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Robarts, Jacqueline "Jackie"

  • Person
  • 1929-

Jacqueline “Jackie” Robarts was born in Windsor, Ontario in 1929, and spent much of her youth there and in Brantford, Ontario. She graduated from Hamilton Civic Hospitals School of Nursing in 1954. She also attended the University of Toronto, where she obtained a certificate in Nursing Education in 1956, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in 1961.

Robarts went on to become the Director of Nursing at Chatham Public General Hospital, where she oversaw the opening of a nurses’ education building in January 1964. When the Osler School of Nursing opened its doors in 1966, the Board appointed Robarts as the Principal of the School, a position she held until the School was absorbed by Humber College in 1973.

In 1974 Robarts was appointed the first woman Principal of the North, Osler, and Quo Vadis campuses of Humber College, a role she held until her appointment as Vice President of Academic at Humber in 1977.

In 1978 Robarts was appointed President of Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology, the first woman president of a Community College in Ontario. Robarts held that position until her retirement in 1990.

After her retirement, Robarts lived in Fonthill, Ontario with Marion Cameron, until Marion’s death in 2013.

Parkview United Church (Stratford, Ont.)

  • Corporate body
  • 1925-

Parkview United Church, located at 470 Ontario Street in Stratford, was established in 1925. The congregation began as the East End Sunday School in 1924 as an inter-denominational school. Shortly after the formation of the United Church of Canada, the East End Sunday School became a congregation of the United Church of Canada in July 1925. A church building was constructed in 1926; a second building was built in 1962. In 2007, members of Centennial United Church in Stratford joined Parkview, following the closure of that congregation. Parkview is still an active congregation of the United Church of Canada.

Grace Patterson Women's Institute

  • Corporate body
  • 1919-1989

Adelaide Hoodless inspired the creation of Women’s Institutes in order to educated women on the signifance of home and country. She also created Home Economics courses for schools and gave speeches about the importance of creating a healthy home for the family. Her aims and goals are reflected in the Women’s Institutes of Canada which strive to make their communities safe and happy as well as reaching out to the less fortunate in Canada and countries around the world.

In 1919, a group of girls started the Grace Country Club in honour of Grace Patterson who was doing missionary work in India. The club continued in this way until 1945 when members wanted an organization change. Officers were nominated and the club became part of the Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario. The W.I. contributes to projects and programs in their community of Thamesford.

In 1989, it was decided to disband the Grace Patterson W.I. due to a decrease in new membership and the difficulty in nominating new officers. A vote was taken which resulted in an 18-1 vote for disbanding.

St. John's Stevensville United Church (Stevensville, Ont.)

  • Corporate body
  • 1992-

St. John's Stevensville United Church, located at 14789 Sodom Road in Stevensville, was established in 1992 with the amalgamation of St. John's United Church and Stevensville United Church. It is still an active congregation of the United Church of Canada.
Stevensville United Church was established in 1925, formerly Methodist; it closed in 1991.
St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church was established in 1834; it joined the United Church in 1956 as St. John's United Church, commonly referred to as Snyder.
Willoughby Evangelical Church, established in 1839, became the Willoughby Evangelical United Brethren Church in 1946; it joined the United Church in 1968 and closed in 1991.
Stevensville-Snyder-Willoughby Pastoral Charge formed in 1978 and included Stevensville United Church, St. John's United Church in Snyder and Willoughby United Church; it dissolved with the closure of both Stevensville United Church and Willoughby United Church.

Wesley United Church (Stouffville, Ont.)

  • Corporate body
  • 1925-

Wesley United Church, located at 15296 Woodbine Ave, Stouffville in the Vandorf area, was established in 1925, formerly Methodist. The Methodist Church was constructed at Wesley Corners in 1881. The congregation joined the United Church of Canada in 1925. It formed part of Temperanceville Pastoral Charge until May 31, 2017 when it formed its own separate charge. It is still an active congregation of the United Church of Canada.

South Mersea Pastoral Charge (Ont.)

  • Corporate body
  • 1973-

South Mersea Pastoral Charge was established ca. 1973 when Hillman Church in Leamington and Wesley Church in Mersea Township split from Mersea Pastoral Charge to form a new two-point charge. It became a single-point charge following the closure of Wesley in 2005. It is still an active charge of the United Church of Canada.

Hillman United Church, located at County Road 37 and Concession 2 in Leamington, was established in 1925. It is still an active congregation of the United Church of Canada.
Wesley United Church in Mersea Township closed on July 30, 2005

Allenford - Park Head Pastoral Charge (Ont.)

  • Corporate body
  • 1932-

Allenford - Park Head Pastoral Charge, formerly known as Allenford Pastoral Charge, was formed ca. 1932 when Park Head United Church joined Allenford to form a two-point pastoral charge. It is still an active pastoral charge of the United Church of Canada.

Allenford United Church, located at 7763 Highway 21, South Bruce Peninsula, was established in 1925, formerly Methodist. Allenford Methodist Church was established in 1876 and was later part of a circuit including Elsinore, North Derby, County Line (Salem) and Skipness. The church joined the United Church of Canada in 1925 and first formed a single-point pastoral charge until ca. 1932 when Park Head and Allenford created a two-point charge. It is still an active congregation of the United Church of Canada.

Park Head United Church, located at 59 Park Head Road, South Bruce Peninsula, was established in 1925, formerly Methodist. Park Head Methodist Church was established in 1874 as a Wesleyan Methodist church and was part of a circuit that included Hepworth and Zion Amabel. In 1891, the original log church was replaced with the current building. The church joined the United Church of Canada in 1925 as part of the Hepworth Pastoral Charge. Around 1932, it joined Allenford to form a two-point charge. It is still an active congregation of he Untied Church of Canada.


Richard Burnett

  • Person

Richard “Bugs” Burnett is a Canadian journalist, writer, columnist and editor. Based out of Montreal, Burnett has covered culture and LGBTQ life across Canada and around the world since the 1990s. Having graduated from Concordia University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Journalism, Burnett has since become a frequent contributor to a host of print, radio and television media outlets.

Getting his start with Montreal’s alt-weekly Hour, Burnett served as the magazine’s editor-at-large for over 15 years, from 1996- 2011. Burnett’s column “Three Dollar Bill” debuted in Hour in July 1996, before becoming syndicated in over half of Canada’s alt-weeklies for 15 years. Dealing primarily with LGBTQ life and culture across Canada and around the world, “Three Dollar Bill” was the only syndicated LGBTQ column in the country. At its height, the column reached over 500,000 readers a week. In September 1998, “Three Dollar Bill” made national headlines when Winnipeg’s Uptown Magazine dropped it after one installment, following citywide furor over the column’s discussion of gay sex. In April 2000, the column made headlines when the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary investigated complaints that the column was too pornographic, charges were later dismissed.

Burnett is a regular contributor to the Fugues, XTRA! And the Montreal Gazette through his “POP TART” blog and “Seven Days, Seven Nights” arts column. Additionally, he has been published in dozens of national and international publications from the Globe & Mail, Voir, Passport, and Editor & Publisher. Burnett has also become a frequent pop culture pundit on Montreal’s CJAD 800 AM Radio. Burnett co-starred in the first season of the Life Network’s reality TV series Out in the City. Over the course of his career, Burnett has sparked debate over a variety of cultural and political issues. He has also written about issues such as AIDS, safer sex, domestic violence, and sexual abuse.

Burnett was also one of the original organizer’s of Montreal’s internationally renowned Divers/Cité Pride Parade and Festival. He served as its Media Relations Director. He was the founding President of the Montreal Chapter of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. Burnett has been a regular panelist at conferences and universities and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Quebec Gay Chamber of Commerce in 2019.

Macallum, Archibald Byron, Sr.

  • AFC 431
  • Person
  • 1858-1934

Dr. Archibald B. McCallum Senior was brother to fellow doctor Hugh McCallum and father to A. Bruce McCallum Jr., also a doctor. He was born April 7, 1858 in Belmont Canada West. He graduated from the University of Toronto and for a time was Professor of Biochemistry at McGill University. He changed his last name from ‘McCallum’ to ‘MacCallum’ at some point throughout his career.

Eisenhardt, Jan, 1906-2004

  • AFC 451
  • Person
  • 1906-2004

Jan (Ian) Eisenhardt was born April 24th, 1906 in Hjørring, Denmark. After attending schools in Denmark and France, Eisenhardt received a scholarship to study at the University of British Columbia’s School of Commerce in 1928. From 1929-1930, Eisenhardt worked as a Playground Attendant for the City of Vancouver before returning to France to play professional football (soccer) for the Olympique de Marseille football club. In 1932, Eisenhardt returned to Vancouver and became the Playground Supervisor for Vancouver. In 1933, Eisenhardt became a Canadian citizen.

In 1934, as the Director of Physical Education for the Province of BC, Eisenhardt developed and led the Provincial Recreation program, popularly known as Pro Rec. In this role and as the Chairman of a federal committee on Youth Welfare, Eisenhardt developed recreation and fitness programs for the unemployed during the Depression. At the outbreak of World War II, Eisenhardt enlisted in the Canadian Army, rising to the rank of Major and becoming the director of the Canadian Army Sports Program in 1943. In 1944, he was named National Director of Physical Fitness for Canada and appointed chair of the National Council on Physical Fitness where he participated in drafting the National Physical Fitness Act. After the war, Eisenhardt became the Director of Staff Activities for the United Nations in New York in 1947 and was later assigned to UNESCO in Paris.

In February of 1950, Eisenhardt became the Supervisor of Physical Education and Recreation for the Indian Affairs branch of the Department of Citizenship and Immigration. In this role, he toured and drafted a physical education programme for residential schools and established the Tom Longboat Awards. By November of 1951, dissatisfied with the lack of support for the physical education program, Eisenhardt resigned from his position effective December 1951. In January 1952, shortly after beginning his job as the Director of Canadair Employees’ Recreation Association in Montreal, he was fired from this position after having allegedly been ‘blacklisted’ by the Canadian government. Eisenhardt later spent years working to clear his name and made a claim for compensation from the government.

In Quebec, Eisenhardt worked for the Community Club in La Tuque in 1953 and was hired by the Dominion Life Assurance Company in Montreal in 1954. Eisenhardt was active in the Danish community in Canada, serving as President of the Danish Club in Montreal from 1960-1965. In the 1970s, Eisenhardt worked as a lecturer of Scandinavian literature and Campus Administrator for John Abbott College where he organized tours of Denmark and East Germany for students. Eisenhardt continued to promote fitness and recreation initiatives, including crossing the Øresund Bridge from Denmark to Sweden in 2000 and Walk for Health, where he visited elementary schools to promote staying active. As a resident of Dorval, Eisenhardt ran for Alderman in 1992 and Mayor in 1998.

Later in life, Eisenhardt received many accolades for his contributions to sport and recreation in Canada including a Canadian Sports Lifetime Achievement Award, a Queen’s Jubilee Medal, and was a member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and the Order of Canada. He received an honorary Doctorate of Laws from Malaspina University College (now Vancouver Island University) in 2004. Jan Eisenhardt married Barbara Ferdon in 1949 and had four children. Barbara died in 1995 and Jan Eisenhardt died on December 26, 2004 at the age of 98.

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