unacto11.jpgThe United Nations Association of Canada’s Vancouver branch held its second annual Think Global Link Local networking breakfast this past Friday.  The event was attended by almost 300 participants.    More than 25 organizations hosted tables at the event, providing guidance and insight to participants looking to get involved in the social change sector.

DSC_4994City Councillor Andrea Reimer was the keynote speaker.  She gave a poignant and inspiring speech about her own experience in working for positive change in environmental and social justice issues.  After her speech, participants had the opportunity to network with key players in the social change sector working in Vancouver and across the country.  Senator Mobina Jaffer also hosted a table, inspiring students with her stories of how young people can get involved in politics and make a change.

DSC_5114Our participants made great use of the “selfie booth”, spreading their ideas and inspiration for change through social media.

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A big thank you also goes out to our sponsors :Rockwater Resort, Sempreviva Yoga, Scandinave Spa Whistler, Steve Nash Fitness, Strongbody Apparel, Delhi2Dublin, and the White Caps.  Their raffle donations helped make some participants very happy!

There were other networking raffle winners as well.  A few lucky participants  walked DSC_5137away having won coffee dates with Senator Mobina Jaffer, Gordon Longmuir (former Canadian ambassador to Cambodia),  George Somerwill (former UN staff member and journalist), and Patsy George (Social Worker and Women’s Rights activist).

DSC_5061UNAC-Vancouver would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the participating organizations and community members who helped make this event a great success.  We welcome all of your feedback and we look forward to seeing you at future events.

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