October 29, 2015

Canadian Club of Kingston – 10 Nov 15

Canadian Club of Kingston
Tuesday November 10, 2015 Meeting

Jim Leech to speak about his adventures on a North Pole expedition.

jim leech

Jim Leech, chancellor of Queen’s University, is the Canadian Club of Kingston’s speaker at its luncheon on Tuesday, November 10. His topic is: March to the Pole.

Mr. Leech has had a varied and successful career, culminating in his being the President and CEO of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, one of the largest pension plans in the world. He has also been special advisor to the Ontario Minister of Finance concerning the provincial electricity sector pension sustainability. He chairs the board of the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation and the MasterCard Foundation. He was a founding director of Right to Play International. He recently co-authored The Third Rail, Confronting our Pension Failures, and was awarded the 2013-2014 National Business Book Award.

Mr. Leech is the Honorary Colonel of the 32nd Signal Regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces. He was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2012.

In May 2014 he was a member of Canada’s largest expedition to ski to the Magnetic North Pole, in aid of raising awareness and funds for Canadian Military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

In July of 2014 Mr. Leech was invested as a Member of the Order of Canada, in recognition of his contributions as an innovator in pension management, his writings about retirement funding, and his wide and varied community involvement. Mr. Leech is a graduate of Royal Military College and Queen’s University.
The Canadian Club is a community-based organization that arranges monthly luncheon meetings at which distinguished speakers address subjects of national or international significance.
The luncheon on Tuesday, November 10 will be held at Minos Village Restaurant, 2762 Princess Street, Kingston. It will start with a cash bar at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at 12 noon. Non-members are welcome. Cost of the luncheon is $27 for members and $35 for non-members. Reservations are required. Please call the Minos Restaurant at 613 384-2021. To join the Canadian Club, call 613 530-2704.

A reservation for the luncheon is required.
Phone Minos Restaurant: 613-384-2021

Guests are welcome.
Cost of the luncheon is $27 for members and $35 for non-members.

Media Contact: Pat McCue – tel: 613 530-3242; email:


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