Peter Mansbridge, reporting on Canada 150 events in 2017, comes to the Mary Winspear Centre Sept. 27. Photo contributed

Mansbridge: iconic Canadian newsman coming to Sidney

Former host of CBC’s The National part of Mary Winspear Centre speaker series

One of the most trusted voices of Canadian news media is coming to the Mary Winspear Centre this month to speak on the importance of Canadian heritage and the finer points of leadership.

Peter Mansbridge was chief correspondent for CBC News and anchor of The National for nearly 30 years, starting in 1988. He also hosted the CBC News Network interview program One on One, where he sat down and spoke with leading figures in Canadian and world arts, entertainment and politics.

For this work, Mansbridge received 12 Gemini awards and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, the nation’s second highest civilian honour.

Now enjoying life on the speaking circuit, he ties his talks together with his desire to see Canadians celebrate their heritage and to recognize that a shared national story has shaped us at both individual and collective levels.

Speaking from experience, Mansbridge also discusses what it takes to be a leader and how it can be achieved, whether in politics, academia or business.

The Thursday, Sept. 27 talk is part of a four-part speaker series at the Winspear, which featured Andrew Coyne and Wade Davis earlier in the year, and will see Jann Arden take the stage for a talk in November.

For more information and tickets visit marywinspear.ca.

– Monday Magazine staff

Just Posted

Province now allowing tent city campers to stay at Goldstream Park

Contrary to earlier reports, Ministry of Environment says there is no hard deadline for campers to leave, park open to public

Saanich offers land for housing for the homeless

Unclear many units of supportive housing the province will build in Saanich

Oak Bay lawn bowling team takes gold in Qualicum Beach

Brent Jansen and Karen Evans take win at Canadian Lawn Bowling Mixed Pairs Championships

UPDATE: missing 26-year old Victoria man Gregory Partington found safe

Partington was last see on Sept. 19 in downtown Victoria

Greater Victoria officers ready ride Tour de Rock

The annual ride across Vancouver Island for cancer research begins this weekend and arrives in Victoria Oct. 4 and 5

Watch out for Pavement Patty: Drivers warned outside B.C. elementary school

New survey reveals unsafe school zones during 2018 back-to-school week

Fred’s Bed has a nice ring to it

Your more diligent readers, or at least those with a serviceable memory,… Continue reading

Admitting mistakes is the first step

On Friday afternoon a dramatic three-vehicle crash took place on Highway, an… Continue reading

‘Like an Alfred Hitchcock movie’: Birds fall dead from the sky in B.C. city

Raptor expert says he’s never seen it happen anywhere in the Lower Mainland

Canada signs global pact to help rid world’s oceans of abandoned fishing gear

The federal Fisheries Minister says it’s a ‘critical issue’

GOP pushing forward for Kavanaugh, accuser wants ‘fairness’

Kavanaugh has denied al allegations of sexual misconduct

Authorities should avoid harsh response to new homeless camp in Saanich

Unfortunately, authorities appear less tolerant towards the newest homeless camp in Saanich.

Former VP of lululemon joins B.C. cannabis cultivation facility

Kerry Biggs will be the Chief Financial Officer of True Leaf, in Lumby

Could cannabis help keep people in B.C. on treatment for opioid addiction?

People on opioid agonist treatment face lower risks of overdosing, BC Centre on Substance Use says

Most Read