Speaker Series

Speaker event at Rockcliffe Park Community Hall


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

page3image5005936Observing that the post-World War II world we have comfortably inhabited for generations no longer exists, Mr. Beatty, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce and former Cabinet Minister, will comment on “job one” for whoever forms the government after October 21 – to define a new strategy for Canada’s diplomatic, security and commercial relationships.

Wednesday, October 9 at 8:00 pm

Barry Padolsky Architect, Heritage and Urban Design Professional

The Chateau Laurier: The Sorry Saga So Far

page3image5032704Well-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

page3image5039536Dr. 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.

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