Parliamentarian Events and Opportunities

38th Christmas Celebration – Supreme Court of Canada Justice, the Honourable Russell Brown

38th Christmas Celebration – Supreme Court of Canada Justice, the Honourable Russell Brown

November 23, 2021

“The Most Important Judicial Virtue” with Supreme Court of Canada Justice, the Honourable Russell Brown

A Christmas celebration to inspire and connect diplomats, parliamentarians and business leaders from across Canada and the world.

What is the most important judicial virtue? For decades, lawyers, judges and academics have debated this. The leading views focus on competing virtues of sympathy and detachment, but can they be reconciled? And if so, how?

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37th Christmas Celebration “Hope in Uncertainty” – Dr. Peter Chung

37th Christmas Celebration “Hope in Uncertainty” – Dr. Peter Chung

December 1 and 2, 2020

“Hope in Uncertainty” with keynote speaker, Dr. Peter Chung and special music by Getty Music

Financial challenges, isolation, relational stresses, illness or the death of a loved one…Where does one find hope?

A virtual Christmas celebration to inspire and connect diplomats, parliamentarians and business leaders from across Canada and the world.

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Charting a Course in a Post-COVID World – Michael Ramsden

Charting a Course in a Post-COVID World – Michael Ramsden

June 11, 2020

“Charting a Course in a Post-COVID World – Truth and Trust in Work and Life” with Michael Ramsden

While it feels that life has been put on hold around the world, our world seems to be changing faster than we could have imagined only months ago. Leadership at times like this is challenging and is needed as never before. The questions as to who we can trust and what is trustworthy resurface with a new edge to them.

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Recession. Re-flation. Restoration. – Jonathan Wellum

Recession. Re-flation. Restoration. – Jonathan Wellum

April 21, 2020

As a result of the public health policy response to COVID-19, the global economy is experiencing the largest contraction in GDP in modern history. This has thrust the global economy into an economic recession/depression. Governments and central banks have responded with massive spending programs funded by record levels of debt coupled with an enormous expansion in the money supply.

Jonathan will be discussing some of the impacts and potential unintended
consequences of these dramatic actions. He will address the questions:
What are some of the impacts and potential unintended consequences of these dramatic actions?
As decision makers what approach might we take?
How do we begin economic and spiritual restoration?

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The Goal of My Life – Mr. Paul Henderson

The Goal of My Life – Mr. Paul Henderson

February 25, 2020

In 1972 Paul Henderson led Canada to victory against the Russians in the greatest moment of Canadian sports history. He instantly became a national hero.

How did this change his life? Did it bring him what he imagined?

And what about his 10 year battle with cancer? What has he found in the wake of fame, struggle and success?

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54th National Prayer Breakfast – Know, Believe, Imagine

54th National Prayer Breakfast – Know, Believe, Imagine

May 2, 2019

The annual National Prayer Breakfast of Canada is a Christ-centred event held by the Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast Group in our nation’s capital. The purpose of this event is to come together collectively to honour and continue to hold to our Christian heritage. This allows our elected officials to gather together with men and women from different backgrounds to pray and connect through our shared faith.

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2019 National Christian Leadership Dinner

2019 National Christian Leadership Dinner

May 1, 2019 from 17h30 to 21h30

The Annual Christian Leadership Dinner is another event organized by the Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast Group as a part of the National Prayer Breakfast festivities. It has been taking place almost as long as the breakfast itself. The purpose of the dinner was originally to extend a courtesy to those travelling from out of town to attend the Breakfast. It has now evolved into an event that compliments the National Prayer Breakfast.

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2019 Couples’ Weekend Getaway: Mont-Tremblant, QC

2019 Couples’ Weekend Getaway: Mont-Tremblant, QC

April 5-7, 2019

Great marriages are built! Like a great house – on a solid foundation, lovingly crafted, updated and renovated over time. A Weekend Getaway will strengthen your foundation – God’s way – and give you new tools to renovate your relationship.

For most couples it’s a chance to reconnect, re-establish the foundation and rekindle romance.

For others, it’s a fresh start.

For some, it will be the weekend that saves a marriage.

Wherever you’re at in your relationship, it’s a weekend to remember. The atmosphere is relaxed and warm, even fun. You’ll hear from real couples doing real life together… God’s way. You’ll be given time to process what you’re learning. And together, you’ll make a plan for a marriage that lasts a lifetime.

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Inside the Entrepreneurial Mind – Mr. Don Simmonds

Inside the Entrepreneurial Mind – Mr. Don Simmonds

November 27, 2018 from 12h00 to 13h30

A serial entrepreneur shares what makes him tick, and then opens up for an honest Q and A with those in the room. What drives the desire to create new business? How does government inspire or discourage? What about the growing income inequality? Can the “1%” problem be solved? What is the impact of the changing view of leadership? Any other question you might have?

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35th Christmas Dinner: The Certainty of Uncertainty – Don and Fay Simmonds

35th Christmas Dinner: The Certainty of Uncertainty – Don and Fay Simmonds

November 26, 2018

“The Certainty of Uncertainty” with Mr. Don and Mrs. Fay Simmonds

Uncertainty strikes all of us. For Don and Fay Simmonds it came in the words “liver failure.” They spoke about their life and death battle and their search for certainty in life’s most uncertain moments. There is much to celebrate!

The annual Christmas Dinner is the highlight of the Christian Embassy’s year. This year we welcomed over 200 diplomats, parliamentarians and business leaders, representing 55 nations.

The festive evening allows busy leaders and their spouses to relax, network and enjoy special music and meaningful reminders of the season. Diplomats appreciate what is often a first opportunity to experience Canadian Christmas traditions.

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