Sunday, October 5, 2014

Mr. Churchill's 140th Birthday Luncheon

 Appeasing Germany in the late 1930s

 Although Winston Churchill was a decided opponent of the appease- ment polices of Neville Chamberlain’s government at the time of the Munich Agreement and after, he actually came late to the realisation that Nazi Germany constituted a major threat to European and, thus, British security.  His memoirs and hagiographic treatments by uncritical admirers of his views about Nazi Germany after 1933 avoid this fact.  This presentation will assess his actual views and slow odyssey in understanding the German menace.

BJC McKercher, FRHistS

Brian McKercher is Professor of International History at the University of Victoria.  He has written widely on the Anglo-American relationship in the 20th Century and, lately, he
has turned his attention to the problem of Germany in British foreign policy from 1897 to 1939.  In his work, Winston Churchill has decided prominence.

November 22, 2015

Admission: $40 per person (includes tax & gratuities), $35 for members & guests prepaid  Register by Nov 18: please send cheque to SWCSVI, 11016 Tryon Place, North Saanich BC V8L 5H6 or use PayPal at  Inquiries: please phone Dan at  250 727 2830          

Arrive 11:00 a.m. Presentation from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm followed by 

HOT LUNCH BUFFET Fresh Baked Rolls, SALADS: Greek, Yukon Gold Potato, Fresh Baby Spinach Salad & Thai Vegetable Noodle Salad
PLATTERS: Fresh Vegetable & Dip, Pickle & Relish Tray & Gourmet Deli Meats. HOTS: Rice Pilaf or Roasted Potatoes & Organic Steamed Vegetables, 
ENTREE: Wild Salmon Filet with Ponzu Sauce, Penne Primavera & Fresh Pesto Sauce 
~Assorted Dessert Squares, Tea & Coffee

Event ends by 1:45 pm at latest!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Talent Abounds at Coast Collective Colwood

It was a stunningly beautiful day in Colwood on July 12. The talented artists who took part in the plein-air contest produced lovely landscapes that were appreciated by the many guests at the Acres of Art event.

The Churchill Foundation was represented by President Joan Robinson, (in blue) Membership Chair Margaret Pyper, (in white) and Executive Director Mayo McDonough (in pink).

First Prize went to Richard Linzey

Second Prize went to Linda Anderson

Third Prize went to Michael Hassjis

Friday, July 11, 2014

Winston Churchill's Hawthorn in Mayor's Grove Beacon Hill Park

Pictured here are Anne Draper, Mayo McDonough and Brook Stark in front of the tree Sir Winston Churchill planted in 1929!
Saturday September 6, 2014 is the 85th anniversary of the planting!

Anne is writing about the trees in Mayor's Grove; Mayo is representing the Churchill Foundation of Vancouver Island in hopes of planting another "Churchill tree" nearby and Brook Stark Manager of Parks Construction, Arboriculture & Natural Systems for the
City of Victoria is helping us plan for that new tree!!

This is the ideal time of year to see the old hathorn as it does best in the spring and early summer.

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Painting Companion Award July 12 at Coast Collective Colwood

Plan to join the fun on Saturday July 12 from noon to 5 pm at the Acres of Art show at Coast Collective in Colwood.  This will be the 5th Annual Painting Companion Award!   The award recognizes amateur landscape artists showing an exuberant love of painting that enhances their quality of life while captivating the attention of others.  Join President, Joan Robinson, Membership Chair Margaret Pyper and Executive Director Mayo McDonough for the Awards presentation. (Plenty of FREE parking). 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

POSTPONED: Churchill Memorial Gala with Brian Peckford

Churchill Memorial Gala
Speaker Honorable 
A. Brian Peckford P. C., LLD
Union Club 805 Gordon St 
Victoria BC
West Coast Salmon Dinner
$70 for non-members
$60 for members and students
Dress: Black tie or business suit

Brian was Premier of Newfoundland from March 1979 to March 1989, the youngest first minister in one hundred and fifty years. Before his election in 1972 to the House of Assembly, the first ever Progressive Conservative for the district of Green Bay, he was a high school teacher in Springdale, Newfoundland. He graduated from Memorial University in 1966.

Brian retired from politics in 1989 and established a Consulting business with his wife Carol. In 1993 they moved with their son, Justin, to Qualicum Beach, British Columbia. Brian and Carol’s consulting firm served clients in Western Europe and North America from 1989 until 2010.

Mr. Peckford is best known for his administration’s ground breaking Atlantic Accord, an agreement with the Federal Government which provided revenues to Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore oil and gas resources as if those resources were on land. It is under this Accord that Newfoundland has achieved ‘have’ status in Canada, one of only four Provinces to have such a status today. 

Brian received the Vanier award as an outstanding young Canadian, received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Memorial University, is a Member of the Privy Council of Canada, received an outstanding contribution award from the Newfoundland Ocean Industries Association, and served on the Board of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for five years. He is presently Chancellor of Acsenda School Of Management, a private college in downtown Vancouver. 

Mr. Peckford has conducted public inquires for the Governments of British Columbia and Canada and remains active in resource development and public affairs in British Columbia. 

On September 12, 2012 Mr. Peckford launched his second book entitled ‘Some Day the Sun Will Shine and Have Not Will Be No More.’ It was on the Globe and Mail best seller list for three consecutive weeks and details Newfoundland’s successful efforts in becoming a have Province and rewrites part of how Canada’s Constitution was changed in 1981. 

You can pay by PayPal or credit card through our website at OR by cheque made out to “SWCSVI” and sent to: 
Attn: N. Vivian, Treasurer, SWCSVI,
11016 Tryon Place
North Saanich, BC  V8L 5H6

Please send inquiries or special diet requests to Dan Munro, Event Chair   250 727 2830

Please invite your friends to join you for a fun and inspiring evening!
Your guests can attend at the member rate.