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Welcome to Radio!
For years when I told listeners about the wild things that go on behind the scenes in radio, they said, “Write a book!” So here it is. Inside are stories you’ve not heard about highly creative people encouraged to go all out in every direction—to entertain an audience and keep life interesting for their co-workers and bosses.  Imagine coming to work and finding an office missing. How about filling someone’s convertible with puffed wheat, just because you can?
How did Jerry Forbes and Keith James Sr. guide a team like Bob McCord, Wes Montgomery, Chuck Chandler and the rest to build such a successful station? How did I fit in? Why did a police officer enter the 630 CHED newsroom, pistol at the ready? Why was I banned in Barrhead? What’s a Little Tiny Ugly? Why did one news announcer sound like she was having a passionate personal experience on-air? Want to know what it was truly like covering the Mayerthorpe tragedy?
If you can handle stories about people on the air that will make you laugh, shake your head, or cry, then this book is for you.

About the Author
Bob is news manager of the Corus Edmonton group of radio stations, including 630 CHED, iNews880, Fresh Radio, and CISN Country 103.9. He’s now in his 47th year of broadcasting.  Winner of four national awards for editorials, Bob is best known for his strong positions on family, good government, and law and order. He co-chaired Project SOS to buy and equip the Edmonton police helicopter.  Bob is also a member of the International Ventriloquist’s Association—it was his only way to get in the last word after being told to keep his mouth shut. Bob’s wife, Marg, has her own award-winning business, I Quilt For You. Bob and Marg have 6 children and 13 grandchildren.

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Bob Layton
Oct 30, 2017
 
Oct 30, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 
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Join us for Rodeo Week for a unique Western style luncheon & raffle.. Featuring music by Martin Kerr, Canadian Idol Finalist & special lunch guest, Miss Rodeo Canada 2017 Miss Ali Mullin!

Doors open at 11:30AM

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Rotary Round-Up with Employabilities
Nov 06, 2017
 
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The Battle of Passchendaele

The Battle of Passchendaele raged in Belgium in the summer and fall of 1917. The Canadian Corps joined the fighting there in October and would overcome almost unimaginable hardships to triumph on a brutal and muddy battlefield. This victory only came at a high price, however, as over 4,000 Canadian soldiers lost their lives and almost 12,000 more were wounded.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. The service and sacrifice of the Canadians who fought there will never be forgotten.

Author: Norman Leach

Norman Leach is a historian, freelance writer and professional speaker from Calgary, Alberta. He graduated with a degree in Strategic Studies from the University of Manitoba, and he now gives speeches around the world on Canadian military history.

Norman's writing has won him two Crystal Awards from the University of Lethbridge, and he has been awarded both the Canadian 125 and Alberta Centennial Medals.

He has also been named an honourary peacekeeper by the Canadian Armed Forces. Most recently, he served as historical advisor on the Paul Gross production of the film Passchendaele.

From the author: I have always been fascinated by Canadian history. As a kid travelling with my parents, I forced the entire car to stop at every museum along the road, no matter how big or how small. I am not interested in writing the great tomes about which battalion moved up when.

I tell the true stories of the officers and men soldiers who have been lost to time. My work is their lives, their sacrifices and their success and failures.

I have written about the men in the shell holes of Passchendaele to the soldiers fighting in Afghanistan. Each time, I feel the men and women who have given their lives for our country looking over my shoulder. They seem to be saying "Please get it right, we deserve at least that."

Today I speak around the world on Canadian military history, and am a consultant on historical movies and documentaries. I am a senior volunteer with both the Military Museums and Lougheed House in Calgary, am the Managing Editor of "Honour Magazine" and lecture at many colleges and Universities. For that kid who stopped at every museum it can't get any better. 

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Remembrance Day Meeting - Norman Leach
Nov 13, 2017
 
Nov 13, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 
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Rod Knecht was sworn in as the 22nd chief of police of the Edmonton Police Service on June 7, 2011 in a special ceremony at City Hall.
Chief Knecht was previously the Senior Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), ranked as the most senior uniformed police officer in the RCMP. In this role, Rod Knecht was responsible for the efficient and effective operation of all components of the RCMP, including managing a budget of $4.7 Billion and 31,000 employees.
Prior to his appointment in Ottawa, Rod Knecht was responsible for the RCMP in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. In the dual role of Deputy Commissioner – North West Region and Commanding Officer “K” Division in Edmonton, Alberta, he was responsible for managing the operations of 108 Alberta detachments and the delivery of community policing throughout the North West Region.
Rod Knecht is a strong advocate for integrated policing. While stationed in Alberta, he was instrumental in supporting the development and inception of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) and the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT). Both inter-agency teams are comprised of police services from across Alberta, including the Edmonton Police Service and the RCMP.
Over the course of his 40-year policing career, Rod Knecht has spent the vast majority of time working in an operational capacity. He has significant expertise in serious crimes, drug enforcement, undercover investigations, uniform duties, commercial and proceeds of crime and intelligence gathering. He has undertaken key leadership roles in a series of high-profile investigations and events throughout Canada and internationally.
One of his proudest achievements was the successful conclusion of the Blood Task Force (Krever Commission); a high-profile, international criminal investigation into the blood system in Canada and the creation of a national victim service liaison program for victims of tainted blood (HIV/Hepatitis C).
While Rod Knecht has been relocated on 16 occasions to communities throughout Canada, he considers Edmonton to be his home.
Honours and Awards
Rod Knecht is a decorated police officer who has received many prestigious honours and awards throughout his career. Recognitions include:
• Order of Merit of Police Forces (OOM)
• Queen’s Golden Jubilee
• 20-year Long Service Medal
• 25-year Long Service Medal Bronze Clasp
• 30-year Long Service Medal Silver Clasp
• Alberta Centennial Medal
• Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal
• Citizen Recognition Award for Life Saving

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Rod Knecht, Police Chief - The City of Edmonton
Nov 20, 2017
 
Nov 20, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 
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Vocational Services Committee
Nov 27, 2017
 
Nov 27, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 
Annual General Meeting of Rotary Club of Edmonton
Dec 04, 2017
 
Dec 04, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 
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Brian Mason was sworn in as the Minister of Transportation and Government House Leader on May 24, 2015.

He was first elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood in a 2000 by-election, and is the longest serving Member of the 29th Legislature.

Mr. Mason served as leader of the New Democrats from September 18, 2004, to October 18, 2014.

Before his election to the Alberta Legislature, Mr. Mason served as city of Edmonton councilor for ward 3. He was first elected in October 1989 and won three subsequent civic elections. As a member of city council for 11 years Mr. Mason gained a reputation as a tough and effective voice for his constituents. Following his political science studies at the University of Alberta he became politically active, serving as the executive director of the Alberta Federation of Students from 1977 to 1979.

Mr. Mason has lived in Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood for over 20 years with his wife, Karin.

 

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Honourable Brian Mason
Dec 11, 2017
 
Dec 11, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 
Rotary Christmas Party
Dec 18, 2017
 
Dec 18, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 
No Meeting
Dec 25, 2017