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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
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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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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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