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   Probus Club of Ottawa Alta Vista

   sponsored by the rotary club of ottawa


September 26th - Leonard Barrie, The Science of Climate Change  and Some Future Impacts

After a 29 year career with Environment Canada specializing in meteorology and atmospheric chemistry, Leonard Barrie went on to a 16-year international career. First as Chief Scientist for Atmospheric Science at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington State, then for nine years Director of the Research Department at the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva, then 3 years at the Cyprus Institute as Professor and ‘Vice President for Research’ and finally three years as Professor and Director of Research for the Bolin Climate Centre at Stockholm University. In 2016, he returned to Ottawa semi-retired while maintaining Prof. Emeritus Status at University of Stockholm and The Cyprus Institute and an adjunct Professor position at McGill University. 


October 24th Jeff Noakes, Sicily – The Return to Europe, 1943

Every year since the Club started, our October meeting has had a Remembrance Day theme. This year we return to the War Museum. Jeff Noakes will present the history of Canadian involvement in the Sicilian Campaign, 75 years ago. Starting with the background story of the decision to invade, the landings of 9-10 July 1943, and the weeks of fighting that followed, the talk will give an overview of Canadians’ roles in these events. On land, at sea, and in the air, Canadians took part in the fighting in Sicily, before the invasion of the Italian mainland. The talk will be illustrated with war art from the Canadian War Museum’s collections, and with colour and black and white photographs from archives in Canada and abroad.

Jeff is the Second World War historian at the Canadian War Museum. He is responsible for historical content in its Second World War Gallery and until 2016 was jointly responsible for historical content in its LeBreton Gallery. He is the author of books, exhibition catalogues, and articles on subjects related to both World Wars, the Cold War and the Arctic.

Guests and Visitors from other Clubs are welcome.

We are a 'Combined' Club. We meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month (except December - 2nd Wednesday). Meetings begin at 10:00 with a few minutes of announcements and then a speaker. Members start to arrive about 9:30 for coffee, cookies and chat (tea, Tim-bits and talk).

Meetings are at:

Gloucester Presbyterian Church
91 Pike Street

Pike Street runs north from Hunt Club just west of Conroy. The church is at the corner of Lorry Greenberg and Pike. Parking lot entrances are off Pike.

 PROBUS' Vital Purpose …

... to stimulate thought, interest and participation in activities at a time in life when it is easy to become complacent and self-centred.

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