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May 2018

Distinguished Speaker May 2018

May 30 @ 11:30 - 13:30
Royal Artillery Park Officers’ Mess, 1575 Queen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2H9 Canada
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The Canadian Armed Forces and others are currently and routinely engaged in training local peoples for defence and security missions.  This is not a new experience, even for Canada - there is history in training others from which insights can be gained and lessons applied today.  Sara Beanlands, senior archaeologist with Boreas Consulting (http://www.boreasheritage.ca/aboutus.html), will speak on "The Training of the Jewish Legion at Fort Edward during the First World War."

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June 2018

Distinguished Speaker June 2018

June 20 @ 11:30 - 13:30

On Sunday, 25 August, 1918, two Curtiss HS-2L flying boats of the United States Navy took off from United States Naval Air Station Halifax (now the site of Shearwater) and circled over the harbour.  This seminal event marked Shearwater as the birthplace of maritime aviation in Canada and introduced a century of service to Canada and Canadians by all those who served there.  On the centenary year of this event, Colonel (retired) John Orr will speak about the history; his…

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August 2018

Distinguished Speaker August 2018

August 29 @ 11:30 - 13:30
Royal Artillery Park Officers’ Mess, 1575 Queen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2H9 Canada
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Robert Brooks, Director Canadian Coast Guard Economic and Industry Intelligence, will speak on "Arctic Priorities: Opportunities For The Canadian And Global Arctic."

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September 2018

Distinguished Speaker September 2018

September 19 @ 11:30 - 13:30
Royal Artillery Park Officers’ Mess, 1575 Queen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2H9 Canada
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Commander Nathan Decicco will speak of his recent experience as Commanding Officer of the frigate HMCS Charlottetown deployed up North on Operation NANOOK.

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October 2018

Distinguished Speaker October 2018

October 10 @ 11:30 - 13:30
Royal Artillery Park Officers’ Mess, 1575 Queen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2H9 Canada
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Shelley Hopkins, Executive Director, Halifax & Region Military Family Resource Centre, will speak on the mission and goals of the Halifax & Region Military Family Resource Centre, addressing some myths, and outlining local military family issues and trends and the ways the MFRC staff work to address them. Special attention will be on the new Veteran Family Program, from pilot project to now a permanent MFRC program that can support medically released veteran families. Shelley is rolling out a brand…

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