Former First Lady Michelle Obama is in Vancouver today for two speaking engagements at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
The conversation with Michelle Obama was organized by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, and after the first show sold out in just over an hour, a second one was added so the transformative First Lady’s message could be heard by even more Vancouverites.
Moderated by Tamara Vrooman, President and CEO of Vancity, Obama addressed the importance of exercise in order to combat childhood obesity, the importance and need for younger people to seek higher education, and her journey from Chicago to the White House.
She also addressed personal health and the need to create a balance in life, putting your life first and work second.
Obama also spoke about social media, stressing the need to think about what you’re going to post rather than tweeting the first thing that comes to mind.
Ticket holders were told photos and videos were not permitted. But that didn’t stop some…
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