Events of the Fortnight

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Bi-weekly;  Week Two;  Friday;  2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Two Terms; In-person 

At the start of each session the participants suggest topics from the recent news worthy of further discussion. The discussion of each topic starts with a brief introduction by the person suggesting the topic followed by a general discussion.


Ken Snelson ( a former planning engineer with Ontario Hydro, came to Canada from England in 1969. He is now the Secretary of the Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada. He has been an Academy member since 2006 and for several years organized the Academy walks. He is a widower living in a retirement home in Etobicoke.

Rene Laukat ( a former administrator with the Ontario Government, came to Canada from Germany with her family after World War II. She has been an Academy member since the mid 1990s and for many years organized the Academy walks program. She remains active with several senior walking groups and, with husband Gary, enjoys cruising the world.