Posts Tagged ‘Canadian Club’

Our Personal Genome and the DNA Dilemma

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

The Canadian Club of Halton Peel is currently celebrating their 28th season of presenting guest dinner speakers on a wide range of subjects. Since 1986 the not-for-profit, volunteer-driven Canadian Club of Halton Peel has met monthly for delicious dinners, extremely knowledgeable and fascinating speakers and the opportunity to share an evening with friends. Dr. Pierre Meulien, PhD, President & CEO, Genome Canada, was recently hosted at the Oakville Conference Centre – his topic was “Our Personal Genome – The DNA Dilemma.”

A little over 3 years ago, Pierre was appointed President and CEO of Genome Canada which was established in 2000 and whose mission is “To harness the transformative power of genomics to deliver benefits to Canadians”. From 2007 to 2010, he was Chief Scientific Officer for Genome British Columbia. During this time, he facilitated the translation of genome-based technologies into end uses across many life science sectors.

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Historian Takes Aim at John A. Macdonald

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Political Columnist Richard Gwyn

The Canadian Club of Halton Peel was honoured to host Richard Gwyn, historian, award-winning author, political columnist, and radio and TV personality. Gwyn charmed the audience of 115 people with his knowledge and wit, concentrating on the life and times of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first and most important Prime Minister.

Richard Gwyn was born in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, England, studied at Stonyhurst College in Lancashire and at the Royal Military College Sandhurst. Emigrating to Canada in 1953, he has been a journalist throughout his career, except for the period 1968-73 when he was Executive Assistant to Communications Minister the Hon. Eric Kierans, and later a Director-General in that department.

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January Events Round Up

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

January 9: 6:30-7:30pm- Healthy Living Workshop: Is living healthier one of your New Year’s resolutions? Come out to the YMCA of Oakville for information on how to change behavior patterns in order to avoid the common mistakes and get you on track for success. For more information call the YMCA at 905-845-5597 ext. 303. The YMCA of Oakville is located at: 410 Rebecca St, Oakville.

January 11: 7:15pm- Ring in the Chinese New Year with the Oakville Chinese Network at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, as they present: “I Wish.” Tickets are $25-30 each, and available online through the website, or by calling the box office at: 905-815-2021.

Democracy Advocate Talks Clean Up of Canadian Politics

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Speaker Duff Conacher & Canadian Club of Halton Peel Head Table Guests

The Canadian Club of Halton Peel recently hosted Duff Conacher, founding director of Democracy Watch and the Democracy Education Network. His topic, “How Cleaning Up Politics Will Help Clean Up Everything Else” was very timely in light of the many scandals and controversies in which politicians, at every level of government, are involved.

As Conacher said, “Many governments are spending more time dealing with scandals these days than they are solving problems. Given that we have to pay for governments whether or not they solve problems for us, what do we need to do to clean up politics so that politicians will help clean up problems?”

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Oakville CEO Working to End Extreme Poverty

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

 Speaker, Mark Lukowski CEO of the Christian Children’s Fund of Canada With His Family

The Canadian Club of Halton Peel hosted guest speaker Mark Lukowski, CEO of the Christian Children’s Fund of Canada. With personal anecdotes and engaging photos, Mark shared what he has learned from “some of the most resourceful, intelligent, passionate, innovative and resilient people, determined to build their lives”.

With support provided by Canadians, Christian Children’s Fund of Canada works in communities in developing countries to help alleviate poverty among children.

Mark Lukowski, an Oakville resident, enjoyed a successful business career in the technology, transportation, service and logistics sectors for more than 25 years before taking the position of CEO in April 2009. Mark says he is blessed because his work at Christian Children’s Fund of Canada enables him to combine his two passions – working for an international organization and helping children in need.

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