National Press Club of
Fondation du Cercle national des journalistes du Canada
At the Sheraton Hotel, 150 Albert St, Ottawa, Ont. K1P 5G2, Phone: 613-567-9900 E-mail
(Group photo: Scott Troyer)
At the Tuesday, March 31 Newsmaker Breakfast,
Calgary Fire Chief Bruce Burrell President, Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC), said "an historic national development for public safety in Canada was achieved last December. The three major first responder associations, the CAFC, the Canadian Association of Police Chiefs and the Emergency Medical Services Chiefs of Canada signed a joint resolution on first-responder voice inter-operability, the first such joint, high profile action among first responder groups ever. The aim is to ensure that fire fighters, police officers, paramedics and other public safety workers have compatible, exclusive radio broadband access that lets us talk to each other on a priority basis in emergency situations. . . . more.
A dinner commemorating Annette Leger, a beloved member and mainstay of the Press Club, was held in the Parliamentary Dining Room. Annette had been Supervisor of the Parliamentary Pages, and held several equally compelling jobs around the Hill. This could have been a solemn occasion but Annette's spirit lifted it into a gala event, with endless recollections of her successful achievements at the Press Club. The event was hosted by Honourable Senator Mike Duffy, front row center, and his wife, Hilary, seated second from right, in the bright blue dress.
For the Ottawa Diplomatic Association,
His Excellence, Mr. Shashishekhar M. Gavai High Commissioner for India, right, presents a gift to the guest speaker, Honourable
Beverley Oda, Minister of International Cooperation and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), at the NPC=ODA Diplomatic Press Attaché Luncheon on March 23. Photo - RBF|
Thursday, February 26 - His Excellence Ambassador Margers Krams, left, of the Republic of Latvia, offers a token of appreciation to the Minister of International Trade and the Asia-Pacific Gateway,The Honourable Stockwell Day right, following the Minister's talk at our Press Attaché Luncheon. Photo - RBF
Mayor Larry O'Brien (right) was guest speaker at the Press Club December 12, seen here with Ray Stone.
Infrastructure matters explained
On Monday, October 6, the Newsmaker speakers were Press Club VP Tim Kane, ACEC President Jeff Morrison, Moderater: Dr. Guy Félio. Eng.,
Panel: Councillor Clive Doucet, Jounalist John Robson, Civil Engineer Léo Gohier, and provided a magnificent program, co-sponsored by the Association of Canadian Engineering Companies.
Kane Morrison Félio
Doucet Robson Gohier
To "hear" what they said, click "HEAR."
Speakers at the Iftar in September,
breaking the fast in the Holy month of Ramadan, were Dr. Mohammed Raja Abdulla Al-Hussaini Al-Sharif,
Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Turkey, former Dean of the Arab Diplomatic Corps in Canada,
and Hon. Jason Kenney, PC, Secretary of State for Multiculturalism .
To plan an event
at the Press Club
Contact convener of Newsmakers,
Also please read "Plan a Newsmaker." For
Press Attaché Luncheons and Multicultural events, contact Roxanne Brousseau-Félio. For all Scholarship Information, refer to Guy Félio and Fund Raising enquiries may be addressed to Eed Murad. To Join the Club, renew a membership, and membership information, contact Tim Kane.
U.S. Amb. David Wilkins,
center, receives plaque of thanks from the National Press Club. Eed Murad, left, and Dave Hicks, right, were among Press Club Directors enjoying a tour of the U.S. Embassy on Sussex Drive. (Photo by Vicroria Terry)
Monday, February 23 Press Attaché Luncheon guest speaker Thomas d'Aquino, receives a gift from Ottawa Diplomatic Association President, Ambassador of Japan, His Excellence Tsuneo Nishida, left.
On Wednesday evening, February 11
On behalf of the National Press Club, Director Rosaleen Dickson presented an artwork by Tokyo artist Takaki Hashimoto, to His Excellence Tsuneo Nishida, Ambassador of Japan and President of the Ottawa Diplomatic Association, at the Japanese Embassy. The artwork was provided by Takaki Hashimoto and sponsored by SpreadArt.
three war correspondents
who have spent months in Kandahar covering the fighting and redevelopment projects gave extraordinary accounts of what is really going on there:
Canadian Press defence reporter Murray Brewster, Scott Taylor, editor of Esprit de Corp Magazine, and Graeme Smith, Michener Award winner who, in an interview for "The Charlatan." says, "I'm going to write a book ". . . See the whole interview here.
Questions were invited from the audience, including NDP Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar, NDP MP, left.
This well attended event, chaired by the Globe and Mail's Bill Curry, right, chairman of Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) National Capital Branch, was hosted by the CAJ, the National Press Club and Carleton University School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
First Jazz Night of the season.
Ray Stone took pictures.
The band was terrific. Peter Fleming and the Monteray combo recalled playing the same room 36 years ago.