Opportunites Unlimited - 1 Feb 2008

this Friday morning at Edmontons Best Networking Club: Opportunities Unlimited

On: Friday, February 1st, 2008 7:15am to 8:30am

At: World Trade Centre Edmonton, 200- 9990 Jasper Avenue

Speaker: Christine Klar from Canadian Youth Business Association

Topic: Mentoring young professionals for starting successful businesses

Overview: As a business professional, receive key tips on how to mentor young professionals for starting successful businesses.

Each meeting features:

- 20-30 minutes of casual, friendly networking

- business introductions

- keynote speaker

- coffee & muffins

Parking is available on-street (free until 9:00 am), surface lots close to the World Trade Centre Edmonton or in the nearby Library Parking Lot (accessible from 100 Street, a block north of Jasper Avenue).

Price: $2 Members / $5 Non-Members

For more information please contact Heather at 409-7795 or hrumbolt@edmontonchamber.com

Heather Rumbolt

Account Executive - Member Services

(780) 409-7795

Opportunites Unlimited - 25 Jan 2008

We hope to see you this Friday morning at Edmontons Best Networking Club: Opportunities Unlimited

On: Friday, January 25th, 2008 7:15am to 8:30am

At: World Trade Centre Edmonton, 600- 9990 Jasper Avenue

Speaker: Dave Warnock from Vertical Safety

Topic: Emergency Response

Overview: Dave will be highlighting ways to plan responses to common business emergencies.

Each meeting features:

- 20-30 minutes of casual, friendly networking

- business introductions

- keynote speaker

- coffee & muffins

Parking is available on-street (free until 9:00 am), surface lots close to the World Trade Centre Edmonton or in the nearby Library Parking Lot (accessible from 100 Street, a block north of Jasper Avenue).

Price: $2 Members / $5 Non-Members

For more information please contact Heather at 409-7795 or hrumbolt@edmontonchamber.com

Heather Rumbolt

Account Executive - Member Services

(780) 409-7795

Edmonton Chamber

January 2008 Speaker

The Canadian Club of Edmonton will next 23 Jan 2008 Noon at the Chateau Lacombe Edmonton .

cost for Lunch is $27.

Our speaking is former Provincial Minister and current Executive Director of the Public School Boards Association of Alberta David King.


David King has served as the Executive Director of the Public School Boards Association of Alberta since February, 1990. The Association is a voluntary membership organization for public school jurisdictions in Alberta. It advocates and acts to strengthen a public school system which is genuinely and completely inclusive and a powerful model of a civil democratic community.

During the time Mr. King has been Executive Director of the Association, well-regarded leadership development programs have been initiated for trustees, system level administrators, and school based leaders. The Public School Boards Council has been created and it has come to be recognized as the primary deliberative assembly for public school boards in the province. The First Choice identity program provides one brand that connects public schools across the province, regardless of jurisdiction.

Mr. King has experience in merchant banking (with Capwest Capital Services Ltd.), and in social science research (as Research Director for the Edmonton and District Council of Churches). He has also served on the Board of Directors of a number of public and private companies, including L.S.I. Logic Corporation of Canada, Inc., Domglas Canada, Inc., Norwich Trading Corp, and Firstclass Systems, Inc.

Mr. King was a charter member of: Communitas; the Edmonton Citizens for Better Housing Society; the Boyle Street Community Services Cooperative; and, the Boyle-McCauley Health Centre.

From August, 1971 until April, 1986, Mr. King was a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. In this time he was Legislative Secretary to then Premier Lougheed, Minister of Education (upon the appointment of Premier Lougheed), and Minister of Technology, Research and Telecommunications (upon the appointment of Premier Getty). Mr. King served longer as Minister of Education in Alberta than anyone in any province in the past 30 years.

During his seven years in three different Alberta Cabinets, Mr. King served as a member of various Cabinet Committees, including: Social Planning; Economic Planning; Labour Relations; Science; and, Communications Policy. For two years he was the Minister Responsible for the implementation of the Governments Policy on Professions and Occupations.

As Minister of Education, Mr. King was responsible for a number of major initiatives, including the establishment of: Provincial Diploma Examinations (end of grade XII); the educational Management Finance Plan; the computer technology in schools program; the Designated Community Schools program; the teacher internship program; the Council of Alberta Teaching Standards; the last major review of the secondary program of studies; and, elected trusteeship for Northland School Division.

Mr. King is honoured to have had a bursary named after him by the Alberta College of Licensed Practical Nurses.

Born: June 22nd, 1946 in Perth, Ontario; to Rev. A.E. and Mrs. Ethel King

Education: B.A. (Poli. Sci.), the University of Alberta

Memberships: Highlands United Church Amnesty International

Canadian Civil Liberties Association World Future Society

David and Clare (nee Piven) have been married since October 19th, 1968. They have three sons (Troy, Jason, and Cory), and six grandchildren, all of whom are in school. Clare is a teacher with a specialization in Early Childhood Services. She has taught E.C.S. and primary grades for more than 35 years; all except two years with the Elk Island R.C. Separate School District.

Premier Ed Stelmach is the Dec 2007 Speaker

Premier Ed Stelmach will be our speaker on the 19th of Dec 2007

at the Crowne Plaza 10111 Bellamy Hill Edmonton Alberta. Noon start

Cost is $27. Call Dave at 780-669-200 for more information.

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13 Dec 2007 End-of-year Christmas Party

Come one Come all!!

The Chamber Toastmasters' Christmas PArty is on!

Gift Exchange! Food and frivolity and a couple of speeches.

Contact Dave at 780-669-2000 for more information.

November 2007 Speaker for the Canadian CLub is Major Ken Usher

The Canadian Club of Edmonton next meets on 21 November 2007

at the Crowne Plaza - Chateau Lacombe

at 10111 Bellamy Hill

Edmotnon Alberta

Cost: $27 for lunch starting at 12 noon - tickets available at the door

Our Speaker is Ken Usher.

Topic: "The Last Post - "Lest We Forget""

Abstract: Our organization is coming up to 100 years old in 2009 and I would like to take your audience through a bit of our history, what we are doing today and where we see ourselves in the very near future.



Kenneth Usher, originally from New Westminster, BC joined the Canadian Forces as a Private in 1970. Ken spent his 30 year career with the military primarily involved with airlift transportation throughout the world. He amassed over 5000 flying hours on the Hercules Aircraft. In 1979, Ken was Commissioned from the rank of Sergeant to Lieutenant and continued to work around the globe in support of United Nations Peacekeeping and humanitarian missions.

In 1993, now Major Usher was transferred to a National Defense Liaison post with the United States Army in Washington, DC. Ken served on the Commanding Generals headquarter staff of Military Transportation Management Command as the Canadian Forces Transportation Advisor for three years. Ken was awarded the United States Meritorious Service Medal for recognition of his work with the United States Army.

Ken is the Alberta Branch Manager of the Last Post Fund. He is married to Karen (nee: Laychuk) and has two sons, Myles 11 and Mitchell 8.

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Dr. Wayne Shillington - Speaker October 17 2007

The Canadian Club of Edmonton is happy to announce

Dr. Wayne Shillington President & CEO Norquest College as the October

Speaker Speaking on Immigrants and the Education System.

Note the October 17th Lunch is $25.00 . For more information,

contact Dave at 780-669-2000 or at root@nk.ca .

Dr. Wayne Shillington

President & CEO Norquest College

Dr. Wayne Shillington has had a tremendous impact on

Albertas post-secondary system for more than 30 years.

Starting his career as a teacher in Saskatchewan, Dr. Shillington moved to Alberta in the late

70s where he spent 20 years at Lakeland College in northeastern Alberta, including serving in

the role of academic vice-president.

Throughout his career, Dr. Shillington has maintained a strong commitment to ensuring

everyone has an opportunity for a post-secondary education. He has worked extensively with

outreach program delivery and pioneered the use of distance education technology and alternate

learning models. Dr. Shillingtons own educational successes include a Masters degree in

Curriculum and Instruction, and a PhD in Educational Leadership from Gonzaga University in

Washington State.

In 1998, Dr. Shillington became President of NorQuest College (formerly Alberta Vocational

College). His leadership and vision has led to significant expansion of NorQuest programs

and partnerships with the community, business and other post-secondary institutions. Today,

NorQuest College is a recognized innovator and leader in business, industry and health careers

training, English language and adult literacy, and workplace programs to assist newcomers in

transitioning to the workforce.

Dr. Shillington believes in investing in his community and does so as a volunteer with a variety

of community organizations, including the Riverview Rotary Club, Vibrant Communities

Edmonton, and the United Way. His involvement extends to the Edmonton Chamber of

Commerce, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation and the Edmonton Downtown

Business Association. In fact, Dr. Shillingtons community involvement is one of the reasons

NorQuest has emerged as a key contributor to the economic and social development of the

Edmonton region.

Dr. Shillington and his wife Marcy are active supporters of Edmontons arts and cultural

community and throughout the year, they attend a variety of fundraising events in support of

many charitable causes.

14 June 2007 Meeting

This the theme is "When I'm 64".

Come by at the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce

at 6th floor 9990 Jasper Ave

starting at 6:00 p.m.

20 June 2007 Speaker

The Speaker for June 20th, is Cyndy DiGiusti, Senior Vice. Pres. Public

Affairs, Capital Health Edmonton.

Her topic will be "Update from Capital Health" .

Start Time 20 June 2007 noon

Place Chateau Lacombe 10111 Bellamy Hill

Cost: $25.00

April 2007 Speaker is Mayor Melissa Blake

The Canadian Club of Edmonton meets 18 April 2007 at noon.

Cost $25.00 for lunch

Our Speaker is Mayor Melissa Blake.

Melissa Blake - Mayor

After serving two terms as Regional Councillor for Ward 1 (Fort McMurray),

being elected Mayor on October 18, 2004 was deeply gratifying to Melissa

Blake. Being one of the top elected officials for such a vast municipality

brings with it tremendous challenge, but the responsibility is one she is

ready for.

Mayor Blake's favorite colour is blue and her favorite animal is the


The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is diverse on so many levels; it

is young, dynamic, and filled with opportunity. But for the most part, it is

the people living here that Melissa draws her inspiration from, and that

inspiration is simply to help make this the best place to be.

In addition to her regular council duties, she has served on a number of

committees, including those related to development, protective services,

community services, audit and budget, and the Wood Buffalo Housing and

Development Corporation. In her time on the WBHDC, she has seen the

completion of a number of initiatives for low income, social and supportive

housing, and perhaps more importantly, she remains a solid supporter of the

future endeavors of that organization.

Her commitment to the community began as soon as she arrived with her family

in 1982. In the past, she was an avid volunteer for a variety of local

organizations. Though the nature of her contributions has changed, she still

makes it a priority to support all she can for the betterment of the

communities she serves. She has also been linked to the community through

the numerous sporting activities she has participated in, as well as by her

other personal interests.

Melissa brings a range of experience from her corporate career including

public affairs, materials & services and human resources and she holds a

Bachelor of Administration degree from Athabasca University. She currently

resides in Timberlea with Peter Jurak and their young son Jackson.

11 Jan 2007 Meeting the Resolutions of 2007

We meet at 6th Floor 9990 Jasper Ave Edmonton Alberta

So far here is how it looks:

5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Reception

At this time the Assigned Sergeant At Arms Elizabeth Taylor will have the room

ready and greet people as they come in.

6:00 p.m. Call to order and Elizabrth will point out where the washrooms are

and explain what to do in case of fire and introduce the ToastMaster.

6:02 p.m. Dave Yadallee will briefly describe the Theme is 30 sec or less

then introduce the programme, explain the overall meeting and

call upon the assistant to explain their role

So far those assistants are GE John Faber, Timer Rosa G

and Ah Counter Mike F. Mike would you like to be Grammarian

as well?

6:05 p.m. to 6:07 p.m. Introductions and Dave will call Gloria to chair

the business meeting

Toast and Joke optional is someone is interested.

6:07 p.m. to 6:25 p.m. Business Meeting

Minutes to 4 Jan 2007 are ready

VP Membership gives report, BTW Rosa are there any

members to be inducted?

Business Arising

New Business

6:25 p.m. to 6:40 p.m. Table Topics with Table Topics Mistress Tasha Nelson.

6:40 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Break

6:45 p.m. to 7:10 p.m. Prepared Speeches

So Far we have Gretel Tchida (I assume 5 - 7 minutes) evaluated by Brent Fawcatt

and 2nd Speech Darryl Korpany (I assume 5 to 7 minutes) evaluated by Carol Suddards

7:10 to 7:23 p.m. Evaluations lead by General Evaluator John Faber

7:23 to 7:25 p.m. Awards presented by Dave Yadallee and Thought of the Day by

Gerry O'Donoghue

7:25 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Guest Comments and Closing Announcements led by Gloria


Jan 2007 is when the Canadian Club of Edmonton Celebrates its 100th Anniversary

17 Jan 2007 Centenary Dinner confirmed Speaker - The Speaker is a well known Albertan lawyer, politician and Former Football player Peter Lougheed

Hear Ye !

Hear ye !

Hear ye !

Be it known to all Members of The Canadian Club of Edmonton that on the 17th day of January in the year two thousand and seven, all members, their spouses and friends, are summoned to attend a great celebration of 100 years of service by The Canadian Club of Edmonton - an occasion of historical import, mutual pleasure and edification, to be held at the Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Edmonton, in the distinguished presence of the representative of Her Majesty the Queen, prominent officials and community leaders. An occasion not to be missed !

Be it also known that the eminent speaker for this event will be The Hon. Peter Lougheed, Premier Emeritus of the Province of Alberta. Musical entertainment will feature the award winning Cantilon Childrens Choir. A superb evening meal will be served to attend to the inner comforts.

Tickets are $55.00 each and are limited. Members are encouraged to purchase their tickets well in advance by sending the form below together with a cheque for the cost to:-

Derrick Alderton

13611 - 37th Street


T5A 2P6 Tel. 476-8544 (Tickets will also be available at our fall luncheons)

Canadian Club of Edmonton - Centenary Celebration

Please send me ..........tickets at $55.00 each

My cheque for $...............is enclosed


Address...............................................................................Postal Code.................

Telephone No. ........................................

13 December 2006 Meeting ofthe Canadian Club of Edmonton

Close to 100 years ago, the Canadian Club of Edmonon was founded with the help of then Mayor John McDougall.

December Luncheon is $25 a person and our Speaker is


John McDougall has served as President and CEO of the Alberta Research Council since the fall of 1997. He is also Chairman of CFER Technologies; President, Founding Chair of Innoventures Canada Inc. (I-CAN), and General Manager of McDougall & Secord, Limited; and a Director of PFB Corporation.

Born and raised in Edmonton, Mr. McDougall received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta in 1967. He also completed a number of postgraduate courses in environmental engineering.

An active participant in professional and community affairs, Mr. McDougall is a Director of St. John Ambulance, special representative to the Alberta Chamber of Resources and serves on several advisory boards and committees including NSERC, AUTO21 and the Environmental Protection Advisory Committee. He is also the Past-President of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers, APEGGA and the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce.

John is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers, Honorary Colonel of the 8 Field Engineer Regiment, honorary life member of APEGGA and honorary member of the Mexican College of Civil Engineers. He has served as an advisor to federal and provincial governments on economic development, construction, trade, technology and human resources.

He is listed in Who's Who in Canada, Who's Who in Canadian Engineering and Who's Who in America and was named one of the 50 most influential Albertans in 1998.

He is married to Irene and has three grown sons - John, Jordan and Michael and one stepson - Kyle.

November 2006 Meeting of the Canadian Club

The November Meeting of the Canadian Club of Edmonton focuses on Remembrance Day.

This year our speaker is MAJOR-GENERAL I.J. FENTON, OMM, CD

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS NATO IMS and our luncheon is 7 November 2006 starting at noon for $25 .

Major-General Ivan Fenton enrolled in the Canadian Forces in 1970 while

attending York University, Toronto. On graduation in 1972 with a Bachelor of

Arts in English he was commissioned as an infantry officer into The Royal

Canadian Regiment. Key military courses included the Canadian Forces Command

and Staff Course, the UK Joint Warfare Course, and the US Joint Combined

Warfare Course. In 1993 Major-General Fenton received his Master of War

Studies Degree from the Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston. From

January to June 1999, he attended the National Security Studies Course at

the Canadian Forces College in Toronto.

Regimental duty has included service in Canada, with NATO in Germany, and

with the United Nations in Cyprus. Regimental appointments, all with the

Third Battalion The Royal Canadian Regiment, comprised rifle and

reconnaissance platoon commander, intelligence officer, adjutant, company

commander, and battalion commander.

Staff appointments have included instructional duty at the Canadian Forces

School of Communications and Electronics, operational training staff at army

headquarters, Brigade G3 in 1 Brigade, and Division G3 of the 1st Canadian

Division. Posted to National Defence Headquarters in 1995, Major-General

Fenton served in J3 Plans and J3 Doctrine and Training, and as Deputy Chief

of Staff J3 (Operations) in which he supervised the National Defence

Operations Centre and coordinated Canadian Forces taskings and support to

the RCMP. He was appointed as an officer of the Order of Military Merit for

his work there in support of domestic and international operations.

Taking over Canadian Forces Base Petawawa in July 1999, Major-General Fenton

deployed as the Commander of Task Force Kosovo, from December 1999 to June

2000. During this tour, he commanded 1,400 army and air force troops, not

only from Petawawa, but also from Canadian Forces Base Valcartier and other

Canadian Forces bases.

Major-General Fenton was promoted to BGen in July 2001 and assumed command

of Land Force Western Area. In June 2004 he is promoted to his present rank

and appointed in July as Assistant Director of Operations for NATO.

October 2006 speaker

Joint Meeting with the Women's Canadian Club of Edmonton 17 October 2006 noon at the Crowne Plaza.

Dr. Zaheer Lakhani CM will be our Guest Speaker - noting his

appointment to the Order of Canada.

Dr. Lakhani's topic is titled "Out of Africa".