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December 2020

Xmas Tea

December 11, 2020 @ 1:45 pm - 5:00 pm

A Christmas Tradition with a Twist Having celebrated the holiday season with a tea in the Empress' Crystal Ballroom for more than 100 years, the Canadian Club of Victoria is inviting you to a virtual tea party this year. Join Club members and friends on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11 at 1:45 PM for a tea to remember.  We will be graced by remarks by Her Honour Janet Austin, the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia.  The program will include a video recording of beautiful…

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January 2021

Global Health Now and in the Future

January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Global Health Now and in the Future January 19, 2021 at noon You are invited to this Zoom presentation of a talk by Dr. Keith Martin, who has served as the founding Executive Director of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) since September 2012.  Dr. Martin will describe the work of CUGH and Canadian contributions to this important work.   Join Canadian Club of Victoria members and friends for this talk on Zoom about this rapidly growing organization based…

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February 2021

Plastic Bank

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Robert Stocks will describe how Plastic Bank has grown from roots in Vancouver to a world-wide enterprise that is fighting pollution and poverty at the same time Rob is a seasoned entrepreneur, innovator, and e-commerce pioneer. For more than two decades he has been helping brands, charities, and retailers develop complex, scalable, multi-currency and multi-lingual, B2C and B2B eBusiness solutions. His diverse background and deep experience helps him bridge the gaps between the business needs and the technology needs to create…

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March 2021

Let’s go Fishing, Reconciling Competing Demands for Access to the Marine Ecosystem

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Let’s go Fishing, Reconciling Competing Demands for Access to the Marine Ecosystem Join us for this informative Zoom talk on Tuesday March 16 @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm (PST) Our marine environment, once thought to have an unlimited adaptive capacity, is facing both natural and anthropomorphic stress. Gerry Kristianson identifies himself as a “fisheries politician”. His career was as “a political scientist by training, a sometime diplomat and sometime lobbyist” who, since retirement 25 years ago, has devoted his time…

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April 2021

Powerful Words: Poetry in the Springtime

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Canadian Club of Victoria’s 2021 cultural event celebrates National Poetry Month with an evening of poetry readings by Vancouver Island’s John Barton, Philip Kevin Paul, Marilyn Bowering, and Bryony Wynne-Jones.  National Poetry Month’s theme year is Resilience, and what is more resilient than spring? In this hour-long program, Philip Kevin Paul, Marilyn Bowering, and John Barton will each offer you their take on resilience (and spring) with poems they have chosen from their own body of work. Bryony Wynne-Jones,…

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May 2021

Combatting Loneliness in a Time of Pandemic Isolation

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Research shows that chronic loneliness is harder on the body than smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and more than 30 percent of us suffer from it.  When I began my doctoral research into the effects of loneliness and how to respond to it, I was surprised to find that the most common assumptions we make about loneliness and how to combat it were, well, simply wrong.  This presentation will explore what chronic loneliness is, how it affects our bodies as…

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June 2021

Democracy in Decline?

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The world is in a “prolonged democracy recession” according to Freedom House, the non-governmental organization co-founded by Eleanor Roosevelt.   With four decades of a distinguished career in the Canadian Foreign Service, including as Ambassador in Moscow, Rome, London and Brussels (EU), Jeremy Kinsman will share his views on democracy’s current direction.   A few years ago, discussion began between Canadian and German Foreign Ministers, concerned by the evacuation of positive leadership from Washington, on how our increasingly like-minded countries could…

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September 2021

A Green Guide to the Future

September 21 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Grand Pacific Hotel Victoria, BC Canada + Google Map

  A Canadian Club Presentation with Guest Speaker Bob McDonald  “A Green Guide to the Future”  Grand Pacific Hotel   Tuesday September 21 at 11:45 am. The Canadian Club of Victoria is launching its luncheon speaker series of 2021-22 featuring guest speaker Bob McDonald, celebrated Canadian science correspondent and host of Quirks & Quarks, the award-winning science program that is heard by 500,000 people each week. He has written and hosted numerous television documentaries and more than 100 educational videos in Canada and…

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October 2021

Transforming the lives of women and girls

October 19 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Grand Pacific Hotel Victoria, BC Canada + Google Map

Join us at our next Canadian Club of Victoria luncheon with Nurjehan Mawani, our guest speaker and champion of justice, gender equity, and diversity.  She will share her deep insights on how the lives of women and girls can be transformed through inclusive and equitable development. Nurjehan has spent the last 15 years in Central Asia and Afghanistan where she served as the AKDN Diplomatic Representative to the Kyrgyz Republic and subsequently to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. She worked…

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November 2021

Science, Hope and Clinical Reality: How close are we to a cure for diabetes?

November 16 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm

              Join us for lunch on November 16 to hear speaker, Lisa Hepner, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, speaking about the search for a cure for diabetes.  The event takes place at the Hotel Grand Pacific.  Tickets are available on Eventbrite. Click here to purchase a ticket This year marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin by Canadian doctor Frederick Banting.  Lisa's presentation, “Science, Hope and Clinical Reality:  How close are we to a cure for diabetes?” will describe…

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