EVOLVE 2017 is the result of a long time vision to bring global evolutionary leaders together in a forum with members of the greater community --to educate, collaborate and support each other in world changing initiatives. Due to the challenges of our rapidly changing world we believe that by bringing the voices of leadership together we can link our efforts and information in a more powerful and effective way.
Leaders in Environment, Community building, Youth programs, Interfaith & Spiritual pathways, Global Unity, Health and Healing and Conscious Evolution will be offering their experiences and wisdom into this interactive and thought provoking event. There will also be opportunities for our audiences to respond, ask questions and to socialize together in the peaceful setting of Edenvale Retreat and Conference Centre, Abbotsford, BC.
Edenvale Retreat and Conference centre (www.edenvaleretreat.ca) has been chosen as the venue for this gathering because of its commitment to keeping its 117 acres of fields and forests pristine, chemical free and in harmony with the natural world. Great care has been taken to create forest walkways, open fields and community gardens that do not upset the delicate balance of species and plant life that have made this land their home for decades. Edenvale has opened its land to elementary school children to experience outdoor learning and to appreciate and learn about the unique echosystem that it provides.
Cathy AJ Hardy is a singer-songwriter and spiritual care minister who travels nationally and internationally to offer contemplative soul care retreats, workshops and inspiring musical events. She has created and led ecumenical evenings of sung prayer for the past 18 years, rooted in the spiritual peace movement of Brother Roger called “Taize.” She has also published and recorded written liturgy, prayers and songs played worldwide, gaining national recognition nominated for Gospel Music Award of Canada. Her roots extend back to being a music and spiritual care minister to Africa as well as to faith communities in the lower mainland [ . . . ]
Tina grew up in Potsdam, East Germany-- influenced by logical and masculine social systems. In 1991 her family took a plane, for the first time, to reach their vacation destination, Gran Canaria. Since then, Tina has traveled to many different countries around the world. As long as she can remember, the unknown behind the next corner and the variety of cultures have fascinated her. As a geographer, Tina has a deep understanding of natural processes and loves to discover structures, patterns and correlations. Driven by curiosity, her personal journey lead her towards finding her own feminine power as well as unravelling ge [ . . . ]
Tesicca Truong is the co-founder of CityHive, an organization on a mission to transform the way that young people are engaged in the planning, design, and shaping of their cities. Her passions lie at the intersection of youth empowerment, citizen engagement, and resilience building. She kick-started Vancouver Youth4Tap, a city-wide movement to promote tap over bottled water and co-founded the Vancouver School Board Sustainability Conference. She has served on the Mayor’s Engaged City Task Force, the Simon Fraser Student Society, SFU Senate, and as board chair of Sustainable SFU (now Embark SFU). She is a sustainability activist, a serial c [ . . . ]
Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra works as coordinator at the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley. She also curates exhibits at the Sikh Heritage Museum, located in the National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford, BC. Sharn completed her Master of Arts Degree in Asian Studies from UBC in 2008 and is currently in her third year of PhD studies in the Department of History at UBC. Sharn is interested in looking at the affective experience of early Sikh migration in 20th century British Columbia but also has a keen interest in building community bridges through collective humanized experiences and expression [ . . . ]
Ron has been involved in youth character and leadership development since 1974. He was the director of Educo Adventure School during the 80's & 90's and has recently returned to Educo as Program Director. ( www.educo.ca ) Educo got its name from the core meaning of the word “educate” which is derived from the Latin word “educo,” meaning to educe, to bring out, to draw out, and to develop from within. Educo Adventure School has provided this unique and inspiring experience to hundreds of young people over decades and continues to be a leader in outdoor learning adventures. Ron's passion has been developing innovative adventur [ . . . ]
Mark Broscheit is a Qigong instructor and Massage Therapist with over 20 years experience in each area. In 1994, Mark completed his Massage Therapy certification. As a result of many thousands of treatments, Mark has developed a heightened awareness of the flow of Qi thru the body and energy field. As a Qigong instructor, Mark has studied with Master Mantak Chia, Master Li Junfeng, and Master Teresa Yeung. After many years of integrating and teaching different styles of Qigong, Mark has been inspired to develop his own style, called Golden Lotus Qigong. This style includes QiMoves: a practical, easy to perform, set of Qigong techni [ . . . ]
Karen McGregor is a bestselling author, international speaker, coach, trainer and the founder/ CEO of the Speaker Success Formula. Her company helps entrepreneurs create, structure and deliver compelling presentations with a powerful message that inspires audiences to take action. As a speaker sharing the stage with Deepak Chopra, Brendon Burchard, Marci Schimoff and others, Karen knows how to inspire and educate entrepreneurs to navigate through speaking uncertainties to arrive at success. Karen’s personal passion is to discover how we can all be influential with everyone in our lives - how we can all make a difference whether spe [ . . . ]
Hugh Duff is a dowser, attunement practitioner and teacher. He is one of the founders of The Creative Field Project (https//thecreativefield.org/), an experience in consciousness with people from thirteen countries around the world. He hosts the monthly Round Table, a circle of peers who meet in person at Edenvale and in virtual space across Western Canada. As a minister with Emissaries of Divine Light BC, he offers spiritual guidance to people in their life journey. Hugh's home base is Edenvale (www.edenvaleretreat.ca) , a thriving spiritual centre and conference and retreat centre in Abbotsford, British Columbia. [ . . . ]
Elizabeth Patricia Connor is a bestselling author, workshop leader, transformational coach and sought-after inspirational speaker. Elizabeth Patricia is currently designing and directing the construction of a holistic retreat center in Costa Rica. For many years she envisioned a beautiful place surrounded by nature with a breathtaking view of the ocean where people could stay, be at peace, learn and heal from whatever ailed them whether it be spiritual, emotional or physical. In May 2016, she and her husband decided to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary in Costa Rica. As she stepped onto a piece of land high in the mountains, she kn [ . . . ]
Debbie Riopel is a teacher, life coach and a busy volunteer. As a teacher, Debbie has enjoyed a deeply rewarding 25-year career teaching primary school children. From 1995-2002, Debbie and her sister introduced and coordinated Random Acts of Kindness Week for schools throughout Alberta. This work rippled out around the globe and they became co-founders of the World Kindness Movement. Debbie has presented several workshops for teachers and school districts about the power of kindness. In 2002, Debbie took a drastic step to document the global Face of Kindness and embarked on a 9 month, 16 country, world trip to capture “A World of K [ . . . ]
David Karchere is an author, speaker, poet, workshop leader and foremost thought leader on Primal Spirituality worldwide. David has created and led programs for spiritual awakening and personal transformation for people around the globe. David’s first book is, Becoming a Sun: Emotional and Spiritual Intelligence for a Happy, Fulfilling Life. The book is a guide to the human journey, individually and collectively. David believes that humanity is evolving to become a conscious expression of the creative power within us. David is the spiritual director at Sunrise Ranch, a teaching and demonstration site for Primal Spirituality, and the [ . . . ]
Cam has a Masters in Social Work from UBC and began his career supporting people learning disabilities in the early 80's. Previous to this he worked in medical/psychiatric settings, a clinic for alcoholics, a medical clinic for children and in a Neighborhood house. After heading a more typical Community Living Agency for 16 years he took on the challenges of working with the last folks to leave a closing institution in BC. For the last 20 years he has headed an agency called the HOME Society which has embedded the philosophy of Gentle Teaching for it's early beginnings. Cam and the agency were mentored by Dr. John McGee. Cam was a f [ . . . ]
Growing up on a tree farm in rural southwestern Ontario, Emily has always had a penchant for storytelling and a passion for the environment. She holds an Honors Specialization in Media and the Public Interest from the University of Western Ontario, as well as a Masters in Journalism from the University of British Columbia. Emily's past work includes radio production at CBC Toronto, co-producing an Al Jazeera documentary on mental health initiatives in India, and managing communications at UBC's Green College. Now at the David Suzuki Foundation, Emily coordinates media relations and communications strategies for the Science & [ . . . ]
Eliza Olson is the Founding President of Burns Bog Conservation Society, Delta, BC. Currently, she serves as President and the Volunteer Executive Director. The Society was established in 1988. Co-presented a poster on Burns Bog with Dr. Marcus Collier, University College Dublin, Ireland. The only non-scientist listed in the International Peat Society’s 2008, Congress proceedings. [ . . . ]
Cheryl is a singer/songwriter, musician, visual artist, and self-employed business woman who has a deep passion to bring love and healing to this planet -- to any and all who dwell within and upon it -- via action in visual art, the written and spoken word, and music. Cheryl graduated from UBC in 2001 with a double major in Studio Art and English Literature, and has shared her original visual art pieces in many Canadian galleries, (her works include: ceramic; enamel and acrylic painting; sculpture; and mixed media.) In 2009 she released her original début, self-titled album, and for a limited release period she created a series of ori [ . . . ]
Darla Rasmussen (Blackkettle) also known as Red Butterfly Woman from Siksika Nation, is a mother of two active boys, a loving partner, a volunteer in her community and a lifelong student in self-discovery. Born in Calgary and raised in Abbotsford, she has endured many challenges and built up an internal strength that has led her to where she is today. ] Being raised in a home of addiction, domestic violence and other dysfunctions was not an ideal upbringing for her or any child, however it is her life experience that has nursed her heart, mind, body and spirit to love, encourage and support others going through life hardships and trans [ . . . ]
James has authored three books and Produced three Documentary films that merge Science and Spirituality. He is a Humanitarian and Environmental Activist with a degree in Environmental Horticulture.His love of Nature has led him on pursuits from the Bahamas to Hawaii. Some look at Jim as being a Renaissance Man. His early youth in Florida led him to become a Treasure Diver in the Florida Keys being part of an expedition in search of the most valuable Spanish Galleon ever found, the Atocha. He is an accomplished competitive swimmer having been in the Jr. Olympics at the Swimming Hall of Fame. He later moved on to get his pilots license, the [ . . . ]
Delaney is an Ojibway-Cree woman from Grassy Narrows, Ontario. She is a jingle dress dancer, grandmother of 2 grandsons and 6 granddaughters and mother of 2 sons. Delaney loves to draw and does an occasional acrylic artwork. She loves to share her traditional teachings. She is a residential school survivor who believes in the power of healing others through spiritual journeys. Her greatest achievement was to walk across Canada in 2004 for the residential school survivors. The government awarded the Aboriginal Healing Centre 40 million dollars due to this walk. Delaney was interviewed in the documentary titled, "Muffins for Granny" don [ . . . ]
In 1945 the United States dropped atomic bombs on Japan, and the world caught its breath. This pivotal event deeply impacted the young Barbara Marx Hubbard, who found herself asking President Eisenhower, "What is the meaning of our power that is good"? Barbara's 40+ year inquiry, and the answers she has found, offer invaluable assistance to us all at this time in our history. Despite the state of the world, we are truly on the threshold of great possibility, of our own conscious evolution. Barbara Marx Hubbard has been called "the voice for conscious evolution..." by Deepak Chopra. She is the subject of Neale Donald Walsch’s book The [ . . . ]
Anne Todd is a dietitian with 30 years experience ranging from inpatient, outpatient primary care and community prevention programs. She has worked for local, regional, provincial and national health organizations. Anne is currently working as a Healthy Living Coordinator in Hope, BC, and is the regional representative for the Farm to School program. She is passionate about food security, getting back to basics and promoting good health at all ages. Anne Todd, MPH, RD Healthy Living Coordinator, Hope and Fraser Canyon [ . . . ]
Harold is a community interfaith educator in the Vancouver, Canada area with master’s degrees in education, religion and philosophy (www.interfaitheducation.org) Harold designsand teaches courses on World Religions, Comparative Philosophy and the History of Ideas. He served as a Unitarian Universalist minister for 25 years, engaging in many projects of interfaith cooperation and service. Since the year 2000, he has served the Baha’i community, teaching courses on world religions for community and university audiences,while assisting with interfaith and multicultural [ . . . ]
Anne-Lise Bure – was born in East Africa. She is a social activist and adult educator and managing director of The Novalis Ubuntu Institute in Cape Town South Africa, with close to 30 years experience working in the sector of Civil Society. She carries and lives a pioneering vision. Her passion is to introduce new gateways and possibilities for building healthy social communities, to use Holistic education to call forth the fullest potential unique to each person. ‘I love putting the Heart back into teaching and learning, and encouraging an experience that gives opportunity to become whole people - each unique, and mastering a l [ . . . ]
Andrew Rezmer has been at the forefront of consciousness exploration and human evolution for most of his life. As the co-host and founder of the weekly Conscious Living Radio show, almost 10 years now he has interviewed some of the most influential thinkers and leaders of our time on topics related to the elevation of consciousness at the individual, collective, planetary and universal levels: alternative health and healing, spirituality, love and compassion, kindness, family, community, environment and sustainability. Through Andrew’s applied talent and dedication, Conscious Living Radio has grown into a global audience of viewers who log [ . . . ]
Edenvale also provides meeting space, accommodation and delicious meals, nurturing and caring staff, and all of the fine touches that give the feeling of home and serenity – a perfect setting for this unique gathering!
EVOLVE 2017 is hosted by EDL BC (a registered charity) and is a not for profit event. Our objective is to be together and move forward together with the support of each other and the greater communities that will be inspired by this experience. Together we make a difference. Together we move towards solutions and changes that will restore peace and loving harmony into our world.
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