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02/19/2019

DWAO Session: Lunch & Learn Inspiration Series with Deputy Minister Jody Thomas

19-02-20 12:00 - 13:00
NDHQ (Pearkes) | QGDN (Pearkes)
Address: 101 prom Colonel By Dr. Ottawa ON K1A0K2

The Defence Women’s Advisory Organization (DWAO) – NCR Chapter is inviting Deputy Minister Jody Thomas to speak as part of its popular Lunch & Learn Inspiration Series.

20 February, 2019, from 1200-1300hrs

NDHQ (Pearkes), VIP Room 2ST

Contact Major Kathryn Foss to RSVP.

This post is also available in: Français (French)

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