Winter is coming… and… we have an announcement!!!

To all our GTA members, we hope you had an enjoyable and bountiful Thanksgiving, and a fun-filled Halloween for the kids topped up by giant hauls of candy!

Before we provide a recap for October, we have an exciting announcement!

Your UMACT is thrilled to present:

An Evening with John U. Bacon, an UMACT Dinner Club event, on Thursday, December 14, 2017

Bestselling author, award-winning speaker, commentator, teacher, and coach John U. Bacon will be joining us to discuss leadership in sports and business, history, and of course, his new book THE GREAT HALIFAX EXPLOSION – A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism.

A native of Ann Arbor, John graduated with a bachelors’ degree in History, and a master’s degree in Education from the University of Michigan. He free-lances for The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo, and others, appears often on TV, including HBO, ESPN, Fox Business, MSNBC, and the Big Ten Network, and delivers weekly essays for Michigan Radio and occasionally NPR, which awarded him the PRNDI prize for nation’s best commentary in 2014. He is also a popular public speaker, who teaches at Northwestern University and the University of Michigan, where the students awarded him the Golden Apple in 2009.

He coauthored his most recent book, Playing Hurt: My Journey from Despair to Hope, with Montreal native and ESPN’s John Saunders, which was released in August 2017.



Event details:

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017

Time: 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Location: Room CG-160, Canadiana Gallery, 14 Queen’s Park Crescent West, Toronto

Food and Beverage: Drinks and hor d’oeuvres will be served

Ticket price: $25* includes two (2) drink tickets

For tickets and more event info, click HERE

*all net-proceeds will go to support UMACT for future programming and events


Here is a recap for the month of October for your UMACT:



In addition to a jointly hosted football watch party with the MSU Alumni Club, several members of UMACT volunteered their time on the evening of October 14, serving dinner to the residents and community of the Gateway. Fish and chips, coleslaw and pea soup were on the menu. What a rewarding experience it was! Thank you to those who volunteered their time, and we will be organizing more events like this to better our communities.