December 2018

Christmas Greetings and Upcoming Events Dec-Feb

The photo above is from the RSCT's end-of-the-school year Christmas festival, which was celebrated with faculty, volunteers, friends, and this year's full time Waldorf Professional Development students, on Friday December 14th.

At this festival, the Teacher Education students presented a puppet show of an indigenous story in which one of the characters was a little bird. The students also made little birds out of white wool and gave one to each person who attended the festival. Many of the people in the photo are holding up the little white birds they were given.

Remembering the Wider Community

This is a time of year when we want to remember all those people who have connected, or will connect, with impulse of Waldorf education and anthroposophy and with the work of the Rudolf Steiner Center Toronto.

If you are one of those who has already made the connection, we would like to thank you for your participation and interest in sharing with us the task of helping people discover and learn more about Waldorf and anthroposophy through programs and events that the RSCT offers. And if you are one of those who will be connecting with this work in the future, please don't wait too long to get in touch.

We also hope you will support this work with your generous donations, volunteer help, and by confirming that you want to receive our emails. 

Best wishes for 2019

James Brian, RSCT Executive Director

Upcoming Events Dec. 14 - Feb. 12

Dec. 17 - Third Festival of Light at Toronto Waldorf School, 8:30 am

Dec. 19 - Oberufer Shepherd’s Play – Join the TWS faculty, staff, students, and members of the community for a performance of this traditional medieval shepherd’s play in the Toronto Waldorf School forum. Admission is by donation. 

Dec. 21 - Fourth Festival of Light at Toronto Waldorf School, 8:30 am

Dec. 22 - Last Village Market Saturday of 2018

Dec. 29 - Village Market closed for one Saturday. 

Jan. 5 - Village Market re-opens for 2019

Jan. 15 - Local members of the Anthroposophical Society are invited to meet on Tuesday January 15th, 7 pm in the Foundation Room at Hesperus to join an initiative group working together towards forming a new members group in the Thornhill area. For more info:

Feb. 1 - Registration begins for Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy, and Professional Development for Waldorf Teachers (both full-time and part-time). All of the above programs start in Sept. 2019. Foundation Studies will be offered both on Wednesday mornings (for parents) and Saturday mornings, at the RSCT in Thornhill. There may also be Foundation Studies programs in downtown Toronto, in Guelph and in Halton. Registration also begins in February for the RSCT’s Summer Festival of Arts and Education July 8 to 27. Contact: • 905-764-7570 •

Feb. 12, 19, 26, March 5 - Dr. Kenneth McAlister will give a course titled “Enlivening Our Concepts with Experiential Exploration” in the Foundation Room at Hesperus East. Sponsored by the Anthroposophical Society in Canada. See details on poster below.

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