Recordings of these events are available by clicking on the following links:
- Rebecca Prince-Ruiz on reducing single-use plastics
- Diana Beresford-Kroeger in conversation with Bill Steer on the key role of trees
- Seth Klein on mobilizing Canada for the climate crisis, introducing Sabah Ibrahims
Program for 2022-2023
General meetings for September- December and April-May will take place in person, unless otherwise determined by Ottawa Public Health.
Luncheons may be held preceding meetings on Nov. 29, Apr. 4 and May 2, if Ottawa Public Health allows, and will be announced as the dates approach.
Meeting times and location: Tuesdays from 1- 3 P.M., Bells Corners United Church, 3955 Old Richmond Road, unless otherwise specified.
General meetings for January-March will take place on Zoom. Invitations to Zoom meetings will be sent a few days in advance of each meeting.
|September 13 @ 1 P.M.||Joy Forbes, One Room School House. Registration meeting.|
|October 4 @ 1 P.M.||Mags Gaulden (Grandma’s Genes) will talk about the power of DNA.|
|November 1 @ 1 P.M.||Gerda Kraft from Faith Lutheran will speak about how their organization helps Ukrainian refugees.|
|November 29 @ 1 P.M.||Amica’s Grace Turner and Erin Courtney will lead us in Trivial Pursuit and/or You Be The Judge. Be sure to wear your holiday sweaters and hats.|
|December 6 @ 1 P.M.||Tina Boileau, mother of Jonathan Pitre, known as the Butterfly Boy, will discuss the legacy of her son.|
|January 10 @ 1 P.M.
|Biologist Dr Brenna Frasier from the Nova Scotia Museum will speak about the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale.|
|February 7 @ 1 P.M.
|Dr. Magda Havas from Trent University worked for 50 years on environmental smog and acid rain. She is now focussing on the effects of electrosmog and 5G towers.|
|March 7 @ 1 P.M.,
|Ottawa Shelter Movers will discuss how their organization gets volunteers to help women move out of abusive situations. The presentation is about 25 minutes. The Resolutions will follow the presentation.|
|April 4 @ 1 P.M.||Ottawa Citizen Newspaper’s Restaurant Critic Peter Hum will talk about “How the pandemic has changed restaurants and their critics.”|
|May 2 @ 1 P.M.
|Author Suzanne Evans will speak about her book, “The Taste of Longing,” which is about women who are in Singapore’s prison during WWII. Though starving they share their favorite recipes with one another. The AGM will follow the presentation.|
Evening Speaker Series on Zoom
|September 22 @ 7 pm
|Radio Announcer and Author Jim Hurcomb will discuss his book “Rockin’ on the Rideau: Ottawa’s Golden Age of Rock and Roll” in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.|
|October 20 @ 7 pm
|Emma Kent will speak about the Emigration Program which brought more than100,000 home children from England to Canada to work on the farms. Many were abused and neglected.|
|January 19 @ 7 pm
|Tim Burrows from Tesla will discuss “Should your next car be electric?”|