Event Types

Join us for a special luncheon as we host local church leaders who will share with us their outlook on the needs of the local community.

Pastor Jim Parker - Bethany Baptist Church since 1996.  Chairperson of East York Strategy, Pape Village Business Improvement Area, Chaplain for 54 Division, Toronto Police Services, Community Policing Liaison Committee for 54 Division.

Rabbi Miriam Margles – Danforth Jewish Circle since 2010Artist, educator, and activist, Rabbi Miriam earned a master’s degree in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in creative writing from York University in Toronto. Co-founder of Encounter, dedicated to strengthening the capacity of the Jewish people to be constructive agents of change in transforming the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Pastor Tim Reimer - Danforth Mennonite Church since 1999

Rev. Sarah Miller - Eastminster United Church since 2008. Received her Master of Divinity from Emmanuel College and a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies and Human Biology from the University of Toronto. A life-long resident of the east end of Toronto.


Leaders of Local Faith Groups
 May 04, 2017
 May 04, 2017
 May 04, 2017 12:30 PM

One of our club's newest members, Bill Dunk-Green, steps up to the podium to tell us about his life, passions, and why he became a Rotarian.

Bill Dunk-Green
 May 11, 2017
 May 11, 2017 12:30 PM
 May 13, 2017

Nima Kamranpour is the owner of Pealac Rug at 815 Broadview Avenue.  Pealac sells high quality handmade Persian rugs and Afghan carpets, ranging from small ultra-fine silk weaving to rustic character, tribal designs, as well as a huge selection of magnificent country house Persian rugs.

Over the years, Nima has done a number of presentations on the history and qualities of Persian rugs to groups like the Ontario College of Art and Design University, The Canadian Antique Collectors Association and on television.

Nima Kamranpour
 May 18, 2017
 May 18, 2017 12:30 PM
 May 25, 2017 12:30 PM
 Jun 01, 2017
 Jun 01, 2017 12:30 PM

Munish Joshi is a Comedian, Voice-Performer, Market Researcher & Business Consultant

There are so many great Canadian Comics so please help support home-grown comedic talent.  Many Canadians have shown their support of Canadian Jokers by voting for many of our elected officials.  Just kidding, please don't deport me.

Personal Accomplishments:

  • Can make fun of family members in the name of comedy and get away with it.
  • Successfully blamed my daughters for eating the left-over Halloween candy.
  • Switched from Rogers to Wind Mobile and stopped getting marketing calls from Rogers.
  • Saved my wife from gaining weight by eating the left-over Halloween candy.
Munish Joshi
 Jun 08, 2017
 Jun 08, 2017 12:30 PM
 Jun 09, 2017

Patrick Brown was elected Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario on May 9, 2015.  He ran on a platform of Party renewal, promising to grow the Party to over 100,000 members from every walk of life and every corner of the province.  A bigger Party, firmly rooted in every neighbourhood of every community in Ontario, is key to reconnecting the PC Party with the people of the province before the next provincial election.

Patrick Brown’s family has had deep roots in Simcoe County for the past 75 years since his grandparents moved to Angus in 1945. Growing up, many of Patrick’s best memories came from playing hockey in Guthrie, cross-country skiing with his dad in Oro-Medonte, or spending time at the family farm in Midland. One of three children in a close family, Patrick often credits his parents with teaching him the values and principles – including his work ethic – that have guided his career.

Patrick’s interest in politics began at a young age, serving two terms as President of the Progressive Conservative Youth Federation (PCYF). He was then first elected to Barrie City Council in 2000 and was re-elected in 2003 with 72% of the vote. In 2006, he defeated an incumbent Liberal cabinet minister in the federal election and became the Member of Parliament for Barrie. He was re-elected in 2008 and 2011, each time increasing his share of the vote.

In 2011, Patrick was named Chair of the GTA and Central Ontario Caucus. This role allowed him to grow strong relationships with business and community leaders across Ontario. He was also Chairman of the Canada-India Parliamentary Association and has made 15 trips to India, building relations with one of the world’s fastest growing economies.

Patrick has worked hard to build partnerships with people, groups, corporations, governments and organizations – both at home and abroad – establishing connections that allow him to better serve his constituents and to rebuild Ontario as Premier.
Patrick is also one of only two honorary firefighters in the Province of Ontario, a testament to his commitment to working with the men and women who keep Ontarians safe.

An alumni of St. Michael's College School in Toronto, Patrick studied political science at the University of Toronto before earning his LL.B from the University of Windsor. Prior to his first election, Patrick ran a law practice in downtown Barrie. Functional in French, Patrick also attended l’Université du Québec à Trois Rivières for extensive French studies.

As a marathon runner and an avid hockey and tennis player, Patrick has combined his passion for sports and public service to make Canada and Ontario a better place to live and work. As a Member of Parliament for the last nine years Patrick has worked tirelessly on issues important to residents of Simcoe County, including access to health care, mental health, and cleaning up Lake Simcoe.

 Patrick’s dedication to enhancing healthcare access has seen him help raise nearly $2 million dollars for the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie and various other charities across the region, including Autism Ontario, ALS Canada, Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Hospice Simcoe, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, as well as the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre.

Patrick Brown
 Jun 15, 2017
 Jun 15, 2017 12:30 PM
 Jun 22, 2017 12:30 PM
 Jun 29, 2017 12:30 PM
 Jul 06, 2017 12:30 PM
 Jul 13, 2017 12:30 PM
 Jul 20, 2017 12:30 PM
 Jul 27, 2017
 Jul 27, 2017 12:30 PM
 Aug 03, 2017
 Aug 03, 2017 12:30 PM
 Aug 10, 2017 12:30 PM
 Aug 17, 2017 12:30 PM

Tanveer represented Toronto East at the 2017 RYLA program.  He is a student at University of Toronto, studying public policy and city studies.  The RYLA program, “Leadership Begins With Me”, provides an opportunity for participants to get to know themselves better and to cultivate respect and trust of others.  Participants are able to identify their own leadership skills and determine ways to make more effective use of their resources.  Their enthusiasm and technique is brought back to the community from which the participants were sponsored, and thus impacts on the young people being influenced by these youthful leaders.  

Tanveer Shahnawaz
 Aug 24, 2017
 Aug 24, 2017 12:30 PM
 Aug 31, 2017 12:30 PM

Malcolm Lamont has always been intrigued by wine, and after taking his first course in oenology fell in love with the wide world of wine study. That led him to complete a Sommelier Certification at Algonquin College, as well as the Certified Specialist of Wine credential with the Society of Wine Educators. He is currently working on completing the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wine and Spirits.
Malcolm also holds a Bachelor of Education and loves to combine his passion for teaching with his passion for wine. When he is not studying or planning lessons for wine classes, Malcolm enjoys spending time in the great outdoors whether it be hiking, camping or whitewater canoeing.

Malcolm Lamont
 Sep 07, 2017
 Sep 07, 2017
 Sep 07, 2017 12:30 PM
 Sep 14, 2017 12:30 PM
 Sep 21, 2017 12:30 PM
 Sep 28, 2017 12:30 PM
 Oct 05, 2017
 Oct 05, 2017 12:30 PM
 Oct 12, 2017 12:30 PM
 Oct 19, 2017 12:30 PM
 Oct 24, 2017
 Oct 26, 2017 12:30 PM
 Nov 02, 2017
 Nov 02, 2017 12:30 PM
 Nov 03, 2017 – Nov 04, 2017