General Meeting – March 25, 2021
Presentation about Safety on the Internet by Steve Chappelle
Steve Chapelle has been providing information privacy and security education to Canadian organizations since 2006. Prior to that he spent over 20 years in information technology management, analysis and customer service, primarily in the financial services sector. Information management experience has included security, availability and disaster recovery planning. He has also written a book about the Spanish Flu pandemic, ‘No Decision: The 1919 Stanley Cup Final’, available at Amazon.
General Meeting – February 25, 2021 @ 10:00 AM
Speaker Chris Esposito from Osteoporosis Canada
“Speaking of Bones” presentation will provide an overview of what osteoporosis is, and touch on how to minimize the effects of osteoporosis through nutrition, exercise, bone density assessments and falls prevention.
Niagara Region Waste Management Services, “Recycling”
Probus Minutes, 27Feb2020
Stacey Cherwaty-Pergentile, “The Health of the Great Lakes”
Stacey completed a Bachelor of Science in 1997 and a post-diploma in Environmental Management in 1998. She began her career as an intern working on local watershed issues and promoting restoration activities. Stacey joined Environment and Climate Change Canada in 2002 and has been working on Great Lakes indicators and reporting for over 16 years. She has been involved in the writing and development of numerous State of the Great Lakes reports.
November 2019 Meeting Minutes
A Conversation with Tim Carroll, Artistic Director, Shaw Festival
Tim Carroll is a renowned theatre and opera director with more than twenty-five years of experience and international credentials.
Mr. Carroll began his career with the English Shakespeare Company in 1990. Since then his work has been seen in theatres all over the world, including the Lincoln Center in New York, the Sydney Opera House, and Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Italy. In London, his Globe productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III enjoyed record-breaking runs in London’s West End and a Tony Award-winning visit to Broadway.
2019 marks his 3rd season as Artistic Director for the Shaw Festival where he is currently directing The Ladykillers and Victory.
David Galbraith, “The History and Cultural Landscape of the Royal Botanical Gardens”
David is Royal Botanical Gardens’ head of science. A wildlife biologist by training, he oversees the library, archives, herbarium, and RBG research. Since 2007 he has led the development of the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System park alliance, for which he was named Hamilton Environmentalist of the Year in 2010. David is also an adjunct professor in the biology department of McMaster University, a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and a Fellow International of the Explorers Club.
Sept 26, 2019
Owen Bjorgan, “Hiking the Bruce Trail: 885 km, 37 days”.
A story accounting the beautiful and harrowing solo expedition on Canada’s oldest and longest marked hiking trail. The scenery of southern Ontario will definitely surprise you, the stories will make you wince, and the heartwarming community effort to support this hike will inspire.
August 22, 2019
Cindy Biancaniello, IAMANINUK ( I AM AN INUK).
Our speaker on the 22nd is Cindy Biancaniello and her talk is titled: IAMANINUK ( I AM AN INUK). She will be sharing 120 years of Inuit culture with us as experienced by her and her family, touching on a variety of topics including culture, living conditions, hunting practices and the recent issue of food insecurity. Cindy is an Aboriginal Events Coordinator at Brock University. Minutes of this meeting are available.
Rick Meloen, The Forts at the mouth of the Niagara River – an historical look at Fort Niagara, Fort George, Fort Mississauga and Butler’s Barracks.
Rick Meloen is a lifelong resident of NOTL with a keen interest in local history. He retired from the NOTL Public Works Dept as a supervisor. Rick is a director with the Friends of Fort George and is a member of the Niagara Historical Society. He has done historical walking tours for the museum for the past 7 years. He and his wife Janet operate a small scale farm in NOTL.
Grant LaFleche, All the Chair’s Men
Grant LaFleche is an award-winning investigative journalist with the St. Catharines Standard in Niagara, Ontario.
His investigation into Niagara’s regional government, in a series of stories called All The Chair’s Men, played a major role in triggering an Ontario Ombudsman’s investigation into the Niagara Region and impacted the 2018 municipal election. That series won the Ontario Newspaper Awards investigative journalism award, and Grant was named journalist of the year. All the Chair’s Men also won the National Newspaper Awards George Brown Award for investigative journalism and the community media award from Canadian Association of Journalists.