“Canadians presenting to Canadians”
The Canadian Club of Halton presents a dynamic forum to explore issues that matter most to Canada. We provide a welcoming social environment for inquisitive, influential, and engaged Canadians.
The Canadian Club is an opportunity for all who share a keen interest in contemporary Canadian life and who seek context, perspective and a deeper level of understanding. We promote Canadian identity by providing notable, knowledgeable and celebrated speakers on a wide variety of subjects.
We are a volunteer-driven not-for-profit organization. We offer seven dinner speaker evenings from September to April at the Oakville Conference Centre, 2515 Wyecroft Road (QEW & Bronte). Our speakers’ presentations typically last 30-40 minutes followed by a 10-15 minute robust question period. Registration tables and a cash bar open at 6:00 pm followed by dinner at 7:00 pm. Reservations are required in advance. Cancellations are accepted up to the Monday before a dinner.
We have 190+ members and, with guests and other non-members, we average 150+ attendees at most dinners. Non-members are encouraged to attend to experience an engaging and informative evening. Memberships run for 12 months from the date of membership. If you would like more information on membership please complete our contact us form.
Our speakers volunteer their time and expertise at no charge. We thank each of them with a selection of quality wines from a Niagara winery and we make a $500 donation to an organization chosen by each speaker. For the 2017/2018 season the featured winery group is Andrew Peller with a signature product from each of their wineries in Ontario (Peller, Trius, Wayne Gretzky and Thirty Bench). Recipients of recent donations have included:
Food Allergy Canada
Nattilik Heritage Society
Native Child and Family Services
Friends of Killarney Park
Donkey Sanctuary of Canada
Outreach St. George’s Kingston – Lunch by George
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Journey to Conquer Cancer Run/Walk
A brief history…
The first Canadian Club was formed in Hamilton in the 1890’s to foster a sense of what it meant to be a Canadian and to increase interest in matters affecting the welfare of our country.
With similar intent, a group of engaged residents established the Oakville Canadian Club in 1986.
A decade later the Oakville and Burlington chapters merged and now operate as the Canadian Club of Halton.
We look forward to every meeting of the Canadian Club of Halton. Not only do we get to enjoy a delicious meal with scintillating company but we get to learn about new and exciting topics from expert speakers in areas that we would not ordinarily explore ourselves. We find the value for money to be exceptional and the time to be very well spent.MS and JRR
I have had the pleasure of attending a number of your events over the last two years and have never been disappointed in any one of them. The evening is always highlighted by a delicious meal and exciting table companions. The impressive list of guest speakers is a testament to your organization.Donald C.J. Foster
Whenever I’m in town, I always try to attend the Canadian Club of Halton events. They cover such a diverse array of worldly topics from international growth to water shortage to medical innovation to hearing about tea from a sommelier. The speakers are true experts in their fields and the Q&A tends to be informative and lively.Stephen Liptrap
Barry Wylie, President
Spence Williams, Treasurer