Speaker Date Topic
Serena Causton Jun 22, 2021
Rotary Exchange Student to Taiwan during COVID Pandemic
 Serena Causton is a Grade 12 student in Mississauga, Ontario, hoping to study Biology in university this September. She spent last year as a Rotary Youth Exchange student in Taiwan, where she lived for 11 months. She will share with us her experience embracing a new culture, learning Chinese, COVID in Taiwan, and the lessons these experiences taught her. She also enjoys playing piano, swimming, and creative writing. To visit her blog documenting her adventures on exchange, click the following link: https://srye.home.blog/

 

Ivan Ng Jun 29, 2021
Whales & Dolphins
Ivan Ng has had a life-long interest in whales and dolphins after reading some books written by Jacques Cousteau at a very young age.  He started volunteering with the Wild Ocean Whale Society (WOWs) in 2015.  In addition to his work as the Editor & Publisher of the weekly Sightings Reports and Maps, Ivan is a high school Science Teacher, primarily teaching biology and chemistry. When he finds time between his work and his family, he enjoys playing football, reading books about military history, and building model warships.
 
2.  Presentation: The presentation will highlight the most common species of Cetaceans (whales, dolphins, porpoises) here in the waters of British Columbia.  The threats to Cetaceans will also be discussed and what individuals can do to help protect these magnificent animals in the sea.
President Gill Jul 06, 2021
New President Induction Ceremony
Louisa Mendonca Jul 13, 2021
ICBC - Enhanced Care

I’ll be presenting using PowerPoint slides, and the topic is ‘ICBC Enhance Care – New auto insurance for BC’. Attached is a jpeg of our ICBC logo, and below is a link to our website in case any of your members want to view it prior to the presentation.

 

ICBC Enhanced Care - New auto insurance for B.C.

Dr. Ken Coates Jul 20, 2021
Future of Rural and Small Communities

Ken Coates is Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan.  His work focuses on the development of strategies to promote 21st century well-being in small town, rural, Indigenous and remote Canada. Ken's major project examines the potential contributions -- and negative impacts -- of emerging technologies on rural and remote communities. 

Edith Tobe Jul 27, 2021
Squamish River Watershed Society Restoration and Educational Outreach Programs and Activities

Edith Tobe is the Executive Director of the Squamish River Watershed Society

"The SRWS formed in 1998 with a holistic approach towards watershed restoration.  To date our organization has assessed over 144 watercourses in the Squamish and Lillooet River watersheds and restored thousands of metres of habitat for salmon and other wildlife. In 2005 the SRWS expanded our operations to include and education outreach program that engages over 600 students annually in outdoor experiential learning.

The work the SRWS undertakes looks at the headwaters in the upper watershed all the way down to the estuary and into Howe Sound and includes scientific and state of the art methodology and monitoring programs. In the mid-1990's the SRWS worked closely with the forest industry as part of the Forest Renewal BC Watershed Restoration Program and then in the early 2000's the restoration focused more on salmon habitat and restoring estuarine function. Throughout our years of operations we have maintained strong partnerships with Squamish Nation and through this partnership have been able to restore salmon habitat in the upper Elaho River, along the Cheakamus, and throughout the traditional territory of Squamish Nation."

 

TBA Aug 03, 2021
Social Event
Stewart & Cheri Reid Aug 10, 2021
"Tackling TB and HIV Pandemics in Zambia - 2002-2020"

WHISTLER ROTARY_ REID BIOGRAPHY_Tackling HIV and Tuberculosis epidemics in Zambia 2002-2020.pdf

TBA Aug 17, 2021
Tanya McCready Aug 24, 2021
Winterdance Dogsled Tour Adventures - Chasing Dreams

Chasing Dreams - Turning a passion into a lifestyle & business
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Bio / Intro:
Our guest speakers for today are Hank DeBruin and Tanya McCready, from
Winterdance Dogsled Tours.

Winterdance has been around for 21 years now. What started as a dream,
turned into a family business and a lifestyle around their beloved
Siberian huskies, and now welcomes around 2000 guests from around the
globe every winter.

Hank and their huskies have had many adventures from Maine to Alaska
including competing in six 1000-mile races in Alaska and the Yukon.
Out of the many lessons and countless stories from these races, a
corporate presentation was born that focuses on building and leading
great teams through challenging times.

Hank and Tanya also have a 2500 tree maple syrup farm in the Haliburton highlands and have
co-written 2 books. Their latest book, Journey of 1000 Miles released
just last Christmas has become an international best seller.
 

Ken Roggeman Aug 31, 2021
Paddling in Peru
TBA Sep 07, 2021
Social Event