2018 Spring Seminars 

Seminars are offered in addition to the annual lecture program schedule and provide an opportunity for an in-depth coverage of a specific subject and /or issue.  Some seminars are offered during the spring lecture series or shortly after the series and are usually on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. There is no homework in connection with seminars, but some attendees continue with their own research and reading after hearing the discussions and questions raised.  The cost of these seminars is included in the annual payment fee of $85.00 for your DLL subscription.


Location :  Whitby Public Library   Central Branch Rm 1 A/B    

Subject: Climate Change in our world 


Speakers: Ginny Colling and Deborah Pearson

Seminar - Tues. - May 1st  1:00 - 3:00 pm

This dynamic AV presentation and discussion will look at climate change in action around the globe and in our own back yards.  It will address three burning questions:  Must we change? Can we change? And, Will we change?

Subject: Climate Change and me 

Speakers: Ginny Colling and Deborah Pearson

Seminar - Tues - May 8th 1:00 - 3:00 pm

This interactive two hours will be spent exploring what we can do, individually and collectively, to change climate change and help preserve the planet for our kids and future generations.  And we’ll manage to have some fun in the process!

Ginny Colling
Deborah Pearson

Ginny Colling and Deborah Pearson are both Al Gore-trained Climate Reality speakers.

Last year, both Ginny and Deborah attended three days of training with Al Gore to become volunteer Climate Reality leaders.  They are now certified to deliver his slide/video show. Both women live in the City of the Kawartha Lakes, and both sit on that municipality’s Environmental Advisory Committee, as well as its Healthy Environment Plan working group.  In 2014 Ginny retired after three decades teaching Journalism and PR students at Durham College.  Deborah retired the same year, after teaching in the Kawartha Lakes, as well as in northern Canada and the Netherlands.  Ginny and Deborah, together with their husbands, are also members of the Kawartha Cycling Club.

Ginny Colling