Upcoming Speaking Engagements


Barbara Dickson Speaks to Scarborough Probus Group

Barbara Dickson Speaks to Scarborough Probus Group

Upcoming Events

  • March 28, 2017: “Bomb Girls” — Burlington Lions Club, Burlington, Ontario

  • March 30, 2016: Chartwell Residence – Scarborough, Ontario

  • April 8, 2017: GECO Site Tour with the East York Historical Society

  • April 11, 2017: Alliston Probus Group, Alliston, Ontario

  • April, 2017: Bomb Girls Luncheon, Toronto, Ontario

  • May 6, 2017: Doors Open Whitby, Whitby Centennial Building, 416 Centre Street South, Whitby, Ontario *** Open to the Public ***

  • May 15, 2017: Canadian Federation of University Women, Scarborough, Ontario

  • June 10, 2017: GECO Site Tour with Scarborough Camera Club

  • June 13, 2017: “Bomb Girls” — Guelph Wellington Men’s Club, Guelph, Ontario

  • June 23, 2017: Waterford Retirement Residence, Barrie, Ontario

  • August 13, 2017: GECO Site Tour – La Societee d’Histoire de Toronto

  • October 14, 2017: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Scarborough: Where the Irish Died

  • October 19, 2017: Cooksville Probus, Mississauga, Ontario

  • October 19, 2017: Brampton Historical Society, Brampton, Ontario

  • November 16, 2017: Orillia, Ontario

  • March 23, 2018: Women’s Art Association Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario

  • April 16, 2018: Canadian Federation of University Women Oakville, Oakville, Ontario


Past Events:

Professional Business Groups

    • Rotary Club of Toronto West
    • Don Mills Kiwanis Club
    • Probus Groups:
      • Guildwood
      • Newmarket
      • Oshawa
      • Scarborough
      • Stouffville

Religious Affiliations

    • United Church Women
    • St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
    • St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Men’s Breakfast
    • Trinity Presbyterian Church — “Spring Tea”
    • Don Heights Unitarian Church
    • Kingsway Lambert United Church
    • Lakeshore Community Church
    • Salvation Army Women’s Ministries – St. Catharines, Ontario
    • Cornerstone Salvation Army Ladies Ministries
    • The Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel Women’s Coffee Break Hour

Retirement Residences

    • Leaside Retirement Residence
    • Donway Revera Retirement Residence
    • Newmarket Roxborough Retirement Residence
    • Ajax Chartwell Retirement Residence

Radio/Television Appearances

    • CBC Radio One: Future of Partridge Island, New Brunswick
    • CTV’s “Your Toronto” vignette
    • Rogers Cable WWII GECO Remembrance Day Vignette

Professional Events

    • 2016 International Women’s Day event at Toronto City Hall
    • Retired Women’s Teacher’s Federation
    • Arts and Letters Club
    • 2016 Doors Open Toronto
    • Warner Lambert Retirees Group
    • M.A.D. Group
    • West Scarborough Seniors Club
    • Canadian Federation of University Women
    • Women’s Art Association Canada, Toronto, Ontario

MS Society and MS-Related Events

    • North Bay, Ontario MS Chapter
    • Scarborough, Ontario MS Society AGM
    • Brantford, Ontario  MS Chapter
    • Sudbury, Ontario MS Chapter
    • EMD Serono
    • BMO Lunch and Learn Series: MS in the Workplace
    • MS Society of Canada’s Scarborough MS Walk Kick-off

Other Events

    • Sir John A MacDonald Collegiate Institute
    • “Reading in My Garden” hosted by author Bruna Di Giuseppe-Bertoni
    • Eglinton Square Library, Scarborough, Ontario
    • Starbucks book signing at Warden and Steeles Aves location
    • Tour of GECO site with TWITS Group
    • Whitby Central Library
    • Burlington Central Library
    • Doors Open Toronto

To contact or book Barbara:

      • Leave a reply below
      • Send an E-mail to: barbara at barbaradickson dot ca
      • Write in care of:
        P.O. Box 30001
        RPO Huntingwood
        Scarborough, ON M1T 0A1


7 comments for “Upcoming Speaking Engagements

  1. Joyce Gutteridge
    March 4, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    I am a member of the Women’s PROBUS Club of Alliston, and would like to see if you would be available to speak to our Members on Monday November 27th.Our meeting is held the last Monday of the month, and is held at the Nottawasaga Inn Alliston.

    Thanking you in advance for you reply.

  2. noel morton
    July 29, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Hello Ms Dickson
    My name is Noel Morton and I have the job of obtaining speakers for the Alliston Probus club. fot the year 2017
    You have been highly recommended to me and your topic is of the highest interest
    We meet on the second tuesday of each month and I am certain we would enjoy your presentation.
    Would you please let me know of your availability.
    Thank You
    Noel Morton

    • July 30, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      Hello Noel,

      I would be delighted to come present to your Probus group in Alliston. Hopefully your open meeting dates will sync up with my availability. Please let me know what dates you have in mind and we’ll work on details. I look forward to hearing from you. Take care, Barbara

  3. Pauline Gay
    October 29, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Dear Ms. Dickson
    I am trying to contact you regarding booking a speaking engagement. Please email me as the email address posted on your website is not working.
    Thank you in advance for your assistance.
    Pauline Gay

    • November 13, 2013 at 11:49 pm

      Hi Pauline, I have e-mailed you in regards to a speaking engagement. I would be pleased to work with you to set up a date. I look forward to hearing from you. Take care, Barbara

  4. ken beggs
    September 19, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    I am a member of the Newmarket Men’s Probus Club and thoroughly enjoyed your presentation. I am enjoying your web site and have just read of your discovery of an irish memorial in Peterborough, being of Irish descent (1850) in the Port Hope area, I found it interesting. I shall explore more of your website

    Thank you.

    • admin
      September 21, 2012 at 1:45 am

      Hi Ken, thanks for your note. I’m so glad you enjoyed the GECO presentation. It was a pleasure to speak to your Probus Club in Newmarket. I hope you enjoy the website! With kind regards, Barb

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