Canada's religious freedom altered
In a devastating decision to religious freedom, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Trinity Western University, a private Christian university in Langley BC., is not allowed to open a law school because of its beliefs and practices on traditional marriage.
TWO NEW CHAPTERS
Fredericton NB and Caledonia ON
It was a delight to attend the inaugural meeting of the Fredericton NB chapter on Thursday, May 10. About 20 men and women attended the event at the Best Western Hotel. That was a good crowd considering that most Frederictonians have the flood on their minds. The Saint John River overflowed its banks, which affected several businesses and the loss of several homes along the valley.
The key to any successful chapter is the quality of their leadership team. In that connection, Fredericton is richly blessed by the leadership of Cathy Calhoun (partner with her husband Dave in their real estate business) and Wendell Betts (a John Maxwell-trained coach and consultant).
They anticipate a good crowd moving forward. Cathy says that the formation of a local chapter is the culmination on a two-year-long dream to bring together Christian business leaders. Their aim is to impact the city for Christ. They will meet next on Friday, June 15.
Then we also attended the creation of a new chapter in Caledonia ON, south of Hamilton ON, to meet the needs of several CCBF members in the Caledonia/Hagersville/York area. That group met on Thursday, May 24 at the Tartan Diner with 10 people present. Their next meeting is on June 14.
God is on the move across the country, mobilizing Christian business communities to impact their towns or cities.
Canadian Christian Business Federation
MONTHLY MEETING SCHEDULE
(Listed alphabetically by city)
ABBOTSFORD, Saturday, June 30 – Breakfast, 7 a.m., Ricky’s, Best Western Regency Inn, 32080 Marshall Road at Clearbrook, Abbotsford; Richard Beaulieu, facilitator.
BEAMSVILLE, Thursday, June 7 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Conversations Café and Bistro, 4995 King St. at Ontario, Beamsville; Paul Hilsden, facilitator.
BRANTFORD, Wednesday, June 13 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Sherwood Restaurant, Colborne Street E., Brantford; Keith Knight, facilitator.
BURLINGTON, Wednesday, June 6 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Skyway Diner, 645 Plains Road East, Burlington; Keith Knight, facilitator.
CALEDONIA, Thursday, June 14 -- Breakfast 7 a.m., The Tartan Diner, 127 Argyle St. S., Caledonia; Keith Knight, facilitator.
CALGARY SOUTH, Friday, June 15 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Phil’s Restaurant, 907 Glenmore Trail SW (at Elbow Drive), Calgary; Mike Watson, facilitator.
CAMBRIDGE, Tuesday, June 26 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Country Girl Restaurant, 561 Hespeler Road, Cambridge; Marvin Brubacher, facilitator.
CLARINGTON, Wednesday, June 20 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Bowmanville Restaurant, Bowmanville; Ian Williams, facilitator.
COBOURG, Thursday, June 7 – Breakfast 8 a.m., Buttermilk Café, 44 King Street, Cobourg; Joe Peristy, facilitator.
EDMONTON AM, Thursday, June 28 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Humpty’s Restaurant, 4503 Gateway Blvd (off Whitemud); Vic Smith, facilitator.
FORT ERIE, SUMMER BREAK – Breakfast 7 a.m., Tammy’s Breck-N-Ridge, 2551 Garrison Road, Fort Erie; Nile Jenkins, facilitator.
FREDERICTON, Friday, June 22 – Breakfast, 7 a.m., Keller Williams Capital Realty, 90 Woodside Lane, Fredericton; Cathy Calhoun and Wendell Betts, facilitators.
GUELPH, Tuesday, June 12 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Symposium Cafe, Stone Road West, Guelph; Keith Knight, facilitator.
HAMILTON, SUMMER BREAK – Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Cora’s, 1400 Upper James, Hamilton; Keith Knight, facilitator.
KAWARTHA LAKES, Tuesday, June 12 – Breakfast, 7 a.m., Durham Cafe, 102 William Street South, Lindsay; Len Kamerman, facilitator.
KITCHENER, Thursday, June 21 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Country Boy Restaurant, Manitou at Courtland, Kitchener; Bill Cooke, facilitator.
LANGLEY, Thursday, June 21 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Ricky’s Restaurant, Ramada Inn, Hwy 10 and 192 St., Langley; Andrea Soberg, Rhonda Davison, facilitators.
LONDON BREAKFAST, Wednesday, June 27 – 7:30 a.m., Fireside Family Restaurant, 1166 Commissioners Rd. E., London; Dan Renzella, facilitator.
LONDON LUNCH, Thursday, June 14 – Lunch 12 noon, Angel’s Restaurant, 100 Belmont Drive, London; Ken DeVries, facilitator.
NORTH YORK (PEOPLES CHURCH), Wednesday, June 20 – Breakfast 7 a.m., The Peoples Church, 374 Sheppard Ave. E., Toronto; Nestor Abdon, facilitator.
OAKVILLE, SUMMER BREAK 7:30 a.m., Mo’s Family Restaurant, 467 Speers, Oakville; Keith Knight, facilitator.
OTTAWA, Tuesday, June 26 – Summer Hayes Restaurant, 1971 Base Line Road at Woodroffe, Nepean; Tim Visser, facilitator.
SASKATOON, Wednesday, June 20 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Grainfields Family Restaurant, 810 Circle Drive, Saskatoon; Brian Lise, facilitator.
ST. CATHARINES, Wednesday, June 13 – Breakfast 7:15 a.m., Perkins Restaurant, Lake Street at QEW, St. Catharines; Paul Hilsden, facilitator.
SMITHVILLE, SUMMER BREAK – Breakfast 7 a.m., Meester Insurance boardroom, 246 St. Catharines St., Smithville; Paul Hilsden, facilitator.
SUMMERSIDE, Saturday, June 23 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Granville Street Diner, 454 Granville Street, Summerside; Allan Ramjattan, facilitator.
VANCOUVER, Tuesday, June 12 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Bon’s Off Broadway Restaurant, 2451 Nanaimo Street (just off Broadway); Amie Peacock, facilitator.
WATERLOO, Friday, June 1 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Stone Crock Restaurant, 1396 King St. N., St. Jacob’s; Keith Knight, facilitator.
WINDSOR, Saturday, June 23 – Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Walker Grill, 1275 Walker Road; Stephen Terrana, facilitator.
WINNIPEG, Tuesday, June 12 -- Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Smitty’s Restaurant, 580 Pembina Highway at Grant Junction, Winnipeg; Carolyn Menaar, facilitator.
WINGHAM, Friday, June 1– Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Bells Pizza and More, The Upper Room, 176 Josephine Street, Wingham; Brenda White, facilitator.