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GCC Regular Meetings

Regular meetings of the Garrison Community Council, London and Region will be held in the Junior Ranks Mess in Beaverhall at Wolseley Barracks. Any changes in meeting venue will be published in the monthly newsletter.

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
July and August - No Meeting
Wednesday, Sept. 13th, 2017
Wednesday, Oct. 11th, 2017
Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 2017
December - No Meeting
Wednesday, January 10th, 2017

Meet and Greet 11:15 hrs,
Lunch service begins 11:30 hrs
Meeting begins at 12:00 hrs

January 10th 2018 Meeting Details:

  • Meet & Greet: 11:15 hrs Warrant Officers’ & Sergeants’ / Officers’ Messes, Beaver Hall.
  • 11:30 hrs lunch service begins (Please bring a guest)
  • Regular Meeting: 12:00 hrs meeting starts
  • Speaker: LCol Dr.Vivian C. McAlister: Angus D. McLachlin Professor of Surgery, Western University: Medical Ops in Theatre (bio in January Newsletter)

Speakers for 2017

January 11
Major Rich Hilsden:
"Handling Mass Casualties in a Canadian Setting"

February 8
LGen (Retd) Peter  Devlin  
On Fanshawe College

March 8
Professor Jonathan Vance (UWO)

On an Aspect of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

April 12
Dr. Ben Cecil: CEO Canadian Centre for Product Validation.
He will speak on this unique facility that provides quality assessment for industry to make certain that products not only meet established industrial standards but also meet any proprietary test protocols specific to the business application or client. Clients include various industries as well as several levels of government.

May 10
Capt (RCN) Offer:
Topic will address current naval matters. Note the venue is HMCS Prevost Wardroom.

June 14
Dr. Allison Meeks: Professor of History, King’s University College.
The topic will be: An Aspect of What Just Happened in America.

September 13
Mr. Dan Bradour: Canadian Border Security Agency (CBSA)

October 11
Dr. Paul Woodford: Dept. of Music Western University
Music in Support of Patriotism.

November 8
Susan Raby-Dunne:
Susan is a military historian, composer, veterans’ advocate, WWI and WWII Battlefield Guide, and the author of John McCrae: Beyond Flanders Fields, author/editor of Morrison: The Long Lost Memoir of Canada’s Artillery Commander in the Great War and the author of Hell Burned Through: The Art and Story of a Lancaster Rear Gunner. Her military musical version of the poem “In Flanders Fields” debuted on CBC radio and internationally in 2006. She is the Canadian representative of American charity, Soldier’s Heart. After years of ranching and breeding horses, she now devotes herself to writing.

Susan is a motorcycle touring rider of 40+ years, riding across Canada and internationally. This includes following the trail of the 1st Brigade Canadian Field
Artillery from where they landed at St.Nazaire in early 1915, through the battlefields
where they fought, to Boulogne where John McCrae worked at No.3 Canadian General
Hospital (McGill) and finally to Wimereux, France where McCrae died on the 28th of
January, 1918, and is buried.

January 10, 2018
LCol Dr.Vivian C. McAlister: Angus D. McLachlin Professor of Surgery, Western University:
Medical Ops in Theatre