ABC founder and second president: Ingeborg Fogelberg

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New plaques honouring two women important in the history of ABCRA have been attached to benches in Ramsden Park. Late in the fall of 2018, plaques with the name and correct description for the ABC founder and second president, Ingeborg Fogelberg, appeared on a bench west of the playground near the ping-pong tables. The previous year, plaques for Ellen Adams, active in the Association for some twenty years until she moved away in 1979, were placed on a bench east of the playground overlooking the top of the sloping path located north of the rink.

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 These benches and plaques replaced those originally unveiled in Ramsden Park on June 21, 1989 at a ceremony chaired by ABC past president, architect David Freeman, with assistance from another past president, author and historian Prof. Jack Granatstein, along with the unofficial mayor of Yorkville, Budd Sugarman, local activist and owner of an antique shop. This event was held in conjunction with the first ABC book sale which was initiated by president Doug Paton. It enjoyed twenty-one years in the Park until 2009 when the last one occurred, due in part to the retirement of our second-hand book dealers.