Bonnie Scottish Christmas

Published: 01 November 2019

The Victoria Hall Volunteers presents a Bonnie Scottish Christmas on December 13, 2019. This fundraiser promises to be special event with a delicious dinner, outstanding entertainment, and seasonal decor. Unfortunately the tickets are sold out and we thank all those who have bought tickets to support this fundraiser.

Scottish ChristmasWe would also like to thank our sponsors who have contributed to the success of the evening, and helped the Victoria Hall Volunteers continue to raise funds for the maintenance and preservation of this grand hall.

Irvine, Lester & Low

Hank Vandermeer
Vandermeer Toyota

Gord Ley
CIBC Wood Gundy

Sharron Wharram-Spry
Baker Tilley

Herma’s Fine Foods
Pineridge. Nursery & Garden Centre
Woodlawn Inn

Susanna Moodie: Fact And Fiction

Published: 06 February 2019

A panel discussion with Cecily Ross, author, “The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie” 
and Michael Peterman, author, “A Life, Susanna Moodie”.

A debate about the life of Canadian author and 1830s Hamilton Township pioneer, Susanna Moodie.
Moderated by Hugh Brewster.

Susanna Moodie Diaries  Susanna Moodie

7 pm. Wednesday, May 15, 2019 The Concert Hall, Victoria Hall, 55 King Street West, Cobourg

Tickets $25, adults; $15 students (plus HST and handling) The Concert Hall Box Office, Victoria Hall 905 372 2210

Or from any
Victoria Hall Volunteer member

Complimentary refreshments

Victoria Hall Volunteers present “Susanna Moodie, Fact and Fiction” a discussion with Cecily Ross, author, The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie, and Michael Peterman, author, Susanna Moodie: A Life. This event, moderated by historian Hugh Brewster, will be held at Victoria Hall, 55 King Street West in Cobourg, on Wednesday May 15, 2019 at 7 p.m. Ticket costs, including complimentary refreshments, are $25 adult and $15 students, available at the Concert Hall Box Office 905 372 2210, or from Victoria Hall Volunteers members.

Susanna Moodie, an early 19th century pioneer to Hamilton Township, is an influential and important early Canadian author. Roughing It In the Bush, her personal account of pioneer life in Upper Canada, is often read on university Canadian literature courses.

Cecily Ross is an award winning Canadian author and journalist. Her work has been published in “The Globe and Mail”, “Chatelaine” and other newspapers and publications across Canada.

Michael Peterman is Professor Emeritus at Trent University. He has published several books on the two pioneer Upper Canada sisters Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill.

Hugh Brewster is an historian and playwright. His play “Last Day, Last Hour” was the centerpiece of Cobourg’s Armistice 1918 celebrations held here last fall.

This evening promises to be an exciting discussion about Susanna Moodie not to be missed. Cobourg is once again on the map as a town that values its heritage and its history. Join us on May 15th to learn more about this woman who made such an impact in her time and in ours.

Food, Farms, Tour and Tastings

Published: 09 March 2018

apple basketVictoria Hall Volunteers will present

Food, Farms, Tour and Tastings, highlighting foods of
Northumberland County, on
Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

This day long guided bus tour, visiting Northumberland County farms, is followed by a Tastings event in the Concert Hall at Victoria Hall, Cobourg. The tour will give visitors a first-hand look at local farming practices guided by Peter Brotherhood and Paul Burnham. The tour will visit an unusual group of farms producing maple syrup, honey, hops for local craft beer, and blackcurrants. Visitors will also learn about growing saffron, a very new product in the county. The tour will leave Victoria Hall at 9 am, and includes lunch at The Grafton Inn. 

Tickets for both the Tour and Tastings are $75. The Tastings event is from 5-7 pm. Tickets for the Tastings alone, a great opportunity to sample some unusual local produce, are just $20. All tickets can be ordered from the Victoria Hall box office, 905-372-2210, and are available from July 3. (HST and a service charge will apply).

Note: Guests for the bus tour need to be ambulatory, as they will be on and off the bus at the various stops. Parking passes for the day will be available for bus tour participants at the Town of Cobourg’s tax office.

Food, Farms, Tour and Tastings is supported by
Northumberland County’s Economic Development Department.

For more information, call 905.372.9204.