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Left Speakers Series Annual Luncheon Members Outings News

Please note starting time for the Speaker Series.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018 ~ 1:30 P.M.

St. Andrew's United Church
117 Bloor Street East, Toronto
Wheelchair accessibility via Hayden Street

GUEST SPEAKER: Hugh Christopher Brown
is a Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist; and a passionate and committed social justice activist. He is the founder of Pros and Cons Project at Joyceville Institution (Kingston area) which has become internationally recognized as ground breaking in fields of restorative justice and inmate mentorship. This program continues to expand with the generous support of funds granted by The David Rockefeller Fund. Chris is an artist who understands the power of music, a healing force for those who need it most, in transforming lives going forward. He has played with The Tragically Hip and The Barenaked Ladies.




THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018 ~ 1:30 P.M.

St. Andrew's United Church
117 Bloor Street East, Toronto
Wheelchair accessibility via Hayden Street

GUEST SPEAKER: Bruce DeMara
is an entertainment columnist with the Toronto Star. Bruce will bring us his insights into the world of film. What are the current trends? Which movies are likely to be winners or losers in the upcoming Oscar race? What are some of the challenges in today's movie industry?




THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 ~ 1:30 P.M.

St. Andrew's United Church
117 Bloor Street East, Toronto
Wheelchair accessibility via Hayden Street

GUEST SPEAKER: Carly Silberstein
is the CEO of the Redstone Agency, an event and association management company. She leads marketing and event teams that service corporate clients, not-for-profit organizations and professional associations. She is an authority on live streaming, digital and hybrid events and is considered a social media guru. Carly will provide a perspective on the importance of social media to business today.




THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018 ~ 1:30 P.M.

St. Andrew's United Church
117 Bloor Street East, Toronto
Wheelchair accessibility via Hayden Street

GUEST SPEAKER: Elaine Charal
is a Certified Handwriting Analyst who works with companies and groups to reveal how handwriting can exhibit strengths and talents. This information is helpful in team building and hiring practices. Elaine is an entertaining speaker who will analyze the handwriting of some of our members.




THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 ~ 1:30 P.M.

St. Andrew's United Church
117 Bloor Street East, Toronto
Wheelchair accessibility via Hayden Street

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Robin Elliott
Professor of Musicology, who holds the Jean A. Chalmers Chair in Canadian Music at the University of Toronto.

TOPIC: Canada 150: Trends in Canadian music from 1867 to the present.




THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017 ~ 1:30 P.M.

St. Andrew's United Church
117 Bloor Street East, Toronto
Wheelchair accessibility via Hayden Street

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Meb Rashid
Medical Director of Crossroads Clinic, Women's College Hospital, Toronto.

TOPIC: Integrating refugees into Canada's healthcare system at Toronto's only in-hospital refugee clinic.




THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017 ~ 1:30 P.M.

St. Andrew's United Church
117 Bloor Street East, Toronto
Wheelchair accessibility via Hayden Street

GUEST SPEAKER: Diane Reid
Fashion History Productions, owner.

TOPIC: A romp through Canadian history, as exhibited by changes in fashion, in response to historical events featuring some of your favourite models.