Join us this spring for an evening of inspiration
Freedom in Forgiveness: Amanda Lindhout
In Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, author and humanitarian Amanda Lindhout will share her riveting story of perseverance and compassion. In August 2008, Amanda travelled to Somalia – “the most dangerous country on earth” – as a freelance journalist to research a story on the millions of people affected by two decades of war, drought, and famine. On her fourth day, she was abducted by a group of masked men, who would hold her and a fellow journalist in captivity for 460 days.
A captivating, unforgettable speaker, Lindhout alights on the positive and leaves the audience with a fuller understanding of the freedom we can all experience when we choose to embrace compassion.
Amanda’s memoir, A House in the Sky, is a New York Times bestseller and was described as “a young woman’s harrowing coming-of-age story and an extraordinary narrative of forgiveness and spiritual triumph”. The book is slated for development as a major film.
Dates and locations:
Toronto Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Vancouver Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Calgary Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Details to follow.
Attitude, passion and determination: Chantal Petitclerc
In Montreal, our speaker will be athlete extraordinaire Chantal Petitclerc. Chantal needs no introduction: over a career that spans more than two decades, she has won a record 21 Paralympic medals for Canada, fourteen of which are gold. She is the only Canadian athlete to have won gold at the Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games, and the Commonwealth Games.
Chantal plays a crucial role in furthering a more inclusive society, motivating people with disabilities to achieve their full potential. She was appointed to the Senate in 2016.
Chantal’s impressive achievements and her personal journey have made her an inspirational speaker who has been sharing her life story for the past fifteen years. In her talks, she speaks about attitude, passion and determination: how to keep a positive mindset, how to have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish, and how to set your goals and do what it takes to achieve them.
“We don’t always control what happens to us in life, but we can always control our attitude toward the trials life throws our way.”
Chantal Petitclerc will be speaking in Montreal on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Details to follow.
This article was published in T.E. Wealth’s Strategies newsletter, February 2017 edition. Read the full edition here.
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