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List of all past speakers

If you wish to read the review of any talk, please refer to the Newsletters page and click on the speaker's name. The earliest talks were not reported.

2018 Apr Passwords and Beyond Brock Godfrey
  Mar Viola Desmond Norma Domey
  Feb Writing Creative Non-fiction Dorothy Anne Phillips
  Jan Richard III Paul Marland

2017 Dec Social Event Shawne Elizabeth & Alan Thomas
  Nov Seniors' Issues - CARP Rick Baker
  Oct Vimy Dr. Melanie Morin-Pelletier
  Sep Tay Valley Settlement Kay Rogers
  Aug Ottawa Public Library Danielle McDonald
  Jul Four In-House Speakers Club Members
  Jun Traditional Chinese Culture Lucy Zhou
  May Public Broadcasting & Food Security Doug Ward
  Apr Canadian Anti-fraud Centre Brock Godfrey
  Mar "Tse Duna" Master Storyteller Louise Profeit-Leblanc
  Feb Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Org Karyn Steer
  Jan Alzheimer's & Care Giving Sue Kennedy & Caroline Midgley

2016 Dec Social Event "Madrigals"
  Nov Gp. Capt. 'Bob' Braham Mike Braham
  Oct The Northwest Passage David Newland
  Sep The Changing Face of War Gen (Retd) Paul Manson
  Aug Four In-House Speakers Club Members
  Jul Economic issues - Pensions Prof. Ian Lee
  Jun Ottawa 2017 Marie-Soleil Bergeron
  May The Senate The Hon. Marjory LeBreton
  Apr Canada's Beautiful Gardens Margaret Dailey-Plouffe
  Mar The Healthy Heart Dr. Anrtoine Hakim
  feb Canada Agricultural Museum Kerri-Leigh Burchill
  Jan Pacemakers Peter Callinan

2015 Dec Social Event "Lost for Words"
  Nov Nefertiti Hassan Eltaher
  Oct War Amps/Champs James Jordan
  Sep Shakespeare in Canada Dr. Irena Makaryk
  Aug Statistics Canada Rosemary Bender
  July Five In-house talks Club Members
  June All in a Day's Work Alan Neal
  May Building Bridges between Canada and First Nations Brian Hartley
  Apr Henry Larsen and the St Roch Doreen Larsen Reidel
  Mar Black History 101 Judith Brown
  Feb Barrack Hill Cemetery J Young & B Mortimer
  Jan Stem Cell Research Dr. Michael Rudniki

2014 Dec Social Event "Madrigals"
  Nov Canada's Wild East - N & L David Newland
  Oct The Great War - Impacts on Canada Robin Rousham
  Sep New Laws and Charter Compatibility Edgar Schmidt
  Aug The Climate is Changing Jim Bruce
  July Five in-house talks Club Members
  June Nordic Pole Walking Irene Richardson
  May The Great White Bears of the North Craig Greenwood
  Apr Further along the Pilgrim's Way Guy Thatcher
  Mar The Joys of Canadian History George Laidlaw
  Feb Opera Management and Opera Lyra J.P. 'Jeep' Jeffries
  Jan Eugene Forsey - Canada's Maverick Sage Helen Forsey

2013 Dec Social Event Garth Hampson
  Nov 10,000 Villages - Reprise Cathy Neufeld
  Oct Canadian War Graves Agency BGen(Ret) David Kettle
  Sep Charlotte Whitton, Bill Davis et al Claude Bennett
  Aug Phirelite - Computer Security JF Sauriol
  July Five in-house talks Club Members
  June L'Hermitage Robert Kaszanits
  May CSIS Mandate Robert Young
  Apr Sir John Franklin & Dr John Rae Hugh Reekie
  Mar Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro Trudy Stephen
  Feb Sailing without owning a boat Robert Bériault
  Jan Property Rights Terry Green

2012 Dec Social Event Garth Hampson et Al
  Nov Canoeing the Yukon Allen Macartney
  Oct Alexander Hope's War Lois Hope
  Sep The Bakers Daughter Grete Hale
  Aug Ottawa Canada - The Book William McElligott
  July Five in-house talks Club Members
  Jun Victims of Crime Sue O'Sullivan
  May Ottawa, Past, Present & Future Larry O'Brien
  Apr The Women of Afghanistan Halley Siddons et Al
  Mar The Savoy Society John Forster
  Feb The Amber Coast Ilse Zandstra
  Jan The War of 1812 Capt. Victor Suthren

2011 Dec Social Event John Forster (Mikado)
  Nov The Royal Oak John Howard
  Oct Your Royal Navy Cdr Jason Armstrong
  Sep NZ - After the Earthquake H.E. Andrew Needs
  Aug Bank of Canada Currency Museum C Paradis & C Fast
  July Five in-house travelogues Club Members
  June United Way Jeff Turner
  May City Archives Paul Henry
  Apr Nicholas Sparks - Laird of Bytown Brian Hull
  Mar RCMP International Sylvain Berthiaume
  Feb One Room Schoolhouses Joy Forbes
  Jan Corrections Canada Don Head

2010 Dec Social Event Members
  Nov Reminiscences of a Columnist Dave Brown
  Oct The Canadian Air Force – Today and Tomorrow Col. Sean Friday
  Sep Immigration James Bissett
  Aug The Pilgrims’ Way Guy Thatcher
  Jul Five in-house talks Club Members
  Jun Life of a J.P. Claudette Cain
  May The Crown and Canada Allan E. Jones
  Apr Planning Twentieth Century Capital Cities Prof. David Gordon
  Mar “Long Distance Please” John Wright
  Feb The Ottawa Hospital Kay Stanley
  Jan The Canada Company and the Huron Tract Robert C. Lee

2009 Dec Social Event Members
  Nov 70 Years of Canada - Ireland Diplomacy H.E. Dermot Kelly
  Oct Canada’s Navy in the 21st Century Capt. Serge Bertrand
  Sep Canada and the Olympics Mike Chambers
  Aug Ottawa Museum Network Andrea Miller
  Jul Five in-house talks Club Members
  Jun Darcy McGee and the Fenians Dr. David Shanahan
  May No meeting - hosting the Spring Luncheon
  Apr Canada’s Infrastructure Gerry Maffre
  Mar Art for Everyone Jeff Stellick
  Feb Lake of the Old Uncles Gerry Kenney
  Jan Robbie Burns John Young

2008 Dec Social Event Members
  Nov The New NCC Jackie Holzman
  Oct The Mission in Afghanistan LCol Bob Chamberlain
  Sep Ottawa Fire Service Bruce Montone
  Aug Transportation in Ottawa David Jeanes
  Jul Four in-house talks Club Members
  Jun Antiquarian & Rare Books Patrick McGahern
  May Canada’s Portrait Gallery Dr. Lilly Koltun
  Apr Champlain Health Council Dr. Robert Cushman
  Mar Wetlands Conservancy Barry Turner
  Feb Vintage Wings Michael Potter
  Jan CBO Morning Kathleen Petty

2007 Dec Social Event Members
  Nov Human Rights and Human Dignity Ed Broadbent
  Oct The Chaplain’s Role in War and Peace Rev. Lyman Coleman
  Sep Self help for Countries Reg Evans and David Chaplin
  Aug National Memorial Centre Robert Martin
  Jul Five in-house talks Club Members
  Jun Impromptu talks in the absence of the speaker Club Members
  May Life of a Concertmaster Walter Prystawski
  Apr Cougar Annie and Her Garden Lesley Sibthorpe
  Mar The Underground Railroad Chris Lackner
  Feb Inside the Ivory Tower (Carleton U) Spruce Riordan
  Jan Alexander Graham Bell Charlotte Gray

2006 Dec Social Event Members
  Nov Research at the Ottawa Heart Institute Dr. Ruth McPherson
  Oct “The Forgotten War” Bill Cosway
  Sep Riverkeeper Meredith Brown
  Aug The Library of Parliament Erik Spicer
  Jul Canadian Antiques Roadshow Ross Wilson
  Jun Ottawa Police Service Seniors’ Protection Program Const. Len Vaz
  May Happiness in Retirement Dr. André Côté
  Apr Each Morning Bright - from the Ottawa Citizen Doug Fischer
  Mar Building a canoe Graham Sibthorpe
  Feb Physiotherapy for comfort; function and mobility Sue Raven
  Jan The complexities of Middle East affairs Dr. Mahmoud El-Saeed

2005 Dec Social Event Members
  Nov The Group of Seven Ellen McLeod
  Oct The Perley-Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre John Lupton
  Sep A young RCMP Constable in the North Garth Hampson
  Aug The Penumbra Press John Flood
  Jul “Controlling Clutter” Heidi Tucker
  Jun Ottawa's new official plan Ted Foberet
  May Information Technology David Goldsmith
  Apr “Along the Opeongo Line” Joan Finnigan
  Mar Morrison-Lamothe - “The Happy Baker” Grete Hale
  Feb Black History Month - Early Memories of Ottawa Tom Barber
  Jan Early Canadian History of Ottawa Valley George Toller

2004 Dec Social Event Members
  Nov Norman Bethune Heritage Home David Anderson
  Oct With the UN in Afghanistan David Ross
  Sep Air traffic Control Barry Moss
  Aug “Putting the News Together Dan Pihlainen
  Jul “Turmoil in the Middle East" John Sigler
  Jun “Deafening” Francis Itani
  May “Is Canada’s Immigration Policy Working?” James Bissett
  Apr Solving Ottawa Marion Dewar
  Mar National Gallery’s Exhibitions Christine Sadler
  Feb Lebreton Flats Phil Jenkins
  Jan Congress Centre David Hamilton

2003 Dec Social Event Members
  Nov Rotary International in Cameroon Eva Hammond
  Oct Meeting the Challenges Col. Richard Williams
  Sep Museums and Heritage (Ottawa) Jim Mountain
  Aug Life of a Senior Politician Hon. Mitchell Sharp
  Jul Emerging Technologies (Heart) Dr. Toffy Mussivand
  Jun Parliamentary Reform Hon. Lloyd Francis
  May The Rideau Canal Peter Conroy
  Apr Hydro: the real story Kathy Greiner
  Mar The International Joint Commission Rt Hon. Herb Gray
  Feb Ten Thousand Villages Monica Schiasele
  Jan Tourism/Politics Jim Watson

2002 Dec Social Event Members
  Nov Dispute Resolution Judge Frank Muldoon
  Oct Merchant Navy Remembrances Hal Roberts
  Sep Canadian Care Access Centre Shannon Haggerty
  Aug Report from Afghanistan Flora MacDonald
  July A Writer's Experience Robert Knuckle
  Jun International Drug Monitoring Dr. Ed Napke
  May Taxes: Past; Present and Future Walter Robinson
  Apr A Botanical Garden for Ottawa Ian Efford
  Mar Water: The very beginning of Development Christina Lubbock
  Feb Skiing at the North Pole Jack MacKenzie
  Jan Canada's Socio-economic Performance and Potential Dr. Charles Barrett

2001 Dec Social Event Members
  Nov Making a Difference in a Global Community Linda Souter
  Oct The Last Great Sea Battle (Scharnhorst) Frank Spiller
  Sep Stress Management Donna Horner
  Aug Yukon Gold Rush Paul Stumes
  July Positive Dutch/Canadian Relations Rudolf Wagener
  Jun Captain Cook’s Achievements Victor Suthren
  May Ottawa Amalgamation Issues Peter Hume
  Apr Science and Spirituality in 3rd Millenium Bob Haughton
  Mar Heart Institute - Heart Issues Susan Menzies
  Feb Genealogy as a Hobby Noreen Wolfe
  Jan Canada’s Eastern Arctic Dr Dennis St Onge

2000 Dec CanadaArm Space Program Dr Gary Lindberg
  Nov Christmas Theme Rabbi Reuben Bulka
  Oct Remembrance Day: Normandy/Holland; Liberation Experiences George Blackburn
  Sept Hong Kong’s return to Communism – Experiences John Kruithof
  Aug Medical/Physio Aspects of Exercise Greg Poole (Carleton)
  July Military Nursing Sisters Experiences Doris Carter
  Jun Trains Impact on Canada Gord Priest
  May Historical Sites of Ottawa Paul Stumes
  Apr Canada’s Military ‘Moral Crisis’ Michel Drapeau
  Mar The New Ottawa Brian Barge
  Feb Canadian North; Northwest Passage; Siberia to Greenland George Hobson
  Jan Operation Go Home - A National Youth Program Rev Sterling Irving

1999 Dec Maritime Christmas Traditions Rev Joe Burke & Rev Allan Mac Lellan
  Nov Hospital Restructuring; Transforming Riverside Campus Linda Schumacher
  Oct War Museum The Role in preserving history Don Carrington
  Sept Coinage. History learned through coin collecting Frank Fesco

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