Events Of The Fortnight

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Bi-weekly;  Week One;  Friday;  2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

This workshop is focused on discussions of current events. Members suggest topics of interest; they are expected to be aware of events reported in the various media and to come prepared to discuss them. Each session will begin with a listing of the proposed events of interest, followed by a short introduction of each event by the member who suggested it, and then by discussion.


Rene Laukat ( is European born, a Torontonian, and city-lover. Taking very early retirement from her human resources work with the Province of Ontario, she has since indulged in many interests, including travel, film  & hiking.  She’s been an active member of the Academy for more than two decades.

Ken Snelson ( worked for about 30 years in the electricity supply industry followed by 13 years as a consultant. In retirement he has pursued his interest in British postal history including writing two books and serving as the Secretary of the Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada.