Bridget Gall Entrepreneur (The Occurrence), Actress, Comedian, Producer
Brigitte Gall is a multi-award-winning Performer, Writer, and Producer.
Gall completed 52 episodes of the Gemini nominated design and renovation television series Me, My House and I, and 52 episodes of the travel/lifestyle show, The World’s Greatest Spas, covering 3 countries in 4 years (aired on W Network, Discovery Channel USA/Latin America, and in 85 other countries).
Brigitte is the proud owner of a Gemini award for her one woman show Joan of Montreal, a Gemini nod for her dramatic turn as a serial killer for the series Blue Murder, a Genie (Moving Day), a Golden Sheaf (Twisted Sheets), and Gold at the Houston Film and Television festival (Joan of Montreal).
She has been the Keynote Speaker and Guest Speaker for numerous fundraising galas and events (Casey House, Habitat For Humanity, Upper Canada College, Becel Heart and Stroke Foundation etc.) - sharing her experiences of growing up in the small farming community of Creelman, Saskatchewan, living in Toronto and New York, and working as a female comic writer & producer.
Currently, she is the co-owner of Canada’s only 100% jigsaw puzzle manufacturing company The Occurrence where she and her husband Michael make high quality jigsaw puzzles that appeal to art geeks and science nerds.
When she’s not working or writing, she can be found burning hotdogs over the fire with her husband Michael and their two daughters.
October 21 Virtual Meeting 7:00-9:00
Michelle Scanlon Constable, OPP
Crime & Safety in Haliburton
Michelle has been a police officer for seven years. She originally started her career in 2011 with a Greater Toronto Area police service working in administrative roles. During that time she gained experience in records management and court services. In 2013 Michelle made the change to working in a uniformed capacity and has been a front line police officer for the majority of that time. In 2020 Michelle and her husband relocated to Haliburton County where Michelle currently works as a Provincial Constable with the Ontario Provincial Police. She is the Community Service Officer for the Haliburton Highlands Detachment and also works as a coach to new recruits.
November 18 Virtual Meeting 7:00-9:00
Mitch worked as a Canadian journalist from 1980 to 2020, retiring just before the pandemic took hold. His last 20 years on the job involved foreign postings to Jerusalem, London, and finally, Washington DC, including extensive coverage from what in hindsight feels like at least one too many hostile environments, including the wars in Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and eastern Ukraine. Mitch's work in Afghanistan received the National Newspaper Award.
Mitch is currently working with other journalists to help Aghan's who worked with journalists in Afghanistan make their way to safety in Canada with their families. Mitch will give a first hand account of two of the families he has been working to support and their journey out of Afghanistan.
December Christmas Luncheon
Cancelled due to COIVD
January 20 Virtual Meeting 7:00 - 9:00
Haliburton Emergency Residential SafeSpace
February 17, 2022 Virtual Meeting 7:00 - 9:00
Julie Goodwin Executive Director Haliburton Pregnancy Care & Family Support Centre
Support for struggling families and those who are affected by an unexpected pregnancy.