2016 Speakers

Miyoung Lee: Host and Producer at CBC News Vancouver

Multiple Webster nominee and RTNDA winner, Miyoung Lee rings in her fourteenth year with CBC as the host and producer of CBC Vancouver News at 11 p.m.

Tara Teng: TV host, Miss World Canada 2012 & Human Rights Activist

Tara Teng is a TV host, Miss World Canada 2012, a human rights activist, and works with various organizations around the world to combat gender-based violence and human trafficking.

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe: Registered Psychologist & Bestselling Author

A Huffington Post parenting blogger, author of the best-selling book Discipline without Damage: How to get your kids to behave without messing them up, founder of The Wishing Star Developmental Clinic, and a regularly invited media guest, contributor, and speaker, Dr. Vanessa is known for bringing a sense of nurturing understanding to all of her work.

Ranbir Puar: Founder, Spirituality For Reality Inc & TEDx Speaker

Ranbir Puar’s journey was born of a deep desire to transform despair into destiny. Her passion for empowering others led to the development of Spirituality for Reality Inc., an organization that focuses on integrating mind, body and spirit to instill positive self-image in children and adults.

Elaine Tan Comeau: Founder, Easy Daysies & 2014 Canadian Mompreneur of the Year

Mother of three, wife and teacher, Elaine Tan Comeau is the 2014 Canadian Mompreneur of the Year, recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Award for Excellence in Business, Award in Teaching Excellence, and she is the CEO/Founder of one of Dragons’ Den favorite pitches, Easy Daysies.

Bobs & Lolo: Songwriters, Authors, Children’s Entertainers, Entrepreneurs

Bobs & LoLo are three-time JUNO nominated singer-songwriters and stars of the upbeat, musical preschool series – Sing, Dance and Play with Bobs & LoLo. Recently named Canada’s Favourite Kids’ Entertainer in a nationwide poll by CBC Music, this dynamic duo is dedicated to connecting children to nature with music, movement and make-believe.

Erin Treloar: Founder, RAW Beauty Talks

Erin has interviewed over 200 women from across North America including Olympic gold-medalist, Jamie Anderson and Grammy award-winning artist, Colbie Caillat for RAW Beauty Talks, a special series that features women without make-up, Photoshop or filters.

Sabrina Furminger: Journalist

Sabrina Furminger is the pen behind Reel People, a weekly column in Vancouver’s The Westender newspaper covering the local film, television, and web series scene. Her books include 2011’s The Healer, as well as Men of Science Fiction, a collaboration with celebrity photographer Dennys Ilic.

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