Canadian Club of Kingston
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SPECIAL NOTE: Presidentís Special Message: COVID-19 Crisis
The Executive Committee of the Canadian Club of Kingston has postponed all luncheons while the situation continues. When there is no longer any risk to our members, guests, speakers and support staff, we will advise as to the resumption of activities. Pat McCue
Updated: 27 March 2020 Next Speaker: CANCELLED
Speaker: Mike Hill, Past President of Preserve Our Wrecks, Kingston
Topic: "Kingston Wreck Diving", The Marine Wreck Capital of the World
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HOME Updated: 24 March 2020
Next Speaker CANCELLED
Kingston's waterfront bears little evidence of the city's role as a centre for maritime trade and ship-building in earlier centuries. One enduring legacy is the number of shipwrecks that lie off her shores. At the Canadian Club lunch on April 9th, Mike Hill, a local diver, will introduce many of them in an illustrated talk.
Mike began diving in the early 1970s, but an injury on active duty prevented him from certifying at that time. It wasn't until about twenty years ago that he managed to return to the sport. Scuba diving quickly became a principal source of recreation and he gained skills and experience rapidly to become an instructor by 2003. After retiring from a full career in the British Army, in 2006, he moved to Kingston, where he knew diving opportunities to be rich and varied in Lake Ontario and the adjacent St Lawrence River.
He has long been associated with the first wreck preservation group to form in Ontario, in 1981, Preserve Our Wrecks, Kingston. He led the organisation for eight years, handing over the reins last year to a younger person, but remaining actively involved. He has nearly 2,500 dives under his belt, most of them in the cold waters of Lake Ontario. Other dive destinations include Cyprus, several Caribbean Islands, the Florida Keys, Hawaii, Fiji and Truk Lagoon in the Pacific Far East. Other interests include flying as a private pilot, photography and five grandchildren.
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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