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CCW CONTEST FINALISTS & ARTHUR ELLIS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Emcee Mary Jane Maffini welcomes you to an evening with Barbara Fradkin,  Jim Napier, Linda Wiken,  Patricia Filteau,  Melissa Yi, Brenda Chapman,  Mike Martin,  Madona Skaff and Jim Napier.  The Arthur Ellis Awards shortlist will be announced.  In addition the shortlist for the Audrey Jessup Short Story Contest will be announced. 

The event is on  Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Chapters Rideau (47 Rideau St ).

APRIL MEETING

Speaker: Donald G. Mahar, author of SHATTERED ILLUSIONS: KGB COLD WAR ESPIONAGE IN CANADA

Where: Honeywell Room (second floor), Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West

Date: Wednesday April 11, 2018, 7:00 pm

Donald G. Mahar served 41 years in the RCMP Security Service, Canadian Security Intelligence Service and Communications Security Establishment both in Canada and abroad.  He currently serves as National President of the Pillar Society, the retirement/alumni organization for the Canadian Security  Intelligence Service and the former RCMP Security Service.

MARCH MEETING

TOPIC:  Private Investigations: the fact and the fiction, what investigators can really do in Canada (and what they can not!.)

DATE:  Wednesday March 14, 2018,  7 p.m.

WHERE:  Honeywell Room, second floor,   Ottawa City Hall,  110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa.

SPEAKER:  Chris Warrender:

Ex police from the UK, Chris has been involved in the security industry via law enforcement, private detective, security guard and private investigator for most of his working life save for a ten year period when he headed up CompuServe’s online shopping, ran Sony’s online division in the UK and started a host of internet companies.  Now living in Ottawa he runs his own Private Investigation agency: Pi Investigations.

FEBRUARY MEETING

Tom Murray is a retired Ontario Provincial Police officer who founded the OPP’s K-9 detection programme in 1978. During his time with the OPP, he and his team worked on a number of high-profile cases and provided security and detection services for a number of VIPs in Canada, including the Pope, the Queen, and more than one president. He also assisted a number of other police departments and services including the RCMP and Maryland State Police in developing their K-9 programmes. After leaving the OPP, Tom founded Canadian Canine Detection Services, which provided and trained dogs for governments and the private sector.

I think this should be a good event, Tom is very excited about it. I’ve asked him to do a short overview of what he did with the dogs and to tell us some of his “war stories.”

Looking forward to seeing you on February 14 at 7 pm at the Honeywell Room (second floor) of the Ottawa City Hall (110 Laurier Avenue West).

Capital Crime Writers Short Story Contest

 

With the cold weather now upon us, maybe you feel like huddling inside where it’s warm and cozy, while enjoying a good book. Or, you could start thinking about entering our annual short story contest.

The contest is open to all residents of the National Capital Region and to all members of Capital Crime Writers.

Click here for more details.

Crime Writers of Canada

Come celebrate 35 years with us in the Nation’s Capital!
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Three deliciously themed events
Thirteen Criminal Minds

A SERVING OF MURDER
Books on Beechwood
11:00 – 12:30  T.E. Wilson & Melissa Yi
12:30 – 2:00  Robin Harlick & Katherine Prairie
2:00 – 3:30  Brian Lindsay

A PERFECT CRIME
Perfect Books(Elgin St)
12:00 – 1:15  Barbara Fradkin
1:15 -2:30  Patricia Filteau
2:30 – 3:45  Mike Martin
3:45 -5:00  Melissa Yi

PLENTY OF CRIME FOR CHRISTMAS
Chapters South Keys (South Keys Shopping Centre)
12:00 – 1:00  Victoria Abbott (aka Mary Jane Maffini) & Linda Wiken (aka Erika Chase)
1:00 – 3:00  Madona Skaff & Linda Wiken
3:00 – 5:00  Jim Napier & Nick Wilkshire