There is nothing that prepares us for how quickly the summer will pass. This year was no exception. Where did it go?
All I know is what a wonderful season the Canadian Club had last year – and the local speakers rated very high on the chart. The largest crowd in recent years, came to hear Dr. Wayne Domanko speak on his involvement in our medical system over the last 40 or so years.
It is, once again, the pleasure of the Canadian Club membership committee to inform the public of the upcoming season.
Membership costs remain the same as last year at $95 per person, and that includes six meetings (dinner and speaker).
The executive invites member to come early and enjoy the pre-dinner reception – cheese, crackers, and juice – beginning around 6:30 p.m.
Our first speaker of the season – after a roast beef dinner – on September 18, will be Pamela MacDonald, who has been with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency since 2001. Pamela will provide a presentation on Canadian Food Safety.
On October 16, (roast pork dinner), Chris MacDonald, will speak on “Unions and Their Role in Canada”.
The final speaker of the fall season will be Tony Glen scheduled for just after Remembrance Day.
Tony, the Director of Collection at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, will provide insight into ‘Ensuring a Future for the Past: the Challenges of Museums.”
After the winter break, the Canadian Club will meet on March 19, when roast pork will be on the menu and the speaker will be Rev. Daniel Hayward –Pastor of the United Churches of South Stormont. Rev Hayward will provide a light-hearted look at life.
Roast turkey is on the menu for April, when Ron Bonnet, a local farmer, will speak about the “Canadian Agriculture’s Contribution to our Economy and the World”.
The final meeting will be on May 21, 2014, at which time the speaker will be the “Area Crime Prevention” officer from Long Sault, who will speak on what is happening in the real world and how people can protect ourselves.
The Canadian Club membership committee hopes everyone will them – either by way of membership – or as a visitor.
Tickets are available from Clara at 613-774-2407, or Doug at 613-543-2922. (Please give us a week’s notice.)