The Ancaster Horticultural Society invites you to attend a notable evening with guest speaker Paul Knowles on September 20th and his topic is, “The Odd and Eccentric Truth about Gardeners”. Paul is author of the full-length fiction novel, “Death on the Dun” and has written over 15 books, including whimsical books about gardening, niche histories, travel & humour. He has a busy schedule speaking to gardening & community organizations and is an influential community volunteer. Paul Knowles is a recipient of the Governor General’s Medal on the occasion of Canada’s 125th anniversary, and more recently, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. The citation at the Medal Presentation Ceremony read:
“Renowned author and historian with a passion for the arts and community service, Paul co-founded the New Hamburg Live! Festival of the Arts with his wife, Nancy. With Paul as the Executive Director, the festival has grown over the past five years and is now attracting performers from around the world. Paul is a vocal spokesperson for the community in the battle to keep Highway 7 and 8 in its current route and configuration through New Hamburg. Paul is a founder of the New Hamburg Flood Relief Fund, raising $60,000 for victims of the Nith River Flood. Paul served as President of the New Hamburg Board of Trade for five years.”
This meeting will be held on Tuesday September 20th, at the Ancaster Old Town Hall, 310 Wilson St. E. L9G 2B9. A coffee/tea social begins at 7:30pm followed by the meeting at 8:00. All are welcome to attend. Admission is free. Registration is not required. For more info contact Christine DeMarco (905) 648-5134