International Development Drinks networking event February 15th at the Blarneystone
On Wednesday February 15, 2011,The British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) and Engineers Without Borders (EWB) will be continuing their series of networking events. International Development Drinks will be taking place at the Blarneystone this month and will feature keynote presenters Janice Abbott, CEO, Atira Women's Resource Society, and
Miriam Palacios, Policy and Outreach, Oxfam Canada.
The event will be a great place to have a drink and to meet local people involved in sustainable development.
Read on for more details and be sure to follow us at #devdrinks for more updates.
Because we don't want our guests paying service fees, a cover donation of $4.00 will be asked at the door. Please bring cash. Proceeds go towards EWB & BCCIC in improving this quarterly event.
Making Connections Happen
The British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) and Engineers Without Borders (EWB) would like to invite you to International Development Drinks on February 15th 2012 at the Blarneystone Pub in the heart of Gastown.
This evening will provide an opportunity to connect with all major NGOs that are operating in Vancouver. Additionally, we will be hosting returned overseas volunteers, graduate students, professors, members of CIDA, and young social entrepreneurs. Please join us for a night of networking, socializing, and sharing.
Door Prizes provided by: EthicalDeal, Fair Trade Vancouver, and Choice's Markets.
#devdrinks share topic: Women (en)trapreneurs and (in)trapreneurs.
How can systemic change be unlocked by women? This evening, guests will share stories about women who are transforming the development sector. We highly encourage tweeting using the #devdrinks hashtag. MC courtesy of Scott Andrews, SFU School For International Studies.
Keynote Presenter: Janice Abbott, CEO, Atira Women's Resource Society
Janice has been the CEO of Atira Women's Resource Society since 1992 and of Atira Property Management Inc. since its launch in October 2002. Throughout Atira's history, Abbott has championed barrier-free and low-barrier access to programs and services for women, ensuring Atira's programs are accessible to all women and their children.
Keynote Presenter: Miriam Palacios, Policy and Outreach, Oxfam Canada
Miriam has been working for Oxfam Canada for the past 25 years. She was instrumental in promoting coalition bulding, as seen with her implementation and continued involvement with the We Can End All Violence Against Women BC Campaign, Fair Trade, and women's rights in the Vancouver area. In 2008, Miriam received the Renate Shearer Award from the B.C. Human Rights Coalition for her outstanding contribution to human rights.
Get In Touch:
Our October event featured an attendance of over 140 guests. To view photos from that evening, check out our photo album. After you have registered, join our International Development Drinks fan page.
If you are interested in volunteering at the event please get in touch with the organizers:
Sasha Caldera (email@example.com)
Jeremy Nemanishen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Emeric LeMorvan (email@example.com)