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Canadian Club of Kingston

Welcome Members and Potential Members

Updated: 15 December 2018                           Next Speaker: Thursday, 10 January 2019

Speaker: Colonel Kirk Gallinger, Base Commander, CFB Kingston

Topic: "Strong, Secure, Engaged - Canadian Forces Base Kingston "


Please note that, given the closure of Minos Village, the location for luncheons for the 2018-19 Program year will at the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club, Banquet Hall on the second Thursday of each of the eight months of the Program.


Membership Reminder - Former and potential-new members, please consider joining for the 2018-19 Program. 

Membership Fee: $50 for an individual, and $90 for a couple.



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Kirk Gallinger joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1989, was commissioned in 1993, and commenced Regimental Duty with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (1 PPCLI) in Calgary. As a junior officer, he served various commands, staff and instructor appointments in 1 PPCLI, the 2e Bataillon, Royal 22e Régiment and the Infantry School. His operational experience includes deployments to Croatia and Bosnia, as well as in 2006 commanding A Company, 1 PPCLI Battle Group, in Afghanistan.

Col. Gallinger’s key staff appointments include the Army G3 Branch as a desk officer for the Afghanistan mission, J5 in the 1st Canadian Division HQ, and Chief of Staff of 3rd Canadian Division / Joint Task Force West in Edmonton, Alberta. In 2011, Colonel Gallinger was appointed Commandant of the Infantry School, after which he joined the Combat Training Centre Headquarters as its Deputy Commander. In June 2018, he was appointed Commander, Canadian Forces Base Kingston.

Col. Gallinger holds a Baccalaureate in Honours History, a Master of Arts in War Studies, a Master of Arts in Public Administration and a Master of Strategic Studies. He is a graduate of the Army Transition Command and Staff Course, the Combined Arms Team Commanders Course and the Canadian Armed Forces Joint Command and Staff Programme. He is a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Army War College, Class of 2018. A proud husband and father, in his spare time he enjoys reading and cycling.

The luncheon will be held at the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club, Banquet Hall, Kingston.  It will start with a cash bar at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at 12 noon.

 The Canadian Club is an apolitical community-based organization that arranges monthly meetings at which distinguished speakers address its members on subjects of national or international significance.  It typically meets on the second Wednesday of each month, from October to May.  Each luncheon meeting features a speaker on a current topic of special interest to Canadians.

Members of the public are welcome. Cost of this luncheon is  $30 for members and $38 for non-members. Reservation for the luncheon is required and can be made by either responding to the email for the particular luncheon, or telephoning the Canadian Club Kingston at 613-530-2704, preferably one week before the day of the luncheon.

Please note that payment can be made only by cash or cheque (i.e. neither credit nor debit cards can be accepted).

For information on joining the Canadian Club, please call 613 530-2704 (Marg Kubalak), or visit the  Membership Application webpage.

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