The Scottish Studies "Oor Club" is held each month at noon at the Duke of York pub in Toronto (steps from the St. George subway station). Guests are invited to give presentations on a variety of topics of interest to members of the Scottish Studies Foundation and others interested in the things that Scots in Canada and overseas are getting up to. The presentations usually lasts about an hour (pronounced "oor" in Scots), hence the name. Everyone is invited to attend as the meetings are open to all.

Join us at the "Oor Club" on Friday, April 6, when Yolande Baldachin, Susan Brown, Diane Wigginton and Diane Montreuil from the Royal Ontario Museum will give a presentation on the Vikings.

The people we call Vikings were not the bloodthirsty plunderers or pillaging warriors we have come to know through Hollywood. We show you the true Vikings: farmers and fishers, merchants and craftsmen and expert sailors who traveled widely for commerce, trade, loot and territory. Viking life is described through an examination of their origins, homes, craftsmanship, beliefs and social structure. A section on Vikings in Canada is also presented.

For more information you can telephone Pearl Grieve-Nixon at 416-926-7233. or you can email the Foundation at

The Duke of York, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue,
near the St. George subway station
(Bedford Road exit)
in the heart of downtown Toronto.

Map showing the location of the "Duke of York"