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Mentoring Relationships: Where to Find Them, How to Mind Them

Experienced professionals are keen to help younger women, but aren't sure what's needed or how they might help. Newer professionals are hanging out for guidance from their female elders, but aren't sure where to find it — and when they do find themselves in a formal program or with a willing guide, they aren't sure what to do or expect. Some mentoring pairs click right away, but most find it a bit awkward at first. After all, we are all human, and these are relationships.

Join Andrea Rayment for a candid discussion about what you can do to find the mentoring partner you need, how to navigate the early days, and how to keep things on track. This practical session will focus on tips and stories rather than easy formulas—as Brené Brown would say, get ready to rumble!

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BIV Talks: The 5G Dilemma

In the next year Canada will introduce 5G, the next generation of cellular mobile communications to vastly improve data usage, save energy, reduce costs, and enable businesses and consumers massive connectivity. But the country is embroiled in a debate on who should provide the technology, what national security considerations are necessary, and how Canada can ensure it does not lose pace with the rest of the world. Our panel discussion investigates the issues.

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BIV Talks: Surviving the Slump in Real Estate

We all knew that at some point the white-hot real estate market would slow, even decline. The latest data suggests the Metro Vancouver housing market will be mired in difficulties this year and perhaps even next. But there are clear strategies to not only survive the slump but benefit from it. Our expert panel will guide you on where the opportunities are, where they aren’t, and how your investment plan can make the most of the challenging times.

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Mix & Mingle – An Organic Event

This is our kick-off event, where you can meet up to 40 people – our event size limit. Gender ratio will be roughly 50 / 50 men and women. This is an easy-going setting, with introductions facilitated by your social ambassador and event host Gabriela, to introduce you to other great people, no matter should you be shy or just need encouragement to get going.

Whether you're coming after work or after a workout, this is an opportunity to meet new friends and potentially create more meaningful connections. This is about meeting people first, and letting the rest happen organically.

The event will start with casual introductions and the opportunity to circulate, mingle and meet other attendees. This will be a fun way to meet and get to know others at the event.

Your social ambassador will also be moving about during the event, inspiring interesting conversations, making you feel welcomed, putting you at ease and creating openings for new connections. When you sign up, you'll be asked to share with the social ambassador, one thing you would like people to know about you. This will allow her to facilitate more open and interesting introductions. It can also be a great way to start a conversation with others at the event.

The aim is to bring together a group of down-to-earth, jovial and pleasant people who appreciate meeting other genuine people and making new connections. As this is already kicked-started with my network, it will be well attended. Already we have 25 tickets reserved.

It takes place at a quaint and cozy, recently relocated and renovated restaurant bar, The Coppertank Grill, 3162 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K 2H3; dress code is smart casual. You can purchase advance tickets beforehand for $10 (highly recommended). You can purchase your tickets here: or, pay $15 at the door.

Attendance is limited to 40 people, roughly 50/50 mix. Appies will be provided, and you can also order more food, and your favorite beverages, from the bar. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Vancouver Tax Seminars: Corporate Structure Tax Tips

Are you recently incorporated or considering setting up a corporate structure? Join us to learn about top tax tips for corporations.


About this Event

Join Winright Law and our guest, Nelson Huang, CPA, CMA, CA on Tuesday, March 26 for an in depth discussion on the top tax strategies for incorporated businesses.

Learn about potential tax benefits and which business structures are ideal for incorporating.

There will be ample time for questions with our expert speaker to address your concerns.

This seminar is for businesses from a variety of sectors, including real estate, health professionals (doctors, pharmacist, dentists, physiotherapists, chiropractors etc.), consulting, education, hospitality, retailers and manufacturers.

A representative from Winright Law will also be in attendance to address the legal basics of incorporation.

Your Speakers

Nelson Huang, CPA, CMA, CA – Chartered Professional Accountant

Nelson’s attention to detail, quick turn-around time and proactive communication have earned him the trust of his clients. Nelson genuinely cares about his clients and seeks to build long-term relationships with them. In terms of taxes, he helps his clients to maximize their savings while remaining compliant with the law. In terms of accounting, he helps his clients to understand their financial performance and to prepare financial statements with integrity. In terms of advisory, he helps his client to make informative decisions and to resolve challenging matters effectively.

Nelson has been helping individuals, business owners and charities with their accounting and tax since 2008. As an entrepreneur, he loves to work with self-employed individuals and business owners. As a practicing Christian, Nelson also loves to work with non-profit organizations to help build a better society.

Nelson currently volunteers with Missions Fest Vancouver, Tenth Church and the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). He is also taking biblical studies part-time at Regent College.

Nelson received his Certified Management Accountant designation in 2009 and his Chartered Accountant designation in 2011. He is deeply thankful for the work experience he has obtained with AY Au-Yeung & Company LLP and MNP LLP (formerly KNV LLP). Nelson also holds a Bachelor of Commerce from UBC Sauder School of Business.

During his spare time, Nelson likes to meet new people, travel, volunteer and swim.

Winston Kam – Lawyer, Founder & Principal

Winston is the founder and a lawyer of Winright Law Firm.

Winston graduated with both a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the University of British Columbia, where he also received the Millennium Scholarship, membership with the Golden Key International Honour Society upon ranking top 15% of his faculty, as well as notable distinction in several Directed Research papers.

While Winston was in law school, he spent his first year summer working at a small law firm in Richmond, B.C. in real estate matters and spent his second year summer working at a large international law firm in Beijing, China, in structured finance. After completing his law degree, Winston moved to a downtown Vancouver law firm, where he practiced in a variety of areas, including corporate securities, corporate and commercial litigation with a focus on business, civil, immigration and real estate matters.

At Winright Law, Winston primarily practices in business and real estate law, dealing with both the solicitor’s side as well as the litigation side of law. With what remaining time is left, Winston focuses on business development as well as utilization of legal tech software that will aid Winright Law to move towards the forefront of customer service in the legal industry.

About Winright Law

Vancouver Small Business & Real Estate Lawyers

Winright Law was founded from humble beginnings. Now, rapidly growing in our West Broadway office, we’re shaking up the legal industry. Most innovations occur as the result of a belief that something can be done better. We were not satisfied with the traditional practice of law, so we decided to change it. Too frequently, we found that traditional law firms either underappreciated clients, overworked employees, or operated in the face of tremendous inefficiency.

Changing Small Business Law

From the beginning, our first priority has always been to do right by our client. Gone is the typical hierarchical structure where senior partners rank highest on the chain of importance. Customer experience sits atop our pyramid. At Winright we believe that happy customers are shaped by happy employees, and that happy employees are shaped by a great company culture. As such, it is our aspiration to build a workplace environment rivalled only by the likes of Zappos and Google. Though the law may be serious business, not everything has to be. We are adamant that our employees should feel comfortable working with us, rather than for us. At Winright, we work hard to foster an open-minded, positive, and friendly work environment— we even have a designated Community Manager whose job it is to ensure that we stay true to this. Our open concept office layout encourages communication and interaction between every member of our staff, regardless of position. We value what our employees have to say and always accept the input of our team members at face value.

When you win, we win – How can we help you?

Contact us to find out.


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The Lifestyle Show

The COI Network and Chad Schmuland Design are excited to announce the 1st Annual Lifestyle Show.

Are you looking to get community products and services from local small business owners who can support your lifestyle needs? Welcome to the Lifestyle Show. This is a place for families, individuals, business owners and more can come together. You can find an array of service providers and products to support you in your journey through life and a one-stop-shop for many of life's needs.

This event will have lots of food choices, is family-friendly and there will be tons of prizes offered throughout the show.

We also have a fantastic selection of speakers to watch and discover how their businesses can help you.

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12th International Conference on Vascular Dementia

Connect with 100+ Global Speakers and Experts @ Vascular Dementia 2019 Conferences. It takes immense pleasure & feels honoured in inviting the contributors across the globe to attend the “12th International Conference on Vascular Dementia” which will be held in July 22-23, 2019 at London, UK.

We do provide good discount and special benefits on group participation  

Target Spectators: Business delegates, Industrial Leaders, Vascular Dementia Researchers, Neurologist, and Neuroscientist

.Theme: This conference is organized around the theme “New and Emerging Target Therapies in Vascular Dementia”, which covers a wide range of critically important sessions from basic research to latest innovations in the field of Neurology.

Conference Highlights: Dementia, Vascular Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia stages, Dementia with Lewy Body (DLB), Neurodegenerative Diseases, Brain Diseases, Parkinson Disease Dementia, Neuropharmacology, Neuro Oncology and CNS, Vascular Cognitive Impairment, Dementia Care , Management, Dementia, Nursing Therapeutic ,Targets, Clinical Trials and Drug Development


Conference series llc LTD organizes conference series all around the world in 2018; here it is our pleasure to invite you to Neuroscience conference entitled 12th International Conference on Vascular Dementia during July 22-23, 2019, at London, UK.

In vascular dementia, changes in thinking skills sometimes occur suddenly following strokes that block major brain blood vessels. Vascular brain changes often coexist with changes linked to other types of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies. Vascular dementia symptoms may be most obvious when they happen soon after a major stroke includes confusion, disorientation, trouble speaking or understanding speech and vision loss.


Contact information:

Thanks & Regards,
Adam Johnson
Program Director,
Vascular Dementia Congress-2019

London, UK

P: +44-2037-6917-65

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BrainStation Alumni Panel | A Discussion on Transforming Your Career

Looking to transform your career? Interested in entering the world of tech but not sure where to start? Join us for a discussion with some of our most successful graduates who will share their experiences before, during and after our Full-Time Programs.

BrainStation's Full-Time Programs prepare you for a new career in technology. They are intensive, collaborative and rewarding learning experiences where no two days are the same. Get a chance to hear directly from our graduates about their journey through our program. Their stories highlight the success of our student experience with over 90% of graduates being hired within 6 months.

RSVP here!

*This event is non-refundable and non-transferable

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Vaisakhi Mela 2019 & CII EXPO 2019


For many 1000's of years, April has been the time when farmers have put their sickles to harvest and collected the precious life saving crops. In the countryside, during this time, the fragrance of the harvest is ubiquitous with scenes of many large piles of grains in one corner of the field; the stacks of wheat stalks ready as fodder for the cattle in another and the general urgency and excitement of the hustle and bustle of transporting and selling of the farm commodity by the farmers.
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2019 Influential Women in Business Awards

Join us to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Influential Women in Business Awards!

Business in Vancouver is once again recognizing BC's most outstanding business women in private or public sector companies. Honourees have risen through the ranks to become senior executives or entrepreneurs. Through corporate board placements they help influence and shape policy at some of Canada's largest companies. Winners will be profiled in the February 12th issue of Business in Vancouver.


Janice Abbott
Chief Executive Officer, Atira Women’s Resource Society

Kaity Arsoniadis-Stein
Executive Director, Vancouver International Maritime Centre

Jill Earthy
Head of Growth, Female Funders

Kate Furber
Partner, PwC

Susannah Pierce
Director, External Affairs, LNG Canada

Sarah Morgan-Silvester (Lifetime Achievement)
Corporate Director

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Study and Go Abroad Fair

Ready to take on the world? Attend the Study and Go Abroad Fair to start planning your next step in education and to travel. Learn about undergraduate/postgraduate studies abroad, scholarships, admission requirements and a whole range of exciting travel options.

• Free admission
• Meet with top universities and grad schools from Canada and around the world
• Visit the Travel Zone for Work Abroad, Internships and Language Travel options
• All visitors entered into a Grand Prize Draw to win a free Air Canada flight
• Free seminars throughout the day
• Feature seminar starts one hour before expo opens.

Held at the Vancouver Convention Centre

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Vaisakhi Mela 2019 & CII EXPO 2019

This year, We are organizing a unique event “Canada India International Expo & Vaisakhi mela from April 20-21, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. which shall take place at Genesis Community Wellness Centre NE, Calgary Canada.

It would be an excellent opportunity for your company to interact with audiences and celebrate the joy of Cultural International Expo in a pure traditional culture way and build new and long-term relationships.

Come to Enjoy Music, Artifacts, Food Literature and more from various countries around the world!!!!

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Business Excellence Series: Due Diligence & Valuation when Buying a Business

The saying goes: The devil is in the details—and for good reason when you’re buying a business. That stage of applying due diligence to the transaction can make the difference between a good deal, a bad deal, or no deal at all. But what are the ingredients for success? How can you evaluate the value of the business, get closest to the optimal terms, and mitigate the risk of your purchase? Our expert panel will lead you through the steps to guide your decision-making. Our discussion will provide a checklist, the critical questions you need to ask, and the important answers you need to receive in buying.

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Strategic Positioning Masterclass

On Thursday, February 28th join the BCAMA for a Strategic Positioning Masterclass with consultant, keynote speaker, and author April Dunford.

When products are not actively positioned, customers will decide what your product is by matching your product’s most obvious features with a market category they already understand. Sometimes the resulting positioning works and your product’s value is correctly understood. However, there is also a good chance that the positioning will pigeonhole your product into a category that makes your strengths seem irrelevant and your entire product seem like an inferior choice. By deliberately positioning a product, you have the best chance of putting your product’s unique capabilities at the centre of how customers think.

Great positioning is a process of deeply understanding what sets your product apart from other solutions on the market, the value that differentiation brings to customers, and which customers care the most about that value. It is a crucial piece of any marketing plan that sets the foundation for messaging maps, value statements, and agency briefs. When positioning is weak the effects are felt throughout the marketing funnel with poor conversion rates, long sales cycles, and high churn.

Save with early bird pricing.

Book before February 13, 2019

What you can expect to takeaway?

In this 2 hour intensive and hands-on class you will learn and be able to apply:

  • How to spot the warning signs of weak positioning
  • Why a Positioning Statements exercise won’t fix your positioning problems
  • How to break down your positioning into component pieces to ensure you are positioning around your strengths
  • How to bring those pieces together using a proven step-by-step positioning methodology
  • How to leverage market trends to help customers better understand why your offering is important right now

Course Outline

Part 1: The What and Why of Positioning

  • Positioning as a concept – where did it come from and how has it evolved over time
  • Why positioning is important in a digital world
  • What are the common signs of weak positioning

Part 2: The How of Positioning

  • The Positioning Statement and why it isn’t enough
  • Mistakes April has made in re-positioning 16 products as a VP of Marketing
  • Breaking down positioning into its component pieces
  • Bringing the pieces together in a methodology
  • 3 styles of positioning and when to use each
  • How to make use of trends to help fine-tune your positioning
  • Shifting a position over time – how to monitor and maintain a winning position

Who should attend

This workshop is designed for mid-level marketers, account managers and planners, as well as early start up entrepreneurs who are bringing to market new products, services or organizations.

If your best prospects can not easily understand the value of your offering or you are losing market share to competitors with inferior products, this workshop will help teach you how to position your products in a way that customers will intuitively understand.

About April Dunford

April Dunford

April is a positioning consultant, entrepreneur, board member, angel investor and advisor. Her expertise is built on 25 years as an executive in a series of 7 successful technology startups and 3 global tech giants. She has launched 16 products as an executive and as a consultant assisted in dozens more.

She has spoken at StartCon in Sydney, SaaStock Dublin, The Growth Hacker Conference, Inbound, and CTA Conference on the topics of Positioning, Market Strategy and New Product Introduction. Her goal is to help marketers, entrepreneurs and sales teams do a better job of positioning innovative new products so that customers find them obviously awesome.

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Teaching in Tech | Lighthouse Labs Mentor Workshop

Want to influence the future of tech? Here's your chance!

Lighthouse Lab’s most influential instructors and mentors will share their strategies on providing a structured and steep learning experience for beginner coders. We’ll shed light on everything from how to optimize lectures to impacting a diverse range of learners through mentorship.

RSVP on Eventbrite!

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Integrating innovation into communications: The hottest trends from Silicon Valley

Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, blockchain and other emerging technologies are changing the business world – and our personal lives. In a digital economy, with technology developing at a rapid rate, it’s vital that we, as communicators understand these technologies and the skills we need to work with them. A changing world offers a lot of opportunities, as well as challenges that we need to be able to navigate.

Business communications expert Brad Whitworth, is no stranger to emerging tech. As a senior communicator in Silicon Valley, he is very experienced in integrating innovations into communication programs.

At this special IABC/BC event, Brad will be giving us the download on the latest tech trends, how they impact us as communicators and the ways that leading technology companies are putting technology to work in the world’s epicentre for innovation.

About Brad Whitworth

Brad Whitworth, ABC, SCMP, IABC Fellow has been leading marketing and communication teams at some of the leading tech firms in Silicon Valley for three decades – always finding ways to integrate innovation in his communication programs. In fact he started his Silicon Valley communication career the year before IBM launched its first personal computer. He is currently the Senior Internal Communications Manager at Hitachi Vantara. Previously he has been at HPE, Cisco and HP among other companies. He earned undergraduate degrees in journalism and speech at the University of Missouri and an MBA at Santa Clara University.

As a global leader, former broadcaster and communications expert, Brad is a highly sought after speaker on business communication. To date he has made over 300 presentations at communication conferences, workshops, and seminars all over the world. He also has a track record of activities with CNN, Wall Street Journal, BBC, BusinessWeek, NY Times, Nikkei, USA Today, SJ Mercury News, Bloomberg, CBS, and others.

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Workshop for Developers Series: Native Mobile apps with Tabris.js.

We will be building a simple app called “Taco Shaker” to load a random
taco recipe each time the device is shaken.

You Will Learn:

-Introduction to Tabris.js
You'll learn what this mobile framework is, how it works, and what it can do

-A brief introduction to TypeScript
You'll learn what TypeScript is all about, and when you'd use TypeScript
over vanilla ES5 or ES6

-Your first app
You'll learn what dependencies need to be installed, and how to get up
and running

-Integrating plugins
You'll learn what power plugins can provide, where to find them, and how
to integrate them with your app

-Building debug and production apps
You'll learn when you need to make a new build, and how to use the
Tabris.js cloud build tool

No prior app development experience is necessary. However, it is
important that you have a solid understanding of building applications
in Node.js–especially backend experience as there is no browser

You Should Bring:
-A Windows, Linux, or Mac laptop with the latest version of Node and NPM
-A mobile device (phone or tablet) to test with. An Android device is
STRONGLY recommended. iOS devices will work, however, an Apple Developer Account ($99 USD/year) is required and you will need to generate p12 certificates before the workshop.

Lunch will be provided.

Taught By:

Tim Bond

Tim is a senior full stack developer that got his start with PHP 14
years ago. He is the author of multiple mobile apps and is very active
in the Tabris.js community. When not in front of a computer, you'll
probably find him hiking or biking around beautiful Seattle, or putting
together a new Lego set on one of the rare rainy days.

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Donuts & Dev: Lighthouse Labs Info Session

Learn how you can become a Developer in 10 weeks.

Join us at our Vancouver campus for an in-depth look at our Bootcamps & Intro programs and free donuts!

The format will be casual and open: a brief presentation by our Admissions Team starting at 6:30pm, followed by a Demo + Q&A period with Lighthouse Labs alumni.

Whether you've got big questions you'd like answered or you'd just like to swing by and learn a little more about us, you're welcome here!

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BCBUSINESS | Most Influential Women


2019 Industry: Finance in British Columbia

As bankers, money managers, CFOs, entrepreneurs and corporate directors, female leaders and innovators make important contributions to the field of finance. Some studies suggest that women are better investors than men—and that companies with female board members can be more profitable.

In the March 2019 issue of BCBusiness, our fifth annual B.C.’s Most Influential Women feature honours dozens of female leaders who work in finance.

To celebrate their achievements, we’re holding our inaugural networking and panel discussion event for women in business.

Panelist information coming soon!

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Goddess Retreat in Mexico

Welcome to Paradise! Semi-Olympic size swimming pool with lounging area surrounded by gorgeous tropical gardens throughout the property,  Temazcal (traditional sweat lodge), gym and restaurant, to the staffs personal and professional attention—you will find the most complete services and facilities to make you feel perfectly at home in paradise.

Join us on a blissful 7-day women’s “Goddess Retreat”, where you can let your artistic energies flow, immerse yourself into finding and embracing your goddess within and fill your heart and soul with the beauty of sunny Mexico!

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