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January 2018

NEW DATE – MARK WAFER – The Economic Case for Inclusion of Workers with Disabilities

January 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Double Tree by Hilton, 300 King Street
London, Ontario N6B 1S2 Canada
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Mark Wafer is a former Tim Hortons restaurant owner from Toronto. During his 25 years as a business owner Mark and his wife Valarie hired almost 200 workers with disabilities in meaningful and competitively paid positions. On average The Wafers employed 45 workers with disabilities from a workforce of 250 or 17% of their workforce. Mark believes there is a clear and compelling business case for real inclusion. Mark is a member of the Federal governments panel on labour market…

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February 2018

Dan Mathieson, Mayor, City of Stratford – The use of technology in planning and development of communities of the future.

February 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Double Tree by Hilton, 300 King Street
London, Ontario N6B 1S2 Canada
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Dan Mathieson, in his fourth term as Mayor, has sat on municipal council since 1995. He is currently Chair of the Ontario Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), Past Chair of Kings University College at Western University, Chair of the Stratford Police Services Board, a member of the Board of Directors of Festival Hydro and Rhyzome Networks and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Dan is also a Governor on the Board of i-Canada. In November, 2015, Dan was awarded the Alumni Award…

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March 2018

Dave Reed, Forked River Brewing

March 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Double Tree by Hilton, 300 King Street
London, Ontario N6B 1S2 Canada
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Launching and Operating a Craft Brewery in London – the past, present and the future! Dave Reed is co-founder of Forked River Brewing Company. David’s first real introduction to the amazing world of beer came soon after his graduation from The University of Western Ontario in 1998 while working internationally in the automotive field. It was 2004 when David started brewing his own beer with the help of a fellow London homebrewer. His desire to start and operate his own…

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April 2018

Donald G. Welsh, PhD: Innovation at the Robarts Research Institute

April 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Double Tree by Hilton, 300 King Street
London, Ontario N6B 1S2 Canada
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We hope you will join us on April 18, 2018 for Professor Welsh’s presentation on innovative research being conducted at Robarts Research Institute in the area of blood vessel biology. A range of engaging questions is pursued, many focusing on brain vasculature and the basis of blood flow control in health and disease.

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May 2018

Kathy Mueller – From CTV News Anchor to Global Humanitarian

May 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Double Tree by Hilton, 300 King Street
London, Ontario N6B 1S2 Canada
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Kathy Mueller: From CTV News Anchor to Global Humanitarian Ten years ago, Kathy Mueller turned in her microphone as anchor of the evening news at CTV London and embarked on a humanitarian aid career. As a communications delegate with the Canadian Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Kathy found herself in the midst of some of the world’s largest disasters, including the tsunami in Japan and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. From…

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June 2018

Richard McLaren – Clean Sport

June 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Double Tree by Hilton, 300 King Street
London, Ontario N6B 1S2 Canada
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September 2018

Chris Campbell, 2019 JUNO Host Chair

September 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Double Tree by Hilton, 300 King Street
London, Ontario N6B 1S2 Canada
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The Junos are coming to London March 11-17, 2019! Join Chris Campbell, and a special guest or two, for an outline of what to expect, the inside scoop on the planning and organizing of an event this large and a chat about the role the music industry plays in nationally relevant issues.

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October 2018

Chris Potter – Actor and Director CBC’s “Heartland”

October 9, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Double Tree by Hilton, 300 King Street
London, Ontario N6B 1S2 Canada
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Spriet & Associates is proud to sponsor Canadian actor and director, Chris Potter. Chris grew up in London, attended Oakridge Secondary School, was active in the local theatre and music scene, and even worked at London Life for a few years until the entertainment industry became his main focus. Without a doubt, Chris is one of the hardest working artists in the business, having appeared in over 450 television and film projects since the 1990’s. Prominent roles on Queer as…

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November 2018

Minister Bardish Chagger: The USMCA: A good deal for Canada and for Ontario

November 2, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Double Tree by Hilton, 300 King Street
London, Ontario N6B 1S2 Canada
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Join us for breakfast to learn how the new USMCA Free Trade Agreement will impact South Western Ontario. Bardish Chagger was elected to the House of Commons in 2015 as the Member of Parliament for Waterloo. She was appointed to cabinet by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as Minister of Small Business and Tourism, a responsibility she held until recently. In this role, she announced the reduction of the small business tax rate to 9 per cent by January 2019, and…

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Ted Barris – Award-Winning Journalist, Author and Broadcaster

November 22, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Double Tree by Hilton, 300 King Street
London, Ontario N6B 1S2 Canada
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Join us for our annual November Tribute to our Public Defenders. We welcome Ted Barris to talk about his new book ‘The Dam Busters: Canadian Airmen and the Secret Raid against Nazi Germany’. Ted will explain how this raid against the hydroelectric dams of Germany’s Ruhr River took years to plan, involved an untried bomb and included the best aircrews the RAF Bomber Command could muster – many of them Canadian! It was a night that changed the Second World…

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