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March 2019 meeting

Our next Toronto Branch meeting will take place on Monday, March 25 starting at 7:30 pm at Lansing United Church in North York.

In the 17th century, hundreds of young French women were recruited to immigrate to New France and help to populate the new colony. Who were they? You might be surprised. Speakers Dawn Kelly and Carol Ufford have been researching Les Filles à Marier and Les Filles du Roi and have some fascinating tales to tell. Join us for The Bachelorette New France: Stories of Bigamy, Incest, Witchcraft and Murder. Speaker notes will be available through our new Members Only web pages.

After our mid-meeting break, we’ll enjoy a short talk by Larry Foreman titled A Courtship through Postcards. As usual, the Members Network will be gathering in advance of the main meeting, starting at 6:15 p.m.

Lansing United Church is located two blocks south-west of Sheppard and Yonge, at Poyntz Avenue and Beecroft Road (enter from Poyntz). It’s a short walk from the Sheppard-Yonge subway station, which also links to frequent bus service. If you are driving, parking on local streets is free after 6:00 p.m., and there are pay parking lots close by. The few spaces in the church parking lot are reserved for visitors with accessibility needs.

Toronto Branch meetings are free to attend and open to all. Visit our Meetings page to find out more.

Historic stone building

Maison Saint-Gabriel, museum and historic site in Pointe-Saint-Charles, Quebec, purchased in 1668 to house Les Filles du Roi. (Photo: Carol Ufford)

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