Upcoming Meetings

    • September 29, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom and in-hall meeting (to be confirmed)

    Brenda Irving is a Sports Broadcasting professional. In 2016, Brenda Irving was inducted into the Cambridge Sports Hall of Fame.

    She had early dreams of being a physical education teacher and coach. That changed when she decided to take the broadcasting program at Conestoga College.

    The veteran CBC broadcaster has covered most of the big events, ranging from the Olympics (eight), to the Stanley Cup, along with the Grey Cup and the Queen’s Plate.

    Brenda is also a three-time Canadian Screen Academy nominee for best sports program, best writing for TV series and best sports reporting.

    She was the first female Hockey Night in Canada rinkside reporter between 2001 and 2006, and previously served for seven years as a news reporter. She has also reported on Canadian football, the FIFA World Cup, and major league baseball. She graduated from Conestoga College's radio and television broadcasting programme. She was born in Cambridge and attended Preston High School. She called Gymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics for CBC.

    • October 27, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom and in-hall meeting (to be confirmed)

    Ted Barris is a Canadian writer, journalist, professor and broadcaster.

    He writes a weekly column, "The Barris Beat", and is a regular contributor to The Globe and Mail and the National Post.

    His non-fiction works focus on Canada's military heritage. Barris has authored 18 books, including:

    • Dam Busters: Canadian Airmen and The Secret Raid Against Nazi Germany (2018)
    • Fire Canoe: Prairie Steamboat Days Revisited 2nd Edition (1977)
    • The Great Escape: A Canadian Story (2013)
    • Victory at Vimy: Canada Comes of Age, April 9–12, 1917 (2007)
    • Juno: Canadians at D-Day June 6, 1944 (2004)
    • Deadlock in Korea : Canadians at War, 1950-1953 (1998)
    • Playing Overtime: A Celebration of Oldtimers Hockey (1995)
    • Days of Victory: Canadians Remember, 1939-1945 (1995)
    • Behind the Glory: Canada's Role in the Allied Air War (1992)
    • November 24, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom and in-hall meeting (to be confirmed)

    Paul Langan is a local author and historian.

    He has written five local history booklets and one book on a national topic, Forgotten Monorails of Canada (2020).

    He was responsible for a compilation book. His newest book , released January 2021 is "Tragedy in Galt - The May 2nd, 1956 CP Rail Crash" .

    He currently is working on his next two books for release in 2021 titled, " Tales of Opera - Waterloo County/ Region 1885-2020" and "Remembering Glen Christie - History and Stories of the Village of Glen Christie, ON.

    • January 26, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom and in-hall meeting (to be confirmed)

    Good Balance – The Key to Empowered Health

    Marsha Jaworski RMT & Osteopathy

    Falls are the number one preventable injury sustained by Canadians every year.

    Good balance is essential for injury prevention, sport performance, everyday activities and maintaining independence as we age. Learn about the complexity of postural control and easy strategies to improve your balance.

    • June 29, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom and in-hall meeting (to be confirmed)

    Mark Rector is a Communications Professor from Humber College. His topic is "Oh Canada! Our Home and Inventive Land"

    We will learn about all of the great innovations and inventiveness in this great and vast land of ours. From the compound steam engine and gasoline of the Industrial Revolution, to the telephone and light bulb (yes, the light bulb) of the Victorian era, to the Canadarm and BlackBerry of today.

    The stories of Bell Canada, Northern Telecom, the Robertson screw company, SPAR Aerospace, Easy-Off and the invention of hockey! They are all here, as are 150 more great stories, in a light, easy to read, pick up and put down format of short vignettes and some longer, detailed histories of some of the biggest names in Canadian history.

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