Speaker Date Topic
Stewart Turnbull Jul 17, 2019
The Story of Riverside Marine of Australia and the V2V Ferry
The Story of  Riverside Marine of Australia and the V2V Ferry

Stewart ensures that every V2V guest experiences seamless and exceptional service at our Victoria terminal, when purchasing tickets, checking in or boarding the V2V Empress.

He is passionate about making every guest smile and about always finding a way to make things easier, smoother and more welcoming for our guests. Seeing guests begin to relax into the V2V experience as soon as he starts to speak to them, is a fantastic reward.

Before V2V, Stewart was privileged to be at sea in the cruise industry for 16 years, with 10 years as a Cruise Director at Celebrity Cruises.

In his spare time, Stewart enjoys exploring all the beautiful parts of Vancouver Island and the gulf islands and working on perfecting his Victoria home. As a recent heart surgery patient, when participating in any fundraising events, Stewart’s charity of choice is the Heart and Stroke foundation of Canada.


-- Stewart 's talk will be about Riverside Marine in Australia, how we came to Canada, what our company values are, and what services we offer.


Madeline Sternig and Rebecca Merner. Jul 24, 2019
Outgoing Rotary Youth Exchange Students
Outgoing Rotary Youth Exchange Students

Madeline Sternig is a student at Spectrum Community school, born and raised on Vancouver Island in Victoria, BC. For the past 2 years she has been an active member of her school's leadership club.  She has spent over 10 years being an avid member of her soccer team Gorge United, and has committed many hours to play her clarinet for school events as well as parades in her school’s band. Madeline is excited and proud to be a long term outbound Rotary exchange student and represent her country and home Rotary clubs abroad.  Summer, 2019 she starts her school year in Denmark, Rotary District 1470, Virum - Sorgenfri.

Rebecca Merner, the youngest of four sisters, is a grade 10 student at Esquimalt High School. Where she is in the Challenge Programme and takes part in peer tutoring. Rebecca is a member of the Victoria Children's Choir and internationally renown choir and can be spotted on the Camosun Campus learning American Sign Language. Thanks to your sponsorship she will be going on a Rotary Youth Exchange to Lahti, Finland. Rebecca is so excited to be going on this amazing adventure. 

Kevin Hilgers and Rick Lemon are intro and thank you



Jim Ross Jul 31, 2019
Anawim in our community
Jim Ross (VP Anawim) will present the Anawim Story explaining what they do to help
Victoria’s poor and homeless. They effectively help these people make lasting change
in their life whether that means  freedom from addiction, reconnecting with loved
ones, moving into housing, going back to school, or finding work or a home. Anawim
has successfully helped two to three people every year get back into society,
working, paying taxes and contributing to our community.

Terry Edison-Brown (House Director Anawim) will present “How we do it”. They offer a
family environment where people can recover their dignity and self-worth  and break
free of isolation, addiction, and past trauma. It’s a place where people can
contribute and build lasting relationships as members of a loving family. A place
where people can thrive, not just survive. They work with people to rebuild their
physical, emotional, and spiritual health and set new goals for themselves.

Jim Ross has over 37 years experience as a sales manager, business owner, board member and President and CEO of DSL Inc., a food equipment supply company servicing western Canada. When retirement brought him to Vancouver Island, he became a Rotarian with South Cowichan Rotary Club.  Involved in several projects in the Cowichan Valley, Jim also became a Paul Harris Fellow.  Since moving to Victoria he has chaired his strata council and since 2015, he has sat on the Board of the Anawim Companions Society.


Tyson King, Vancouver Island K9 Aug 07, 2019
What's the Poop on Service Dog Training

Tyson who is particpating in Harbourside Superpower Dogs fundraiser.

Andy Telfer Aug 14, 2019
WITS Program Foundation
Club Business Aug 21, 2019
Awarding of Scholarships
Georgina Patko Aug 28, 2019
What is Cohousing?
Various Sep 04, 2019
Club Annual General Meeting
Club Annual General Meeting
Don Clark, Managing Director Te'mexw Treaty Sep 11, 2019
Te'mexw Treaty Negotiation Process

Don Clarke - Bio

Don Clarke is the Managing Director of the Te’mexw Treaty Association, which oversees the Treaty process for the Songhees, Beecher Bay, T’Souke, Snaw-Naw-As and Malahat First Nations.

Don is also member of the Black River First Nation, with a professional social and educational background and he has spent the past twenty-five years working in hundreds of Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in Canada, United States, Mexico, Bolivia, Panama, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and the Philippines.

Don is a goal focused professional with vast experience and expertise in building/optimizing education, training, communications and sustainability programs in order to maximize community development success and business results worldwide. At the same time, Don has worked with major forestry, mining, oil and hydro companies throughout the Americas and Asia in the area of corporate capacity building with respect to building respectful relationships and working with companies for the inclusion of First Nations/Indigenous and marginalized peoples in their project areas.

Additionally, Don has served on a number of Boards and is presently a member of the Board of Directors for Ducks Unlimited Canada. As well Don has also been acknowledged with different provincial and national awards for his contributions in education and sustainability through the design and implementation of several community development, fisheries habitat and forestry programs within several First Nations in the Manitoba Region.

President Peter Sep 18, 2019
Club Meeting- Fund Raisers
Tertia Yates Sep 25, 2019
Kidsklub Breakfast Program
Jeff Moses Oct 02, 2019
Harbourside Foundation AGM
Krista Love and Don Manning Oct 09, 2019
Parkinson Wellness Project - Gym
Phillippe Blanchard Oct 16, 2019
Philippe's Charity work in the Philippines

Executive Director/Chair

Philippe Blanchard

As head of the Board of Directors and founder, Philippe oversees the execution of all our operations by providing direction and exercising control over charitable resources and the coordination of directors in their areas of responsibility. Philippe was born and raised in Granby, Quebec, a French province of Canada. In 1988, Philippe joined the Canadian Armed Forces as an Air Force Officer, and served Canada for over 26 years, first as an Air Navigator onboard Canada’s Long-Range Patrol Aircraft CP-140 Aurora, then as an Air Logistics Officer. He graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management from Royal Roads University (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada), and in 2013, received his Master's Certificate in Project Management from the University of Victoria. Philippe resides in Canada; however, he spends 3-4 months a year in the Philippines to effectively carry out our agenda. Philippe believes that by helping others, it brings true meaning to our own lives, and as a bonus all the smiles and hugs he receives from our beneficiaries.

Garth Wardle Oct 23, 2019
Cyber Attack: The Little Known Story of Notpetya
Cyber Attack: The Little Known Story of Notpetya

BIOGRAPHY: Garth is an entrepreneur with a history of six start-ups, several failures, two exits and one acquisition. For the past 14 years he’s owned and operated Allsite IT, an IT Managed Infrastructure company. Clients include Bell-Canada, Carbon Engineering, Hilton Hotels and several Small Medium Businesses. Allsite IT has offices in Victoria, Vancouver and Toronto. 

Garth’s work experience and love of a good story means he translates IT subject matter into interesting and useful and information for small-medium business owners. He tells stories with real world actions owners and managers can take to mitigate the business situations discussed.

The Little Known Story of Notpetya

The NotPetya attack on 27 June 2017 started at a small-medium company serving the Accounting business and spread to affect the US national security supply of vaccines and nearly a fifth of global shipping. The final estimate of the damage was $10 Billion, the most expensive cyberattack ever. Later the US and UK formally blamed Russia for the attack but that didn’t help the small family-owned business that was hand picked by Russia to be “patient zero”. They were not even the target, they were the best available conduit to the target. The owners faced arrest and a class action lawsuit, a SWAT team raided their office. Could it happen to you? Who’s on your client list? Is a client-of-a-client maybe a target or “pathway of interest”? We are interconnected, don’t be the weakest link that catches the blame.

Deborah Curran Oct 30, 2019
Environmental Law
Remembrance Day Nov 06, 2019
Open Nov 13, 2019
Open Nov 20, 2019
Open Nov 27, 2019
Election of 2020-21 Harbourside Board Dec 04, 2019
Election of 2020-21 Harbourside Board
President Peter Dec 11, 2019
Club Assembly Topic
Santa Dec 18, 2019
Chrismas Breakfast
No Meeting Dec 25, 2019
Christmas 2019
No meeting Jan 01, 2020
Happy New Year
Open Jan 08, 2020