Thursday, October 24, 2019

Oakville Conference Centre

2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, Ontario (QEW & Bronte Rd.), L6L 6P8
Registration/Cash Bar 6 pm; 3-Course Dinner & Speaker 7 – 9:30 pm Members $40 Non-Members $50

David Glabraith, MSc, PhD, FRCGS

Head of Science, Royal Botanical Gardens

“Natural and Cultural Heritage in our Landscape: Connecting People, Plants and Stories at RBG”


RBG, Canada’s largest botanical garden, is a National Historic Site with 300 acres of gardens & parks and 2400 acres of protected nature sanctuaries that include some of the richest areas of Canada for natural biodiversity.

RBG has seen many influences and can tell many stories, from the sustainable use of the land by indigenous peoples over the last 10,000 years to the arrival of settlers and the rise of farming, industry, and transportation.

The stories of the origins of RBG in the 1920s and 1930s, its early development, and its current design and uses, are rich and varied, and speak to visionary city-building efforts and trends. David Galbraith will highlight some of the stories that can be read today in RBG’s sweeping landscape, and suggest how these stories can shape the future of nature in urban areas.

David joined RBG in 1995 and has served as Head of Science since 2006, cultivating research relationships with universities and overseeing the institution’s own research, archives, and herbarium collection.


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Dinner reservations are required. Payment options for members include:

  • Visit our tickets page to purchase online.
  • Cheque payable to Canadian Club of Halton, with names of attendees, mailed to Canadian Club of Halton, 283 River Side Drive, Oakville, ON L6K 3N3.
  • At the door – cash, cheque, debit, Visa, M/C

Cost – Members ($40); Non-Members ($50)

Cancellation deadline Monday, October 21. Late cancellations and no-shows may be subject to a fee.

Memberships (12 months rolling) $35 Single; $60 Family; $80 Corporate