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Nour­ish­ment for the cor­po­rate mind and soul Westin Bayshore ho­tel; June 16 Fair­mont Ho­tel Van­cou­ver; June 29

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Nour­ish­ment for the cor­po­rate mind and soul

ABORIGINAL OP­POR­TU­NI­TIES FO­RUM

This an­nual Greater Van­cou­ver Board of Trade event ex­plores the crit­i­cal role that in­dige­nous peo­ples play in B.C.'S eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment and the busi­ness com­mu­nity's part in rec­on­cil­i­a­tion. This year's theme cen­tres on clos­ing the gaps in aboriginal achieve­ment and pro­vid­ing tan­gi­ble take­aways for busi­ness lead­ers. Keynote speaker is fed­eral Jus­tice Min­is­ter and At­tor­ney Gen­eral Jody

Wil­son-ray­bould.

$179 in­di­vid­u­als (mem­bers), $1,718 ta­ble of eight (mem­bers), $229 in­di­vid­u­als (non-mem­bers), $2,198 ta­ble of eight (non-mem­bers); board­of­trade.com/events

CEL­E­BRATE TOP 40 OVER 40

Why should young peo­ple al­ways get the at­ten­tion? Come out and honour the win­ners of this new com­pe­ti­tion, in­tended to show­case the men­tors, cham­pi­ons and role mod­els of the com­mu­nity, hosted by the Kelowna Cham­ber of Com­merce.

Delta Grand Okana­gan Re­sort, Kelowna; June 21

Tick­ets are $20 and in­clude two drinks, ap­pe­tiz­ers and ad­mis­sion to the af­ter party at Oak + Cru So­cial Kitchen & Wine Bar. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired; kelow­nacham­ber.org/events

CONNECT THE TOP 100

This pop­u­lar Bcbusi­ness event is a com­pan­ion to our an­nual rank­ing of the prov­ince's top 100 com­pa­nies by rev­enue, which ap­pears in the July/au­gust is­sue. Fol­low­ing a net­work­ing lun­cheon, Canada Wide Me­dia Ltd. chair­man and CEO Peter Legge will in­ter­view David Foster, a Vic­to­ria na­tive who has be­come one of the world's most pro­lific and best-known mu­sic pro­duc­ers. $149 lun­cheon and speaker, $79 speaker only; bcbusi­ness.ca

DIGITIZE

UNBOUNCE CALL TO AC­TION CON­FER­ENCE

CTACONF, hosted by Van­cou­ver-based dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing soft­ware firm Unbounce, started in 2014 with 300 at­ten­dees and has grown to host more than 1,000. Speak­ers in­clud­ing Face­book mar­ket­ing ex­pert Mari Smith and au­thor Scott Strat­ten will cover a wide ar­ray of top­ics such as con­ver­sion op­ti­miza­tion, email mar­ket­ing, copy­writ­ing, land­ing pages, pay-per-click an­a­lyt­ics and con­tent mar­ket­ing.

Queen El­iz­a­beth The­atre; June 25 to 27

$849 (Unbounce cus­tomers), $999 (gen­eral), $799 (groups of two or more); call­toac­tion­con­fer­ence.unbounce.com

DIS­CUSS

THE WALRUS TALKS SUC­CESS IN THE WEST

Six speak­ers have seven min­utes each to dis­cuss why the West is the key to Cana­dian eco­nomic suc­cess, and how the re­gion will be won through busi­ness, tech­nol­ogy, re­sources, com­mu­nity and more. Speak­ers in­clude: Ste­wart Beck, pres­i­dent and CEO of the Asia Pa­cific Foun­da­tion of Canada, and Chief Clarence Louie of the Osoy­oos In­dian Band. Pre­sented by law firm MLT Aikins and pro­duced by the Walrus Foun­da­tion. Van­cou­ver Art Gallery; June 8 $15, $10 (stu­dents); the­wal­rus.ca/the-walrus-talks-suc­cess

READ

A BRIEF HIS­TORY OF EN­TREPRENEUR­SHIP: The Pioneers, Prof­i­teers and Rack­e­teers Who Shaped Our World

As a busi­ness val­u­a­tion con­sul­tant, San Diego–based Joe Carlen no­ticed that many of the en­trepreneurs he met were driven by am­bi­tions be­yond mak­ing money. Carlen be­gan to re­search the big­ger pic­ture of en­trepreneur­ship, and he ended up with a book on how the pur­suit of profit by pri­vate in­di­vid­u­als has been a prime mover in rev­o­lu­tion­iz­ing civ­i­liza­tion.

Columbia Univer­sity Press,

$34.71 (hard­cover); val­ue­guards.com

VIJ: A Chef's OneWay Ticket to Canada With In­dian Spices in His Suit­case

This au­to­bi­og­ra­phy by worl­drenowned chef and restau­ra­teur Vikram Vij tells the story of his jour­ney from north­ern In­dia to fine restau­rants in Europe and on to Van­cou­ver, where he opened Vij's Restau­rant with his wife, Meeru Dhal­wala. He opens up about his strug­gles with prej­u­dice, his men­tors' last­ing lessons and the painful demise of his mar­riage—the suc­cesses and fail­ures that shaped him as he sought to build his In­dian-food em­pire.

Pen­guin Ran­dom House

$32 (hard­cover); pen­guin­ran­dom house.ca

TRAILBLAZER Fed­eral Jus­tice Min­is­ter Jody Wil­sonRay­bould will speak at the Aboriginal Op­por­tu­ni­ties Fo­rum

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