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ShelterBox is made up of people who believe in shelter as a human right – that shelter from the chaos of disaster and conflict is vital. No ifs. No buts.

When people are plunged into crisis, normality is suspended. But good, quality shelter can cut through the chaos. This is why we provide the tools that enable people to rebuild homes and transform their lives.

We do things differently. We were born different. We started life as a small organization in the UK and have grown into an international organization with offices in seventeen countries around the world, including Canada.

We don’t follow the crowd – we’ve carved our own path that leads straight to the families we support.

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Nicole Konkin
Jun 05, 2017
 
Jun 05, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 
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Ms. Tracey Scarlett is currently the Dean of the JR Shaw School of Business at NAIT. She has a wide and varied background including 15 years in the biotechnology industry and 10 years in economic development and entrepreneurship development. Ms. Scarlett is currently a Director on the Board of Travel Alberta, is a member of Natural Sciences and  Engineering Research  Council (NSERC), is a member of the Global Woman of Vision board in Edmonton, and participates in numerous other economic development and entrepreneurship advisory committees.  She is a past Director and Finance Committee Chair on the Board of Edmonton Economic Development Corp., and a past Director of several other organizations including Alberta Women Entrepreneurs, Suit Yourself, the Canadian Association of Management Consultants in Alberta, the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT Alberta), and Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta.
Ms. Scarlett volunteers with many groups and regularly speaks about entrepreneurship and supporting women to expand their leadership roles.  In 2012, she was recognized by NAIT as one of their Top 50 Alumni, and in 2013, she was recognized as a Woman of Distinction by YWCA Edmonton.
Tracey Scarlett, JR Shaw School of Business -NAIT
Jun 12, 2017
 
Jun 12, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 
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Pommelien Bossier, our 2016 2017 Inbound Rotary Youth Exchange student from Belgium, will present her perspective and learning as a Rotary Youth Exchange Ambassador from Belgium living in Canada .   Pommelien Bossier has been here since August 2016 and has made herself an integral part of our club through her many presentations at the podium, sharing at the lunch tables, volunteering with club projects and fundraising, being a willing and active member of our Interact club and living with her four different host families - all the while sharing her love of her country Belgium.  The year is almost over and it is time to say good bye!    Please support her by attending this final presentation and sharing good wishes with her.  

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Pommelien Bossier
Jun 19, 2017
 
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John Yamamoto is a Vice President and Investment Advisor for RBC Dominion Securities. He has studied investment theory formally and has a Bachelor Of Commerce and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Alberta. He has also earned his Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) designation, and has been named a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI).

John's unique approach is based on his keen insight into the future world of investing. As a top advisor, he has won numerous awards for excellence in the industry and has been named a member of the firm's Executive Council. For over a decade, John has taught investment courses at Grant MacEwan College, and the Edmonton Public School Board (Metro Continuing Education).

John was born and raised in the city of Edmonton and enjoys traveling around the world with his wife and daughter. He believes that money is meant to be enjoyed and encourages his clients to create income from their investments to travel, golf and enjoy an active lifestyle. 

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John Yamamoto, Rotary President 2016/2017
Jun 26, 2017
 
Jun 26, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 
No Meeting
Jul 03, 2017
 
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Brent was born in Brandon Manitoba to parents who were in the RCAF. He was educated in Ottawa and complete a BSC at the Royal Military College Kingston. He is a graduate of Command and Staff College and National Defense College. He retired from the Royal Canadian Air Force in1997 after 35 years of service.

He trained as a pilot and has accumulated over 9000 hours primarily on the C130 and Boeing 707 aircraft.  He has filled a number of command positions as Commanding Officer for 435 Sqn Edmonton, Base Commander Toronto, Wing Commander NATO Airborne Early Warning and Communications Wing, and in various staff positions including Director of Personnel, Chair of the Career Medical Review Board, Chief of Staff for Air Transport Command in Canada and abroad with NATO and the United Nations in Egypt.

Following retirement from the RCAF and relocation to Edmonton, he continued to fly maintained an Air Line Tranport Licence on several aircraft including the Boeing 737.

He served on several Boards including two years as President for Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton, the Rotary club of Edmonton Board, and is on the Board for the Alberta Aviation Museum.

He was awarded the Order of Military Merit and the Alberta Centennial Medal.

As the father to five children, he is quick to confess that his wife, Linda, shouldered the bulk of the responsibility due to the travel demands.  We have 13 grandchildren located from Edmonton, Cold Lake, Port Elgin and Ottawa to Al Ain United Arab Emirates.

He is active with Edmonton Rotary and has served on several committees. He has maintained an interest in investing, travel, golf and other frustrating activities.

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Brent Abbott
Jul 10, 2017
 
Jul 10, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 
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Effective January 19, 2015 Malcolm Bruce is CEO of the Capital Region Board. Malcolm Bruce is a veteran of the Canadian Forces with more than 32 years of progressive leadership, strategic planning and organizational change experience. Malcolm’s wide range of skills have been sought out to support the strategic planning and execution of operations including; in 2002 Kananaskis G8 Summit, in 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games and most recently in the 2013 Alberta floods. He has been deployed overseas five times including Iraq in 2006 where he served as the strategic force planner while on exchange with the British Army and to Afghanistan for 12 month deployment as the Chief of Advisors for the Afghan ministerial development mission. Malcolm most recently held the position of Director, Corporate Services for the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) from December 2012 to January 2015. During his tenure he was responsible for the association’s business planning and policy processes. Malcolm holds a Bachelor of History from the University of Manitoba and holds two Masters of Arts degrees from the Royal Military College of Canada. He is a Trustee with the Foundation for the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry and remains an active volunteer supporting military families. Malcolm enjoys camping, fishing, hunting, rugby and scuba diving. He has been happily married to Shawna Bruce for the past 24 years and continues to parent three daughters, now all attending university, with a sense of humour and the occasional medicinal dram of single malt. The CRB represents the 24 municipalities of Alberta’s Capital Region, leading regional action toward global opportunity with a focus on growth, transportation, housing and regional services.

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Malcolm Bruce, CEO of the Capital Region Board
Jul 17, 2017
 
Jul 17, 2017 Ends: 11:59 PM
 
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Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. We are spread over 122 countries around the world and reach over 9.7 million students per year.

For over 50 years, Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta & NWT has engaged and inspired students from grades 3 to 12 in classrooms across Edmonton, Northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories. JA is the only organization in Alberta and NWT that teaches students about entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy at all levels of the school system. JA’s free, curriculum-based programs are delivered by local volunteers bringing the real world into the classroom; the value is in the ‘real world’ perspective.

JA registers nearly 1000 programs and reach over 25,000 students a year and are continuing to expand their reach.  This is all possible through a partnership between the business community, educators, and volunteers who work together to inspire young people to reach their dreams and tap into their potential.

Jen Panteluk is the President & CEO of Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta and Northwest Territories. A BCom and MBA graduate from the School of Business at the University of Alberta, Jen has worked in the non-profit sector for over 10 years, Jen has a far-reaching background and has used her skills to increase awareness and support for United Way, University of Alberta, Alberta Cancer Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Northern Alberta and the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. Jen is passionate about strengthening the community in which she lives, and working with others to have a positive impact. Jen has been recognized as an Avenue Magazine Top 40 Under 40 in 2016 and a Global Woman of Vision in May 2017 for her work in the not for profit sector.

In 2015, Jen embarked on her most important ‘job’ yet, when her and her husband welcomed a beautiful baby girl. Now a happy, active toddler, mom and dad are kept on their toes at home. In her free team, Jen is a competitive age group triathlete and can often be found swimming, biking and running. She was recognized as a YWCA Women of Distinction for her athletic accomplishments in 2010 and has had the opportunity to represent Canada at six Triathlon World Championships. 

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Jen Panteluk
Jul 24, 2017
 
Jul 24, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 
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  • Obtained an MD from the U of A.
  • Trained in family medicine and public health and have a Fellowship in Public Health and Preventive Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
  • Clinical professor in the Faculty of Medicine.
  • Over 30 years of experience in Public Health and Family Medicine.
  • Current position Senior Medical Officer of Health/Senior Medical Director Alberta Health Services. 

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Gerry Predy, Senior Medical Officer
Jul 31, 2017
 
Jul 31, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 
No Meeting
Aug 07, 2017
 
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Presentation Description: 
Hear the Design and Planning principles that enabled the successful rezoning of an 80-storey Alldritt tower: the story of a client, his consultants, a community, a planning department, and elected officials, all focusing on the cost of inclusion as our city grows.

Speaker Bio:
Brad Kennedy has over 25 years of architectural and construction experience working in his hometown of Edmonton. He is known for bringing clarity to complex issues, building consensus between contentious parties, and invigorating a design process with a contagious enthusiasm. In recent years his firm, KENNEDY, has had the privilege of being involved in many of our downtown high rises including, The Pearl, Icon 1 and 2, Fox 1 and 2, Edgewater, Quest, Omega, and Symphony. His firm has a simple but focused cause: To create experiences so unexpected, so exceptional they become moments of impact – “Gamechangers”.

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Brad Kennedy
Aug 14, 2017
 
Aug 14, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 
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For 110 years the YMCA has been serving the Edmonton and area through a wide variety of program and services.  As one of the oldest and largest charities in Alberta, Nick Parkinson the President and CEO, will provide an overview of how the YMCA of Northern Alberta is building healthier communities, through their extensive programs in Wood Buffalo, Grande Prairie and the Edmonton and Capital Region.  In addition, Nick will provide an update on the legacy funding provided by the Rotary Club to support the YMCA Family Allies Program at the YMCA Welcome Village.

Nick Parkinson, President & CEO
Aug 21, 2017
 
Aug 21, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 
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Judge Robert Philp became Chief of the Commission and Tribunals of the Alberta Human Rights Commission, on July 1st 2014. He is a respected jurist and lawyer, a community and social justice activist, committed to human rights, equality and education, locally, nationally and internationally. Judge Philp earned his BA from the University of Alberta in 1972 and his Law Degree from the same University in 1975. Judge Philp has been a strong supporter of his alma mater as a donor, volunteer and frequent lecturer.
Judge Philp was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta's Faculty of Business from 1979 to 1996. Judge Philp continues to lecture in many University Faculties. As well as his University lectures Judge Philp is a frequent public speaker on community, poverty and human rights issues.
Judge Philp has extensive legal and judicial experience, which includes 29 years in the practice of law, 9 years as an Alberta Criminal Court Judge and 7 years as a Deputy Judge of the Northwest Territories. In addition Judge Philp has many notable professional appointments including numerous appointments to Law Society Committees in Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
Judge Philp continues to hold executive or Board positions on many community organizations including Boyle Street Community Services, Reach Edmonton, the Edmonton Community Legal Center, Jellinek Men's Recovery House, and the Mayor’s Edmonton task force to end poverty. Judge Philp was named Queen's Counsel in December 1999. He received the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in 2003 and the Alberta Centennial Medal in 2005. In 2017 he received a Distinguished Service Award from the Alberta Branch of the Canadian Bar Association and the Alberta Law Society.
Judge Philp is and continues to be a mentor to many young lawyers and law students.​

Robert Philp, Chief of the Commissions & Tribunals
Aug 28, 2017
 
Aug 28, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 
No Meeting
Sep 04, 2017
 
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Hello! My name is Reina Buote. At age 15, I hopped on a plane and flew across the world to Phitsanulok Thailand. I was immediately exposed to a new and very different culture and language. I will be sharing about my adventures, challenges, and growth I experienced during my exchange year.

Reina Buote is an honour roll student at Victoria school. She first got involved with rotary in October 2016 by joining the interact club. Shortly after she was selected to be the outbound student and spent a year abroad in Thailand. She is the youngest of three girls. Reina has been working hard to make her own income since age 10 by shovelling driveways, babysitting, baking cakes and working part time at Dairy Queen. More recently, she has been helping out at her parent's restaurant. One of Reinas greatest achievements was receiving the sportsmanship award at the provincial championship. Reinas biggest inspiration is Kylah. Reina provided care for Kylah and was amazed by how positive and determined she is to overcome the challenges of living with marfan's syndrome. Reina is looking forward to staying involved with rotary by participating in her school's interact club as well as helping out the youth exchange committee.  

Reina Buote
Sep 11, 2017
 
Sep 11, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 
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    Brent A. Collingwood. M.Ed.

Brent Collingwood is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the River Valley Alliance. Brent served on the RVA Advisory Committee for six years, four of those as the Chair.

The River Valley Alliance's vision is to create a continuous world class metropolitan river valley park system from Devon through Parkland County, Leduc County, Edmonton, Strathcona County and Sturgeon County to Fort Saskatchewan. In his role as Chair, Brent’s goal is to ensure the River Valley Alliance meets its mandate of public awareness by telling the story of the RVA and how it plans to achieve its ultimate goal of creating North America’s largest urban parkway.

Brent is also an active Rotarian with the Riverview Rotary Club, recently completing a three year term as Chair of the District Learning & Development Committee.

When not volunteering, Brent is the Director of Alumni & Corporate Relations for the MBA program at the Alberta School of Business.  Brent started his career with the University in 2000 and served in Career Services, Executive Education and now in his MBA role for 5 years. 

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Brent Collingwood
Sep 18, 2017
 
Sep 18, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 
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For over 30 years Cecilia has worked in the not for profit, charitable sector in Calgary and Edmonton and has been the Executive Director of the Boyle McCauley Health Centre for the past 17 years. She has been on the Board of Directors of Elizabeth Fry, Recovery Acres and Niginan Housing Ventures and is the past chair of the Edmonton Coalition on Housing and Homelessness and Right At Home Housing Society. She is a passionate advocate for social justice, with a focus on ensuring that all of the members of our community have safe, affordable housing and comprehensive, responsive health care.

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Cecilia Blasetti, ED -Boyle McCauley Health Centre
Sep 25, 2017
 
Sep 25, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 
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DISTRICT GOVERNOR FRANK REITZ 2017 2018
Frank Reitz is married to Barbara who is also a Rotarian. They have 2 children and 14 grandchildren.  Barb’s Classification is Nurse Educator and they have been in Fort McMurray 45 years.
Frank’s Classification is “Real Estate”.  He has been a Realtor with RE/MAX Fort McMurray since 1996 where he has represented his Vocation in many capacities. 
Frank has served as Vice President of the Fort McMurray Real Estate Board and as a member of the Wood Buffalo Builders Association which he Chaired from 1998 - 2002.  He is past Director of the Building Committee of the Fort McMurray Family Crisis Society and was Chair when the Society received $13 million Provincial funding for a new facility.  He has served on the local Community Futures Wood Buffalo Board for 2 terms from 2009 – 2015 as a member of the Lending Committee.
Frank was a member of the Fort McMurray Kinsmen Club from 1973 – 1984 and this is where his journey of service began.  Together,  Frank and Barb (Kinettes)  were involved with Club projects in the small community serving as Committee Chairs and holding most Executive positions.  Both Frank and Barb served their respective Clubs as President.  Frank chaired the Fort McMurray Kinsmen Blueberry Festival for 2 consecutive years and served as a Deputy Governor for 11 Clubs in Northeastern Alberta.  
From 1986 - 1992  Frank served as Chair of the Men’s Night Program at the Miskinaw Golf Course.  He was elected to the position of Golf Club President, representing golf on the MacDonald Island Park Society and later served a term as Board Chair. 
Frank joined the Rotary Club of Fort McMurray in 2001 where he served as Membership Chair for 3 years, Club President in 2005 – 06 and Assistant Governor from 2008 – 2011.  Frank is a Director of Rotarylinks@WoodBuffalo which is a Rotary Club of Fort McMurray Golf Course Project.
Frank and Barb are multiple Paul Harris Fellows and have attended 7 District 5370 Conferences, 2 Zone 24 & 32 Assemblies, 1 International Assembly and 5 International Conventions.  They have hosted numerous Rotary Youth Exchange students and have had the pleasure of visiting with them and their parents while enjoying their international travels.
As your District 5370 Governor for 2017 - 18, Frank is committed to working with District and Club leadership to strengthen Club Membership, Focus and Increase Humanitarian Service and Enhance Rotary’s Public Image and Awareness to ensure that Rotary IS Making a Difference.

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Frank Reitz, District Governor
Oct 02, 2017
 
Oct 02, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 
No Meeting
Oct 09, 2017
 
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Terry Jones was recognized for his journalism in winning the national award for amateur sports coverage (later named the Doug Gilbert Award) early in his career, the Sun Media's ultimate journalism award in 2001, and the Doug Creighton Award for Editorial Excellence.  In 2002 Terry received the Football Reporters Hall of Fame - part of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and was also inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.  In 2003 the Sports Media Canada recognized Terry with the Outstanding Sportswriting Award.  In 2011 he received the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award from the Hockey Hall of Fame - given in recognition of distinguished members of the newspaper profession whose words have brought honour to journalism and to hockey.

Terry is married to Linda and has three children; a son, Shane (also a sports journalist), and twin daughters Trina and Nicole.

 

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Terry Jones
Oct 16, 2017
 
Oct 16, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 
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Doug graduated with an LLB from the Faculty of Law of the University of Alberta in 1976 and with an LLM from Harvard Law School in 1980. He practised law with the firm of Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP for a period of almost 30 years before joining PCL Constructors Inc. in 2006 as general counsel. He retired from PCL in 2013 and now serves as a community volunteer and as counsel to Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP.

Doug’s service to the University of Alberta includes serving as 

  • sessional lecturer in the faculties of law, business and extension 
  • member of the Faculty of Law Advisory Committee 
  • director of the Alberta Law Reform Institute 
  • fundraiser for and donor to the university 

Doug has also served as vice-chair of the board of governors of Grant MacEwan Community College (now MacEwan University) and currently serves as chancellor of St. Stephen’s College. 

Doug’s service to the legal profession includes serving as president of the Canadian Bar Association – Alberta Branch and a director of the Legal Education Society of Alberta. 

Doug’s service to the community at large includes serving as 

  • president of the Victoria School Foundation for the Arts 
  • governor of the Certified General Accountants’ Association of Alberta 
  • director of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation 
  • director of Edmonton 2001 World Championships in Athletics 
  • director of CARE Canada
  • director of the Stephen Lewis Foundation 
  • volunteer to AIDS-Free World 
  • president of the Stollery Charitable Foundation 

His awards include: 

  • Canadian General Counsel Lifetime Achievement Award 
  • University of Alberta Distinguished Alumni Award 
  • Grant MacEwan University Distinguished Citizen Award and Honorary Bachelor of Arts degree 
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal 
  • Alberta Human Rights Commission - Suzanne Mah Award 
  • Edmonton Bar Association - Eileen Nash Award

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Doug Stollery, Chancellor
Oct 23, 2017
 
Oct 23, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 
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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