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|1901 2 Nov
||Birth of John Robarts, Hand of the Cause of God, in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
||Waterloo; Ontario; Canada
||John Robarts; Births and deaths
|1975 2 – 4 Jan
||The first annual meeting of the Association for Bahá’í Studies is held at Cedar Glen, Bolton, Ontario. [BW17:198]
See also BBD201–2; VV23–5.
||Bolton; Ontario; Canada
||Conferences, Bahai studies; Bahai Studies, Associations for
|1976 6 – 7 Nov
||The first Canadian Bahá’í Native Council was held in Tyendinaga, Ontario. [BW17:162]
||Tyendinaga; Ontario; Canada
|1988 30 Jun - 3 Jul
||The Bahá’í Arts Council, Canada, held the first arts festival, ‘Invitation 88: A Festival of the Human Spirit’ at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. [BINS179:2]
||London; Ontario; Canada
||Arts; Firsts, Other
|2019 28 Apr
||The passing of Don Otto Rogers (b. 1935 in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan) a former member of the International Teaching Centre, in Picton, Ontario. He was buried in the Rose Cemetery in Waupoos, Ontario.
He enrolled in the Faith in 1960 while a resident of Saskatoon. [CBN No 124 May 1960 p6]
He served as an Auxiliary Board member and then as a Continental Counsellor followed by a decade as a member of the International Teaching Centre and upon returning to Canada, served on the National Spiritual Assembly.
As an accomplished artist, he was known as "Otto Rogers". He taught at the University of Saskatchewan (1959-1988) after receiving his MA in Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin. Mr Rogers helped sustain the Emma Lake Workshops, a meeting place for some of North America’s leading artists including Barnett Newman, Jules Olitski and Mr Rogers himself. His work was held in more than 30 public collections including: the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
His works at the Oeno Gallery in Prince Edward County.
Video The Artist In Us Interview—Painter Otto Rogers.
A talk by Otto Rogers entitled Artist’s Studio.
The Canadian Encylopedia.
The National Gallery of Canada.
A publications about his work.
|Kerrobert Saskatchewan; Milford; Ontario; Waupoos, Ontario
||Don Rogers; Otto Rogers; Counsellor; In Memoriam
|2019. 8 - 11 Aug
||The 43rd Annual Conference of the Association for Bahá'í Studies–North America was held in the Westin Hotel in Ottawa, Canada. The four day conference was attended by some 1,400 persons. [BWNS1347]
Plenary session recordings of past sessions are available for free streaming and downloading on the ABS Vimeo page.
||Ottawa; Ontario; Canada
||Association for Baha'i Studies–North America
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