Third Age Learning - York Region   



The Road to Marylake

  • April 01, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Aurora Cultural Centre


Kelly Mathews

Kelly Mathews has a BA from York University specializing in Kinesiology & Health Science, along with a concurrent Certificate in Sport Administration.  She is currently Manager of Seneca College Sport Venue Operations & Community Recreation Programs.   In addition, she does consulting work and has just signed a contract to manage all event operations and logistics for the 5km Walk for the Breast Cancer Society of Canada (May 2019, Winnipeg & Victoria).

Kelly is the author of two books Eaton Hall: Pride of King Township (2015) and Road to Marylake (2017).  She just received a commission to write the Definitive History of King Township (sponsored by King Township and the King Township Historical Society). 

Kelly's memberships include King Township Historical Society (Board member), King Township Museum (Board member), Ontario Camps Association (Board member), King Township Heritage Advisory Committee (Vice-Chair), Oak Ridges Trail Association (Honourary Life Member), King Township Women of Influence Giving Circle, and Aurora Historical Society (Member).


The Road to Marylake

In 1910, Sir Henry Mill Pellatt, one of Edwardian Canada’s wealthiest men, started building his famed Casa Loma in Toronto. At the same time, he also started work on his country farm and estate in King Township called Lake Marie, named after his first wife, Lady Mary. Created as a place of respite for Pellatt, his wife and their many friends, the property later was developed into an agricultural farm school by a group of Basilian leaders. And in 1942, the Augustinians established a Monastery and Retreat Centre called Marylake on the land they continue to steward today. York Region author Kelly Mathews will present this fascinating story.


This event is part of the Spring 2019 Speaker series. Register for the Spring 2019 Event Series.

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