Speaker Meetings

Meetings are held monthly September to May, and include guest speaker presentations.


Topics are diverse, current, educational and thought-provoking.


2021-2022 Speaker Progam

September 21, 2021

We are hoping to be able to meet in September in person, for our first meeting back.  This is the time to see long time friends, meet the new members and of course join interest groups. But we have found many venues are reluctant to schedule in-person group meetings. We will keep you posted of the where or if we will once again meet on Zoom.


October 19, 2021

Speaker: Mary Cunningham.

Topic: FASD Impact on learning, employment and society.  Mary is one of our own members and an expert on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.


November 16, 2021

Speaker: Josie d'Avernas

Topic: The future of long-term care.  Josie recently retired from the position of the executive director of the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) at the University of Waterloo.


December 14, 2021

Music Program.  We are hoping that by December we will be able to meet in person. We are planning a fun and entertaining evening. 


January 18, 2022

Speaker: Lawrence Hill

Topic: His new book, and the challenges of writing for adults and youth. Lawrence is one of Canada’s most recognized authors.  His award-winning book “The Book of Negros” was made into a hit miniseries.

February 15, 2022

Speaker: Catherin Burns

Topic:  AI is coming:  What does it mean for our healthcare.  Dr. Catherine M. Burns is Professor in Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo.  Catherine is well known for her work in Cognitive Work Analysis and Ecological Interface.


March 15, 2022

This month is our resolutions meeting


April 19, 2022

Speaker: Heather Joy Ross

Topic:  Female equality, domestic violence, and the law in Canada.   Heather Joy Ross LLB has been recognized with the Law Society Medal, a top recognition given for outstanding service and devotion in the profession by The Law Society of Ontario.


May 17, 2022 AGM

Speaker: Alex Mustakas

Topic:  The little theatre that could.  Alex is the Artistic Director & CEO of Drayton Entertainment.  The pandemic has been devastating for live theatre, but with perseverance and support of the theatre community Drayton Entertainment will pull through.