Janet Bedford – A Good Friend

To say the announcement of Janet’s sudden passing was a shock would be an understatement. Only days before, Janet was capturing photos at our speaking event and taking time to pen an article for Oakville News and our website. It didn’t matter which event...

Dr. Terry Bennett on Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Canadian Club of Halton hosted Dr. Terry Bennett MD as guest speaker at their latest dinner meeting at the Oakville Conference Centre. Her subject, “Learning from Children and Families Affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)”, is a timely one. ASD is a high...

Peter Hohenadel – My 12-Minute Walk to the Country

Peter Hohenadel has faith in Canada’s agricultural system. He is an agriculture graduate of the University of Guelph with a long career working with farmers and the companies that provide products and services to them. For the past five years Peter was the Director,...

Travis Steffens – Lemurs, Forests, and People

A snowy early winter evening on November 15 welcomed Canadian Club of Halton dinner guests to a fascinating and educational presentation on the island nation of Madagascar situated off the southeast coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. The guest speaker was Travis...

Blair Roblin – Our Aging World

Dr. Blair Roblin was the guest speaker at the October 18 Canadian Club of Halton dinner where he shared his thoughts about the biggest social phenomenon to hit the 21st century – the aging of our society. He discussed how this will soon impact all facets of our lives...

Ted Barris – Dam Busters

Ted Barris, award-winning journalist, author, and broadcaster, held his audience of 135 people spellbound at the September 20 Canadian Club of Halton dinner, the first dinner in its 33rd season. Ted’s recently published book – Dam Busters: Canadian Airmen and the...

Marrying the Art of Winemaking with the Business of Wine

Award-winning winemaker, Craig McDonald, was the guest speaker at the latest dinner presented by the Canadian Club of Halton on April 19 at the Oakville Conference Centre. The evening included a delicious dinner, followed by the opportunity to hear Craig’s...

We’ve been Snapd

The screen grab below doesn’t do it justice, visit the Snapd website https://oakville.snapd.com/events/view/1125797 to view the article as well as a number of individual photos. You can left click on any of the photos, then download them by clicking on the down...

Trevor Cole – Journalist, Novelist and Non-Fiction Author

Trevor Cole is an award-winning journalist, novelist and non-fiction author. He started in radio, writing ads for local businesses in Simcoe, Cornwall and Ottawa. In the mid-eighties he moved to magazine journalism ending up at The Globe and Mail. As a journalist, he...

Ken McGoogan – Author, Historian, Travel Writer

Ken McGoogan is the author of a dozen books including four previous bestsellers on Arctic exploration – Fatal Passage, Ancient Mariner, Lady Franklin’s Revenge and Race to the Polar Sea. His latest book, “Dead Reckoning: The Untold Story of the Northwest Passage”, was...

Dr. David Posen Featured Speaker

Authenticity: A Guide to Living in Harmony with Your True Self is the fascinating subject and title for the 5th book written by Oakville’s Dr. David Posen, MD, best-selling author and motivational speaker and consultant on stress and change management. The Canadian...

Barry Wylie receives Paul Harris Fellowship Award

The Paul Harris Fellowship Award is one of the highest honours Rotary can bestow upon a person. Recipients are Rotarians and community professionals, in recognition of their outstanding contributions, exemplifying the highest ideal in Rotary in placing “Service Above...

Franco Vaccarino’s Vision

“My Vision for Canada 2067: Our Strength of Diversity and Common Purpose” was the topic for discussion by Franco Vaccarino, PhD, FCAHS, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Guelph, at the latest gathering of the Canadian Club of Halton at the Oakville...

Lindy Mechefske Charms Audience

The Canadian Club of Halton dinner on September 21, 2017 featured Lindy Mechefske, a free-lance food columnist with the Kingston Whig-Standard and a writer for a variety of Canadian magazines and literary journals. Lindy has written two successful books, A Taste of...

Dr. Linda Penn from Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

The Canadian Club of Halton hosted their final dinner of the season at the Oakville Conference Centre last week. Guest speaker, Dr. Linda Penn, PhD, Senior Scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, focuses on the molecular basis of cancer and the development...

The Hon. Hugh Segal, OC, OOnt Speaks at Canadian Club of Halton

The Hon. Hugh Segal, OC, OOnt, Master of Massey College, past member of the Senate of Canada, was the guest speaker at a well-attended Canadian Club of Halton dinner on March 23, 2017. Mr. Segal was eloquent, witty and extremely knowledgeable as he sketched an...

Dr. Julia Upton MD: “Food Allergy: Why, and What Can Be Done?”

  Dr. Julia Upton MD was the recent guest speaker at a Canadian Club of Halton dinner where she discussed the latest understanding of why food allergies have become so common. Her topic: “Food Allergy: Why, and What Can Be Done?” Passionate about food allergies,...

David Goldbloom speaks about Mental Health at Canadian Club Dinner

“In any given year, one in five Canadians will experience some form of diagnosable mental illness”, according to Dr. David Goldbloom MD, one of Canada’s leading psychiatrists and an articulate spokesperson for the field of mental health. Guest speaker at the Canadian...

Canadian Club of Halton Hosts Speaker Bob Rae

The Canadian Club of Halton hosted former parliamentarian Bob Rae as the dinner speaker for an audience of over 170 members and guests, Thursday, October 20, 2016. Mr. Rae’s remarks were titled “Mending Hearts, Mending Treaties”. Bob Rae is a senior partner at Olthuis...

Discovery of HMS Erebus & HMS Terror – Jan 26, 2017

A Parks Canada Underwater Archaeologist speaks on The Sir John Franklin Expedition. In 1845, explorer Sir John Franklin set sail from England with two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, in search of a Northwest Passage across what is now Canada’s Arctic. The...

Dr. David Goldbloom speaks -Nov 17

Dr. David Goldbloom, OC, MD, FRCPC – Senior Medical Advisor, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Author of How Can I Help? A Week in My Life as a Psychiatrist. In any given year, one in five Canadians will...

Protecting the Eastern Wolves

Linda Rutledge, PhD, was the guest speaker at a dinner presented by the Canadian Club of Halton on September 22 to an audience of 120.  Linda is a Research Associate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. Her talk “Fossils...

Bob Rae Joins us Oct 20

Bob Rae speaks on “Mending Hearts, Mending Treaties” With a strong background in negotiations, strategic planning, and community & economic development, Bob Rae’s legal practice focuses on First Nations, Aboriginal and Governance issues. Bob also regularly...

Linda Rutledge is next featured speaker

“Fossils to Genomes: Protecting The Eastern Wolves of Algonquin Park” Linda Rutledge, Research Associate, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University will tell us wolves play a critical role in maintaining a healthy environment. As a top...