by Mark Taylor, Communications Manager, JEDI
Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI) is pleased to announce a new date and a new speaker for the JEDI Plenary and Partnerships dinner. Thank you to those people who have already registered. Your tickets will be transferred to the new dates.
The JEDI Partnerships Gala Dinner is now scheduled to take place on: Thursday, April 25th, 2013 from 6pm to 9pm at the Delta Beausejour located at 750 Main Street in Moncton.
This event will focus on ‘Seizing Opportunities for Partnerships to Foster Aboriginal Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development’. The event will feature these amazing speakers:
JP Gladu has over two decades of experience in the natural resource sector working with Aboriginal communities and organizations, environmental non-government organizations, industry and governments from across Canada. He has produced a number of publications related to First Nations issues including: forest certification, Native values collection, biofuel opportunities, First Nation community land use plans, criteria and indicators for sustainable forestry, and cedar product development. JP was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario, completed a forestry technician diploma in 1993 and obtained an undergraduate degree from Northern Arizona University in 2000. He also holds an Executive MBA from Queens University.
Mr. Gladu will share stories about the ground-breaking activities happening across Canada because of partnerships between Aboriginal people, the public sector and business.
Ms. Waneek Horn-Miller is a former Canadian Olympian and one of very few people who have appeared on the cover of TIME Magazine. She currently works very closely with Aboriginal youth helping them achieve higher education, build self-esteem and a balance between education and sports.
Ms Horn-Miller will address the JEDI Partnerships Gala Dinner. She will tell her amazing story about how she overcame the trauma of experiencing the Oka Crisis and how partnerships helped her with her journey to international success and recognition.
Tickets for one EDO and one ETO per community and NBAPC will be provided at no charge. Travel expenses will also be covered by JEDI.
You can register to attend by calling Mark Taylor at 506-455-4591 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
The JEDI Plenary is now scheduled to take place on: Friday, April 26th, 2013 from 9:30am to 2:30pm at the Delta Beausejour located at 750 Main Street in Moncton.
This free event will focus on ‘Seizing Opportunities to Foster Aboriginal Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development’. The keynote speaker will be Mr. Tewanee Joseph.
Mr. Joseph is a Vancouver-based entrepreneur who was instrumental in ensuring Aboriginal people received $200 million in benefits from the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. This spending resulted in 4,000 jobs, unprecedented media exposure of Aboriginal issues and record involvement in an Olympic Games by Indigenous people.
Mr. Joseph will speak at the JEDI Plenary about how Aboriginal people in New Brunswick can seize the opportunities around them to create vibrant Aboriginal entrepreneurs and businesses.
The afternoon will feature three workshops designed to inform the audience about the array of resources available to Aboriginal entrepreneurs and small businesses. The Plenary agenda is attached.
You can register to attend by calling Mark Taylor at 506-455-4591 or emailing email@example.com
JEDI has also arranged for a special room rate at the Delta Beausejour for anyone in need of a hotel room. Please contact the Delta Beausejour at (506) 854-4344 and ask for the JEDI Plenary rate when booking your room.
If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.
The JEDI Plenary and Partnerships Gala Dinner is sponsored by the Government of Canada, Cushman and Wakefield Atlantic and the Grey Rock Power Centre. Supporting partners include the Government of New Brunswick, the City of Moncton and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.