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May 2009 – The Babuk Report

Month: May 2009

  • Breakfast with the Consul General of Canada

    Thursday, May 28, 2009 This morning, the Canadian Club of Chicago hosted a breakfast presentation by the Honourable Georges Rioux, Consul General of Canada.  It was held at Chicago’s Cliff Dwellers Club. It was a great opportunity to catch up on some old friendships and to hear the Consul General speak, a tradition in its […]

  • Presentation to Fachhochshule am Main Frankfurt and Ryerson University

    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 Yesterday, I made a presentation of “The Canadian Side of the Chicago School of Architecture 1884 – 1935” to a group of architecture students and faculty visiting Chicago from Fachhochscule Frankfurtam Main of Frankfort, Germany and Ryerson University of Toronto, at their request.  It was a group of about fifty people, they […]

  • Great Chicago Places and Spaces 2009, Part 2

    Sunday, May 17, 2009 Great Chicago Places and Spaces took place yesterday.  While the overall program was shortened (one day rather than two, 100 presentations instead of more than 200) it was very well attended.  All three of my presentations sold out.  It was beautiful weather, albeit a bit windy at times. Secret Streets of […]

  • Luncheon with the Consul General of Spain

    Wednesday, May 13, 2009   The lunch talk by Javier Ruperez, Consul General of Spain was fascinating – it was a very Spanish view of North America, that Spain was the founding country of the Americas, a viewpoint not necessarily heard in Anglophile circles like mine. Mr. Ruperez has represented Spain in the United States […]

  • Great Chicago Places and Spaces 2009

    Friday, May 8, 2009 The City of Chicago Mayor’s Office of Special Events has just announced the presentations being offered for Great Chicago Places and Spaces this year.  I am honoured to have been asked to make three separate walking tour presentations for this event, which will occur on Saturday, May 16. In Secret Streets […]

  • The Calgary Flames in Chicago

    Friday, May 1, 2009   The Canadian Club of Chicago planned a Calgary Flames Pep Rally during the Calgary Flames / Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Playoff Series.  With nary a day’s notice, the Canadian Club sent out hundreds of e-mail invitations and contacted media.  We fielded calls from the Chicago Tribune and local TV news […]