Each year, The Guelph Lecture - On Being Canadian adds a new voice to the ongoing conversation of what it means to be Canadian. This year, Louise Fréchette will be the guest speaker.

Madame Fréchette served as the first Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, a postition she held for eight years at the culmination of a distinguished career as a Canadian diplomat and public servant. She currently serves as a Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo. She has been named one of the hundred most influential women in the world by Forbes Magazine.

Brian Stewart is one of Canada's most experienced foreign correspondents and most respected foreign affairs analysts. He is senior correspondent for The National, and host of Our World.

This year's pre-show musical component features Ndidi Onukwulu with Madagascar Slim and their band. In 2006, Onukwulu released No I Never, an album heavily steeped in the themes and moods of traditional blues songs. Pre-show live music will begin at 6:30 pm.

Tickets are now on sale at the River Run Centre
$20 Adults
$15 Students