Character Abbotsford
Conference

 

Date
Friday, October 25th. 2019

Location

Abbotsford Arts Centre
2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford, BC

Questions or comments: character.abby@gmail.com

 
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Tickets

Early bird price $125 (ends September 30)
Regular price $150
Student price $75

 

Keynote Speakers

 
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Barb Stegemann

CEO and Founder, The 7 Virtues | Celebrated Social Entrepreneur | Best Selling Author

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Barb Stegemann first launched her perfume company, The 7 Virtues, in her garage, armed with only a dream to help war-ridden nations rebuild. Just eight years later, it is now an award-winning social enterprise — supporting suppliers in countries such as Afghanistan, Haiti, and the Middle East.

Stegemann has been named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada, she is a best-selling author of The 7 Virtues of a Philosopher Queen, and the subject of the award-winning documentary Perfume War.

 

Perfume War is a documentary that charts Barb’s journey of helping support farmers in Afghanistan to grow rose and orange blossom oils to turn into perfume for the western market – paying them twice the income over illegal poppy used for the world’s heroin

 
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Mike Smith

Founder, Skate for Change & The Bay

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Mike has influenced hundreds of thousands of people across the US and Canada through his non-profit organizations and speaking engagements. With a proven track record for building community with those on the fringes of society, he is a leader in youth outreach and working to end generational poverty one young person at a time. Mike is founder of Skate for Change (SFC), a global youth movement that empowers skateboarders to give back to the homeless in their communities. SFC chapters have now spread to 80+ major cities worldwide creating an unlikely connection between the homeless and skateboarding communities. Another program founded by Mike is The Bay, a 30,000+ square-foot youth outreach center, where he empowers kids to discover their passions and build life and professional skills through skateboarding, music and art.

 
 
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