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   club no. 101 chartered with probus canada

   Probus Club of Ottawa Alta Vista

   sponsored by the rotary club of ottawa


September 28th The Changing Face of War
General (Ret’d) Paul D. Manson, O.C., C.M.M., C.D.

From the pitched battles of the two world wars to a truck being driven into crowds of revellers, warfare has changed dramatically. Emerging technologies, unconventional warfare and public attitudes towards war are some of the factors which General Manson will explore in his look at the changing face of war.

General Manson served as Canada’s Chief of the Defence Staff from 1986 to 1989, culminating a distinguished 38-year military career. Following military service he was president of a large aerospace company, retiring in 1997. For the next seven years he was the full-time volunteer Chairman of the “Passing the Torch” campaign in support of the new Canadian War Museum. He is a frequent commentator on defence issues in Canadian news media.


October 26 - David Newland
Adventure Canada

David was our speaker in November 2014, and was so well received that we have invited him back. Last time his talk was on Canada’s Wild East - Newfoundland and Labrador. As soon as he gets back from his latest tour we will add details of his talk.

We are a 'Combined' Club. We meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month (except December - 2nd Wednesday). Meetings begin at 10:00 with a few minutes of announcements and then a speaker. Members start to arrive about 9:30 for coffee, cookies and chat (tea, Tim-bits and talk).

Meetings are at:

Gloucester Presbyterian Church
91 Pike Street

Pike Street runs north from Hunt Club just west of Conroy. The church is at the corner of Lorry Greenberg and Pike. Parking lot entrances are off Pike.

 PROBUS' Vital Purpose …

... to stimulate thought, interest and participation in activities at a time in life when it is easy to become complacent and self-centred.

Guests and Visitors from other Clubs are welcome.

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