January Speaker: The First Canadian Helicopter Circumnavigation of the World!
C150 Global Odyssey (“C150GO”) was the first Canadian helicopter circumnavigation of the globe — and the first ever father/son helicopter circumnavigation. Departing on July 1, 2017 to celebrate Canada 150 — the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation — the Canadian circumnavigators flew a Canadian-made Bell 429 helicopter around the world, visiting every Canadian province and territory, as well as landmarks celebrating remarkable achievements and events from Canada’s rich history.
Along the way C150GO was joined by notable Canadians such as Dave Williams, Guy Lafleur, Peter Bregg, HCol Gerald Haddon, and Bronwen Evans. The trip also proudly raised money for Southlake Foundation and True Patriot Love Foundation.
Steven Dengler, our speaker, was one of the three pilots (as was his father Bob). Steve is also a Canadian entrepreneur, investor, and business mentor.
February Speaker: Cannabis Legalization
On October 17, 2018, after a century of prohibition, cannabis was legalized in Canada. This presentation will overview the psychological and biological effects of recreational and medicinal cannabis, and discuss new cannabis laws and outcomes of legalization.
Dr. Bruce McKay is the Chair of the Department of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University. In his spare time he teaches neuroscience and pharmacology courses and researches topics, including recreational drug use by university students and mechanisms by which psychoactive drugs affect
brain functions. Dr. McKay grew up near Woodstock, Ontario, and completed his post-secondary education at Laurentian University, the University of Calgary, and the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.