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.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Joan Robinson Named President of SWCSVI and CFVI

The Sir Winston Churchill Society of Vancouver Island and the Churchill Foundation Vancouver Island have new Boards of Directors.  The AGM was held March 25, 2014.

President Joan Robinson
Vice-President Sidney Allinson
Treasurer Nancy Vivian
Secretary Joel Fagan

Members at Large
Special Event Chair                         Dan Munro
Membership Chair                          Margaret Pyper
Youth & Social Media Chair            Josh Lindner
Communications/ Publicity Chair     Dagmar Haupthoff
Website Chair                                Fiona Bramble
Planning and Development            Ian Pyper

Ex Officio Roles
Archivist                                          Mary-Jane Shaw
Volunteer Executive Director CFVI Mayo McDonough
UVic Liaison                                    Heather Travers

Monday, February 3, 2014

Dr Joel Fagan's talk "Churchill and the Jews" at AGM March 25, 2014


Tuesday March 25, 6 pm
Victoria Golf Club
1110 Beach Drive, Victoria
Soup and Sandwich Supper
$30 non-member; $25 member; $25 youth

Speaker Dr. Joel Fagan
Topic: Churchill and the Jews

Dr. Joel Fagan was born in Hamilton, Ontario and trained in pediatric medicine in Toronto and Montreal.  He practiced and taught pediatrics at the University of Calgary from 1974 to 1995 then moved to Victoria becoming the medical director of the Queen Alexandra Centre for children’s health. He retired in 2000. He and his wife Sandy have 2 adult daughters and are anticipating their 50th wedding anniversary in 2014. For many years Dr. Fagan has had an interest in 20th century military history, in particular the career of Winston Churchill.  He was an early member of the Sir Winston Churchill Society of Vancouver Island and is currently its secretary. He is an active member of the Jewish community in Victoria.