Speaker Date Topic
Harbourside S&S Chat (No main speaker) Jun 16, 2021
Social meeting

Missing interaction during Wednesday meetings? Your S&S Committee has arranged to have some “Chat” sessions in place of a speaker, about every month, well, with you. Table Chats will see us broken into random tables (rooms) of 6. Each table will have an S&S facilitator introducing important topics like “what’s the worst job you’ve ever had?”.  Or “What was fun about where I grew up??  The idea is getting to know each other a little better while having 10 minutes of fun during the meeting. 

TBA Jun 22, 2021
Changeover meeting - Tuesday evening

This meeting will take place Tuesday evening and replaces the regular Wednesday meeting June 23rd.

Meeting moved to June 22, PM Jun 23, 2021

This meeting replaced by evening meeting June 22nd.

Shalon Morrison and Debbie Erb Jun 30, 2021
CNIB Guide dog programme
Pat Johnson Jul 07, 2021
Rotary/Toastmasters strategic alliance
Rotary/Toastmasters strategic alliance

Pat Johnson, past international president of Toastmasters, is the owner of Pat Johnson & Associates, where she coaches leaders to help them find their greatest versions of their authentic selves. She works to help individuals overcome their self limitations and to aspire to more in life. She is also an affiliate and mentor coach at Accomplishment Coaching.

Providing members with more opportunities for personal and professional growth is at the core of the newly formed Rotary/Toastmasters strategic alliance. There is much excitement to leverage unique and similar strengths and meet the evolving needs of current and prospective members. Get behind the efforts to establish fellowship and connections, and potentially strengthen your clubs and diversify membership!

Harbourside S&S Chat (No main speaker) Jul 21, 2021
Social meeting

Missing interaction during Wednesday meetings? Your S&S Committee has arranged to have some “Chat” sessions in place of a speaker, about every month, well, with you. Table Chats will see us broken into random tables (rooms) of 6. Each table will have an S&S facilitator introducing important topics like “what’s the worst job you’ve ever had?”.  Or “What was fun about where I grew up??  The idea is getting to know each other a little better while having 10 minutes of fun during the meeting. 

Sabine Lehr Jul 28, 2021
ICA - Refugee Resettlement
ICA - Refugee Resettlement

The purpose of the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) is to support the full integration of newcomer immigrants and refugees into the social, economic and civic life of the Capital Region of British Columbia.

Sabine Lehr is an associate faculty member in the School of Leadership Studies.  Outside her academic work, Lehr manages the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program at the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria. Her research focus is immigration and refugee issues. Lehr is a member of the Executive of the Canadian Council for Refugees and a member of the Council of the Sponsorship Agreement Holders Association of Canada.

Ken Wu Aug 04, 2021
Canada's Amazing Ecosystems: From Old-growth Rainforests to Semi-Desert
Canada's Amazing Ecosystems: From Old-growth Rainforests to Semi-Desert

The inspiring and informative presentation will feature beautiful slides and interesting narration on the great diversity of native ecosystems across Canada and their flora and fauna, geography and conservation status and needs. The Endangered Ecosystems Alliance is working to expand the parks and protected areas system across Canada for the benefit of our health, economy, biodiversity and the climate, and this will be explained in the presentation.

Ken Wu, Executive Director at Endangered Ecosystems Alliance, has given hundreds of presentations to conservation, naturalist, recreation, rotary, church, and business groups over the years, and is a highly informative and compelling speaker.

He is the former Executive Director and co-founder of the Ancient Forest Alliance. He has worked to protect ancient forests in BC for over a quarter century, after first seeing the Walbran Valley as a teenager in 1991. Previously he worked as the Executive Director and Campaign Director for the Wilderness Committee’s Victoria chapter, from 1999 to 2010, and before that for a variety of small environmental groups. He graduated from the University of British Columbia’s ecological science program and has also worked as a biologist, tree-planter, math tutor, and door canvasser.

 

 

Harbourside S&S Chat (No main speaker) Aug 18, 2021
Social meeting

Missing interaction during Wednesday meetings? Your S&S Committee has arranged to have some “Chat” sessions in place of a speaker, about every month, well, with you. Table Chats will see us broken into random tables (rooms) of 6. Each table will have an S&S facilitator introducing important topics like “what’s the worst job you’ve ever had?”.  Or “What was fun about where I grew up??  The idea is getting to know each other a little better while having 10 minutes of fun during the meeting. 

Rick Bergh Sep 01, 2021
Dementia and the role of music.
Dementia and the role of music.

In September 2017, four departments at the University of Victoria (Nursing, Psychology, Sociology and Music) joined forces in a study to research the effects of participating in a choir on those with dementia. Spearheaded by Dr. Debra Sheets, founder and researcher, Voices in Motion is a multigenerational choir that offers an effective non-pharmacological approach with surprising benefits for all who socially sing together.

VIM is  a non-profit and operates through an online choir format as well as providing numerous online community building events to care for our seniors who are isolated and struggling with memory loss.

Rick Bergh (M.Div., CT, NT)Executive Director, Voices in Motion

Rick brings a wealth of nonprofit and marketing expertise to his role with Voices in Motion. In addition, he has well over 33 years of bereavement education and counseling experience. His narrative therapy and grief counseling background allows him to help people transition through loss as well as understand the complexities of grief that arise when families journey with a loved one who has memory loss. Rick began singing with the Voices in Motion choirs initially to support his wife, but since joining has been inspired by the individuals who find joy in the midst of their challenges. As a result, he now sings in three of the ViM choirs. Rick has published numerous books dealing with bereavement and meaning-making. As a thanatologist, he offers workshops and training across Canada. He has been heard frequently on CBC Radio as a story-teller.

Harbourside S&S Chat (No main speaker) Sep 22, 2021
Social meeting

Missing interaction during Wednesday meetings? Your S&S Committee has arranged to have some “Chat” sessions in place of a speaker, about every month, well, with you. Table Chats will see us broken into random tables (rooms) of 6. Each table will have an S&S facilitator introducing important topics like “what’s the worst job you’ve ever had?”.  Or “What was fun about where I grew up??  The idea is getting to know each other a little better while having 10 minutes of fun during the meeting. 

Dorothy Morrison Sep 29, 2021
Imagine Cafe and their work with youth

Not everyone is aware of the great work Dorothy is doing with youth wanting to get their lives back on track. Troubled youth finds redemption and dignity through a unique work experience.

https://www.facebook.com/ShawSpotlight/posts/2279150698884526

https://web.victoriachamber.ca/Associations-Community-Service/Imagine-Studio-Cafe-Society-8580