INVITATION NLC LIBERATION EVENT
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2018
06.00 PM – 08.30 PM
The Bata Shoe Museum.
327 Bloor Street West, Toronto M5S 1W7
See below for directions and parking information.
Three (3) 1944-1945 Liberation Wooden Shoes for the Museum’s collection, non-alcoholic reception with Dutch snacks,private visit to The Bata Shoe Museum.
Historically, Dutch citizens gave many of these miniature wooden shoes, called Liberation Wooden Shoes (‘Bevrijdingsklompjes’) to soldiers of the Canadian and Allied Forces as a way of expressing their gratitude in marking the liberation of Holland. “To this date only 16 of these extremely rare WWII artifacts are known to exist,” says Theo Luykenaar, former Publisher of De Nederlandse COURANT, the Dutch-Canadian newspaper and NLC Director, who will present the final three Liberation Wooden Shoes from his personal collection to the Bata Shoe Museum.
6:00 PM: Doors Open, complimentary private visit to The Museum.
Registration & Payment, PLEASE BRING EXACT CHANGE $15.00
7:00 PM: Presentation
Theo Luykenaar and Trix Spaans will review the history of the 1944/45 Liberation Wooden shoes and how his unique and rare collection was established.
Presentation of the Liberation Wooden Shoes to Elizabeth Semmelhack, Curator, The Bata Shoe Museum.
Non-alcoholic reception and Dutch snacks. Private visit to the Museum.
8: 30 PM Doors close.
COST $15.00 for NLC members, guests and non NLC members, which includes presentation, non-alcoholic reception, Dutch snacks and complimentary private visit to this extra-ordinary beautiful Museum.
RSVP BEFORE MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018.
Please e-mail: Ineke Limbertie e- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-368-9827.
Please advise us if you need to cancel, no-shows will be charged the cost of the function.