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June 26th, Kelly Crichton
A Career in Radio and Television

Kelly Crichton has had a long and successful career as a journalist beginning with CTV's W5. In the 1970's, she served as senior producer of As it Happens. She was host and producer of CBC North's Focus North, and later a producer for 90 Minutes Live and field producer for The Fifth Estate.

In the 1980s Crichton worked as a reporter for CBC Television News and served as European bureau producer. In 1989, she was named Executive Producer of The Fifth Estate, twice winning the Gemini for Best Information Program.

In 1995, she became Head of Television News and then Executive Producer of The National. In her last years of work at CBC she was a senior producer of Canada A People's History, China Rises, India Reborn and 8th Fire.

While retired, she worked as a communications advisor for Make Poverty History and did volunteer communications work for Maher Arar during the Inquiry into his imprisonment and torture.

July 24th, In-house Speakers
Do you have a story to share?

Starting in 2007, our July meetings have been with In-house Speakers. Sometimes 5, once as low as 2 but in total about 80 members have talked about their hobbies, travels, interests and careers. Last year, Eva Hammond told us about her time in Cameroon giving children anti-polio vaccine; Marj Phillips taught us about geo-chaching; Mike Charrier returned us to Africa, monitoring elections in Namibia.

Everyone has a story to tell (probably several). We can help by turning photographs into a slide show - photographs can be any format from black and whites to colour prints and slides, or digital. If you would like a private rehearsal, we can arrange that too.

Presentations are usually about 10 to 15 minutes. If you would like to present or have any questions about presenting, please speak to Ken Blogg, our program coordinator or email him at kenneth.blogg@gmail.com

Stay Safe

Johnson Insurance

We have added a link to the Johnson Insurance web site (see "Links" page).
Johnson provides competitive rates for Probus members for all kinds of insurance, particularly travel insurance.

Guests and Visitors from other Clubs are welcome.

We are a 'Combined' Club. We meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month (except December - 2nd Wednesday). Meetings begin at 10:00 with a few minutes of announcements and then a speaker. Members start to arrive about 9:30 for coffee, cookies and chat (tea, Tim-bits and talk).

Meetings are at:

Gloucester Presbyterian Church
91 Pike Street
Ottawa K1T 3J6

Pike Street runs north from Hunt Club just west of Conroy. The church is at the corner of Lorry Greenberg and Pike. The parking lot entrance is off Pike.


 PROBUS' Vital Purpose

... to stimulate thought, interest and participation in activities at a time in life when it is easy to become complacent and self-centred.

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