Contact us

For more information on Victoria Hall Volunteers, please call Fran Richardson 905-372-4964 or contact fran.richardson@sympatico.ca 

Meetings

Schedule of Victoria Hall Volunteers meetings and events in 2019:

Mon. Jan 28 Annual General Meeting
Mon. Feb 25 General Meeting
Mon. Mar 25 General Meeting
Mon. Apr 22 General Meeting
Wed. May 15 Susanna Moodie Fact and Fiction
Mon. May 27 General Meeting
Mon. June 24 Summer Social
Mon. Sept 23 General Meeting
Mon. Oct 28 General Meeting
Mon. Nov 25 Christmas Social
Fri. Dec 13 A Bonnie Scottish Christmas

All meetings begin at 7.30 pm with refreshments beforehand in the Citizens' Forum, Victoria Hall,
Cobourg.

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Victoria Hall Volunteers

The Victoria Hall Volunteers are a group of women dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the heritage and historical aspects of Cobourg’s Victoria Hall.  We achieve this mandate through advocacy, activities, tours, education and fundraising events.

More on who we are and what we do

A panel discussion with Cecily Ross, author, "The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie" 
and Michael Peterman, author, "A Life, Susanna Moodie".

A debate about the life of Canadian author and 1830s Hamilton Township pioneer, Susanna Moodie.
Moderated by Hugh Brewster.

VHV Poster
7 pm. Wednesday, May 15, 2019 The Concert Hall, Victoria Hall, 55 King Street West, Cobourg

VHV Poster
Tickets $25, adults; $15 students (plus HST and handling) The Concert Hall Box Office, Victoria Hall 905 372 2210

Or from any
Victoria Hall Volunteer member

Complimentary refreshments

Victoria Hall Volunteers present "Susanna Moodie, Fact and Fiction" a discussion with Cecily Ross, author, The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie, and Michael Peterman, author, Susanna Moodie: A Life. This event, moderated by historian Hugh Brewster, will be held at Victoria Hall, 55 King Street West in Cobourg, on Wednesday May 15, 2019 at 7 p.m. Ticket costs, including complimentary refreshments, are $25 adult and $15 students, available at the Concert Hall Box Office 905 372 2210, concerthallatvictoriahall.com or from Victoria Hall Volunteers members.

Susanna Moodie, an early 19th century pioneer to Hamilton Township, is an influential and important early Canadian author. Roughing It In the Bush, her personal account of pioneer life in Upper Canada, is often read on university Canadian literature courses.

Cecily Ross is an award winning Canadian author and journalist. Her work has been published in "The Globe and Mail", "Chatelaine" and other newspapers and publications across Canada.

Michael Peterman is Professor Emeritus at Trent University. He has published several books on the two pioneer Upper Canada sisters Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill.

Hugh Brewster is an historian and playwright. His play "Last Day, Last Hour" was the centerpiece of Cobourg's Armistice 1918 celebrations held here last fall.

This evening promises to be an exciting discussion about Susanna Moodie not to be missed. Cobourg is once again on the map as a town that values its heritage and its history. Join us on May 15th to learn more about this woman who made such an impact in her time and in ours.