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Aug 20, 2014

New Series brings International Level Speakers to Kelowna

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New Series brings International Level Speakers to Kelowna

Executives looking to become better leaders will be pleased with the partnership between the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce and TEC (The Executive Committee) Canada to regularly bring international level leadership presenters to the central Okanagan. The first event of this planned series is a rare opportunity to meet and learn from dynamic entrepreneur Ryan Walter, NHL coach and player, NHL Man of the Year, Stanley Cup winner and international speaker on leadership.

This incredible opportunity to meet and hear from TEC Canada speakers, will provide intimate venues for our Chamber’s CEOs and Business owners to ask questions from successful and diverse entrepreneurs. The Kelowna Chamber is extending this limited series to clients of UBC Okanagan’s Survive & Thrive Applied Research facility (star.ubc.ca) and Accelerate Okanagan as well. High level leaders focused on personal and professional leadership growth are urged to register for the limited space.

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce welcomes Past President and TEC Chair, David MacLean as the facilitator of this new series. Mr. MacLean himself is a local success story ……. David had this to say, “We are very pleased to be able to partner with the Chamber, AO and the UBC Okanagan's STAR program to bring this level of speaker to Kelowna business owners. Good leaders are always looking to learn and grow, and this speaker series will provide leaders with the opportunity to hear from and interact with leadership thought leaders from all over North America.“

The Executive Committee Leadership Series will provide local business CEOs/Owners/Executives with an opportunity, to hear from North American executive level speakers in an informal, small group, interactive format. – Time to mingle, hear from the TEC speaker and ask questions.

The series kicks off September 18th with Ryan Walter – who played and coached more than 1100 games over 17 seasons in the National Hockey League. Drafted second overall by the Washington Capitals in 1978, Ryan was named the youngest NHL captain in his second of 4 seasons, played 9 seasons and won a Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens, and returned to his home town to play his last 2 seasons for the Vancouver Canucks. He was named Team Canada Captain in the World Junior Tournament, was selected to play in the NHL All-Star game and for Team Canada in 4 World Championships, became a Vice-President of the National Hockey League Players Association, and was honoured as NHL Man of the Year in 1992. Ryan has been inducted into the BC Hockey Hall of Fame, the Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame, named to the 30 all-time Washington Capitals’ Dream team, the top 50 all-time BCHL players and the top 100 Montreal Canadiens in 100 years.

Ryan has a Master of Arts Degree in Leadership/Business. He is the author of 5 books, the creator of the board game Trade Deadline Hockey, and a regular contributor to both online and print magazines and newspapers. Ryan serves on the Hockey Canada Foundation’s Board of Directors and is a member of the Seton Hall Stillman School of Business Leadership Advisory Council.

Ryan won a Gold Medal at his inaugural 4 Nations Cup tournament as Head Coach of Canada's National Women's Hockey Team. He has been an NHL coach, co-founder and president of two start-up companies, a TV hockey analyst, and a hockey adviser and actor for both television and movies. Ryan's enthusiasm from the page, the screen, the bench, the boardroom, and the podium is contagious as he fulfills his mission to "Inspire the hungry spirit!" Ryan is an international speaker on leadership.

The cost to attend this is $49.00
Location: BDO 1631 Dickson Ave #400, Kelowna 5pm to 6:30pm
Seating is limited and pre-registration is available to local Executives and Owners www.kelownachamber.org/events

Other Kelowna Chamber of Commerce programs include;
Launch: Students into Business
Top Forty Under Forty sponsored by BDO
Women’s Leadership Network

For further information contact;

Caroline Grover
Chief Executive Officer
Kelowna Chamber of Commerce

Direct line 250 469-7356