Sir John A. Macdonald Annual Fundraising Dinner 2007
Saturday, 20 January 2007
This year’s speaker will be Margaret Sweatman, whose topic will be:
Margaret Sweatman is a playwright, poet, and novelist. Her plays have been produced by Prairie Theatre Exchange, Popular Theatre Alliance, and the Guelph Spring Festival. She is the author of the novels Fox, Sam and Angie and When Alice Lay Down with Peter, the latter of which won several awards, including the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction, the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, the Carol Shields Winnipeg Award, and the McNally Robinson Book of the Year. Ms. Sweatman, a native of Winnipeg, has an ongoing interest in the interface of history and fiction.
Jim Ingebrigtsen will serve as master of ceremonies and auctioneer.
The evening will include a silent auction and a live auction, as well as prizes awarded for answers to trivia questions posed throughout the evening.
Tickets: $100 per person for MHS members; $110 per person for non-members
Proceeds of this fundraiser, held in the historic Fort Garry Hotel, benefit the work of the Manitoba Historical Society, western Canada’s oldest historical society, founded in 1879. The Society owns and operates Dalnavert Museum, the magnificent 1895 home of Sir Hugh John Macdonald, the only son of Sir John A. Macdonald.
The Manitoba Historical Society acknowledges the generous support of sponsors for its 42nd annual Sir John A. Macdonald Fundraising Dinner:
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