Event Tickets

The Bishop Who Ate His Boots

October 23

Join us for the premiere of this extraordinary documentary about the work of Bishop Isaac Stringer, an Anglican missionary who was stationed in the Arctic in the early 20th century as filmed by his grandson cinematographer Richard Stringer. A labour of love and a personal quest to learn more about his grandfather, Stringer documented the Bishop’s treacherous journey to the north and his efforts to convert the Inuit to Christianity. Unfortunately, Stringer passed away before completing the film which was later finished by his many friends and colleagues. Family friend Gayle Singer will be on hand to introduce the film and a tour of Art & Innovation: Traditional Arctic Footwear from the Bata Shoe Museum Collection will complete the afternoon.

1 pm  SOLD OUT

3 pm

5 pm Includes a wine and cheese reception.

| Limited space | $15 per person | Tickets can be purchased below or by calling 416.979.7799 x445 | FREE for Friends of the BSM ~ please call 416.979.7799 x228 to reserve your spot.


The Bishop Who Ate His Boots



Founder’s Lecture 2016 – November 15 @ 7 pm

The Ingenuity of Inuit Culture – How All Things Connect

Illustrated talk by Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Canadian Inuit Activist and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

Drawing upon her ancient culture, and speaking from a position of strength, not victimhood, Sheila Watt-Cloutier reflects on life in the Arctic, helping audiences find common ground. Her Arctic voice – not as far away as we might imagine – enlightens and inspires.

$40 per person | Friends of the BSM $20 | Each ticket includes a reception following the talk | Limited seating | Tickets can be purchased below or by calling 416.979.7799 x445.

The Founder’s Lecture is an annual, public event featuring an internationally recognized leading thinker engaged with the convergence of culture and society.


Founder’s Lecture 2016