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, May 4 for an afternoon session of entertainment by accomplished performer, singer, pianist, accompanist, arranger, and music director Donavon LeNabat (pictured above). Hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Donavon relocated to Toronto in 2000 to attend the world-renowned Jazz Music Studies program at Humber College. Under the tutelage of such greats as Brian Dickinson, Art Maiste, Don Thompson, Hilario Duran as well as his peers, Donavon learned as much as he could about every aspect of music.

After college, Donavon spent several years touring around parts of the world while performing on cruise ships, eventually coming back home to Toronto to further his musical career. Since then, he has worked with many bands and stellar musicians, including Jim Cuddy, Molly Johnson, Esthero, The Tenors (formerly "The Canadian Tenors"), Andy Maize, Mark Cassius, Sharron Matthews, Ed Robertson, Steven Page, and playing Keyboards 2 in the Toronto production of Jersey Boys.

Donavon performs regularly in and around Toronto as a piano entertainer for public and private events, often working with some of the city's finest talent. In addition to performing several nights a week, he also teaches at Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts.

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"