This Special Event has been cancelled

Special Lecture to Celebrate Our 5th Anniversary and
Launch Spring Lecture Series 2020: Back By Popular Demand

Ballet Laughs: The surprising comic side of a classical art
with Katherine Barber

Who better to help us celebrate and launch our spring lecture series than our very first speaker!

Romance, escapism, beauty, athleticism – those are ballet’s acknowledged fortes. But comedy? Join us as Katherine shares some hilarious moments in ballet.

Known to many as “Canada’s Word Lady” for her knack for making our language lively and entertaining, Katherine is also an ardent ballet fan who takes ballet lovers on ballet-themed holidays around the world, provides very popular ballet appreciation courses, and organizes group ballet outings in Toronto.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

10:00 AM To 12:00 PM

Armenian Community Centre
156 Martindale Road
St. Catharines, ON L2S 2X9
(Wheelchair Accessible)


This Special Event has been cancelled

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December 4, 2019 – Annual General Meeting (Members Only)
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August 28, 2019 – Special Lecture to Launch Fall Lecture Series 2019
What Makes Niagara Wines Great? Interactive Wine Tasting Tutorial with Tony Aspler

April 17, 2019 – Special Lecture to Launch Spring Lecture Series 2019
The Shaw Festival: Creating a more human theatre experience with Tim Jennings

December 5, 2018 – Annual General Meeting (Members Only)
“Heart of Turtle Island: The Niagara Escarpment” with Mark Zelinski, Award-winning photography since 1977

August 29, 2018 – Special Lecture to Launch Fall Lecture Series 2018
Ellis Katsof, Founder and CEO of MyProtirement

July 18, 2018 – Special Lecture
Canadian Playwright Norm Foster
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April 25, 2018 – Special Lecture to Launch Spring Lecture Series 2018
Sally Armstrong
Uprising: A New Age is Dawning for Every Mother’s Daughter

December 6, 2017 – Annual General Meeting (Members Only)
Paul Benedetti
“You Can Have A Dog When I am Dead: Essays on Life at an Angle”

August 30th, 2017 – Members Only
Janet Matthews
Heroes and Heart

April 5th, 2017 – Members Only
Bryan Wylie
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December 7th, 2016 – Members Only
Colin Maier
Short Musical Program

October 19th, 2016 – Annual General Meeting (Members Only)

September 21st, 2016 – Special Lecture
Katherine Barber
Bachelor For Rent: Things You Never Suspected About Canadian English

August 24th, 2016 – Members Only
Bryan Wylie
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