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April 27, 2021 – Who’s Attending

Sarwar Kashmeri, an international relations specialist, author, and commentator
Click to read Sarwar Kashmeri’s bio and to RSVP

Yes: 72

No: 16

NameRSVP Status
Robert Adams Yes
Jon Allen No Response
Ken Bahen Yes
Aubrey Baillie No Response
Peter Baines Yes
Bill Barnett Yes
Robin Barstow Yes
Mark Benadiba No Response
Vipin Bery Yes
Bob Blair Yes
Henry Borden Yes
Bill Boughner No
Peter Brieger No
Ian Brown Yes
Hank Bulmash No
Michael Butler Yes
Jim Cairncross Yes
David Cameron Yes
Brian Carter Yes
Michael Charles Yes
Alan Chesworth No Response
Bob Clapp No Response
Andrew Clark No Response
Graeme Clark No Response
Roger Clarkson Yes
Bev Collombin No Response
Don Comish Yes
Ross Cullingworth No Response
Gordon Currie No Response
Douglas Davis Yes
Phil Dawson No Response
Rod de Courcy Ireland No Response
John Deeks No Response
Ian Dejardin No Response
Robert Deluce No Response
George Denier Yes
Chris Dobson No Response
Gary Durno No
Ian Farquharson No Response
Warren Finlay Yes
Tom Fischer Yes
Paul Fisher No Response
Jock Fleming No Response
Bill Fleury Yes
Ronald Foreman Yes
John Fraser Yes
John Gardner Yes
Gary German Yes
Gary Getson No Response
David Glue Yes
Peter Goring Yes
Michael Grey No Response
Speaker's Guest No Response
John Hackett No Response
Norman Hardie No
Eugene Harrigan Yes
Naeem Hasan No Response
Peter Hatcher No Response
George Hayhurst Yes
Harold Hetherington Yes
William Hewitt Yes
Jim Hilborn Yes
Robert Hutcheson No
Robert Hyland Yes
Tom Jamieson Yes
Don Johnson Yes
Trevor Jones No
Gord Kaiser No Response
Sarwar Kashmeri Yes
Charles Kennedy No Response
William Kinnear Yes
Robin Labatt No Response
Bill Langlois No Response
Clifford Lax Yes
John Lee No Response
Tom Leverty Yes
David Lewis No Response
Andrew Loblaw No Response
Phil MacDonnell No Response
Bart MacDougall Yes
Mike Mackey No
Charles MacRAE Yes
Jean-Luc Major Yes
Walter McCormick Yes
Stuart McKay Yes
John McKenna No Response
Hugh McLelland No Response
Bill McNaughton Yes
Douglas McWhirter Yes
Anthony Miller No Response
Mike Miller No Response
Doug Mills Yes
Robert Milnes Yes
Steven Moorhead Yes
German Morales Yes
Michael Morgan No Response
Bob Morrison Yes
Don Morrison No
David Murray No
Matey Nekov de la Camp No Response
Derek Newton No Response
Lawton Osler No Response
John Paterson, Sr. Yes
Chris Portner No Response
Paul Potvin Yes
Ken Powell No Response
Darcy Rector No Response
Burt Retter Yes
Christopher Ricketts No
John Ricketts No
Michael Robinson No Response
Peter Russell No Response
Ashok Sajnani No
Tom Sanderson Yes
Edward Seagram No Response
Peter Seybold Yes
Brian Sheedy No Response
Peter Simmie Yes
Peter Sisam Yes
Keith Sjogren No
Ian Smart No Response
Ted Southey No Response
Albert Steenburgh Yes
Dan Sullivan No Response
Gordon Tamblyn Yes
David G. G. Temple No Response
David G. Temple No Response
Bob Topp No
Paul Torrie No Response
Lake Trevelyan No Response
Christopher Turney Yes
Chris Twigge-Molecey Yes
Rudi Vezer Yes
Rick Walker Yes
David Warren Yes
Paul Warrington No Response
Garnet Watchorn Yes
Lee Watchorn Yes
Jack Way Yes
Brian Westlake Yes
Richard White No Response
Ted White Yes
John Wildman No Response
Michael Willson No
Rob Woodrooffe Yes
Norair Yeretsian Yes
z-No Response z-RSVP Management No Response

2020.07.04 Post June Bash Junta Announcement

July 4, 2020

The Whiff’s Junta would like to provide you with a brief update of the virtual June Bash held on June 23, using the Zoom platform. Our June Bash experiment was extremely successful! Members who participated gave high marks to the event and the Zoom method of communication. The evening was highlighted by having several breakout sessions. This provided a unique opportunity for a number of participants to communicate freely their ideas one with the other in a relaxed atmosphere, with all observations and ideas then shared with everyone participating in the evening. I might add, the “open bar” concept was popular and contributed to the relaxed evening. 

The Junta has lined up an exciting list of speakers for our Fall meetings. There is a significant possibility that these meetings will need to be held on a virtual basis. Therefore, prior to the commencement of our Fall campaign, the Whiff technologists will be offering the opportunity to Whiffers to update their technology skills in order to utilize the Zoom platform. 
We will be communicating with you at the end of August. In the meantime, your Junta wishes you a safe and healthy Summer. We look forward to seeing all of you, either physically or virtually, in the Fall. 
John Paterson 
Chair of the Toronto Chapter of The Whiff of Grape on behalf of your Junta: 
Peter Baines, Ian Brown, Mac Borden, Jim Cairncross, Ron Foreman, Charles MacRae, Stuart McKay and Brian Westlake. 

The Toronto Whiff of Grape

Thank you for RSVPing for the June Bash

Thank you for RSVPing that you will be attending the virtual June Bash.

The RSVP confirmation email you have been sent includes links for setting up and testing the meeting software we’ll be using – Zoom – if you haven’t already used it.   

The agenda and details on how to join the social gathering at 5pm on June 23 will be sent later in the Reminder email on June 21st.

See you, and your guest if they wish to join in, on the 23rd.

Change your response.

Thank you for RSVPing

Thank you for RSVPing that you will be attending the upcoming Toronto Whiff Dinner.

Dinner Fees Reminder:
If you are an Associate Member and/or you have invited guests, please make an immediate Interac e-Transfer to  for the dinner amount owing – $85/person. A PDF “cheat sheet” on how to make Interac e-Transfers to the Whiff may be downloaded from here.

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Tony Davis, Associate Emeritus Professor, U of T, Geography and Planning, “Putting the Brakes on Global Warming”, January 28, 2020

Our climate is determined by the interactions between internal mechanisms (plate tectonics) and the receipt and processing of solar radiation. For most of geologic time that has conditioned a world much warmer than the current one with a larger greenhouse effect. Contemporary global warming reflects our inadvertent interference with the natural balance, mostly through the burning of fossil fuels. So far mean global temperature has increased by only 1.5°C over the last 70 years, but climate models predict that the world will warm by as much as 4°C by 2100.
                    What impact will that have? 
                     Can we stop it happening?
                   Can we redress the situation?

Continue reading Tony Davis, Associate Emeritus Professor, U of T, Geography and Planning, “Putting the Brakes on Global Warming”, January 28, 2020

Oct 28, 2014: Speaker, Author, Adventurer – James Raffan

1297311501783_ORIGINALOctober 28, 2014
James Raffan, BSc, BEd, MEd, PhD Queen’s University Director, The Canadian Canoe Museum

James is a prolific writer, speaker, and adventurer who is currently the Director of Development at The Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario.

For 19 years a Professor of Outdoor & Experiential Education at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, over the years he has produced 16 books and written for media outlets including Canadian Geographic, National Geographic, Explore, The Globe and Mail, as well as for CBC Radio and The Discovery Channel.
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