Canadian Antique Collectors Association     General Meetings Calendar 2019/2020

October 16, 2019

November 20, 2019

December 11, 2019 ( 2-nd Wednesday)

January 15, 2020

February 19, 2020

March 18, 2020

April 15, 2020

May 20, 2020

June 17, 2020

Dear CACA Members,

It’s been a hard few weeks. COVID-19 is having a real impact on all of us - our plans, our families and friends, our day-to-day lives.
As every 1st  or 2nd of each  month I am suppose to send you  CACA Newsletter informing about our next meeting.

According to Public Health Agency of Canada  for the next 8 weeks all in person gatherings of more than 50 attendees should be cancelled or postpone. 
Following those recommendations, I’d like to inform you that  our April General Meeting is cancelled.

I am very much look forward to our next meeting again in due course. We will review the situation in April again. May? Hope so.

I would like to offer a heartfelt  THANK YOU  to all our Members for the support and understanding in these most difficult times.
I wish you, and your loved ones, all the very best.


April 15, 2020 - CANCELLED

Speaker:  TBA

Subject:  TBA


June 17, 2020

Speaker:  TBA

Subject:  TBA


May 20,  2020

Speaker:  TBA

Subject:  TBA


Past Meetings

March 18     CANCELLED

Speaker:  Channon Oyeniran

Subject:   Black Settlements and African Canadian Communities.

In parts of Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, the Prairies, and British Columbia, Black and other communities can trace their ancestry to the pre-confederation settlement of people of African descent on Canadian soil. Channon Oyeniran will give an illustrated talk about the various Black settlements and communities that were founded across Canada with emphasis given to Toronto and the surrounding area.  The presentation will also look at the establishment of various institutions (schools, churches etc.) that were part of the Black Canadian community’s survival.

Channon Oyeniran is an Honours graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in History and Caribbean Studies from the University of Toronto, a Master’s Degree in Slavery Studies from the University of Hull in the UK and a Certificate in Adult Education from George Brown College. Channon is the co-founder of Oyeniran Education Support (OyES), an educational organization created by herself and her husband. Apart from participating in conferences and workshops relating to the Black experience and history in Canada, Channon is currently the first Vice-President for the Ontario Black History Society (OBHS), where she helps the organization preserve, celebrate and spread the rich Black History of Ontario and Canada. 

February 19

Speaker:  Lianne Hariss

Subject:  Undressed; A History of Hygiene

Lianne is a professional speaker. She has been a history, culture and social studies resource specialist for TDSB for 20 years. Lianne finds history interesting and fun therefore, she does presentations to mature adults who want to be educated and entertained. Her presentations are accurate and in historical costuming.

Do you know:

How was soap invented?

Who sold false teeth

What is the origin of the ‘beauty mark’?

Why were Egyptian woman bald?

What cultures invented the toothbrush, the toilet?

What beauty aids worked–and what were sheer disasters?


January  15,  2020

Speaker: Cherri Hurst, Weston Historical Society

Subject:   Weston Heritage


Cherri Hurst is a President of the Weston Heritage Conservation District.

According to the historical   documents Weston area was designated for preservation and there haven’t been many instances to date to test the strength of the heritage designation. The organization hopes to put up a sign informing people they are entering the heritage district in the neighbourhood in the future.


December 11,   2019

Member's Night   -    Christmas Trivia


Join us and have fun this Christmas with our Christmas trivia questions, complete with answers. Who will be the king or queen of Christmas trivia?


November 20,  2019

Speaker: Mike DaCosta

Subject:  Remembrance Day

“Telling their stories, through objects I’ve collected over the years, is not just an honour for me, it is my sincere duty.” – Mike DaCosta

It is difficult to be a History enthusiast, without being a collector. Holding the tangible evidence of events and times gone by, propelling your heart and mind to point in time, long ago. It can often prompt the imagining of sights and sounds, with empathy, and awe.

This year, we marked the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy. Join us in November, when Mike shares more of his Military collections with us. Telling stories of the items and artifacts, of the era and events of the World Wars. This years’ presentation – Canada through World Wars.  

Having travelled to Canadian Monuments and cemeteries in 4 Nations outside of Canada, commemorating the feats and sacrifices of our Courageous Men and Women who served, he brings a little back from each place, in terms of stories and experiences. Part of his mission, is to keep their memories alive, by sharing in their stories and events. We will mark Remembrance Day, and have an opportunity to see and hold museum quality pieces – some never seen at the Club, before.

October 16, 2019

Speaker: Paul Huntley

Subject: Yellow Wagon on Every Street

At the turn of the 20th century the state of Toronto’s milk supply was abysmal, leaving the populace susceptible to milk-borne illnesses such as diphtheria, typhoid, tuberculosis, and scarlet fever. As early as the 1880s, city officials inspecting local farms and dairies found cattle crowded into filthy barns, feeding on by-products from distilleries instead of hay. Milk was often transported long distances without proper cooling,

In his presentation Paul will cover the history of the City Dairy from its creation in 1900 to it year under Borden's Canada.
Paul’s book   “Yellow wagon on Every Street” will be available for purchase


SPEAKERS  2018/2019

October 17, 2018

Speaker:  Nushy Vuksinic from "Of Things Past"

Subject:   Market Trends

November 21, 2018

Speaker: Miguel DaCosta

Subject: Connecting through Collecting

December 12, 2018 (2nd Wednesday)

Member's Night -  My Memorable Christmas

January 16, 2019

Speaker: Patte Rosebank

Subject:  Replica Tiaras

February 20, 2019

Speaker: Lee Shimano

Subject: CNE Memorabilia

March 20, 2019

Subject:  Montgomery's Inn Tour

April 17, 2019

Speaker: Alexandra Kim

Subject: Royal Gowns

Have you ever wondered what it is like to dress like a King or Queen?

May 15, 2019

Speaker: Joana Bertrand

Subject:  Story Houses

June 19, 2019

Speaker: Victor Rudik

Subject: One Inch Army - Toy Soldiers

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