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Parry Sound, Ontario, P2A 2X4 
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Phone: 705-746-5365
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Senior/Child $3
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Calendar Event
Event Date:
Jan 16/2020
Mythology of War

Start Time:
06:00 PM
End Time:
08:00 PM

On Thursday, January 16, the Museum will be hosting Major Tony Keene, a volunteer with the Memory Project.

Major Keene will be discussing the mythology of our military history, and the reality facing our veterans today with a Q&A period at the end. The presentation is in partnership with the Memory Project - "a volunteer speakers bureau that arranges for veterans and Canadian Forces members to share their stories of military service." To learn more about this organization click here. Admission to this presentation is $6.00 per person or free for Museum Annual Pass Holders and Genealogy Club members.  

About the Speaker

When he was in school, and was asked what he wanted as a career, Tony Keene often answered “Either a reporter or a soldier.”

One day in 1967, he began both.  Starting work as a trainee city-side reporter with the Barrie Examiner, about 12 hours later he walked into the Barrie Armoury as a brand-new acting second-lieutenant in The Grey and Simcoe Foresters.

Since then, his two careers have merged until, upon retirement from the Forces in 2007, Tony had become a professional Public Affairs officer, and world-travelled journalist for magazines, newspapers and broadcast, specializing in feature writing in the maritime and aerospace fields. 

He is the author of “The Ship that Voted No”, an anthology of Canadian naval and maritime stories for young readers.

During his career in the Forces he performed many periods of full-time service, taking part in exercises and operations from Alert in Nunavut, to Haiti, Rwanda and the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia.  In 1997, he marked his 50th birthday on the first of four operational tours of duty in the Balkans.  He did his last tour in 2004, and retired in 2007.

Today he continues to write professionally as an Opinion columnist for the CBC.

His wife Dianne is a teacher, and recently retired as commanding officer of 99 Lynx Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets in Orillia.  They live at Oro Station.


When: Thursday, January 16, 2020

Where: Museum on Tower Hill, 17 George Street

Time: 6 pm - 8 pm

Fee: $6.00 per person OR free for Annual Pass Holders and Genealogy Club members






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