Canadian Club of Halton Peel Upcoming Presentations

Information posted October 16, 2012

The Canadian Club of Halton Peel is a not-for-profit, non-partisan, non-denominational and completely volunteer-driven organization that has been presenting notable guest dinner speakers covering a wide range of topics since 1986. Seven dinners are organized September through April. Open to members and non-members. The general public are welcome.

The following quotes in part from their website, please CLICK HERE and follow the link to Club Locations

Meetings are held at:
Oakville Conference Centre
2515 Wyecroft Rd
Oakville, ON L6L 6P8
The following are highlights of the upcoming presentations for 2012/2013

Reservations for the dinner can be made by e-mail or telephone – please see below for details.

Thursday, October 25 – Dan Bortolotti. “Into the Blue”, Writer & Editor, Author of Wild Blue: A Natural History of the World’s Largest Animal – the blue whale; Author of eight other books of non-fiction including Hope in Hell: Inside the World of Doctors Without Borders – Dan’s presentation will focus on Wild Blue, noted by the Smithsonian Institution as “quite simply one of the best books ever written on any whale”

Dan Bortolotti is the author of nine books of nonfiction, including Wild Blue: A Natural History of the World’s Largest Animal, which the Smithsonian Institution called “quite simply one of the best books ever written on any whale.” Dan will share his experiences writing this highly-regarded biography of the majestic blue whale.

Dan’s other books include Hope in Hell: Inside the World of Doctors Without Borders, a profile of the Nobel-winning humanitarian aid agency. His research for this book (now in its third edition) took him to rural Africa, the refugee camps on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, and to Haiti just months prior to the devastating 2010 earthquake.

A journalist for almost 20 years, Dan has written for Canadian Geographic, Chatelaine, Reader’s Digest, and many other publications, and his work has been nominated for five National Magazine Awards. These days his focus is on financial journalism – he is editor-at-large at MoneySense magazine, and his blog, “Canadian Couch Potato”, was selected by the Globe and Mail as the country’s top investing blog in 2011.

Born and bred in Toronto, Dan lives today with his family in Aurora, Ontario.

You might like to mark the following dates on your calendar:

• Thursday, November 22 – Dr. Anne Braun, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine and of Psychiatry, McMaster University and Clinical Director, Geriatrics and Complex Continuing Care, Brant County Health Services – “Depression in the Elderly – Under-Recognized & Under-Treated”
(Joint dinner with Canadian Federation of University Women Oakville)

• Thursday, January 24, 2013 – André Picard, Public Health Reporter, Globe and Mail – “The Path to Healthcare Reform: Challenges & Opportunities”

• Thursday, February 21 – Robert Rotenberg, Criminal Defense Lawyer and author of three acclaimed Detective Ari Greene novels set in modern day Toronto (Old City Hall, Guilty Plea and Stray Bullets – Guilty Plea was short listed in the 2012 Arthur Ellis Awards for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing)

• Thursday, March 21 – Mark Lukowski, Chief Executive Officer, Christian Children’s Fund of Canada – “The 10 Lessons I Learned from People Living in Poverty”

• Thursday, April 18 – Ray Kong, Senior Vice President, Ipsos Reid – “What Canadians Think!”

Dinners take place at the Oakville Conference Centre (QEW & Bronte Road).

Registration and cash bar 6:00 pm. Dinner 7:00 pm. The 3-course dinners are very reasonably priced at $35 members, $45 non-members and $20 students (subsidized) including taxes and gratuity. 12 month rolling memberships are available at $30 single, $55 family and $75 corporate.

For reservations please Email:  [email protected] (Barry Wylie, President) or call (905) 827-6302