For YPC Members
YPC Vault Tour: Monday, September 15, 2014
We hope you can join us for another opportunity to explore the ROM's vaults. In response to your feedback, we've updated this popular event series to accommodate more people. Look for your invitation this month!
YPC Garden Party, Monday, August 18, 2014
we're returning to DEQ at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto for another evening of
gourmet snacks, delectable drinks and fun ROM activities.
excited to welcome Crystal Head Vodka as our exclusive premium spirit sponsor.
Inspired by this new partnership, guests will enjoy a
unique guessing game using specimens from the ROM vaults.
To RSVP, contact Jessica Hall-Cummings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date
Friday Night Live (FNL)
Fridays, October 10 to November 28, 2014
New this season, YPC will host a specially programmed space at every FNL. Meet up with fellow YPC Members and network with FNL attendees. Stay tuned for
Friday Night Live is presented by Ford of Canada and supported by Peroni Nastro Azzurro.
Save the Date
Art Toronto Tour, Saturday, October 25, 2014
Join us for a docent-led tour of Art Toronto, Canada’s only international fair for modern and contemporary art. Includes free access to Art Toronto for two. Look for your invitation in September.
Don't miss The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors
Closes September 1, 2014
For over 500 years, the gates of the world’s largest imperial palace were closed
to all but the emperor, his family and servants. This stunning exhibition
invites you to cross the threshold and see over 200 national treasures from
Beijing's Palace Museum—some travelling outside China for the first time.
Already visited? Plan a return visit! Due
to the fragile nature of some of the treasures on loan from The Palace Museum,
the more sensitive objects; (i.e, select textiles, paintings and paper objects),
have been replaced with a brand-new rotation of treasures. Mark your calendars to visit the exhibition again.
Presented by the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation and Lead Sponsor Manulife.
The Walker Portraits, Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada, Level 1
Sir Byron Edmund Walker (1848–1924) served as president of the Canadian Bank of Commerce from 1907 to 1924. He was also a generous patron of the arts. It was his dream to see a major museum in Toronto, and he used his influence and connections to bring this idea to fruition. Walker was the ROM’s first chairman, and retained the position until his death in 1924. The ROM is proud to continue its long-term relationship with CIBC, this year's
ROMwalks, August 2014
ROMwalks are free guided tours of Toronto's architectural and historic neighbourhoods. Walks take place Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons from May to
October. This month, ROMwalks feature a diverse selection of tours including: Parkdale (August 6), Mount Pleasant Cemetery (August 17), Then and Now (the ROM and its Neighbours) and the Annex (August 20).
Gifts and Recent Events
Thank you to our generous supporters
Please join us in welcoming these new Members
Farhana Ahmed – YPC Voyager - $600
Renee Chaaya– YPC Voyager - $600
Roman D. Cezar– YPC Voyager - $600
Lesley Eng– YPC Voyager - $600
Tanya May & Dennis Kar– YPC Explorer - $1,000
Lauren Michell– YPC Voyager - $600
Adam & Jessica Provencher– YPC Adventurer - $1,500
Thank you for increasing your support!
Shane McDowell & Blair Bonang - YPC Adventurer - $1,500
YPC ROM Walk
On July 14, 2014, we had our inaugural YPC ROM Walk in Yorkville.
With a turnout of almost 70 people, the tour was a great success and we
look forward to offering more ROM Walks in the future. Many thanks to the
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto for offering Members a complimentary
charcuterie tasting at d|bar.
The Essential 10
YPC Member since July 2013
What is your occupation?
I work in capital markets at Vanguard Investments Canada.
What do you love most about the ROM?
I love that
the Museum has the ability to transform perspectives. The ROM provides a
wonderful cultural and educational experience. It takes us away from
our present environment (even just for a brief moment) into the far
reaches of the world.
Why did you join YPC?
To meet and engage with other young supporters of the ROM.
What do you like best about being a Young Patron of the ROM?
I am able to support a local cultural institution in a meaningful way, and share that with others around me.
If you could have anything from the ROM's collection, what would you choose?
The three-metre tall marble standing Buddha from the late 6th century.
What was the last book you read?
Women Who Don’t Wait in Line: Break the Mold, Lead the Way by Reshma Saujani.
Which one person would you invite to dinner, living or dead, real or fictional?
Queen Rania of Jordan—I’d love to hear her candid views on the political and economic future of the Middle East. While living in a suppressed region, she has been very vocal about her beliefs on education for all and supports a number of projects to promote education among children.
If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
What is your favorite place in the world?
New York City—that city defines me to the core.
Tell us a secret about yourself.
I took ballet lessons for years as a child. I didn't always enjoy the rigorous schedule but looking back, I feel it helped me gain a lot of confidence and focus.
To submit your own YPC Essential 10 profile, contact us at email@example.com.
Triceratops Dig 2014 Recap
|By: Dr. David Evans, Curator, Vertebrate Palaeontology
Our time at the Triceratops site came to an end on Friday, June
27, 2014. As we rushed to get the last jackets out of the quarry and close
down the site for the year, a menacing storm was rolling in, but we made
it out just in time. With the back of our pick-up truck
filled with plaster jackets, we headed back to the ROM. Even though we had rain and water troubles during our dig, we accomplished a lot over the short two-week field season. We mapped
64 bones (!) and collected most of these during our field
The quarry map (above) shows just how jumbled up the bones of our Triceratops
were—the jaw is on top of a rib, the shoulder blade lies on top of
vertebrae, and the pelvic bones (the ischium) are separated at one end
of the quarry. The bones we uncovered and collected represent only about 20% of an
entire skeleton, but they are from all parts of the body. We
found parts of the skull, shoulder girdle, pelvis, and vertebrae from
the back and tail, as well as a lot of ribs. We expected to find lots of
ribs and vertebrae, because they are the most common bones in the body,
so we were quite happy to find the jaw and frill bones (and the nose
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