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100 Years Ago: Canadian Club Meets at Y.M.C.A.

The Intelligencer November 10, 1914 (page 1)

HC03133 [1]“Over one hundred men sat down to the supper tables at the Canadian Club meeting, held last night in the Y.M.C.A. A substantial luncheon was served by the ladies of the auxiliary committee. Mrs. M.P. Duff sang “It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary,” and the men took up the chorus. Miss Jessie Maclean presided at the piano. While the tables were being cleared the members sang “O, Canada.” The dining hall was festooned with British flags and the national colors. …

The guest of the evening was Chancellor McCrimmon, of McMaster University …  His subject was: “Why the British are at War” …  A large map of Europe was used by the speaker in giving a geographical survey of the countries involved in the war. A large up-to-date relief map was also in view in the parlors, thus making the whole address educative as well as entertaining.”