The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade has added a second event with former US First Lady and girls education advocate Michelle Obama, after the first one sold out.
Obama, a former lawyer, is coming to Vancouver on February 15, and will now take part in two events at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
The original event in the evening sold out in just over an hour, and tickets for the new event scheduled for the afternoon are sure to sell out fast.
Tickets go on sale for GVBOT members on Monday, January 22. If available, remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, January 25.
Prices to see Obama ranged from $279.70 to $658.20. To request information about joining the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, click here: boardoftrade.com/membership.
In an earlier release, Iain Black, president and CEO of the board, said he is “exceptionally excited to host Obama, who he described as “one of the most inspirational public figures of our time.”
“Our organization is honoured to provide a platform for distinguished dignitaries and thought leaders such as Michelle Obama to share their insights directly with British Columbians,” said Black.
Obama attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School, before becoming a lawyer in Chicago.
She later worked in the Chicago mayor’s office, the University of Chicago, and the University of Chicago Medical Centre.
As well, she founded the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an organization that prepares young people for careers in public service.
During her time as First Lady, Obama launched and led initiatives to boost children’s exercise levels, support veterans and their families, inspire young people to seek higher education, and help adolescent girls around the world go to school.
Anne Giardini, chair of the board and Chancellor of Simon Fraser University, described Obama as a “luminary.”
“She is a role model for millions of women and an inspiring speaker,” said Giardini.
“We look forward to hosting an evening of thought-provoking and compelling dialogue.”
When: Thursday, February 15
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online. $279.70 to $658.20. Advance tickets for GVBOT members available on January 22, tickets for general public are available on January 24. To request information about joining the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, click here: boardoftrade.com/membership.