Message of Philip Cheong about the fall program:


On Wednesday, September 26 at 6:30 pm, we will have our meeting at the Royal Ontario Museum on the sixth floor in the Bishop White Committee Library of East Asia. Apropos of what's happening with the legalization of marihuana, the topic of this evening talk will be Chinese opium boxes in the collection of the Royal Ontario Museum. These boxes are created from a diversity of materials but we will pay special attention to the examples made from silver and these will be brought out from storage for members to look at. The majority of the pieces have never been on public display, so this will be a very special opportunity for members to discover more about these objects. The speaker will be yours truly and I will bring examples from home for members to handle. Please meet at the security desk at the staff entrance between 6 and 6:30 pm. to be escorted up to the library. I will need a list of participants for Security, so please RSVP with me by Monday, September 24.If you have examples of Chinese silver, please bring them along for show and tell.




On Thursday, October 25, from 7 pm onwards, Richard Fulton will host an open house at his home. This will be an opportunity to share any new pieces of silver that you might have acquired or have questions from the membership about. Richard's address is:




1141A Royal York Road, Suite 1001 and the buzz code is 1101. Parking can be challenging at his building, but there is a mall across the road that you can park and walk to his apartment.




If you are coming by TTC, take any of the buses going north just outside of Royal York Station and get off at Strathhumber Court and walk towards the curved apartment block.




On Tuesday, November 27 at 7 pm, Ross Fox will be discussing his research on the topic of "Silver for Champions" - sporting trophy cups. This will take place at Spadina Museum and more details about the topic will be sent out next month.




Finally, our annual Christmas/Holiday Party will be held chez Dorothea in her Party Room. This will be on Wednesday, December 5, the eve of the Feast of Saint Nicholas aka Santa Claus. As in past years, please feel free to bring a silver drinking vessel to drink from and if you wish to share some holiday baking, our members would be glad to partake of it. Please RSVP with me for any of the events that you plan to participate in, especially the one at the ROM where a participant's list for the Security Desk is crucial.