Annual Holiday Celebration and Party!

Tickets on Sale at the November Meeting

ANNUAL MEMBERS EVENT- Now open to friends and family too!

Monday, December 9, 2019
6:30 PM
(1 hour earlier than normal meetings)
$30.00 per person

Join us for a good old fashioned Holiday Dinner and Party. A delicious dinner will be catered by 3 Sisters Catering Company with all the trimmings and dessert. Door prizes, a raffle, entertainment and caroling to complete the evening. Chorus York will be providing the entertainment after dinner.

If you are unable to purchase your ticket at the November meeting, please call Andrea Kulesh at 905-884-2789 to make a reservation to be paid at the door on December 9th, 2019. Reservations must be made through Andrea Kulesh by December 4th to ensure the caterers have the final number for dinner.

RHHS Fundraiser w. Ted Barris

The Richmond Hill Historical Society is very excited to welcome back journalist and author Ted Barris. Ted will join us on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 7:30 to talk about his latest book The Dam Busters: Canadian Airmen and the Secret Raid Against Nazi Germany.

Book cover of Ted Barris' book Dam Busters

On May 16, 1943, 133 airmen took off in 19 Lancaster bombers on a night sortie, code-named Operation Chastise. Hand-picked and specially trained, the Lancaster crews flew at treetop level to the industrial heartland of the Third Reich and their targets – the Ruhr River dams – whose massive water reservoirs powered Nazi Germany’s military industrial complex. Dam Busters recounts the dramatic story of these Commonwealth bomber crews tasked with a high-risk mission against an enemy prepared to defend the Fatherland to the death.

Ted Barris portrait

Ted is a perennial favourite, having presented to the Society in the past on some of his earlier books. The Dam Busters is Ted’s nineteenth book, the latest in a long line of critically acclaimed publications.

In 2011 Ted received the Veterans’ Affairs Commendation and in 2012 the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. His book The Great Escape: A Canadian Story received the 2014 Libris Best Non-Fiction Book Award.

Please note that this is a fundraiser for the Society so there will be a $10 admittance fee for both members and guests attending Ted’s talk.

For more information about Ted and to learn about his other books, please visit his official website at