Past Events

A list of all past banquet speakers can be found here.

You can download a complete list of past events since 2006 here.

Battle of Vimy Ridge – Keith Maxwell

Please join us on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 to welcome our guest speaker Keith Maxwell, a member of our Society.  He will address our Society on the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. To note the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the Churchill Society of British Columbia is sponsoring an […]

When: April 11, 2017 @ 05:00pm

Where: The Vancouver Club, 915 West Hastings, Vancouver

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Is a Cold War with China Inevitable? – Paul Evans

Please join us on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 to welcome our guest speaker Paul Evans.  He will address our Society on Is a Cold War with China Inevitable?   Paul Evans is a professor of Asian and trans-Pacific international relations at the University of British Columbia.  He has held academic appointments and directed centres, institutes and […]

When: March 15, 2017 @ 05:00pm

Where: The Vancouver Club - 915 West Hastings

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Global Flashpoints – Allen Sens

Dr. Sens will speak on “Syria, Iraq and ISIS: Predicting Future Global Hotspots.” By examining the causes of the current turmoil in the Middle East, Dr. Sens will identify   some of the conditions that offer us some chance of predicting social instability and armed conflict. Dr. Sens was raised in Kitsilano, and attended school at […]

When: January 18, 2017 @ 05:00pm

Where: The Vancouver Club, 915 West Hastings

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2016 Year in Review

January 28 Charting Churchill:  An Architectural Biography – Leslie Hossack, Evening with Churchill February 24 Churchill and Queen Elizabeth II – Roddy MacKenzie, Evening with Churchill May 17 Churchill and the Greeks – Andre Gerolymatos, The Annual Banquet July 26 Churchill and the Avoidable War:  Could World War II have been Prevented – Richard Langworth, Evening […]

When: December 31, 2016 @ 12:00am

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Afghanistan and Pakistan: American Options? – Christine Fair – Annual General Meeting

Please join us on Monday, December 5 to welcome our guest speaker Christine Fair.  She will address our Society on “Afghanistan and Pakistan: American Options?“.  Christine Fair is an associate professor in the Peace and Securities Study Program within Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.  She served as a political officer to […]

When: December 5, 2016 @ 11:30am

Where: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 3811 Point Grey Rd, Vancouver

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Churchill and India – Christopher Friedrichs

Please join us on Tuesday, October 25 to welcome our guest speaker Christopher Friedrichs.  He will address our Society on Churchill and India. Winston Churchill’s opposition to self-government for India is a well-known aspect of his career, but the reasons for his opposition are not always well understood.  Certainly Churchill’s position was based to some […]

When: October 25, 2016 @ 05:00pm

Where: The Vancouver Club - 915 West Hastings

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United States Election – US Consul General Lynne Platt

Please join us on Thursday, September 8, 2016 to welcome our guest speaker Lynne Platt, U.S. Consul General in Vancouver.  She will address our Society on The American Election.  Although she will not be commenting on the current election, she will explain to us the election process from caucuses to primaries, to brokered elections to […]

When: September 8, 2016 @ 05:00pm

Where: The Vancouver Club, 915 Hastings St. W, Vancouver

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Churchill and the Avoidable War: Could World War II have been Prevented? – Richard M. Langworth

Please join us on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 to welcome our guest speaker Richard Langworth.  He will address our Society on his new book, Churchill and the Avoidable War: Could World War II have been Prevented?  “World War II was the defining event of our age,” writes Langworth, “the climactic clash between democracy and tyranny, […]

When: July 26, 2016 @ 05:00pm

Where: The Vancouver Club, 915 Hastings St. W, Vancouver

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Churchill and the Greeks – André Gerolymatos – Annual Banquet

Please join us on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 to welcome our guest speaker André Gerolymatos, who will address our members on Churchill and the Greeks. A prolific writer and lecturer, Dr. Gerolymatos has a special interest in the political and social history of modern Greece, military history, intelligence and guerrilla warfare in the 20th Century, […]

When: May 17, 2016 @ 05:45pm

Where: The Vancouver Club, 915 Hastings St W, Vancouver

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Churchill and Queen Elizabeth II – Roddy MacKenzie

Please join us on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 to welcome our guest speaker Roddy MacKenzie.  He will address our Society on Churchill and Queen Elizabeth II.   The relationship between Sir Winston and Queen Elizabeth II had a considerable impact on one another in the twilight of his career and the launching of hers.  He was […]

When: February 24, 2016 @ 05:00pm

Where: The Vancouver Club, 915 Hastings St W, Vancouver

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