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July 2017

A Conversation with the Chief of the Defence Staff, General Jonathan Vance

July 5 @ 11:30 - 13:30
Royal Artillery Park Officers’ Mess, 1575 Queen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2H9 Canada
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The Royal United Services Institute of Nova Scotia is honoured to host General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff.  This is a controlled access event.  RUSI(NS) members wishing to attend are requested to email RUSI(NS).  Non-members are requested to email RUSI(NS) (https://rusi-ns.ca/about-us/general-inquiries/); they will be put on a standby list and informed later if there is space.

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August 2017

Arctic Operations and New Capabilities

August 9 @ 11:30 - 13:00
Royal Artillery Park Officers’ Mess, 1575 Queen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2H9 Canada
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Commander Corey Gleason, Commanding Officer of HMCS Harry DeWolf, first of the Royal Canadian Navy's new Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessels being built under the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship project will speak about Arctic operations and new capabilities.

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September 2017

September 2017 Distinguished Speaker – Canadian Coast Guard

September 20 @ 11:30 - 13:30
Royal Artillery Park Officers’ Mess, 1575 Queen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2H9 Canada
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A senior Canadian Coast Guard official will speak about the CCG, its state and future, collaboration with other federal government departments, and how the CCG fits into Canadian security and safety policies. 

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October 2017

October 2017 Distinguished Speaker

October 18 @ 11:30 - 13:30
Royal Artillery Park Officers’ Mess, 1575 Queen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2H9 Canada
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Lynne McCloskey, A/Director, Long Term Care & Disability Benefits Directorate, Veterans Affairs Canada will give a presentation entitled "Veterans Affairs Canada - Supporting Veterans in Long Term Care."

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November 2017

November 2017 Distinguished Speaker – Col (ret’d) John Boileau – “City’s Saviours: The Military Response to the Halifax Explosion”

November 15 @ 11:30 - 13:30
Royal Artillery Park Officers’ Mess, 1575 Queen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2H9 Canada
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Colonel (retired) John Boileau, well known Halifax writer and member of RUSI(NS), will be the Institute's November Distinguished Speaker, giving an illustrated presentation entitled "City’s Saviours: The Military Response to the Halifax Explosion." When the Belgian relief ship Imo collided in the Narrows of Halifax Harbour with the munitions-laden Mont-Blanc at about 08:45 on the morning of December 6, 1917, it started a fire that eventually resulted in an earth-shattering explosion at 09:04:35, perhaps the largest man-made, non-nuclear explosion in…

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