Speaker Date Topic
JIM SWANSON – Victoria HarbourCats May 22, 2024
Victoria HarbourCats bring more than Baseball to Victoria's Economy
Victoria HarbourCats bring more than Baseball to Victoria's Economy

Jim Swanson took over as Managing Partner of the Victoria HarbourCats in fall of 2013 and has guided the organization since that time. Former journalist and broadcaster known of his involvement with baseball at all levels from youth to international and pro, former associate scout Detroit Tigers, chair of World Baseball Challenge (2009/2011/2013) and Baseball Canada Senior Championship (2002 and 2012) in Prince George. Five national medals (two gold, one silver, two bronze) at Baseball Canada events. Coached at international level. Finalist, Business Person of the year with Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce (2018), winner of Nanaimo Sports Award for top executive (2022). WCL Executive of the Year in 2016 after HarbourCats won a then-league-record 40 games including a standing record of 19 in a row. HarbourCats teams have made the playoffs four times (2016, 2017, 2019 and 2022) and lost in final game of championship series twice (2017, 2019). 

8 30 AM Meeting, RBC Museum. Denton Pendergast May 29, 2024

Special Start Time. 8 30 AM.  Special Location: Conference Hall at the Royal BC Museum .  Use the main entrance,  the big glass doors facing Belleville.
Special meeting!   Denton Pendergast is back with an expanded historical talk on our inner harbour.
Bonus:   All who attend will receive complimentary admission to the museum when it opens at 10.  Bring a guest.
Note a caterer will provide coffee, treats etc,  cash or debit/credit card.  

Our speaker:

Denton, a career graphic designer, worked in agencies and studios in both Ottawa and Calgary before establishing Victoria ‘s Rocket Science Design in 1996.

He inherited his fascination for history from his father, archaeologist Dr. Jim Pendergast. In 2012 Denton’s growing fascination with Victoria’s harbour led to his developing victoriaharbourhistory.com for which he has researched and posted over 250 harbour stories to date. Despite no promotion other that occasional talks at community centres and retirement homes, the site has served well over 20,000 visitors. The site is currently undergoing a major technical upgrade.

Denton is currently a member of the Thermopylae Club and the Maritime Museum of British Columbia, a contributor to the Victoria UNSESCO World Heritage Project, and is a Friend of Centennial Square.

TBA Jun 05, 2024
Changeover, Uplands Golf Club. Evening. Jun 12, 2024

No morning meeting,  rather,  evening event at Uplands to celebrate the end of a Rotary year and start of a new one (July 1)

Complete details for this ticketed event here.

TBA Jun 19, 2024
TBA Jun 26, 2024
TBA Aug 31, 2024