Lindsay Canadian Club’s 87th season offers lineup of timely topics

By Lindsay Advocate

Dr. Brian Morris will be speaking about Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) at the Lindsay Canadian Club's first event of its 2023-2024 season, taking place on Wednesday October 11 2023, at 7:00 p.m.

The Lindsay Canadian Club returns for its 87th season with a lineup of speakers covering a range of topics of both national and local significance.

Getting things underway on October 11 2023 will be Dr. Brian Morris, whose topic is “Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID): Current Status, Future Directions.” Dr. Morris, a palliative care physician and provider of MAID, has been involved in several hundred assessments and provisions, as well as teaching and speaking on the topic. He will be looking at the current status of MAID and some potential future directions for the procedure.

Alex Ripley, commercial advisor (energy) at the Royal Danish Consulate General in Toronto, will be speaking on November 15 2023. “Dispatches From the Energy Transition” will look at how legislative and technological developments are driving forward the adoption of new, cleaner approaches to energy generation and storage in different parts of the world.

After a break for December, the Lindsay Canadian Club returns in January when Ryan Alexander, CEO of Community Care in Kawartha Lakes, will speak about some of the more recent changes being made by the organization to support independence and quality of life for people in our community. Anyone who has been curious about the new Community Health Centre going up on Angeline Street will not want to miss “The New Look of Community Care,” taking place on January 10, 2024.

Angela Fornelli, manager of corporate records and archival services for the City of Kawartha Lakes, will offer insights into the vital work being done by archivists in the present to preserve our past for the future. Don’t miss “For the Love of Archives,” on February 14, 2024.

Speaking on March 13 2024 is local health promoter, Sue Shikaze. “Climate Change & Health” will look at key findings related to climate projections, impacts on health, whose health is most at risk, how to adapt, and the role of public health in building adaptive capacity.

The Lindsay Canadian Club’s 2023-2024 season wraps up on April 10 2024 with “For Our Birds.” Speaking about bird conservation in Kawartha Lakes and what we can do to be more bird-friendly citizens will be Zachary Steele, owner and operator of Kawartha Bird Control.

The LCC will once again be meeting at the Royal Canadian Legion (12 York Street, Lindsay). Attendees are encouraged to grab a bite to eat downtown before coming to events, which get underway at 7:00 PM.

Non-members can purchase tickets via, or pay at the door. Lindsay Canadian Club events are $10 ($5 for students), and a season’s membership can be purchased for $50 ($25 for students). For more information, please visit

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