Past Events

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Terry Mosher (Aislin)  Political Cartoonist -  The Montreal Gazette

Monday, May 01, 2017 at 2:00 PM

"My Fifty Years in the Business"

Annual Spring Luncheon

Monday, May 01, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Mari Hill Harpur, Photographer, Author

Monday, April 03, 2017 at 2:00 AM

"Sea Winter Salmon: Chronicles of the St. John River"

Terry Millard, Expat Brit, Ex Amateur Beer Maker

Monday, March 06, 2017 at 1:59 PM

"The History of Beer"

Christmas Musical Program with “In-A-Chord”

Monday, December 05, 2016 at 2:00 PM


Desmond Morton, Professor Emeritus, Author, Historian.

Monday, November 07, 2016 at 1:59 PM

"The Unknown Story of Canadians at Normandy"

Tony Rotherham, Professional Forester (UNB1962)

Monday, October 03, 2016 at 2:00 PM

"The Forests of Canada: Size, Diversity, Ownership and Management"

Stan Neil, Community Leader, Adventurer

Monday, September 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM

"Why Equador"

Dru Oja Jay, Writer, Community Organizer & Web Developer.

Monday, May 02, 2016 at 2:00 PM

"What If Natives Stop Subsidizing Canada?"


Monday, May 02, 2016 at 12:00 PM


Alanna Mitchel, Award-winning Science Journalist & Global Thinker.

Monday, April 04, 2016 at 2:00 PM

"Seasick: The Global Ocean in Crisis"

Jimmy Manson, Historian, Sportswriter, Author

Monday, March 07, 2016 at 2:00 PM

"Granby and the Influence of the Miner Family"

Pascal Gauthier, Tenor, & The Yamaska Merry Gentlemen Ensemble

Monday, December 07, 2015 at 2:00 PM


Renowned Tenor, Pascal Gauthier, to be the special guest soloist of the Canadian Club of the Yamaska Valley

Ted Barris, Award Winning Journalist, Author, Broadcaster.

Monday, November 02, 2015 at 2:00 PM

"The Great Escape: A Canadian Story"

Yannick Daoudi, Adventurer, Humanitrian, International Education Consultant

Monday, October 05, 2015 at 2:00 PM

"The Human Continuum: Stories of Profound Multicultural Encounters"

Yosh Taguchi, Surgeon, Urologist, Author

Monday, September 14, 2015 at 2:00 PM

"Zen in Action: a Surgeon Reveals his Life Philosophy"

Roger Williams, Shakespearian Lecturer at Bishop’s U., CEGEP Instructor

Monday, May 04, 2015 at 2:00 PM

"Nobody's Fool -- Shakespeare and His Clowns"

Ena Greyeyes, Aboriginal Elder, Artist & Residential School Survivor

Monday, April 13, 2015 at 2:00 PM

"A Story of Struggle and Survival"

Robert Chadwick, Archeologist & Historian

Monday, March 02, 2015 at 2:00 PM

"Cats & Dogs and the Origins of Civilization"

Christmas Musical Program / Musique de Noel

Monday, December 01, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Francine Poitras

Voice of Saltimbanco from Cirque du Soleil, Award Winning Musician & Teacher

Nancy Lyon, Travel Writer & Harp Player.    Gordon Mooney, Scottish piper & Musicologist

Monday, November 03, 2014 at 2:00 PM

"Odd Scotland, the Hidden World Beyond Golf & Whiskey Trails & Shortbread-Tin Scenery"

Bridget Wayland, Writer, Communications Professional

Monday, October 06, 2014 at 2:00 PM

"The Trans Canada Trail"

Pat Hickey, Hockey Writer & Gazette Columnist

Monday, September 08, 2014 at 2:00 PM

"Hickey on Hockey"

Pauline Quinlan, teacher, municipal politician.

Monday, May 05, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Mark Abley, Poet, Journalist, Editor & Non-Fiction Writer.

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 2:00 PM

***** PLEASE NOTE: The date of this meeting has been changed to Monday, April 14th *****

Laurent Busseau, Historian & Journalist.

Monday, March 03, 2014 at 7:00 PM

"The History of the Abenakis around Lake Memphremagog"


Monday, December 02, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Yamaska Merry Gentlemen Ensemble with insrumental trio Agnes & Friends

Haagen Kierulf, Historian & Real Estate Broker

Monday, November 04, 2013 at 7:00 PM

"The Vikings"

Alex K. Paterson, Author, Litigation Lawyer & former Chancellor of Bishop’s University.

Monday, October 07, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Topic: "Anecdotes from the Shifting Politics in the Quebec Health System since 1970"

Will Allen, Photographer & filmmaker

Monday, September 09, 2013 at 6:00 PM

"The World as I See It"


Saturday, June 01, 2013 at 4:00 AM


The Canadian Club of the Yamaska Valley began its meetings in 1980 and has been operating continuously since then.

Anny Schneider, author and accredited naturalist and practitioner.

Monday, May 06, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Introduction to Therapeutic Uses of our Common Wild Herbs.

Spring Luncheon - May 2013

Monday, May 06, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Annual Spring Luncheon

Stéphanie Beaudoin, Co-ordinator of Community Relations for Appalachian Corridor

Monday, April 08, 2013 at 6:00 PM

"Appalachian Corridor: Protecting Biodiversity in Southern Eastern Townships"

Caroline Gosselin, Parent, Physiologist-Endocrinologist, Founder & Manager of he Miner Heritage Farm

Monday, March 04, 2013 at 7:00 PM

"Preserving Our Agricultural History"

The Yamaska Merry Gentlemen Ensemble and Friends - 2012

Monday, December 03, 2012 at 7:00 PM

With the ladies of the In-a-Chord Trio plus Laura Barr and the Yamaska Merry Gentlemen Ensemble with accompanist John Barr.

Major Richard Eshaya, RCAF Board of Inquiry, Advisor and Trainer

Monday, November 05, 2012 at 7:00 PM

"The Royal Canadian Air Force and Afghanistan"

Ken Johns, Professor, Traveller, Pilgrim

Monday, October 01, 2012 at 6:00 PM

"Modern Day Pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago"

Barbara Verity, Journalist, Photographer and Gilles Peloquin, Retired from Management

Monday, September 10, 2012 at 6:00 PM

"Explorer David Thompson in the Eastern Townships in 1834"

Ross Murray,  Author & Educator

Monday, May 07, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Can I See Your Parenting License Please.

Annual Spring Luncheon - 2012

Monday, May 07, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Auberge West Brome

Nick Fonda,  Historian, Author, Newspaper Correspondent.

Monday, April 02, 2012 at 6:00 PM

"Roads to Richmond: the book, the town and the author"

Pepita Ferrari, Writer, Educator, Filmmaker.

Monday, March 05, 2012 at 7:00 PM

"Canadian History: Where were All the Women?"

Christmas Musical Presentation - December 2011

Monday, December 05, 2011 at 7:00 PM

By the ladies of the In-a-Chord Trio plus Laura Barr and by the eight men of the Yamaska Merry Gentlemen Ensemble with accompanist John Barr.

Raheel Raza, Filmmaker, Journalist, Diversity Consultant, Anti-Racism Activist.

Monday, November 07, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Is There a Clash of Civilizations?

Fall Tour - October 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011 at 1:45 PM

Joel Yanofsky, Author, Journalist, Book Reviewer.

Monday, October 03, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Bad Animals: A Father's Accidental Education in Autism (How to Write a Memoir of How I Wrote one Anyway)

Jennifer Stoddart, Lawyer, Leader and Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Monday, September 12, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Protecting Your Personal Information and Yourself in a Digital Age


Orford Express

Friday, June 10, 2011 at 3:00 PM
A very successful Spring Tour

Jody Robinson, Archivist, Eastern Townships Resource Centre, Bishop’s University

Monday, May 02, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Keeping it in the Family: Tracing your Family Roots and Preserving your Family Papers

Henry P. Schreiber, chemist, physicist, researdh scientist, recearch professor.

Monday, April 04, 2011 at 6:00 PM

The Serendipity Factor in Science

Jody Robinson,  Archivist, Eastern Townships Resource Centre, Bishop’s University [CANCELED]

Monday, March 07, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Keeping it in the Family: Tracing your Family Roots and Preserving your Family Papers.

Christmas Reception - December 2010

Monday, December 06, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Yamaska Merry Gentlemen Ensemble

Richard Shuttleworth,  Civil engineer (retired), Historian, Dedicated “Piper”

Monday, November 01, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Bagpipes of Great Britain and Ireland

Heather Keith,  Activist, Author, Well-Known Townshipper

Monday, October 04, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Empowering African Grandmothers: How the Stephen Lewis Foundation Does It

Louise Abbott, Photographer, Author, Filmmaker.

Monday, September 13, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Giving Shelter: Barns of the Eastern Townships (documentary film)

Spring Tour - 2010:  CANCELLED

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 11:30 AM


Raymund Wellinger - Professor, Microbiologist, Geneticist

Monday, May 03, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Will humans ever be immortal? Able to live forever? The when, the how and he why not!"

*** This talk will follow our SPRING LUNCHEON
which starts at 12 noon. ***

David Lank - Academic, Businessman, Order of Canada Recipient, ‘Sometime’ Thespian

Monday, April 12, 2010 at 6:00 PM

"The America that Vanished: Impact of Environmental Degradation"

Donald Davison - Banker, Author, Historian, “Music Man”

Monday, March 01, 2010 at 7:00 PM
"Ready, Aim ..... Missed!"

Christmas Reception - December 2009

Monday, December 07, 2009 at 7:00 PM
Musical Presentation

Leslie McCorkill,  Historian, Genealogist, Lecturer, Retired High School Teacher

Monday, November 02, 2009 at 7:00 PM

"The Japanese in Canada: Early 1900's to the Second World War"

FALL TOUR - October 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 11:30 AM
Bus tour to Laurentians: St. Sauveur -- October 2009.

Michael Goldbloom, Labour Lawyer, Newspaper Publlisher, University Principal

Monday, October 05, 2009 at 6:00 PM
"Bishop's University: Challenges and Opportunities"

Bill Haugland -  Author, News Reporter, Ex-TV Anchorman

Monday, September 14, 2009 at 6:00 PM

"Taking a Cue from Johnny Carson: H-e-e-e-r's Haughland!!"

Spring Tour - June 2009

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 at 12:00 PM
Spring Tour 9 June 2009

Bus Tour to Montreal for boat ride on the Lachine Canal followed by lunch and tour of the Atwater Market

Professor Gordon S. Barker, History Department, Bishop’s University

Monday, May 04, 2009 at 6:00 PM
Topic - "Barack Obama and American Political Traditions: Some Reflections"

Annual Meeting - May 2009

Monday, May 04, 2009 at 6:00 PM
Professor Gordon S. Barker

Spring Luncheon

Monday, May 04, 2009 at 3:30 PM
Annual Spring Luncheon - precedes the last meeting of the season.

Heather Darch,  Historian and Missisquoi Museum Curator

Monday, April 06, 2009 at 6:00 PM

TOPIC - "Dying of Neglect: The Movement to Document and Preserve Historic Eastern Townships Cemeteries"

Tim Belford, teacher, columnist, newspaper editor, PR officer, host of CBC morning show.

Monday, March 02, 2009 at 7:00 PM
"The Last Literate Journalist: A Lighthearted Look at Language in the Media"

Christmas Concert

Monday, December 01, 2008 at 7:00 PM
Christmas choral music with 'Susan Reininger and Friends' and sing-along Christmas carols. This will be followed by a social hour with tea, coffee and holiday squares.

Donald Thomas,  Biologist, Professor, International Researcher

Monday, November 03, 2008 at 7:00 PM
Astonishing fact - 25% of all mammals are bats! Intriguing insights into their little-known but but vital world.

Fall Tour - 15 October 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 12:00 PM
Burlington, Vermont area Visit Eco-Museum on Lake Champlain, Chocolate Factory and Shelburne Farms Lunch at the Ponderosa

Willaim Tetley,  Academic, Lawyer, Author, Politician

Monday, October 06, 2008 at 6:00 PM

"The October Crisis, 1970: the Relevance Today, October, 2008"

Albert Nerenberg,  Filmmaker, Journalist and CBC-Laughologist

Monday, September 08, 2008 at 6:00 PM
"Laughology! Good for what ails you!!" ................... This is our FREE GUEST DAY

Spring Tour - June 18-19 2008

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 12:30 PM
Bus tour to Cornwall area, a play and Upper Canada Village

Annual Meeting

Monday, May 05, 2008 at 6:00 PM

Professor Tom Velk of McGill University.

Spring Luncheon - 2008

Monday, May 05, 2008 at 3:30 PM
Spring Luncheon - May 2008

Dr. David Bird:  Academic and Avian Conservationist

Monday, April 07, 2008 at 6:00 PM
Dr. David Bird: Academic and Avian Conservationist

Dr. James Manson:  Historian, Author and Educator

Monday, March 03, 2008 at 7:00 PM

Topic: "The Windham County Loyalists and the Settlement of New England's Northern Frontier"

Christmas Reception

Monday, December 03, 2007 at 7:00 PM
Festive entertainment and Christmas Sing-a-long

Louise Penny:  Former journalist and author.

Monday, November 05, 2007 at 7:00 PM
Louise Penny: Former journalist and author. Murder for a Living: From CBC Host to Mystery Writer.

Canadian Club Fall Tour - 2007

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 1:00 PM
Guided tour of the Granite Museum and Exhibition Hall

Dick Irvin:  Author and Media Personality

Monday, October 01, 2007 at 6:00 PM
Dick Irvin: Author and Media Personality

“FREE” GUEST DAY -  10 September, 2007

Monday, September 10, 2007 at 6:00 PM
Louise Abbott: Writer, Photographer and Filmmaker.

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