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May 2021 Meeting: “SNATCHED! The Unusual Kidnapping of Beer Tycoon John Labatt” with Susan Goldenberg @ online by Zoom
May 19 @ 7:00 pm

Speaker: Susan Goldenberg, NYHS Director

Snatched: The Unusual Kidnapping of Beer Tycoon John Labatt

The kidnapping in 1934 of John Sackville Labatt, president of the big internationally well-known Labatt’s beer company, of London, Ontario, set several firsts in Canadian history. Labatt was the first important Canadian to be kidnapped, the first to be kidnapped for a high ransom, equivalent to $3 million today. It was the first kidnapping in Canada to come to trial. Kidnapping is a very serious, nasty crime and a wrong man was convicted.

But there was also bizarre humour which made it a very unusual kidnapping.

There is no need to pre-register. Please join us on the day!

Join the Zoom meeting by computer:

Meeting ID: 935 1166 8961
Passcode: 966534


Join by phone:

+1 647 374 4685 Canada
+1 647 558 0588 Canada
Meeting ID: 935 1166 8961

Richmond Hill Public Library Presents “Our Story to Tell: A Museum Collection” @ online by Zoom
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Our Story to Tell: A Museum Collection

Join Richmond Hill Heritage Services for a virtual behind-the-scenes tour of the Artifact Storage Facility!

About this event

Learn about what we collect, how to acquire artifacts, and how to preserve them. Plus, get a preview of the newly renovated Heritage Centre!

This program will be hosted on Zoom. Priority will be given to confirmed RHPL members.

How to access the program:

In order to participate in this program, you’ll need to log in to Zoom using a secure link and password. This information will be sent to the email address you’ve provided. If you have not received an email from the program lead by the day of the program, please contact the Library at askus@rhpl.ca. Be sure to check your spam folder.

Please note that all participants must register for this program in advance. Do not share the program link or password among friends and family. You can, however, direct them to the registration page.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/our-story-to-tell-a-museum-collection-tickets-145903522363