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May 2017

World Partnership Walk Against Poverty

May 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

World Partnership Walk Against Poverty Sunday, May 28, 2017 ~ 10:00 am Location: University of Victoria We welcome support from the members and friends of the Canadian Club of Victoria for the Aga Khan Foundation Canada's World Partnership Walk Against Poverty.  One of our executive members of the Canadian Club is Naz Rayani who is one of the founders of the Walk in Victoria.  Some of the other executive members have participated in the Walk for years, and last year…

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June 2017

“Brexit, Trump and Populism: Where will it all end?”

June 20, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Today a few hundred people control about half the world’s wealth. The remaining 7.5 billion people share the other half. This rising “income gap” is fueling the wave of populism behind the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump. Speaker David Stocks will describe the sources of economic inequality and suggest some legal changes to reduce the wealth gap and satisfy populists. Tickets: Members $28 Non-members $33 Reservations required by Thursday June 15, 2017 Visit www.eventbrite.ca or phone (250)…

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September 2017

Timothy Vernon – Founding Director of Pacific Opera Victoria

September 19, 2017 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm

Bravo! Celebrated conductor Timothy Vernon is to speak at the Canadian Club September luncheon. A welcome figure on the podiums of Canada's most important orchestras and opera companies, Timothy Vernon is founding Artistic Director of Pacific Opera Victoria and Conductor Laureate of Orchestra London. Maestro Vernon has led most of POV's more than 100 productions since the company's inception in 1979. His unique vision and commitment have engaged the community and made POV a nationally recognized symbol of artistic excellence.…

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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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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