Speaker Series & AGM Review – The Canadian Automotive Museum

On Tuesday, April 21, the Oshawa Historical Society held its 57th Annual General Meeting, with over 70 people in attendance.  We thank the members of the Society and the community for their continued support of our organization and of local history.

Before we welcomed Canadian Automotive Museum Curator Alexander Gates, to begin his talk, two volunteers were honoured with awards.  Donna Martino was the recipient of the Earl Hann Volunteer of the Year Award, and Ksenia Gayvoronskaya was the recipient of the first Youth Volunteer of the Year Award.  We thank both Donna, Ksenia, and all of our hardworking and dedicated volunteers for the support you have offered us through the years.

Donna Martino, left, and Visitor Experience Co-ordinator Jillian Passmore; Photo courtesy of Robert T. Bell

Donna Martino, left, and Visitor Experience Co-ordinator Jillian Passmore; Photo courtesy of Robert T. Bell

Ksenia Gayvoronskaya, left, with Community Engagement Lisa Terech

Ksenia Gayvoronskaya, left, with Community Engagement Lisa Terech

Alex Gates gave a highly interested talk on the seven Rolls-Royces that are in the collection of the Canadian Automotive Museum.  Stories were told of Silver Ghosts, Phantoms, and the owners who made these cars their own.  Many thanks to Alex for sharing these stories!

Alexander Gates of the Canadian Automotive Museum

Alexander Gates of the Canadian Automotive Museum; photo courtesy Robert T. Bell

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s