Home ] About Us ] Meetings ] Membership ] Newsletters ] Special Events ] [ Speakers ] Photogallery ] Contact Us ] Links ]


 

Speakers

2019 Guest Speakers and Presentations (when available, click on topic link)

January 7 Tom Van Walleghem, Military Historian and Author, "The 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI - The War to End All Wars
February 11 Mark Pearmain, Superintendent of Schools, North Vancouver School District, Ocean Wise, "Change in BC Public Education"
March 11 Ashlie Corcoran, Artistic Director, Arts Club Theatre Company, The Arts Club - A New Era
April 8 Roddy MacKenzie, "WWII Bomber Command"
May 6 John Weston, MP, "How Would You Lead in the 21st Century?"
June 10 Dennis Molnar, Historian, "Ten WW2 Stories, Including the Spy Who Inspired James Bond "
July 8 Dr. Glenn Landy and Tim Pezzaro, Nano-Lit Technologies, "Circadian Rhythms, Sleep, and Circadian Rhythm Lighting"
August 12 Jim Allworth, Investment Strategist, RBC Dominion Securities, "Thinking About What Comes Next - Thoughts on the Outlook for the Global Economy and Financial Markets"
September 9 Eleanor Campbell and Jane Jordan, "Developments in Palliative and Hospice Care on the North Shore"
October 7 Three New Mayors (North Shore) Forum,"TBA"
November 4 Professor Rene Goldman, Holocaust Survivor, "TBA"
December 9

No speaker due to Christmas Luncheon

2018 Guest Speakers and Presentations (when available, click on topic link)

January 8 Dennis Molnar, Historian, "Part II - Behind the Berlin Wall: Best Escapes. Resisting the State and Poster Propaganda in Cold War East Germany"
February 5 Dr. Peter Ross, Vice President of Research, Ocean Wise, "Oceans in Peril: Microplastics and the Destruction of the Oceans"”
March 12 Jon Lumer, "Electoral Reform”
April 9 Stan Ridley, President, West 2012 Energy Management Inc., "Gobal Warming and Climate Change: The Children's Future is in Our Hands"
May 14 Dr. Brian Day, "Current Legal Battles Over Health Care in BC"
June 4 Chief Justice C.E. Hinkson, "The Canadian Justice System and the Role of the Courts."
July 9 Kim Baird, First Nations Consultant, "Themes on Reconciliation."
August 13 Kevin Desmond, CEO, Translink, ""Transit in the Lower Mainland."
September 10 Dr. Gerald Baier, Associate Professor, Dept. of Political Science, "Pros and Cons of Electoral Reform" Note: Presentation is available upon request.
October 1 Peter Klein, Award-Winning Journalist and Documentary Filmmaker, "Risk to Democracy: When the 4th Estate Comes Under Attack"
November 5 Dr. Cheryl Wellington, Centre fro Brain Health, UBC, "Concussion and Dementia"
December 10

No speaker due to Christmas Luncheon

2017 Guest Speakers and Presentations (when available, click on topic link)

January Dr. John Innes, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Forestry, UBC - "Is Forestry in BC Heading for a Crisis?"
February Margaret Catley-Carlson - "Sustainable Devlopment of Water Resources
March Dr. André Gerolymatos, Chair of Hellenic Studies at SFU - "The Middle East and the Trump Factor”
April Dr. Marco Marra, UBC Canada Research Chair in Genome Science - "The BC Cancer Agency Personalized OncoGenomics (POG) Project”
May Brett Finlay, UBC Professor, - "Relationship Between Humans and Microbes
June Dr. Barry Cartwright, Senior Lecturer, School of Criminology, SFU - "Cyberterrorism and Cyberwarfare: A Clear and Present Danger.”
July Cathy Peters - "Human SexTrafficking - Youth and Child Exploitation"
August

Sandra Enticknap, Q.C., Miller Thompson LLP - "Current Topics in Estate Planning

September Andy Yan, Adjunct Professor, SFU Urban Studies Program - "Urban Planning"
October Professor Paul Evans, Institute of Asian Research and Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC - "Averting a Second Korean War: Options and Delemmas for China, the United States, North Korea (and Canada)"
November Dennis Molnar, Historian, "Part I:- Living Behind the Berlin Wall: Life for Families in Cold War East Germany"
December

No speaker due to Christmas Luncheon

2016 Guest Speakers and Presentations (when available, click on topic link)

January Linda Fawcus and Tannis Fuller, Gluu Technology Society- "The Internet of Things
February Dennis Molnar, Military History Enthusiast - "WWII Spitfire Fighter Aircraft”
March Dr. Brian Riddell, President and CEO, Pacific Salmon Foundation - "PSF and the State of BC's Pacific Salmon:Today and Tomorrow”
April Dr. Paul Evans, Professor, Institute of Asian Research and Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC - "Troubled Waters: China and Maritime Disputes in its Neighbouring Seas”
May Capt. Bill Noon - "Finding Erebus: The 2014 Search for the Franklin Expedition”
June Max Cynader, CM OBC FRSC - "How to Keep Your Brain Healthy as You Age”
July Jason Beck, BC Sports Hall of Fame - "A Week You'll Remember A Lifetime - 1954 British Empire Games Vancouver
August

Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, Business Council of BC - "BC Economic Outlook in a Slow Growth World

September Dr. Simon Peacock, Dean of Science, UBC- "The Magnitued 9 Earthquake in Japan 2011 and The Potential for a Similar Earthquake in CascadiaNote: the presentation file is quite large - be patient
October Jonathan Whitworth, CEO, Seaspan ULC- "Seaspan Today"
November Dr. Trevor Heaver, Professor Emeritus, Sauder School of Business, UBC - "Ships at Your Door" (large file)
December

No speaker due to Christmas Luncheon

2015 Guest Speakers and Presentations (when available, click on topic link)

January

John R. McKearney, MA, CFO, Fire Chief, General Manager, Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services - "Community Fire Rescue Services Involved in Social Engineering"

February

Barry Forbes, TransLink Board Vice-Chair - "Metro Vancouver Transportation Needs and Future Challenges."

March

Brigadier-General (Retired) Don Macnamara - "Sovereignty, Security and the F-35

April Michael Lowry,Communications Manager, Western Canada Marine Response Corporation - "Canada's Tanker Safety and Spill Response Regime Changes."
May Charles Lammam, Director of Fiscal Studies, Fraser Institute- "The State of Government Finances in Metro Vancouver."
June Dan Potts, BSc, MBA- "The Costly Impact of Site C and the Clean Energy Act on BC Hydro Customers."
July John Barker, President, West Vancouver Streamkeeper Society- "Salmon Thrive in Urban Streams - Imagine That!"
August Dr. William Rees, Professor Emeritus,Ecological Economist - "The Human Eco Footprint: Marching Toward the Abyss”
September Dr. Angus Reid, Chairman Angus Reid Institute - "Current Federal Election and the Consequences for Canada”
October Dr. André Gerolymatos, Chair of Hellenic Studies at SFU - "The War Within the War: The Sunni Shia Conflict, Terrorism, The Refugee Crisis and The Impact of the EU Countries”
November Dr. David Sweet, O.C., DMD, Ph.D., Director of Students, Professor Dentistry, BOLD Forensic Laboratory - "Behind the Crime Scene Barrier Tape”
December

No speaker due to Christmas Luncheon

2014 Guest Speakers and Presentations (when available)

January

Dr. John Helliwell, Professor of Economis (Emeritus),, UBC - "How to be Happy"

February Rhona Hunter, P.Eng., Program Director, Infrastructure Development, Container Capacity Improvement Program, Port Metro Vancouver
March Dr. Robert G. Evans, Health Economist, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, UBC
April Danny Catt, B.Sc., M.Sc., Wildlife Ecologiest, Educator and Photographer, Arctice Adventure Traveller, Faculty, BCIT
May Dr. André Gerolymatos, Chair of Hellenic Studies at SFU - "Crimea and Russia”
June Nicole Garton, Lawyer and Mediator, Heritage Law - "Protect Yourself - New Wills and Estate Act”
July Greg Kist, President, Pacific NorthWest LNG, "LNG Industry Update
August Club Social - Pancake Breakfast
September The Honourable Wally Oppal, Q.C., Boughton Law -"Be Fraud Aware”
October Brad Simpson, Partner and Vice-President, Hedge Fund Strategy, Picton Mahoney Asset Management- "Investments Strategy, Projections and Issues
November Don Vicic., Probus Member -"Great Battlefields from WWI and WWII
December

No speaker due to Christmas Luncheon

 

2013 Guest Speakers and Presentations (when available)

January

John Shaw, P. Eng., Vice President, Government Relations and Business Development, Seaspan Shipyards - "The National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy Impact on Vancouver"

February C.C. (Kip) Woodward, Chair, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority - "Building a Sustainable Health Care System" - view the PDF Presentation Here
March Detective Mark Fenton, Vancouver Police, Technological Crimes Unit, Internet Investigations - "Internet Scams, Shams and Flim Flams" - more info click here
April Fred Wah, Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada - "Poetry's My Pension Plan"
May James McCormack, Professor, Pharmaceutical Services, UBC - "Medical Myths You Need to Learn About Before It's Too Late"
June Greg D'Avignon, President and CEO,Business Council of British Columbia- "Economy of British Columbia - Post Election" - view the PDF Presentation Here
July Steve Dotto, Technology Expert and Radio Host of Dotto Tech - "The Social Impact of Technology" - view the PDF presentation here
August 10th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon, at Chief Joe Mathias Centre.
September Dave Inglis, Analyst/Researcher, Intelligence Unit, British Columbia Securities Commission - "Be Fraud Aware"
October Dr. Kris Bulcroft, President and Vice- Chancellor, Capilano University - "The Changing Landscape of Post-Secondary Education" - view the PDF here
November Mahara Sinclaire, Motivation Speaker,Author - "An Epic Adventure - 1,000 Days, 46 Countries"
December

No speaker due to Christmas Luncheon

 

2012 Guest Speakers and Presentations (when available)

January

Hans Schreier, Ph.D., Professor, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, UBC - “Local and World Water Resources, Present and Future" - view the PDF presentation

February Dr. Brian Day, Associate Professor UBC, Midical Director Cambie Medical Centre- “Straight vs Crooked Thinking in Reforming Our Health System"
March Jim Carter, Former principal at West Vancouver High School - “West Vancouver Then and Now"
April Jamie Taras, Director of Community Relations with BC Lions
May Dr. James A. Boutilier, Asia-Pacific Advisor, Canada's Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters- “Emerging Maritime Threats in East Asia"
June Maureen McGrath, RN, NCA, Host CKNW Sunday Night Sex Show, 980 AM - “Sexual Health in the Golden Years" - View Presentation Here
July John Carruthers, President, Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines- “ The Enbridge Pipeline" - View presentation here
August Malcolm Metcalfe, LVO, P. Eng., Founder and Chief Technology Officer, ENBALA Power Systems- “Energy, Economy, Environment - A Tough Balance to Achieve" - View Presentation
September Dr. David A. Wood, MD, FRCPC, Structural and Interventional Cardiologist at VGH and
SPH Director, Undergraduate Cardiovascular Assistant Professor at UBC
, “Minimally Invasive Surgery for Structural Heart Disease and Valve Replacement", View Presentation
October Herbert Grubel, Professor of Economics (Emeritus), SFU and Senior Fellow, The Fraser Institute - “Is the Euro Dead?" View presentation here
November Ian D. Anderson, President, Kinder Morgan Canada - “Kinder Morgan Canada's Application to Twin the TransMountain Pipeline between Canada and the Lower Mainland." View his presentation
December

No speaker due to Christmas Luncheon

 

 

2011 Guest Speakers and Presentations (when available)

 

January

Dr. John Maynard,Co-Senior Medical Director, Coastal HSDA- “Health Care Report for North Shore, Vancouver, and Bristish Columbia" view presentation here

February John Allan, President and CEO, Council of Forest Industries and President, BC Lumber Trade Council, "Past Present and Future of the Forest Industry"- View presentation here
March Rick Antonson, President and CEO, Tourism Vancouver- “The Economic Importance of Tourism"
April Pierre Gratton, President and CEO, Mining Association of British Columbia- “Mining In BC-the Opportunity" view the presentation here
May Graham E. Fuller, Adjunct Professor of History, SFU and former Vice-Chairman of the National Intelligence Council of the CIA - “Middle East from the Inside"
June Vivian Krause, Researcher and Writer - “American Funding of Environmental and Political Campaigns in Canada"
July Dr. Corina Andreoiu, Professor of Nuclear Science, SFU and TRIUMF - “Nuclear Plants and Issues Around the World"
August Jeff Bowser and Martin Eady, Invest Right, BC Securities Commission, "How to Protect Yourself from Securities Fraud and Inappropriate investments"
September Ian Jarvis,CEO,Translink
October Dr. André Gerolymatos, Chair of Hellenic Studies at SFU - "The Arab Winter: Transformation of the Middle East”
November Nicole Garton-Jones, Heritage Law - "Estate Planning Essentials and New Law in BC” view presentation here
December

No speaker due to Christmas Luncheon

 

 

2010 Guest Speakers and Presentations

 

January

John McDonald, Chairman and CEO of Day4 Energy - “Worldwide Engergy"

February Dr. André Gerolymatos, Chair of Hellenic Studies at SFU - "The Way Forward in the Middle East”
March Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President-Policy, Business Council of BC - "Prosperity in a Competitive World: British Columbia's Post-Olympic Decade”
April Dr. Brett J. Skinner, President, Fraser Institute and Director Health and Insurance Policy - "Health Care Systems Around the World: Compare and Contrast”
May Dan Doyle, Executive Vice President - Construction VANOC and Chair, BC Hydro - "2010 Olympics: Behind the Scenes”
June Steve Davis, Director, Independent Power Producers Association of BC- "Independent Power Producers: Watts New” - view his presentation here (6MB)
July Dr. James R. McFarlane, Founder, International Submarine Engineering Ld. - "Voyages to the Bottom of the Seas"
August Heb Grubel, Professor Emeritus, Economics, SFU, "Immigration”
September Dr. Warren Jestin, Senior Vice-President & Chief Economist, Scotiabank, "New World Realities" View his presentation here and also view the Updated Global Forecast here
October Cheryl Wellington, PhD,UBC Brain Research, "Alzheimers Disease and Traumatic Brain Injury” - view her presentation here
November Col. (Ret'd) Keith Maxwell, OMM, CD, "The Canadians in Normandy” view his presentation
December

No speaker due to Christmas Luncheon

 

 

2009 Guest Speakers and Presentations

 

January

Bjorn Moller, President and CEO of Teekay Shipping -  “Building a Global Franchise"

February Dr. André Gerolymatos, Chair of Hellenic Studies at SFU - "The Expanding War: From the Middle East to South Asia”
March

Dr. Jaymie Matthews, Professor and Mission Scientist, Astronomy Undergraduate  Advisor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, UBC - “What if Galileo had a space telescope?

April

Bob Boase, Probus Club Member - “Afghanistan:  Deep Past and Dark Future”

May Peter Leitch, President, North Shore Studios and Mammoth Studios, and Chair of the Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC - “The past 20 years and the future challenges and opportunities for the  film industry in B.C.”
June Mark Mullins, Chair, B.C. Fraser Institute, "Market Meltdown: Global Trends and the Cycle Turn"
July Red Robinson, Vancouver show business legend and impresario, "That's Entertainment"
August Christopher Gaze, Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival founder, artistic director and at times, performer, "20th Anniversary of The Festival and insights on Shakespeare and Theatre"
September Calvin D. Helin, member of the Tsimshian Nation from the northern BC community of Lax Kwalaams (Port Simpson), Author: “Dances with Dependency: Indigenous Success Through Self-reliance”, “New Hope for Native People”
October Elspeth Bradbury, Landscape architect and author, "History of Vancouver North Shore: A View Through the Trees"
November Dennis Molnar, Historian, "The Falklands War"
December

No speaker due to Christmas Luncheon

 

 

2008 Guest Speakers and Presentations

View PDF of the 2008 Speakers List Here

 

January

Michael Byers, Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at UBC - “Canadian Sovereignty in the Arctic: Who will control the Northwest Passage?”

February

Dr. André Gerolymatos, Chair of Hellenic Studies at SFU - "The Politics of Fragmentation: The West and the Middle East in the 21st Century”

March

Gail Anderson, Ph. D, Professor in Forensic Entomology, School of Criminology, SFU - “Murder and Maggots: The telling role insects play in gathering evidence for solving crimes.”

April

Doug Whitehead, Chairman, Finning International Inc. - “Success globally and a look into the oil-sands

May

VANOC Director Taleeb Noormohamed; West Vancouver Mayor Pamela Goldsmith-Jones; and, Spirit of BC - North Shore Chair, Doug Smith - “Update on 2010 Olympics and Para-Olympics planning”

June

Martin Cronin, British Consul General to Western Canada - “The Challenge of International Terrorism and the Western Response”

July

Maxine Davis, Executive Director, Dr Peter Centre, Vancouver -  “Providing Comfort Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS”

August

Jane Peverett, CEO, BC Transmission Corp, Vancouver -  “'The challenges of meeting B.C.'s high voltage electrical transmission needs in the next 10 years”

September

Dr. Max Cynader, Director of the Brain Research Centre at UBC - “How to keep your brain healthy.”

October

Dr. Paul Evans, Ph. D, Asia Pacific Foundation Canada - “Canada and a Global China: Are we ready?”

November

Dennis Molnar, Researcher of WW II battles and operations - “The German Enigma Machine and British efforts to break the military encryption codes”

December

No speaker due to Christmas Luncheon

 

 

2007 Guest Speakers and Presentations

View PDF of the 2007 Speakers List Here

 

January

Dr. Eduard Fidler, Certified Financial Planner: “Costly mistakes in charitable giving and strategies to avoid them”

February

Dr. André Gerolymatos, Chair of Hellenic Studies, SFU: “Analysis of some current problems in the “hot spots” of the Middle East region”

March

David Baines, columnist, Vancouver Sun: “Experiences in the past 20 years uncovering white collar crime in the stock market”

April

Bev Van Ruyven, Executive Vice President Customer Care and Conservation, BC Hydro: “BC Hydro long term plans to address the emerging gap between electricity supply and demand”

May

Nick Geer, Chairman of the Board of NAV Canada, provider of Canadian civil air navigation services coast to coast: “NAV Canada‘s mission - Safety in Canada’s Skies”

June

Don Krosgeth, Past Chair, Nature Trust of BC: “35 Years of Conservation of sensitive habitat lands

July

Jamie Graham, Chief Constable, Vancouver Police Department: “Five years of challenges and experiences as Vancouver’s top cop

August

Paul Gravett, Executive Director, Kay Meek Centre: Successful turnaround at Kay Meek Centre and how the arts contribute greatly to West Vancouver’s cultural and business life”

September

Maurice McElrea, President, Union Gospel Mission: “History of the Mission and its important role in assisting people living through personal distress”

October

Steve Davis, President, Independent Power Producers of BC: “The part played by IPPs in response to BC Hydro challenge to return BC power generation to self-sufficiency by 2016”

November

Katherine Barber, Chief Editor, Canadian Oxford Dictionary: “A stimulating and fun look at the history of the English language”

December

No speaker due to Christmas Luncheon

 

 

2006 Guest Speakers and Presentations

View PDF of the 2006 Speakers List Here

 

January

James Delgado, FRGS, RPA, Executive Director, Vancouver Maritime Museum: “History of the museum from its founding in 1922”

February

Dr. André Gerolymatos, Chair of Hellenic Studies, SFU: “Update on some current problems in the “hot spots” of the Middle East region”

March

Russ Anthony, President, the new Vancouver Convention Centre and Exposition Pavilion:History of the existing trade and convention centre and description of the new Convention Centre expansion which is well underway”

April

Murray Leith, B. Comm., CFA, VP and Director Investment Research, Odlum Brown Limited: “Tempered Expectations – expectations of relative performance of the Canadian vs. the US stock market”

May

Jim Taylor, journalist, author, broadcaster: “Writing for 47 years, sports for 30 of those, getting paid for what he loved to do and having fun, and not finished yet”

June

Jack Poole, CEO, Vancouver 2010 Olympics Committee: The structure and membership of the Committee and the challenges for Canada staging the 2010 Olympic and Para-Olympic Winter Games”

July

Dr. John Maynard, Senior Director of Medicine, Lions Gate Hospital: “Some key issues facing health care today in British Columbia and the emerging family medicine crisis”

August

Pam Ryan, Director of Planning and Community Relations, Gateway Project, Ministry of Transportation: “The challenges and complexities of the proposed three billion dollar Ministry of Transportation Gateway Project”

September

Mark Ferguson, Senior Engineer, GVRD Water Filtration Project: “Description of ‘Canada’s largest water filtration plant, the $600 million project currently under construction on Vancouver’s North Shore”

October

David Bond, Chief Economist HSBC (retired):  From his years of experience in Canadian government service, humorous insights into the backstage problems of governing a country with no or little experience and only 6 months to learn it

November

Scheduled presentation by Peter Speer, Director and Chair, Nature Trust of B C was cancelled due to a power failure --- was rescheduled and presented by Don Krosgeth, Past Chair, in June 2007

December

No speaker due to Christmas Luncheon

 

 

2005 Guest Speakers and Presentations

View PDF of the 2005 Speakers List Here

 

January

Dr. André Gerolymatos, Chair of Hellenic Studies, SFU: “Developments over the past year in some current problems areas in the “hot spots” of the Middle East region”

February

Daniel Muzyka, Dean, Sauder School of Business, UBC:  “The challenges in the “Best of Times and the Worst of Times” in business education as UBC Faculty of Business completes 70 years of educating business and commerce students”

March

Pat Jacobson, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority:  The operations of the GVTA and the challenges faced in ensuring mobility of goods and people in a major urban center”

April

Dr. John Nightingale, President, Vancouver Aquarium: “As the Aquarium celebrates its 50th birthday, a look at its past and its future outlook and its valued contribution to our understanding of our marine environment

May

Captain Gordon Houston, President, Vancouver Port Authority: “History of the VPA and the significant contribution of the VPA operations in the Vancouver area economy”

June

Mr. Bob Ackles, President BC Lions, Governor CFL: “Fifty-plus years of great football memories --- the journey from water boy to Director of Football Operations with BC Lions and around the best of the NFL”

July

Christopher Gaze, Artistic Director and Founder, Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival: “History of the Festival and the oft unrecognized amazing influence of Shakespeare in our everyday lives”

August

Dr. Les Vertesi, Associate Director of Health Research, Fraser Health Authority:  “Broken promises of health care in Canada: the present state; the basic problems faced today; how we got there; and ,the path forward to fix it”

September

John Boone, Cardiologist, speaks of his passion as an apiarist: “All you ever wanted to know about bees”

October

Martin Crilly, Commissioner, B.C. Ferries: “History and operations of BC Ferries – a look back at yesterday and forward to tomorrow”

November

(Maestro) Bramwell Tovey, Musical Director, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: “The language of music and its impact on children and adults; the history and operations of the VSO”

December

No speaker due to Christmas Luncheon

 

 

2004 Guest Speakers and Presentations

View PDF of the 2004 Speakers List Here

 

January

Dr. André Gerolymatos, Chair of Hellenic Studies, SFU, and a recognized world class commentator on Middle Eastern affairs: "The history of Islam and analysis of the complex current situation in the Middle East”

February

Dr John Imrie, Chief Cardiologist, Lions Gate Hospital: "Dramatic and expensive) new therapies for heart disease …... can we afford them?”

March

Grant Churchill, Chief Constable, West Vancouver Police and Gordon Tomlinson, Officer in Charge, RCMP, North Vancouver: "The law on the   North Shore, and the need for integration of police efforts”

April

Dr Paul Kariya, Executive Director, Pacific Salmon Foundation: "The Mission: Dedicated to conserve and rebuild the Pacific salmon population through strategic programs and efforts focused to meet common goals"

May

Bryan Williams, QC:   "The role of the Court in a democratic society. 

Is there a significant role for Judicial Activism? "

June

Dr Max Cynader, Director, The Brain Research Centre, UBC: "The Aging Brain”, the challenges ahead for all of us, and the exciting research being done at the Centre”

July

John Schreiner, vintner, writer, columnist and author of articles and books about wine: "The wonderful wines of British Columbia”

August

Dr Greg Lee, President, Capilano College: "The challenges and opportun-ities in post-secondary education”

September

Dr Jack Blaney, Chair, Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform: "The current system and the difficult process of examining the options and making recommendations for a better electoral system for BC”

October

Peter Milburn, Project Director, Sea-to-Sky Highway Improvement Project: "Step by step presentation describing the immense challenges and difficulties of designing and building this enormous construction project”

November

Brian Burke, General Manager (former), Vancouver Canucks: “The basic concepts of running an NHL hockey club and the immense challenges of going back to square one to restart the club to build a winning franchise”

December

No speaker due to Christmas Luncheon

 

 

2003 Guest Speakers and Presentations

View PDF of the 2003 Speakers List Here

 

Condensed October 2003 President's Report

     “Last February, when Don Brinton and I found there was a two year wait for admission to The Probus Club of Vancouver, we wondered "Why not start a Probus Club on the North Shore?"  That was the beginning.  Vancouver Probus offered support and their sponsorship.  Stu McNeill, Barry Gosney, Don Smith and Glenn Ferguson joined us to form a founding Management Committee.  A formal name was chosen, stationery designed, a bank account opened and a meeting place secured.

     “By early summer we wondered how many members we might attract.  By mid-July we reached over 60 and by early September we were more than 100.  We knew that the quality of speakers is key to a successful club, so we concentrated on building our speaker programs and we now have an excellent line-up of speakers through to March 2004.  For those of you who missed our Charter meeting on September 16, it was a memorable morning with 116 present, pushing our membership above our decided 150 cap, with applicants on a waiting list.  With our Charter Certificate in hand we chose Tuesday, October 21 for our inaugural meeting and the third Tuesday of each month for regular monthly meetings.

     “John Leonard, President

 In 2003 we welcomed the following distinguished speakers.

October

Dr Rick Skinner, President, Royal Roads University, Victoria BC“Report from the Edge: A new model of university education” 

November

Michael Ryan, businessman, financial analyst, radio financial program host devoted to increasing the understanding and function of business: “Havoc in American corporate culture --- Déjà vu …. Japan?”

December

No speaker due to Christmas Luncheon

 

 


This Site was launched October 2008