SPEAKER PROGRAM, FALL 2019
Join your neighbours for informal evenings with distinguished speakers. Presentations will be followed by questions, coffee and cookies. Admission is free. The Speakers Program is an initiative of the Rockcliffe Park Residents Association and is supported by the Rockcliffe Park Foundation. Details and additional information may be found at www.rockcliffepark.ca.
Wednesday, September 11 at 8:00 pm
Hon. Perrin Beatty, PC, OC, Head of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Job One for the New Government: Finding Canada’s Place in an Unfamiliar World
Wednesday, October 9 at 8:00 pm
Barry Padolsky Architect, Heritage and Urban Design Professional
The Chateau Laurier: The Sorry Saga So Far
Well-known Ottawa architect and heritage advocate Barry Padolsky will tell us about the many angles and players that make up the intensely divisive saga of the Larco addition to the iconic Chateau Laurier Hotel. What went wrong and why? What lies ahead? Can the system be changed to better protect Canada’s and Ottawa’s heritage?
Wednesday, October 30 at 8:00 pm
Dr. Thierry Mesana, MD, PhD Head of the Ottawa Heart Institute
The Heart Institute in the Twenty-first Century
Dr. Mesana, President and CEO of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Emeritus Professor at the University of Ottawa, will describe the unique model of the Heart Institute, the evolving landscape of cardiac diseases, and also address the pressures and challenges on cardiac care and research, and healthcare in general.
Wednesday, December 11 at 8:00 pm
Andrew Cohen, Award-winning journalist and best-selling author
The Impeachment of Donald Trump and the 2020 U.S.Election
Andrew Cohen covered the impeachment of Bill Clinton in 1998 as The Globe and
Mail’s correspondent in Washington. This evening, he reflects on the chaotic
presidency of Donald Trump, the process of impeaching and removing a
president from office, and what it means for the presidential election of 2020.