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Annual Membership Appreciation Event

Tom Thomson (Canadian 1877-1917) April in Algonquin Park (detail) 1917 oil on wood panel 21.5 x 26.6 cm Collection of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound Ontario, gift of George Thomson, brother of Tom Thomson, 1967

Annual Membership Appreciation Event

September 16, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Join us for an informative and engaging discussion about the life of Tom Thomson: The Canadian icon who inspired diverse narratives 100 years after his death: Twitter, art, history, journalism, social history, novels, and music. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Speakers:

Angie Littlefied

Author, educator, curator, Angie Littlefield has written three books about Tom Thomson–all biographical in nature. The latest, Tom Thomson’s Fine Kettle of Friends, looks at Tom’s life through the lens of friendships and food. She began her focus on Thomson in 2004 while researching his roots in Durham Region. Angie was a teacher, vice-principal and principal in Whitby, Ajax, Pickering and Oshawa. She likes to mention that she’s a founding member of the RMG.

Geoff Taylor

Geoff Taylor is the author of Tom Thomson’s Last Bonfire released by Burnstown Publishing in July of 2017 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Tom’s death.  His first novel, Last Bonfire is based on the actual events and people in the 24 hours between the time Tom’s body was found and his first funeral on Canoe Lake.  The Toronto Star called it “A fish story, but a plausible one.”  Geoff is a paddler, musician, father and teacher who has called Millbrook, Ontario home for over 20 years.

Tim Bouma

Tim Bouma grew up in the village of Leith, Ontario, the village of Tom Thomson’s childhood.  He lives in Ottawa, Ontario, is married with three wonderful boys and is employed as a federal public servant. Since 2011, Tim has been the man behind the Twitter account Tom Thomson’s Last Spring  @TTLastSpring and the blog TTLastSpring.com. This is his first published book.

 

This event is for members only. If you’d like to become a member, would like to renew your membership, or learn more about all the perks of joining the RMG Membership Family, click here.