Category Archives: Past

Larry D. Rose: Ten Decisions: Canada’s Best, Worst and Most Far-Reaching Decisions of the Second World War, April 24, 2018

Larry D RoseLarry D. Rose is the author of the newly-released Ten Decisions: Canada’s Best, Worst and Most Far Reaching Decisions of the Second World War.

He is also the author of Mobilize! Why Canada Was Unprepared for the Second World War, published by Dundurn in 2013. His articles on Canadian military history have appeared in the Globe and Mail, the National Post and Esprit de Corps magazine.

Ten Decisions: Canada’s Best, Worst and Most Far-Reaching Decisions of the Second World WarRose was born in Trail, BC. He has B.A. and M.A. degrees in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Victoria. He worked for more than 45 years in broadcasting and spent four years as an Assistant Professor of Broadcast Journalism at the BC Institute of Technology in Vancouver.

For the 24 years prior to his retirement Rose worked for CTV News in Ontario. For six years he was the Producer of the “CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson”.

In his military career Rose was commissioned in the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps in 1966. He later served in the British Columbia Regiment in Vancouver. He retired as a captain.

Rose is a member of Branch 165, Royal Canadian Legion and the Royal Canadian Military Institute. He lives in Toronto.

No Gut No Glory, Lorene Sauro, B.A., R.H.N. February 27, 2018


Lorene SauroGut health is a hot topic but what does it mean? Discover the unfolding story of the trillions of bacteria that we live with everyday and how they determine everything about us. If we want to be the best we can be, avoid debilitating health conditions, then we really need to understand our gut bacteria and how they help us thrive. Heart disease, cancer, diabetes all have a gut health connection – everything does but so does longevity, better brain function and vitality. Learn the essentials of feeding your gut in order to thrive and be glorious.
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Dr. Danielle Martin, “Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians”, Women’s Night, January 30th, 2018


Dr. Danielle MartinDr. Danielle Martin MD, CCFP, FCFP, MPP
Vice-President Medical Affairs & Health System Solutions & Senior Fellow, WCH Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care
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Andrew Coyne, November 28, 2017


James Andrew Coyne (born December 23, 1960) is a Canadian columnist with the National Post and a member of the At Issue panel on CBC’s The National. Previously, he has been national editor for Maclean’s and a columnist with the Globe and Mail.

Early life and education
Coyne was born in Ottawa, Ontario, the son of Hope Meribeth Cameron (née Stobie) and James Coyne, who was governor of the Bank of Canada from 1955 to 1961. His paternal great-grandfather was historian and lawyer James Henry Coyne. His sister is actress Susan Coyne. He is also the cousin of constitutional lawyer Deborah Coyne, who is the mother of Pierre Trudeau’s youngest child.
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Roger Vandomme, Fintech, October 31, 2017

roger-vandomme-lendified-profile-1-684x1024Roger’s impressive career has been built on the fundamentals of data analysis, predictive modeling and related decision-making. Roger has an outstanding unmatched skill-set in the field of predictive modeling and has completed numerous studies and research on decision heuristics and biases, developing reasoning methods and processes around systemic design and game theory. Roger has built a successful consulting practice around this unique knowledge base and has joined Lendified’s management team to oversee the credit modeling activities and all data analytics related to our loan portfolio.

Roger previously held the responsibility as Vice President Analytics with Equifax Canada, where he spearheaded key credit risk management projects for major financial institutions in the Americas, Europe and Asia. His experience in analytics started with Dun & Bradstreet in Europe; with NPD Canada, a leading provider in market intelligence; and with Rogers Communications for business intelligence. He currently teaches part-time on data analytics with the University of Toronto.

Roger is a Lieutenant Colonel in the French reserve forces as a Specialist in intelligence and information operations. He teaches operational planning at the Canadian Forces College and is the Deputy Defense Attaché with the French embassy. Roger holds a Master’s degree in Biochemistry from Paris University, a MBA from Queen’s University, and a Master in Defense Studies with the Royal Military College.

“With the speed of change in technology and customer demand for quick responses, 24/7 availability and fast, objective technologically driven decision –making processes create a unique way of supporting the Small Business marketplace.”

Roger Vandomme’s Fintech Presentation

50th Anniversary, Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 6:00pm SHARP

The Toronto Whiff of Grape will hold a reunion to celebrate our 50th Anniversary at:
The York Club, 135 St. George Street, Toronto
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017, 6:00pm (SHARP!)

The black-tie evening will include a reception with drinks & hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast, a 3-course gourmet dinner followed by port & stilton, a surprise visitor, a group photo and an anniversary cake!

All Whiffers are invited to give a personal reminiscence of the Whiff either by requesting a brief stint at the microphone or by having a message read should you not be able to attend.

Get in touch with other Whiffers and set up a table of 6, 8 or 10! Please note that the reunion is solely for current and past Whiffers. We hope to see you all there and look forward to a great evening of Good Fun Good Food Good Friends!

Whiff of Grape
Toronto Chapter

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June Bash, Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Toronto Hunt Club

Our traditional June Bash will be held at the Toronto Hunt Club
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Arrival: 5:45pm
Cocktails, canape and hors d’oeuvre
Call to Dinner: 7:15
Dinner: 7:30
Depart: 10pm
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We return to the spectacular Toronto Hunt Club for another great evening this year. It will be a fitting finale to our 2016-17 campaign – we hope to see you all on the lakeshore on Tuesday, June 6th!

The evening will be a purely social event without a speaker allowing time to stroll the property overlooking the lake and catch up on the year.

Please refer to your personalized invitation for payment instructions.

Amanda Lang, “The Beauty of Discomfort: The importance of embracing the hard things about change.” April 25, 2017

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Amanda Lang, Anchor, Bloomberg TV Canada
Amanda Lang, born 31 October 1970, is a Canadian journalist. Formerly senior business correspondent for CBC News, she anchored the daily The Exchange with Amanda Lang on CBC News Network. Prior to her work with CBC, she was an anchor for Business News Network where she hosted SqueezePlay and The Commodities Report.

Ms Lang will talk about her new book to be published in early April: “The Beauty of Discomfort, The importance of embracing the hard things about change.” It’s about how even when we know WHAT we should do, we often don’t, and aims to show how we can overcome that!

The groundbreaking new book from the bestselling author of The Power of Why.

Most of us don’t like pushing ourselves too hard, admitting we don’t know or stretching too far outside of our comfort zone. But embracing discomfort is an important tool for success. It’s a secret known by everyone from ballroom dancers to stand-up comics to the Marines. Discomfort is not the same as fear or anxiety, and, more important, knowing how to take advantage of discomfort is not an innate ability—but it’s something that we all can learn. The Beauty of Discomfort draws on cutting-edge neuroscience and provides examples and strategies from all over the world to help you become more creative, more innovative and more effective in your work and life.

Elyse Allan, GE Canada, “The Future of Work”, March 28, 2017

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In her role as President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Canada and Vice President GE, Elyse is a passionate champion for Canada’s competitiveness, advancing the country’s science and technology base and competitive fiscal policy.  Recently she participated in the Trump/Trudeau launch of the “Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders” in Washington.

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