Speaker Date Topic
Club Business Mar 29, 2018
Carolyn Thomas Apr 05, 2018
Women's Heart Health

Carolyn Thomas is a heart attack survivor and the first Canadian ever accepted to attend the WomenHeart Science & Leadership patient advocacy training at Mayo Clinic.

Since ‘graduating’ from her Mayo training in 2008, Carolyn has spoken to thousands of women (and a few men!) during her popular HEART SMART WOMEN presentations. As we’ll hear more about today, heart disease kills six times more women each year than breast cancer does – in fact, heart disease kills more women annually than all forms of cancer combined. Carolyn’s been on a mission to help change that grim reality since her Mayo Clinic training.

Her award-winning blog HEART SISTERS has attracted over 12 million views from 190 countries, and her writing about women’s heart health and the patient experience has been published internationally, including in the British Medical Journal. Since 2012, she’s also served as a Patient Reviewer for cardiology research papers submitted to that journal for publication.

Before her heart condition forced an early retirement, Carolyn’s work background included over 35 years in the public relations field, including corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors ranging from Mercedes-Benz to the Salvation Army and the Victoria Hospice Society. 

She is the author of “A WOMAN’S GUIDE TO LIVING WITH HEART DISEASE”, published hot off the press this month (November 2017) by Johns Hopkins University Press. 



Hugh Stephens Apr 12, 2018
Canada's Progressive Trade Agenda: What does it mean for the TPP and Canada's Relations with China?"

Hugh L. Stephens

Distinguished Fellow

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Vice Chair

Canadian Committee on Pacific Economic Cooperation (PECC

Mr. Stephens has more than 35 years of government and business experience in the Asia-Pacific region. Based in Victoria, BC, Canada, he is currently Vice Chair of the Canadian Committee on Pacific Economic Cooperation (CANCPEC), Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, and Executive Fellow at the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary.

Before returning to Canada in December 2009, he was Senior Vice President (Public Policy) for Asia-Pacific for Time Warner for almost a decade, located at the company’s regional headquarters in Hong Kong. In recent years, he has written and commented extensively on Canada’s engagement with the Asia Pacific region including articles published in The Globe and Mail, Post Media, Embassy, iPolitics, The Diplomat, Open Canada and others. He currently maintains an active blog on international intellectual property issues (www.hughstephensblog.net).

Prior to joining Time Warner in 2000, Mr. Stephens spent 30 years in the Canadian Foreign Service with the Department of External Affairs, later the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT). His last Ottawa assignment was as Assistant Deputy Minister for Policy and Communications in DFAIT. He also served abroad as Canadian Representative in Taiwan, Counsellor and Charge d’affaires at the Canadian Embassies in Seoul, Korea and Islamabad, Pakistan, among a number other overseas and headquarters assignments, including service at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing and Mandarin language training in Hong Kong.

Mr. Stephens was educated at the University of British Columbia (UBC), University of Toronto and Duke University (MA), and has a Certificate in Mandarin from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Club Business Session Apr 19, 2018
Doug Nutting Apr 26, 2018
Disabled Sailing
Club Business Session May 17, 2018

Charle Dutton will be the "Maestro of the Moment".   He is a young pianist from the Victoria Conservatory of Music.

janet Power Jun 07, 2018
senior care
Change over to New President Kim Jun 28, 2018