoe Branch (Virtual and In-Person): November 2022 Meeting

November 2, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

“The English Language Goes To War” — Presentation by Garry Toffoli

In-person and on Zoom; Register here to attend virtually:
The meeting will take place in the downstairs meeting room at St. David’s Church, 49 Donlands (please note, NOT St. David’s Towers at 51 Donlands).
If you plan to attend in person, RSVP to Anne Neuman at or 905-888-1278.

This presentation will discuss how monarchs, government ministers, the armed forces and the media have used the English language throughout the history of war to initiate, communicate, celebrate and commemorate conflicts, both positively and negatively, in praise and in sorrow, and how wars have in turn left a legacy on the idioms and usages of the language itself.

Garry Toffoli is Vice-Chairman & Executive Director of the Canadian Royal Heritage Trust and a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and Golden Jubilee Medals. He is also the Toronto-Hamilton Chairman of the English Speaking Union of Canada and a member of several royalty-related groups, including the Monarchist League of Canada and the Royal Commonwealth Society.

Garry is a co-author of numerous books, including “Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother 1900-2002” and “Royal Tours 1786 – 2010: Home To Canada”. His first novel, “Ruritania on the Rideau, was published in 2015.


St. David’s Anglican Church
49 Donlands Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M4J 3N5 Canada
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