AFTERNOON SPEAKERS

ELLA CAO

FIFI ZHAO

JASON YANG

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

MACEY ZHANG

SHERRY XU

TIGER WANG

ELLA CAO

Even in a “safe” online game, kids often get scammed and bullied. When this happens they become depressed, angry and sad. My talk is about how the 3D world can become the real world in which kids learn to hate and feel shame. They need to know the dangers and take care of each other. Their parents need to be on guard.

Ella Cao is 11 years old and attends Crofton House School in Vancouver, British Columbia. Ella plays online games where she has been scammed because she wanted something too much.

Email – kathywuxl@yahoo.com

FIFI ZHAO

Our world needs volunteers. Without them, service organizations like Rotary, cannot provide life-changing help to those in need. Our environment is neglected and our society suffers great loss. But when more people like you and me, work together we can solve global problems. My talk is about how I discovered the many benefits and adventures of volunteering and how you can too.

Fifi Zhao is a Grade 9 student at Hugh McRoberts Secondary School in Richmond, British Columbia. She believes that volunteering in her school has helped her become a more well-rounded person.

Email – fifazhao@gmail.com

JASON YANG

One third of humanity is living in unsustainable conditions. From poverty and war to famine and disease, countless people are suffering and dying every day. My talk is about how to believe in yourself so that you can be the one who changes the world.

Jason Yang is a grade 9 student at St. George’s School in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the vice-secretary in a Leo Club and wishes to help those in need.

Email – email2jasonyang@gmail.com

MACEY ZHANG

No-one likes going through big changes such as moving countries, changing jobs and transferring schools. However, if you are unable to adapt to change you will suffer anxiety, loneliness and erosion of your self-confidence. My talk is about how to face change bravely.

Macey Zhang is a Grade 7 student at Carnarvon Elementary school in Vancouver, British Columbia. She was born in China and moved to Canada when she was in grade 1.

Email – maceyzhang@icloud.com

SHERRY XU

When we live in a big city, we become disconnected from nature. This makes us feel empathy for the plight of wild animals, but helpless to save them or their natural habitat. My talk is about how city dwellers can reconnect with nature and save the lives of wild animals.

Sherry Xu is a Grade 10 student at University Hill Secondary school in Vancouver, British Columbia. Sherry feels responsible for wildlife and believes wild animals should live healthy and free.

Email – sherryxu@lmacademics.com

TIGER WANG

When times get tough, many people turn chicken. Fear and anxiety grips them. Inaction and failure rips them. What follows is regrets and tears – would have, could have, should have! My talk is about surviving and succeeding even in the toughest times. When times are tough, you need a tiger in your tank!

Tiger Wang is an 11 year old student at Sir William Osler School in Vancouver, British Columbia. When he learned to be courageous, confident and passionate he aptly renamed himself Tiger.

Email – caomeinv123@gmail.com

EVENING SPEAKERS

CHRISTA McDIARMID

DAVID C. JONES

Kimberlee Klein

7 pm - 10 pm

LEAH COSS

REBECCA MORADOGHLI

TIM DUMAS

REBECCA MORADOGHLI

TIM DUMAS

CHRISTA McDIARMID

Mental illness is an epidemic and most of us believe we are helpless to support others suffering from mental health challenges. When I was mentally ill, I had tools like medication, mindfulness and exercise. But I attribute my recovery to small acts of kindness from people like you. My talk is about how your love, patience and time can help people recover from mental illness.

Christa McDiarmid is a Business Psychologist and writer. She credits the kindnesses she received during her 5-year struggle with Bipolar disorder with her current mental health and happiness.

Email – christa@christamcdiarmid.com

DAVID C. JONES

More and more, people are feeling anxiety, depression and anger about the state of the world and their place in it. But when we laugh–really belly laugh – we release these pent-up feelings and are invigorated. My talk is about finding more laughter in everyday life and harnessing its power to take on the world.

David C. Jones is an award-winning funny man who has used laughter to uplift the terminally ill, ease social anxiety, bring communities and people together and promote better health and mental agility.

Email – dcj@davidcjones.ca

KIMBERLEE KLEIN

Oftentimes, pregnancies do not result in a baby being born. 45% of pregnancies end in a loss due to miscarriages, stillbirths and abortions. The consequence of these losses is unresolved grief, anxiety and even depression. My talk will give you the tools to heal yourself if you’ve experienced pregnancy loss. These same tools will empower you to support loved ones return to a rich and full life.

Kimberlee Klein is the founder of The Unforgotten Ones™. She designs and delivers programs and tools that help people who have gone through pregnancy loss get back to peace. 

Email – eelrebmik@gmail.com

LEAH COSS

Machines and artificial intelligence are rapidly changing our economy. It can be overwhelming to think about our children’s future. What jobs will be available, and what skills will be required for them to thrive? My talk will help anyone who has a child in their life gain perspective on skill development and help future proof our children for success.

Leah Coss is the co-founder of Build a Biz Kids and The Fuel Academy – accelerators for youth focused on future proofing their skills and empowering their mindset to navigate through life.

Email – connect@yourcurrentfuture.com

REBECCA MORADOGHLI

Life often brings us to a point where we must act beyond the safe world we have created. But demons disguised as fears and false beliefs hold us back. My talk describes a way to face and befriend our demons. It will move you beyond your self-imposed limitations to a richer and fuller life.

Rebecca Moradoghli is a serial entrepreneur who has spent a lifetime challenging limiting beliefs. As a solution focussed coach and personal development author she aims to inspire and uplift across all borders.

Email – rebecca@iamshero.com

TIM DUMAS

Most organizations suffer from internal apathy and disengagement. This results in individuals and their teams failing to reach their true potential. There is one surprizing value that can transform your culture and allow your team to achieve exponential growth. It’s simplicity will amaze you. My talk reveals this value and describes how you can harness its true power.

Tim Dumas leads teams to achieve their full potential. He is a Coach with the John Maxwell Team, a Forum Chair with MacKay CEO Forums and COO of JAK’S Beer Wine & Spirits.

Email – tim.dumas@jaks.com

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