No where is it more evident that the children are our future than at [email protected]. Sunday, May 15 young speakers from across British Columbia will gather for [email protected] 2016, titled “Regenerate.”
From middleschoolers to first year university students, speakers will present to over 800 attendees aged 7 to 18 on their experiences, their passions, their beliefs, and their hopes for the future.
Here is a brief intro to just three of the day’s speakers:
Autistic Children in School Settings
A Grade 8 at Eric Hamber Secondary School, Yeung intends to bring awareness on the topic of children struggling with autism with her talk “Autistic Children in School Settings”. From the constant stares, teasing, and bullying that autistic children endure to the challenges in their educational and every day lives.
Velaphi Angela Mkwananzi
The Pursuit of Service
Originally from Zimbabwe, 17-year-old Angela Mkwananzi aspires to become a lawyer, with a dream to work at the United Nations. “The Pursuit of Service” will explore Angela’s fight to overcame poverty, and how she didn’t let her circumstances determine what she did with her life. At one point giving up on her life completely, Angela believed there was nothing she could do, but by believing in herself, she was able to achieve, and continue to achieve, her dream to serve the people.
How My Hobby Changed My Life
Hailey Clarke, 15, with explore how her love of reading books turned into opportunities in the publishing industry. From a simple hobby to a passion for reading, to a potential career, books have helped her overcome her depression. She hopes to prove to people that no matter what, don’t give up your passions.
Until Thursday, March 31 the first 100 people to use Promo Code: REGENERATE-VANCITYBUZZ will save $5 off their regular priced tickets.
When: Sunday, May 15
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Massey Theatre – 735 Eighth Avenue, New Westminster
Price: $30, $25 for groups of 10+
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