Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Toronto Branch 5th annual Christmas Dinner

The Toronto Branch of the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada hosted its 5th annual Christmas Dinner at the Royal Canadian Military Institute located on University Avenue, Toronto. The dinner was well attended and had as special guest and speaker, artist Karen Bailey.
L-R: Dr. Claire Boudreau, Society President David M. Cvet, Ms. Karen Bailey, Mr. Neil Fraser

Her artist career began as a heraldic artist, and later was appointed military artist. She had traveled to Afghanistan in June 2007 to document military medical personnel at the Role 3 Hospital in Kandahar. Her presentation at the dinner include numerous photographs of her travel and experiences at the Hospital, many of which were poignant, dramatically conveying the significant challenges faced by not only the staff of the Hospital, but by the Canadian military and the local civilians requiring care.

The dinner was also attended by Dr. Claire Boudreau, Chief Herald of Canada.
L-R: Toronto Branch President Ilona Jurkiewicz and Chief Herald of Canada, Dr. Claire Boudreau

Thanks to Marie Fraser for the photographs.