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October 2017

Public Policy Issues Facing The West: Then And Now, Martha Hall Findlay

October 17, 2017 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Comfort Inn, 3020 Blanshard Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8T5C7 Canada
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Martha Hall Findlay, President and CEO, Canada West Foundation is a thoughtful leader whose insight on issues such as pipelines, international trade, foreign investment and foreign affairs, energy and the environment, and supply management have framed the debate for decision-makers and everyday Canadians. Her career has been diverse, spanning law, technology, politics and public policy. Time: 11:45 am – 1:30 pm Tickets: Members $28, Guests $33 Reserve on Eventbrite or phone (250) 370-1837 by Thursday Oct. 12, 2017. Please note our…

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November 2017

‘A Garden of Mariposies’ Stories by and about Stephen Leacock

November 21, 2017 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Comfort Inn, 3020 Blanshard Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8T5C7 Canada
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“A GARDEN OF MARIPOSIES’ Stories by and about Stephen Leacock with Voyageur Storytelling As part of his Canadian tour of 1936, Stephen Leacock spoke to the Canadian Club of Victoria. It may safely be surmised that he reduced even that formidable audience to fits of helpless laughter. Voyageur Storytelling may well repeat that feat as they bring their Stephen Leacock “Re-Tour” to the Canadian Club of Victoria’s November luncheon. Stephen Leacock’s humorous sketches take many shapes and sizes, spanning human…

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December 2017

Christmas Tea – Fairmont Empress

December 4, 2017 @ 1:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairmont Hotel, 721 Government
Victoria, British Columbia Canada
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A children's choir, the Cordova Bay Singers, will entertain us with seasonal music. Enjoy traditional English Afternoon Tea in the Crystal Ballroom at the Empress Hotel. The program will include recognition of Camosun College Bursary Award winners and seasonal music.   Please consider supporting a deserving student through a donation to The Canadian Club of Victoria’s Bursary Fund at the tea. Thank you. Reservations are required – please call 250-370-1837 by Thursday November 30, 2017 or visit:  www.eventbrite.ca to purchase tickets.…

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January 2018

Housing First

January 16 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Comfort Inn, 3020 Blanshard Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8T5C7 Canada
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When the cost of housing has literally “gone through the roof” how do low-income individuals and families manage to survive? What are some of the creative ideas being developed, to help those most at risk to find stability in their lives, and strengthen our communities? Mayor Lisa Helps and Our Place Director Don Evans are playing critical roles in tackling this important issue, and will share their experiences, insights and ideas at the Canadian Club of Victoria’s first luncheon of…

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February 2018

Canadian Museum for Human Rights: A Story and a Building

February 20 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Comfort Inn, 3020 Blanshard Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8T5C7 Canada
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February 20 Luncheon featuring Brian Head, Volunteer Ambassador, CMHR The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is the first national museum to be built in nearly half a century, the first to be located outside the capital region, and the first dedicated solely to human rights. The architecture of the building is stunning, the stories portrayed within the museum are compelling, and the story behind the museum is fascinating. Why is it located in Winnipeg? How did Israel (Izzy) Asper’s…

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March 2018

How Canadians are Inspiring Change

March 20 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Comfort Inn, 3020 Blanshard Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8T5C7 Canada
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“Living in the Anthropocene – How do we get to a One Planet Region?” March 20 Luncheon featuring Dr. Trevor Hancock Dr. Trevor Hancock is a professor and senior scholar at the University of Victoria’s school of public health and social policy. He has been described as “one of the ten best health futurists in the world.” For the past three years, Times Colonist readers have been inspired by his weekly columns on a wide variety of topics. A recurring…

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April 2018

The Art and Heart of Documentary Film-making

April 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Uplands Golf Club Dinner and Cultural Evening with Mountainside Films Wednesday April 18, 2018: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm What better way to travel the world than to settle back in the comfort of the Uplands dining room, and see thoughtfully chosen excerpts from award-winning films? Join us for an evening with Michael Parfit and Suzanne Chisholm of Mountainside Films. Their work exploring the human experience and the natural world has taken them to every continent - from the Australian…

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May 2018

“The upcoming Columbia River Treaty negotiations: What do they mean for Canada and the U.S.?”

May 15 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Comfort Inn, 3020 Blanshard Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8T5C7 Canada
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May 15 Luncheon featuring the Hon. Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development and Minister responsible for the Columbia Basin Trust, Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia River Treaty Covering an area the size of France, the Columbia River basin is the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest. The Columbia River Treaty signed in 1964 between Canada/BC and the United States has an equally dramatic social, economic and environmental footprint in both nations. The treaty laid the foundation for…

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World Partnership Walk

May 27 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

The Canadian Club of Victoria Team Will Participate in the World Partnership Walk on Sunday, May 27th at UVic Our Canadian Club of Victoria World Partnership Walk team will be walking 5 kms (or 2 kms) on Sunday, May 27th at the University of Victoria to raise money for the Aga Khan Foundation in support of their efforts to relieve global poverty, particularly in Africa and Asia. Approximately 40.000 Canadians take part each year now, but the first walk was…

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June 2018

AGM and special “Ideas Forum!”

June 12 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Comfort Inn, 3020 Blanshard Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8T5C7 Canada
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The Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Club of Victoria will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 11:45 a.m. at the Comfort Inn, 3020 Blanshard Street, Victoria. “What would you like from your Club?” The 2018 Annual General Meeting will feature something new this year. Members and guests will be invited to share their ideas for what they’d like to see from the Club in the 2019/2020 season – and beyond. To get the Ideas Forum off to…

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