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Sarah Ashfield

Senior Manager, Strategy at TD, TD Bank Group in St. Thomas

Building Hope: Why I Chose to Support the Case for At-Risk Mothers

PRESENTED ON JAN 25, 2017
IN LONDON, ONTARIO @ VOL 1

A look at the life of Sarah Ashfield: raised in an adopted family and what led to her decision to spearhead The New Addition Campaign.

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Circus Gives Hope

BY TRAVIS JOHNSON
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

Circus gives hope, not only for children but for adults. 

In this presentation, Travis Johnson explains how social circus is an important self esteem developing tool for everyone. He explains that not only does it provide personal social impact, but it is also designed to build community and provide hope. Most notably for at risk and impoverished youth around the world.

Reach for the top.

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Expression of Gratitude: the untold story of a family unknown

BY KATY BOYCHUK
@ VOL 2 ON APR 25, 2017

"My journey of finding my birth mother lead me to the gratitude I have for my parents."
 
In honor of International Family Day, we highlight a PechaKucha Presentation that truly embodies what family is, while simultaneous breaks its mold, and in turn, captures our hearts.
 
In "Expression of Gratitude: the untold story of a family unknown" from PechaKucha Night London, Ontario, Katy Boychuk shares the story of her adoption at birth and the personal journey she embarked on when almost most 30 years later, she read her private adoption file for the first time and decided to find her birth mother. This is when her search began.
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What I Learned From My Mission To Mars

BY WES LUCUS
@ VOL 2 ON APR 25, 2017

Wes Lucus was warned. It wouldn’t be easy. But what he experienced in that space shuttle would teach him one of the most valuable life lessons.

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How everyone can save the world with one simple act

BY MICHELLE KANTER
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 25, 2017

Environmental disasters. Climate change. Toxic water. Sixth mass extinction. Health crises. Bad air. Hunger. War. Depression. Road maintenance... Michelle Kanter explains how one plant can change it all...

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I'm Not Afraid of Who I Used to Be

BY GLENDALYNN DIXON
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 25, 2017

Glendalynn Dixon poses the questions: What does our life looked like when told backwards? What could you have guessed about a person's past by knowing them today? Missed opportunities and lucky breaks present themselves in a different light when you already know how a story ends.

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Why We Love Elephants, A Convenient Truth

BY ALEXANDER LEONARD
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 01, 2018

Elephants are magnificent creatures that capture our attention, but why? Elephant ambassador Alexander Leonard reveals personal stories and valuable information about these captivating beings and the help that they need in their environment.

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Soup as a Metaphor for Organizational Culture: Best Recipe

BY WENDY ARNOTT
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 01, 2018

Wendy Arnott makes the case that the best ingredient for shaping organizational culture - whatever you need that to be for your workplace -  is to capitalize on the transformative nature of behaviours. 

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Holy Smokes...I'm fat!

BY PAUL GRECH
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 29, 2018

Helicopter pilot, Paul Grech, woke up one morning and realized he was fat. This talk takes us through his six month journey back to peak physical fitness through the science and art of bodybuilding. From 225 lbs to 175 lbs...27% body fat to 3%. The journey of a former Special Forces soldier and professional hockey player from Fat to Fit!

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Business is Broken: Change the Score

BY DAVID BILLSON
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 20, 2018

David Billson talks about an entrepreneur who faces a stark choice in building her business - build the impactful business you want or change the score?