BC Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Chan Centre

ROSL members from the British Columbia branch came together to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on Saturday 8 April. 

Canada 150 Celebrations Gallery

To celebrate Canada's sesquicentennial in 2017, ROSL has put on a number of events over the past month which highlight our club's connection with the country. 

Canada 150 Celebrations This October

It seems apt to be celebrating both the 150th anniversary of Canada's confederation and the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, where the sacrifice of Canadian soldiers' awakened a budding patriotism in Canadians, in the same year. To commemorate both of these important landmarks, ROSL has planned a month of Canadian-themed events to suit all tastes this October. 

Canada House Tour Date Released

When King George opened Canada House on 29 June 1925 he stated: “Canada is a great country: alike in the literal sense of cast extent from ‘sea to sea’ and great in achievement and in promise: and it is right and necessary that its official representatives here should be housed in a manner worthy of the Dominion and adequate to the discharge of their ever-growing and important duties.” 

Canada Turns 150

Saturday 1 July saw Canadians at home and abroad celebrate their 150th anniversary with celebrations held throughout the country and around the world.

Mary LeMessurier 1930-2018

It is with profound sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Mary J. LeMessurier at the age of 88 on Sunday 11 March 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta. 

My City: Calgary

To celebrate the launch of the new ROSL Calgary Branch, Chair Madeleine King gives us the skinny on her hometown. 

ROSL ARTS BC Scholarship Winner Announced

Following the success of the 2017 ROSL ARTS Scholarship for a BC Emerging Musician, which was won by Kristen Cooke oboe, the 2018 auditions were held last weekend at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and a winner has been chosen! 

ROSL Scholar Recital, 14 September, Vancouver

The British Columbia branch will be hosting a reception and recital from oboist Kristen Cooke on Thursday 14 September at the Terminal City Club. 

Vimy Ridge Centennial Commemorated

Yesterday (5 April) Green Park played host to a commemoration of the centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a defining moment in the history of Canada, attended by servicemen, Canadian schoolchildren and members of the public. From the London Clubhouse, ROSL members were able to hear the sounds of bagpipe playing floating across Green Park, as well as the hundreds of schoolchildren filing towards the Canada Memorial just yards from Buckingham Palace.