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May 2017

Will Heeman – Immigrant Story to Local Success

May 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Double Tree by Hilton, 300 King Street
London, Ontario N6B 1S2 Canada
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Immigrant story to local success. Heeman’s has become a favourite destination for many local gardeners and berry fans but it had humble beginnings. Will Heeman, Chief Daymaker and third generation family member, will join us to talk about growing up in a family business and the journey Heeman’s has taken to become an award winning, experience focused business. There will be photos of mouthwatering strawberries, a Dutch joke or two, and he’ll also answer a question Heeman’s gets all the…

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June 2017

Allison Graham

June 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Double Tree by Hilton, 300 King Street
London, Ontario N6B 1S2 Canada
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The Journey to Resiliency Ninja. Allison will share why she has made it her mission to help people become more resilient and pull back the curtain to expose the ups and downs (and risks) of being vulnerable in the public eye by writing a tell-all book. In this candid conversation, she’ll discuss her decision to complement her sales consulting work by talking about the collision between our personal and professional lives and how she hopes to influence how people deal…

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September 2017

Kapil Lakhotia, President & CEO, London Economic Development Corporation

September 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Double Tree by Hilton, 300 King Street
London, Ontario N6B 1S2 Canada
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More information will be posted in the near future.

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October 2017

Club Social at the Villa Cornelia

October 3, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Villa Cornelia Restaurant, 142 Kent Street
London, Ontario N6A 1L3 Canada
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Meet our Board of Directors and Explore London’s History, Friends, family and guests are invited to join us at Villa Cornelia to enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres designed by Executive Chef Shawna Butineau. The Canadian Club was founded in Hamilton in 1892, coincidentally the same year that the Mansion housing the Villa Cornelia was built. The Canadian Club of London was formed in 1906 as one of more than 40 independent Canadian Clubs in the country. We hope to see you…

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Dave Levac, MPP, Speaker, Ontario Legislative Assembly – “The Speaker Who Doesn’t Speak”

October 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Double Tree by Hilton, 300 King Street
London, Ontario N6B 1S2 Canada
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Dave Levac was born and raised in the southwestern Ontario community of Brantford, where he continues to live with his wife, Rosemarie. They have three adult children. After teaching elementary and secondary school for 12 years, Dave became an elementary school principal in 1989. In his capacity as a principal, Dave developed conflict resolution programs for which, among other accomplishments, he received a Distinguished Teacher Award in 1994. In addition to his teaching career, Dave took an active leadership role…

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November 2017

General (Ret’d) Thomas J. Lawson, former Chief of Defence Staff

November 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Double Tree by Hilton, 300 King Street
London, Ontario N6B 1S2 Canada
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We hope you’ll join us for our annual Tribute to our Public Defenders on November 13, 2017, with General (Ret’d) Tom Lawson, former Chief of Defence Staff, as be our guest speaker. General (Ret’d) Thomas J Lawson As a member of perhaps our nation’s only four-generation Royal Canadian Air Force family, General Lawson looks back on his 40-year military career with deep appreciation. Among many things, it taught him the critical importance of developing leadership qualities within organizations. He especially…

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December 2017

Mark Wafer – “The Economic Case for the Inclusion of Workers with Disabilities”

December 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Double Tree by Hilton, 300 King Street
London, Ontario N6B 1S2 Canada
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Mark Wafer is a former Tim Hortons restaurant owner from Toronto. During his 25 years as a business owner Mark and his wife Valarie hired almost 200 workers with disabilities in meaningful and competitively paid positions. On average The Wafers employed 45 workers with disabilities from a workforce of 250 or 17% of their workforce. Mark believes there is a clear and compelling business case for real inclusion. Mark is a member of the Federal governments panel on labour market…

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January 2018

NEW DATE – MARK WAFER – The Economic Case for Inclusion of Workers with Disabilities

January 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Double Tree by Hilton, 300 King Street
London, Ontario N6B 1S2 Canada
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Mark Wafer is a former Tim Hortons restaurant owner from Toronto. During his 25 years as a business owner Mark and his wife Valarie hired almost 200 workers with disabilities in meaningful and competitively paid positions. On average The Wafers employed 45 workers with disabilities from a workforce of 250 or 17% of their workforce. Mark believes there is a clear and compelling business case for real inclusion. Mark is a member of the Federal governments panel on labour market…

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February 2018

Dan Mathieson, Mayor, City of Stratford – The use of technology in planning and development of communities of the future.

February 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Double Tree by Hilton, 300 King Street
London, Ontario N6B 1S2 Canada
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Dan Mathieson, in his fourth term as Mayor, has sat on municipal council since 1995. He is currently Chair of the Ontario Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), Past Chair of Kings University College at Western University, Chair of the Stratford Police Services Board, a member of the Board of Directors of Festival Hydro and Rhyzome Networks and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Dan is also a Governor on the Board of i-Canada. In November, 2015, Dan was awarded the Alumni Award…

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March 2018

Dave Reed, Forked River Brewing

March 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Double Tree by Hilton, 300 King Street
London, Ontario N6B 1S2 Canada
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Launching and Operating a Craft Brewery in London – the past, present and the future! Dave Reed is co-founder of Forked River Brewing Company. David’s first real introduction to the amazing world of beer came soon after his graduation from The University of Western Ontario in 1998 while working internationally in the automotive field. It was 2004 when David started brewing his own beer with the help of a fellow London homebrewer. His desire to start and operate his own…

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