Speaker Date Topic
Patrick Lor Sep 30, 2021
High Tech in Alberta
High Tech in Alberta

Patrick Lor

Managing Partner, Calgary Office - Panache Ventures

Patrick Lor is Managing Partner at Panache Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm that will invest in over 140 Canadian startups over the next 3 years. He is also partner at 500 Startups Canada.Previously, he was co-founder of iStockphoto, which was sold to Getty Images in 2006. More recently, he co-founded Dissolve, and was head of North American operations for Fotolia, which as acquired by Adobe in 2014.Patrick is also an active angel investor and LP in several venture capital funds including iNovia Capital, Version One Ventures and Garage Ventures. In addition, he is an advisor and mentor at several technology incubator programs and is a charter member of thea100.org and thec100.org.


Joel Cowley, CEO and Steve McDonough, President Oct 07, 2021 11:30 AM
Stampede Brass

Joel Cowley, Chief Executive Officer

Joel Cowley, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible to the Board of Directors for leading the organization. Before taking on the role of CEO, Joel was most recently the president of Angus Genetics Incorporated, following 15 years with the internationally renowned Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. As president and CEO of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Cowley oversaw 135 full time employees and 35,000 volunteers and brings considerable strengths in leadership, communication, administration and business to the Calgary Stampede.

Steve McDonough, President & Chairman of the Board

Steve has spent his professional career building organizations and taking on new challenges. A lawyer by training, Steve has served as a policy advisor to the federal government in Ottawa, built and sold an advertising agency, is involved in commercial property development and has built a franchise retail business. Steve has a wide array of skills and experience.


Dan Cloutier Oct 14, 2021 11:30 AM
Vertical Agriculture: Sprung Structures
Vertical Agriculture: Sprung Structures

Dan Cloutier is a recognized leading cogeneration industry figure, and has significant expertise in incubating high-growth technology-based companies. For more than two decades, he has coordinated the installation of more micro-CHP systems into commercial buildings than anyone else in Alberta.

In Western Canada, he has sold and installed CHP systems for many customers including: Alberta Urban Municipality Association, Broxburn Greenhouse, Cadillac Fairview, Calgary Co-op, Christenson Developments, City of Calgary, City of Saskatoon, Graham Construction, Hole’s Greenhouse, Jayman, Kanas, Melcor, Oxford Developments, and Triovest.

What does Dan say about growing in a Sprung Greenhouse?

Dan Cloutier runs the employee greenhouse at the Sprung Campus which supplies fresh greens to 125 people every day.


Bill Armstrong: Steria Energy Oct 21, 2021 11:30 AM
Hydrogen Economy

With Gas Processing Management Inc. (GPMi) ceasing operation, three of its Principals decided to continue its tradition of providing high quality experiential consulting by forming Steria Energy Solutions ("Steria"). We have expanded our service offering with the addition of two additional Principals to include deeper backgrounds in Play – Resource Evaluations and Field/Plant Operations.

Generating Solutions for the Evolving Energy Business, Steria is a highly-experienced consulting group that focuses on adding value to our client’s Western Canada Energy Assets in the context of the North American and Global natural gas and natural gas liquids market places. We bring our independent and unbiased perspective, collective knowledge and experience, energy, and focus to add value for our clients.

Steria is a growing company and is 100% owned and controlled by active working Principals. Our team of Principals and Associates has extensive and varied industry experience and we advise clients on a wide range of issues and opportunities across the entire Energy Value Chain. Steria Principals have experience with a broad spectrum of clients ranging from small independent producers to large multinationals, as well as midstreamers, financial advisers, private equity institutions, law firms and Indigenous groups across North America with growing global exposure.

Bill has over 45 years of broad energy industry experience including: business management, oil and gas production and operations, project management, and asset evaluation and was a Senior Executive in the E&P and Midstream sectors. Mr. Armstrong has provided consult services for 12 years with a focus on FG&P, natural Gas and NGL Sales Systems and Power; he is also a Founding Board member for the Centre for Gas and Liquids Monetization.

CRCF and Rotary Foundation Presentations Oct 28, 2021
CRCF and Rotary Foundation Presentations
CRCF and Rotary Foundation Presentations
To Be Announced Nov 04, 2021 11:30 AM
To Be Announced
Rotary Remembers Nov 11, 2021 11:30 AM
Rotary Remembers
Rotary Remembers

Rotary Remembers is an annual event to honour our veterans. 

The event is organised and supported by the Rotary Clubs of Calgary.

To Be Announced Nov 18, 2021 11:30 AM
To Be Announced
Rotary Profile: Hans Tiedemann Nov 25, 2021 11:30 AM
Rotary Profile: Hans Tiedemann
Rotary Profile: Hans Tiedemann
To Be Announced Dec 02, 2021 11:30 AM
To Be Announced
Annual Christmas Lunch with the Partners Dec 09, 2021 11:30 AM
Annual Christmas Lunch with the Partners
To Be Announced Dec 16, 2021 11:30 AM
To Be Announced
Cleven Awards and Christmas Social Dec 23, 2021 11:30 AM
Cleven Awards and Christmas Social
No Meeting: Happy New Year Dec 30, 2021 11:30 AM
No Meeting: Happy New Year
No Meeting:  Happy New Year