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September 2016
14
September
12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
@ Double Tree by Hilton
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Michael Lynk

MICHAEL LYNK:  The UN, Israel and Palestine: Human Rights and Occupation Michael Lynk, Human Rights Adviser to the UN, will launch our 2016/17 Speaker Series at our lunch on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.   Michael Lynk is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, Western University, in London, Ontario. He joined the Faculty in 1999, and has taught courses in labour, human rights, disability, constitutional and administrative law. He served as Associate Dean of the Faculty between 2008-11. Professor Lynk…

October 2016
05
October
12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
@ Double Tree by Hilton
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Rick Blickstead – President & CEO, Canadian Diabetes Association

Rick Blickstead was appointed President and CEO of the Canadian Diabetes Association effective October 1, 2013, with a mandate of overseeing the CDA’s mission to lead the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while we work to find a cure. Mr. Blickstead joined the CDA after almost 11 years as CEO of the Wellesley Institute, a Toronto-based population health research and policy institute. He has experience working with multiple stakeholders in this role and previously…

November 2016
09
November
12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
@ Double Tree by Hilton
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LCol. David Fearon, Chief of Staff, 31 Canadian Brigade Group

LCol. David Fearon, Chief of Staff, 31 Canadian Brigade Group, will address our Annual Tribute to Our Public Defenders on November 9, 2016.  Further details will be announced shortly. This is the event to which local area secondary school students are invited, compliments of the generosity of members and supporters of the Canadian Club!

December 2016
07
December
12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
@ Double Tree by Hilton
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Karl Pfister, President and CEO, Armatec Group

Karl G. Pfister is the President and CEO of the Armatec Group. Mr. Pfister has utilized his engineering expertise and experience to successfully lead Armatec into the global marketplace for passive survivability systems applied to military applications. In 1997, Mr. Pfister founded Armatec Composites Inc. creating a company dedicated to providing practical solutions to engineering challenges. Through Karl’s leadership and vision for future survivability requirements, Armatec has developed a strong customer base in North America and Europe. Armatec has gained…

January 2017
31
January
12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
@ Double Tree by Hilton
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Douglas Porter, Chief Economist, BMO Financial Group

Douglas Porter has over 25 years of experience analyzing global economies and financial markets. As Chief Economist at BMO Financial Group, he oversees the macroeconomic and financial market forecasts and co-authors the firm’s weekly flagship publication, Focus. Mr. Porter manages the team that won the prestigious Lawrence Klein award for forecast accuracy of the U.S. economy, and was named by Bloomberg as top Canadian forecaster. As a respected commentator on economic and financial trends, he is regularly quoted in the…

February 2017
14
February
12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
@ Double Tree by Hilton
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Antoni Cimolino – Artistic Director, Stratford Theatre

Antoni Cimolino has been the artistic director of the Stratford Festival, since 2013 – a role that has been extended to the festival’s 70th season in 2022. From a $3.4 million deficit in 2012, Mr. Cimolino’s tenure to July of 2015 had seen an increase in attendance of 9 percent, and two years of operating surpluses totalling $2.5 million. The festival’s endowment has also grown – from $56 million to $71 million. A statement from the Board called Cimolino’s achievements…

March 2017
01
March
7:30 am — 9:00 am
@ Double Tree by Hilton
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Dr. Barry Craig, Principal, Huron University College

Further details will be posted shortly.

30
March
7:30 am — 9:00 am
@ Double Tree by Hilton
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Steve Paikin, Anchor, The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Steve Paikin is host of TVO’s flagship current affairs program, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, the gold standard for depth of analysis and thoughtful debate in Canadian media. In more than 30 years in the business, Steve has built a sterling reputation as an eminently fair journalist who has moderated federal and Ontario election debates. Earlier in his career, Steve worked at CBC News as an anchor and correspondent, a reporter for the Hamilton Spectator and CHFI radio, as well…

April 2017
19
April
12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
@ Double Tree by Hilton
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Dr. Melanie Morin-Pelletier, Historian, First World War, Canadian War Museum – Vimy: Beyond the Battle

Dr. Melanie Morin-Pelletier is the Historian, War and Society at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. She is the author of Briser les ailes de l’ange: Les infirmieres militaires canadiennes (1914-1918) and has published multiple articles on Canadian military nursing and on the impact of the war on the Canadian homefront. Since joining the Canadian War Museum in 2012, she has curated the major exhibitions: Fighting in Flanders. Gas. Mud. Memory(2014), and Vimy: Beyond the Battle (2017). Her current research…

May 2017
17
May
12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
@ Double Tree by Hilton
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Will Heeman – Immigrant Story to Local Success

Immigrant story to local success. Heeman’s has become a favourite destination for many local gardeners and berry fans but it had humble beginnings. Will Heeman, Chief Daymaker and third generation family member, will join us to talk about growing up in a family business and the journey Heeman’s has taken to become an award winning, experience focused business. There will be photos of mouthwatering strawberries, a Dutch joke or two, and he’ll also answer a question Heeman’s gets all the…

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