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An Update from the New Churchill Society in Ottawa


By Ronald I. Cohen
Rideau Canal, Ottawa
The Sir Winston Churchill Society of Ottawa (SWCSO) was well represented at the recent International Conference in London by two of its three founders, namely, Pamela Reynolds and Monica Olney, as well as by at least one of its new members.

The SWCSO will be holding its inaugural meeting under the auspices of the British High Commissioner to Canada on November 30th and Allen Packwood will be our inaugural speaker. The title of his talk will be “Why Bring Churchill Back to Canada?”, in anticipation of the several Churchillian events that will soon follow, beginning with the December 30th seventieth anniversary of the inspirational “Some chicken! Some neck!” speech and the shooting of the equally inspirational Karsh photograph of the Prime Minister immediately following that speech.

Although the SWCSO membership is mounting steadily, we welcome new members situated anywhere from the National Capital Region east to L’Orignal and west to Kingston. Anyone wishing to join the SWCSO or to attend the inaugural event (the cost will be $50 per person for members of the SWCSO or any other Churchill Society) should contact Ron Cohen by e-mail here or by telephone at 613-298-7171.

Keep your eyes on the Ottawa Citizen for a forthcoming article on the new Society.

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