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June 2018

AGM and special “Ideas Forum!”

June 12, 2018 @ 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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September 2018

Daniel Lapp: “BC and the World’s Newest Old-Time Fiddle Tradition”

September 20, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm

The Canadian Club of Victoria’s 2018/2019 luncheon series will get off to an uplifting start with special guest speaker Daniel Lapp. A world-renowned musician, Daniel Lapp is beloved in Victoria for his trademark energy and warmth. As a fiddler, jazz trumpeter and singer/songwriter, he has played on over 100 albums and has performed across Canada and around the world. A legendary force in Canada’s fiddle scene, in 2014 he was appointed as the inaugural Artistic Director of the Victoria Conservatory…

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October 2018

Counting What Counts: The Genuine Progress Indicator

October 16, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Comfort Inn, 3020 Blanshard Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8T5C7 Canada
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Luncheon with special guest speaker Mike Pennock For decades, economists have used GDP (or Gross Domestic Product) as a general indicator of national development. Today, many believe GDP alone fails to tell the whole story of a nation’s well-being. Mike Pennock will describe a number of new approaches to holistic measures of national progress, with a focus on the GPI (or Genuine Progress Indicator). Mike Pennock retired in October 2016 from his position as the Provincial Epidemiologist in the BC…

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November 2018

HeroWork: A Shining Example of Community Spirit

November 20, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Comfort Inn, 3020 Blanshard Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8T5C7 Canada
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Luncheon with special guest speaker Peter Smither of HeroWork HeroWork harnesses the power of community to transform lives. The organization inspires volunteers from all walks of life to donate their time and resources to charitable agencies that are often operating in dilapidated old buildings. Peter Smither will reveal the intricate planning that lies behind the success of events HeroWork calls Radical Renovations - think of modern-day barn raisings – where dozens of companies and hundreds of volunteers come together in…

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December 2018

Christmas Tea at The Empress

December 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairmont Empress Victoria, BC Canada + Google Map

An inspiring celebration of the season featuring the Tillicum Elementary Choir under the direction of Lena Palermo  This special Christmas Tea is open to the public.  Reservations are required by November 26. Where: Crystal Ballroom, Fairmont Empress When: 2:00 – 4:00 pm Tickets:  $50 Reservations:  Phone (250) 370-1837 or email Pam Shemilt  pshemilt@hotmail.com

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January 2019

Transforming Lives: Our Place Therapeutic Recovery Community

January 15 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Comfort Inn, 3020 Blanshard Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8T5C7 Canada
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Special guest speaker Don Evans, Executive Director, Our Place Society Luncheon guests will enjoy a look “behind the scenes” at the new Our Place therapeutic recovery community in View Royal. The facility provides a stable supportive home environment and life skills training for men overcoming homelessness, addiction or incarceration. The luncheon is open to the public. Reservations are required by January 11 Reservations: Phone (250) 370-1837 or reserve on Eventbrite

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February 2019

Microplastics in marine environments

February 19 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm

Luncheon with guest speaker Rhiannon Moore, Researcher at the Ocean Wise Plastics Lab and one of Canada’s “Top 30 under 30” Sustainability Leaders It’s a challenge of immense proportion. Estimates show that at our continued rate of consumption, plastic in the oceans will outweigh fish by the year 2050. Rhiannon Moore’s presentation will focus on the current research on plastics in our oceans, the impact to marine wildlife, and solutions to combat the problem. The public is invited to attend this…

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March 2019

Transforming Victoria into a Smart City

March 19 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm

Luncheon with special guest speaker Bruce Williams, Director of Engagement and Interim CEO of the South Island Prosperity Project After a successful career in local media, Bruce Williams is part of a dynamic team that is making headlines across the country – the South Island Prosperity Project (SIPP). Last year SIPP saw Greater Victoria awarded $250,000 as one of only 20 finalists in Canada’s first-ever Smart City Challenge led by Infrastructure Canada. This summer, the winner of the $10 million…

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April 2019

Uplands Golf Club Dinner and Cultural Evening

April 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Speakers, Anita and Michael Hadley, author and editor of "Spindrift, a Canadian book of the sea"

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May 2019

Behind The Byline: Indigenous Engagement through Storytelling, Charla Huber

May 21 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm

  Charla Huber is well known for her weekly columns in the Times Colonist. This accomplished journalist and professional communicator is also highly regarded for her work in the field of Indigenous Relations. Her presentation “Indigenous Relations through Storytelling” illustrates how to engage with First Nations in a respectful, appropriate and meaningful way. Huber, who has Chipewyan and Inuit ancestry, will incorporate creative storytelling to demonstrate protocols and cultural elements that can assist when building relationships and strengthening communities. Huber…

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