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January 2020

A History of Victoria’s Chinatown

January 22, 2020 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm

Luncheon with guest speaker Charlayne Thornton-Jo What better way to launch a new decade than delving into the history of Canada’s oldest Chinatown?  Victoria councillor Charlayne Thornton-Joe brings personal insight into a review of the fascinating historical development of Victoria’s Chinatown. A third-generation Victorian who has a “passion for serving people,” Thornton-Joe has earned many awards for her service to community. The public is invited to attend this luncheon.  Reservations are required by January 1 Where: Comfort Inn & Suites…

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February 2020

Pearson College: Unique in the World

February 18, 2020 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Comfort Inn, 3020 Blanshard Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8T5C7 Canada
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Luncheon with guest speaker Tyrone (Ty) Pile, Interim President & Head of College Tuesday February 18 – Comfort Inn For a rare international “good news” story to brighten your February, come learn how a small college in Metchosin is making a huge difference to the world.  Founded in 1974, Pearson is a United World College, where some 200 students from 90 countries live, study and grow together in a transformational environment.    Eighteen United World Colleges around the world share…

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April 2020

Dinner and Cultural Event

April 15, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Uplands Golf Course, 3300 Cadboro Bay Rd
Victoria, British Columbia V8R 5K5 Canada
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Uplands Golf Club Entertainment TBA

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May 2020

You’re Living a Legacy – Like it or Not

May 19, 2020 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Comfort Inn, 3020 Blanshard Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8T5C7 Canada
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Speaker, Lyndsay Green The Well Lived Life: "Read this book when you are ready to stop taking your life for granted"

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September 2020

Zoom Event, “Southern Resident Killer Whales and Their Survival in Our Waters”

September 23, 2020 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for a virtual presentation on southern resident killer whales by biologist Misty MacDuffee To register for this free talk and a short update on the Club, please email sharonapsey@shaw.ca.  Please feel free to pass on the invitation to others as well.  We hope to see you there!  

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October 2020

Restoring Democracy in an Age of Populism and Pestilence

October 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Jonathan Manthorpe’s new book, “Restoring Democracy in an Age of Populists and Pestilence” will be the subject of The Canadian Club of Victoria’s upcoming free speaker event from 12 noon – 1pm on October 20, 2020.  Manthorpe’s talk will delve into “the timely subject of the corruption of democratic ideals and institutions, of what went wrong and what we can do to get back on track”.   The public is invited for what is sure to be a compelling and…

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November 2020

Hope Matters

November 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Canadian Club of Victoria members and friends for a talk on zoom by Elin Kelsey about her new book, “Hope Matters: Why Changing the Way We Think is Critical for Solving the Environmental Crisis”.  Passionate about bringing science-based stories of hope and multi-species resilience to the public, Elin is a popular speaker and media commentator who regularly serves as an author/artist in residence and leads hopeful environmental workshops with kindergarten to university students across North America and around the…

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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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