Speaker Date Topic
Jim Swanson Mar 21, 2018
The HarbourCats in our community

Jim Swanson was named Managing Partner of the Victoria HarbourCats in January 2016, after serving as General Manager and Vice President since 2013. Swanson has been involved in every HarbourCats season since Year Two, with the franchise now entering its sixth season in 2018.
Swanson will continue to lead the Baseball Operations department and head coach Brian McRae’s coaching staff, and oversee business functions with John Wilson, Vice-President/Business. All staff will continue to report to Jim Swanson, who has taken on the team’s seat with the Board of Governors for the West Coast League, including roles with two committees.


Jim has an extensive baseball background as a former professional baseball general manager and long-time media member, coach and baseball promoter. He was formerly Sports Editor of the Prince George Citizen, was VP-GM of the Grand Forks Varmints of the Prairie League (independent) in 1997 and ran the Prairie League office in 1996. Has coached youth and men at international level, and mentioned four times in Bob Elliott's annual Most Influential People In Canadian Baseball, and in 2017 was ranked 76th on that list.

Additionally, has has been Chair of two Baseball Canada Senior Championships, and three World Baseball Challenge tournaments. Swanson was the Manager of national champion Prince George Axemen in 2012, and a coach on 2014 national champion Langley Blaze.

Deborah LeFrank Mar 28, 2018
Visual Life Stories

c/o Reid James - Bio and AV - TBA

Miles Takacs Apr 04, 2018
Vocational Service Panel
TBA Apr 11, 2018
Speakers Series
Susan Simmons Apr 18, 2018
Long Distance Swimmer

c/o Cheryl Thomas

Paula Green / Trevor Franklin Apr 25, 2018
Men's Trauma Center

Booked by Miles Takacs  - Paula Green can be reached via paula@menstrauma.com 778-679-7529


TBA May 02, 2018
Vocational Service
Isobel Mackenzie May 09, 2018
Speakers Series - Our Aging Population and Impact on our Society

Isobel Mackenzie has over 20 years’ experience working with seniors in home care, licensed care, community services and volunteer services. Isobel led B.C.’s largest not-for-profit agency, serving over 6,000 seniors annually. In this work, Isobel led the implementation of a new model of dementia care that has become a national best practice, and led the first safety accreditation for homecare workers, among many other accomplishments. Isobel has been widely recognized for her work and was named B.C. CEO of the Year for the not-for-profit sector and nominated as a Provincial Health Care Hero.

Prior to her appointment as the Seniors Advocate, Isobel served on a number of national and provincial boards and commissions, including the BC Medical Services Commission, the Canadian Homecare Association, BC Care Providers, BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry, and the Capital Regional District Housing Corporation. Isobel currently serves on the University of Victoria’s Board of Governors.

Isobel received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Victoria and has a Certificate in Health Care Leadership from the University of Toronto.

Doug Lunam May 16, 2018
Club Business: Piper's Auction to raise money for Rotary International
TBA Jun 06, 2018
Vocational Service
Cheque presentations Jun 13, 2018
2018 Donations
TBA Jun 20, 2018
Speakers Series
VP Steve Holland Jun 27, 2018
Installation of the New Board