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Monthly Meeting

Our membership meets on the third Wednesday of each month for updates, information, fellowship and to be entertained and educated by our monthly speaker.

Our regular meeting place is the Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Centre in the Salons.

Note: The Registration link will appear three weeks prior.

Join us - have fun and meet new friends

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Previous Speakers

Click here to see a list of our previous speakers.

Any Suggestions ?

If you have any suggestions for future speakers, then Laura woud love to hear from you.   If there is enough interest she will gladly follow up.   

Laura can be reached at pplc.speakers@gmail.com


Upcoming Speakers

Next month our speaker will be Barbara Dixon.  Barbara is an award-winning public speaker, historian, documentary film producer and writer who has entertained, educated, and enlightened audiences for over twenty-five years.  Barbara’s vision is to educate Canadians about the phenomenal work carried out by women across the nation whose invaluable contribution helped win the Second World War.   She is committed to ensuring that Canada’s ‘bomb girls’ are honoured and commemorated by fellow Canadians and has authored 2 books on this subject:


Bomb Girls: Trading Aprons for Ammo’ is a comprehensive, historical record of Canada’s biggest WWII munitions plant (“GECO”) employing over 21,000 citizens predominantly women, who courageously worked with high explosives around the clock over its four-year history.  The book offers a unique, intimate, and extraordinary glimpse into the lives and hearts of these dedicated Canadians. In-person interviews with the women who risked their lives every time they stepped onto the “clean side” of the plant lend a personal, distinctive perspective to the book.

Bomb Girls: United for Peace’ recounts one hundred and one never-before-told biographies garnered from rare one-on-one interviews with surviving bomb girls or from painstaking research provided by family members, company documents, government records and archival fonds.   From domestic abuse to miscarriages, from murder to meeting royalty, the book offers a culturally-rich, one-of-a-kind resource that will appeal to women of all ages, students, educators, historians, and World War II aficionados.

Barbara will share these unique stories with us at our next meeting.




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