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 Probus Club of Ottawa Alta Vista

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May 27th, Brian Hartley - Building Bridges

Building bridges between the (96%) majority and our aboriginal neighbours who constitute a (4%) minority of Canadians is the sensitive theme Brian Hartley will tackle for us.

His insights come from the most satisfying assignments of his Public Service career – his work as the federal negotiator years ago in three major claims advanced by aboriginal communities in western Canada. Before that experience, he says, “I was as uncomprehending as most other Canadians of the history of our aboriginal neighbours, and of their current predicaments.” Because of it, he sees how the “distrust of the majority’s institutions” is connected to the creation of reserves by our ancestors, and the less distant abuse of aboriginals in residential schools.

Brian Hartley sees a deep need for bridge building between our respective communities and may be able to offer some guidance on “steps in the right direction” that could be taken by individuals.


June 24th, Alan Neal - All In A Day's Work

One of the good things about being retired is that you do not have a daily commute. The downside is that you are not really entitled to listen to the drive home show All in a Day, but if you have tuned-in you will recognize our June speaker - Alan Neal.

Alan has been with the CBC for about 10 years and in that time has been an associate producer, syndicated columnist, host of radio shows The Roundup, Ottawa Morning,The Other Story (a quirky summer show), and, of course, All in a Day.

Alan will tell us about the excitement and (occasional?) tribulations of putting on a 3-hour show every weekday. Check it out - 3 to 6pm on CBC 91.5

If you think having the same family name as our man on the desk is just a coincidence, you would be wrong!


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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