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UPCOMING NLC EVENTS IN 2018, SAVE THE DATES! (subject to change)


batashoemuseumINVITATION NLC LIBERATION EVENT

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2018

06.00 PM – 08.30 PM

The Bata Shoe Museum.

327 Bloor Street West, Toronto M5S 1W7

See below for directions and parking information.

PRESENTATION

Three (3) 1944-1945 Liberation Wooden Shoes for the Museum’s collection, non-alcoholic reception with Dutch snacks,

private visit to The Bata Shoe Museum.

Historically, Dutch citizens gave many of these miniature wooden shoes, called Liberation Wooden Shoes (‘Bevrijdingsklompjes’) to soldiers of the Canadian and Allied Forces as a way of expressing their gratitude in marking the liberation of Holland. “To this date only 16 of these extremely rare WWII artifacts are known to exist,” says Theo Luykenaar, former Publisher of De Nederlandse COURANT, the Dutch-Canadian newspaper and NLC Director, who will present the final three Liberation Wooden Shoes from his personal collection to the Bata Shoe Museum.

PROGRAM

6:00 PM: Doors Open, complimentary private visit to The Museum.

Registration & Payment, PLEASE BRING EXACT CHANGE $15.00

7:00 PM: Presentation

Theo Luykenaar and Trix Spaans will review the history of the 1944/45 Liberation Wooden shoes and how his unique and rare collection was established.

Presentation of the Liberation Wooden Shoes to Elizabeth Semmelhack, Curator, The Bata Shoe Museum.

Q&A session.

Non-alcoholic reception and Dutch snacks. Private visit to the Museum.

8: 30 PM Doors close.

COST $15.00 for NLC members, guests and non NLC members, which includes presentation, non-alcoholic reception, Dutch snacks and complimentary private visit to this extra-ordinary beautiful Museum.

RSVP BEFORE MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018.

Please e-mail: Ineke Limbertie e- mail: inekelimbertie@gmail.com or call 416-368-9827.

Please advise us if you need to cancel, no-shows will be charged the cost of the function.

UPCOMING NLC EVENTS:

Saturday December 1, 2018 – Sinterklaas/Christmas Luncheon at the Novotel Toronto Centre. http://www.netherlandsluncheonclub.ca/

ABOUT THE BATA SHOE MUSEUM

With an International collection of over 13,000 shoes and related artefacts, the Bata Shoe Museum celebrates 4,500 years of footwear history in four distinctive rotating galleries. Discover thousands at the Bata Shoe Museum. Further information is available at www.batashoemuseum.ca

or @batashoemuseum.

LOCATION

The Bata Shoe Musuem is located at 327 Bloor Street West, Toronto M5S 1W7

at the southwest corner of Bloor Street West and St. George.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

From the St. George subway station (on both the Bloor-Danforth and the Yonge-University lines), exit onto St. George Street. Turn left (walk south) for about 30 seconds and you’ll be at the northeast corner of Bloor Street West and St. George Street.

From there, cross the road twice to reach the southwest corner of the intersection, and you’re at the Museum!

BY CAR

From Highway 401

Take the Avenue Road exit and go south to Bloor Street. Turn right onto Bloor Street and continue west to St. George Street. OR take the Bathurst Street exit and go south to Bloor Street. Turn left onto Bloor Street and continue east to St. George Street.

From the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW)

Get onto the Gardiner Expressway and exit at Spadina Avenue. Proceed north on Spadina to Bloor Street. Then turn right onto Bloor Street and go east on Bloor to St. George Street.

PARKING

Street parking and paid parking lots within walking distance of the Museum may be available. Possibilities include:

The Toronto Parking Authority’s Carpark 58, the Bloor-Bedford Garage: 9 Bedford Road, north of Bloor Street West and two blocks east of the Museum

The Toronto Parking Authority’s Carpark 205: 465 Huron Street, north of Bloor Street West and one block west of the Museum