Friday June 12, 2015
Tickets – $100 pp
Call 519-235-2700 ext 5133
Now for something completely different. We have moved the date to Friday JUNE 12th, 2015. We are thrilled to announce that our special guest will be none other than the incomparable and engaging raconteur – Peter Mansbridge.
Peter Mansbridge is one of Canada’s great public speakers. A dynamic stage presence, Mansbridge explores the national mood through key social and political issues highlighting the accomplishments of Canadians both at home and abroad. His love for this country- and his determination to acknowledge our contributions in building a better world – shine through in his talks.
Peter Mansbridge stands at such a level of public respect and visibility that, for many Canadians, he is not simply a newscaster: he is the daily voice of a nation. As the anchor of CBC’s flagship nightly news show,The National, he brings comprehension, levity, and a uniquely Canadian perspective to the stories shaping our nation and the world. For all the accolades (12 Geminis and universal acknowledgment as one of the greatest broadcast journalists in Canadian history), Mansbridge remains an astoundingly grounded individual.
Mansbridge is the chief correspondent of CBC News, anchors all CBC News specials, and hosts Mansbridge: One on One. He has been a Fellow at Yale, and has lectured at Oxford, as part of their distinguished speakers series. In 2008, he was named by Governor General Michaelle Jean as an Officer of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours. He was cited, “For his contributions to broadcasting, for his commitment to helping Canadians better understand their country and the world, and for his dedication to literacy and Canada’s youth.” He is the only CBC journalist ever to have a sit-down interview with a sitting U.S. President (Barack Obama).
Mansbridge is also the author of the national bestseller, Mansbridge: One on One, and is a contributor on 100 Days That Changed Canada, a collection of essays chronicling 100 days that helped define Canada. He has received numerous honorary degrees from universities across the country, and he has also been recognized by leading universities in the United States and the United Kingdom. In 2009, he was named Chancellor of Mount Allison University in New Brunswick.