On-line & In-Person
GBCRA Book Club
The GBCRA book club meets the last Friday of each month. A book list will be released soon
Annual Stratford Festival Trip
Registration Closes June 26
After a 2 year break due to the pandemic, GBCRA is again off to Stratford for our annual theatre outing on September 14th. This year, we will be seeing "Rent" at the Festival Theatre. Leaving downtown Toronto at 10:00 am, we arrive in Stratford in time for lunch followed by the performance and a bus ride back to Toronto arriving at 7:00pm.
Volunteer Day at the Daily Food Bank
Wed. October 4th 12:00-3:00
Members of GBCRA community return to the Daily Bread Food Bank to package donations for Thanksgiving. Please join us as GBCRA gives back! Following our 3 hour shift, you are invited to join us at a local pub for a celebratory brew on GBCRA. Rides available if you require transportation.
In the Music Halls of World War One
Tuesday November 7th 1:00-2:00
Join Daniel Aonso as we explore how WWI came a changed the music halls of Europe. No longer just a form of entertainment, this dominating style of music evolved to reflect society’s concerns with songs such as “When the Boys Come Home” and “I Didn’t Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier”.
How Hollywood Changed the Holidays
Coming in December
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Hollywood. Movies have become an integral part of the holiday experience – even more than most think. Ryan Uytedwilligen will explain how stories like A Christmas Carol (1951), marked a lot of firsts in movie-making; how the portrayal of Santa Claus in Miracle on 34th Street (1947) led to how we view the jolly gift giver today, and how some, like White Christmas and Meet Me in St. Louis, spawned some of the most popular Christmas tunes of all time, and how some films like It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) and Sound of Music (1965) became holiday traditions themselves.