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Letter from the President

mgaalDear CIC Friends,

Welcome to the website for CIC-Saskatoon!

We have had a full and exciting list of speakers over the past year and thank you all for your participation. We are now preparing for the upcoming roster, seeking an equally diverse and informative slate of thought provoking presenters. While we will be taking things a bit easy over the summer in terms of events, we will be working behind the scenes to finalise this schedule of exciting international practitioners.

In the meantime, please take some time to look through some of our past events – and watch this site (as well as our Facebook and LinkedIn presence) for surprise gatherings that may happen this summer.

In the meantime, keep yourself informed on world events.

Looking forward to talking with you in September, if not before.


Martin Gaal
President, CIC-Saskatoon


Branch Executive

President                               Vice President                            Past President
Martin Gaal                             Michael Blain                                 Dan Sutherland

Treasurer                              Office Services                           Recording Secretary
Miriam Muller                          George James                                 Dan Sutherland

Programming                       Membership                               Communications
Graham Burningham                Carin Holroyd                                Denis Nichol
Beth Thiessen

Alan Anderson
John Cross
Hans Michelmann
Reita Palmer
Ron Wheeler



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Chile’s 1973 Coup, 40 Years Later: Observances, Part Two

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