"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
- Sir Winston Churchill

The Churchill Society of British Columbia was founded in 1979 and is devoted to the memory of this outstanding world leader to ensure that his ideals and achievements are not forgotten and are utilized by succeeding generations.

Lee Pollock – Churchill and the Royals – Annual Banquet

June 14, 2023 @ 05:45pm

Please join us on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 to welcome our guest speaker Lee Pollock.  He will address our Society on Churchill and the Royals.

From the august days of Queen Victoria, when the sun never set on the British Empire, to the shocking abdication of Edward VIII and the long reign of Elizabeth II, the saga of Britain’s kings and queens has fascinated the world for centuries, regularly dramatized on stage and screen.

No public figure in British history had a longer or more consequential relationship with the royal family than Winston Churchill, justly regarded as the greatest statesman of modern times. As a young officer in Victoria’s army in 1898, he rode in one of the last cavalry charges of the British empire; when he proclaimed a new Elizabethan age upon the accession of her great-great granddaughter in 1952, Britain had entered the atomic age.

Lee Pollock is an award-winning historian, writer and public speaker on the life of Winston Churchill. His articles have been published in the Wall Street Journal, the New Criterion, American Purpose and the Daily Beast and he has appeared on CBS, the BBC and other media outlets in the U.S. and Britain.  Lee has spoken about Churchill’s legacy and leadership at venues ranging from the U.S. Congress, the Pentagon and the Supreme Court to leading universities, museums, non-profit institutions and clubs across the country.

Lee is a Director and Senior Advisor to the Board of The International Churchill Society and previously served as its Executive Director.  A native of Montreal, Canada, he is a graduate of McGill University and holds a master’s degree from the University of Chicago.  He is a Fellow of the National Churchill Museum and a recipient of the Churchill Society’s prestigious Chartwell Award.

Lee’s forthcoming book is entitled “Action This Day: Adventures with Winston Churchill.”

Date:                    Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Location:             The Vancouver Club, 915 Hastings Street West, Vancouver, B.C.

Time:                    Reception and Cash Bar starts at 5:45 pm, Dinner in Grand Ballroom at 7:00 pm

Cost:                     $170 each for a Member of the Society, partner or immediate family; $190 each for a non-Member                                (includes wine with dinner

Please note the dress code is black tie or mess kit (or business suit and tie)

Please inform our Administrator by email at churchillsocietybc@gmail.com or online here.