October 25, 2017
A dog, a priest and a rabbi walk into an oncology clinic...
Improvisers are trained to never say 'no', to never block or negate an idea. Instead, like comic ascetics, they are drilled in the 'Rule of Yes', trained to take any offer; good, bad, stupid or, in Neil's case, a stage 3 colo-rectal cancer diagnosis, and to run with it. To throw energy and unbridled enthusiasm into it and see where it takes them. And above all...to enjoy the ride. And what a ride it is. In an uplifting and often side-splitting presentation Neil describes how the two seemingly disparate milestones in his life, learning to improvise and receiving the 'gift' of cancer, dovetailed into one glorious and wonderfully life-altering epiphany.
November 22, 2017
Ken Shaw , National Editor and Anchor Weekday, CTV News Toronto
Topic ... Fake News or Fake President? There is a long history of politicians trying to discredit those who call them to task. There is also an historic record of media praising politicians with whom they agree and slamming those of a different stripe. Somewhere lie the facts. The search for truth in the age of blogs and smart phones.
NB Ken has to leave early, so his talk will begin at 10:00 and the business meeting will be after the coffee break