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

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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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