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UBC Net Impact Conference & Sustainability Expo

Posted in Community Connections with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2012 by lindacunliffe

I am pleased to share the following information about this upcoming conference.  Please visit their website at for conference details.

Khushboo Wanchoo,  co-organizer of the 10th Annual UBC Net Impact Conference & Sustainability Expo, extends an invitation to students like herself and professionals like yourself to interact and network with some of leading minds of the industry that are actively engaged in this exciting domain!

Net Impact is a non-profit organization with student and professional members using the power of business to create a more social and environmentally sustainable world. The organization has thousands of professional, graduate and undergraduate members on six continents, working in or pursuing careers in corporate responsibility, social entrepreneurship, non-profit management, international development and environmental sustainability.

Conference Highlights

 On Friday, April 20th, UBC Net Impact will host the 10th Annual Net Impact Conference and Sustainability Expo, \”Sustainability: Beyond Rhetoric.\” Join over 200 business and student leaders to discuss the challenges and best practices in the sustainable business arena; propelling the conversation beyond the rhetoric that can too often dominate this space.

Moderated panels for the day will highlight impassioned discussions on:
– Clean Tech & Energy
– Impact & Ethical Investing
– Leadership in Corporate Responsibility
– Measurement & Benchmarking
– Natural Resources & Mining

Come enjoy a keynote address from CEO of global clean tech venture capital leader Chrysalix, Wal van Lierop. Spend the day engaging key leaders from companies across industries at panel discussions and at the Sustainability Expo, and again over drinks at the evening’s Networking with Purpose event at the Granville Room.

Participating sponsors, exhibitors, and speakers include representatives from Baja Mining, SAP, Teck Resources, Westport Innovations, VanCity, Ecotrust Canada, Offsetters, Green Angel Energy, First Power, BC Hydro, NEI Investments, Board of Change and many more!

Be a part of this exciting event! Register here today:

(Registration closes Monday, April 16.)
Find out more:


The Wedding Alliance

Posted in Community Connections on March 12, 2011 by lindacunliffe

“The people we are in relationship with are always a mirror, reflecting our own beliefs, and simultaneously we are mirrors, reflecting their beliefs. So… relationship is one of the most powerful tools for growth…. If we look honestly at our relationships, we can see so much about how we have created them.“ ~ Shakti Gawain

I just came home from a delightful afternoon with some of the women who represent The Wedding Alliance. What an entrepreneurial group of women – an amazing example of women working together to create lasting memories for our clients – not to mention the joy and satisfaction we all get from charting our own course in the business world. Getting together helps us get to know one another better, strengthens our alliance, and allows us to share ideas and support each other’s endeavours.

And these gals do so much more than just weddings. The services we offer may improve the quality of your life, add value to your special events, create loving memories of your family’s special moments, offer great travel trips and tips, help you with your home decorating challenges (and even help you buy or sell your home), offer services to pamper you and cater to your every need, and so much more… Excellence is what these women are all about – we are passionate about our businesses, committed to providing quality service, and always looking for ways to improve and grow our businesses based on the feedback we get from those we serve. Most important – we have FUN doing it! Visit our websites or give us a call. Even if a wedding isn’t in your future, you may just find a service that you have been searching for!!!

The Wedding Alliance is the brainchild of Nefer Owens (Nefer’s Photography) and Margarita Roadknight (Dreams Come True Parties and Events). They have built a loyal networking alliance of companies serving the Fraser Valley and Greater Vancouver to help you before, during, and after your wedding… Brides benefit by having a one-stop-shop of wedding contacts. DO check it out – and feel free to refer your friends and family. You will find the complete list of Wedding Alliance companies at  ( or

Services provided by The Wedding Alliance include:  

Dreams Come True Parties and Events

From wedding planning and baby showers to princess and fairy themed birthday parties, view Margarita’s website at

Margarita at (604) 250-7848 or email:

Decorating Direction

Interior Decorators Blanka and Deb offer full decorating services. View their website at

Blanka & Deb at (604) 240-5723 or (778) 239-9200 or email:

5 Star Catering Ltd.

From on-site and off-site catering to party trays and full service buffets, view 5 Star Catering’s website at

John at (604)574-0411 or email:

Fun Wrappers

Personalized candy bar wrappers and more, for weddings, baby showers, anniversaries, birthdays, corporate events, promotional items, or any event you wish.

Jennifer at (604) 764-6326 or email:

Uniquity Invitations

From downloadable invitation templates for your wedding and events, to custom designed invitations, view Uniquity Invitations website at

Tammy at (604) 574-0426 or email:

Vancouver Valley Professional Bartending

Offering mobile bartending and wine glass rental, view the website at

Kerry at (778) 866-8367 or email:

The Falls Resort

The Falls Resort offers a variety of services at their resort and restaurant, from golf, to villa stays, and weddings & events. View their website at

Nicole at (604) 794-3300 or email:

Cathy’s Creations

Quality cakes and decorations by Cathy’s Creations, view a showcase of cakes at

Cathy at (604) 507-4256 or email:

Valley Weddings Inc.

Offering full decor for ceremonies and receptions, view their website at

Contact (604) 835-7526 or email:


Specializing in weight loss, nutrition, life coaching, sports specific training (for athletes), and basic training, view the website at

Carrie at (778) 888-9117 or email:

Tres Polished Esthetics & Hair Studio

This salon offers full makeup, esthetics, waxing and hair services. View the website at

Amanda at (604) 852-6535 or email:

Murrayville Travel

Travel services ranging from destination group weddings, honeymoons, individual leisure vacations and corporate travel.

Diane at (604) 534-7595 or (604) 649-0062 or email:

Classy Nails

Pamper yourself with full nail services, from Acrylic, Gel, and Solar nails to Pedicures and Manicures.

Contact (604) 607-8823

Ella Bak Makeup and Hair

Ella is a makeup and hair artist. View her work at

Ella at (778) 836-5919 or email:

Laurel Duffie, Real Estate Consultant

Laurel is a Real Estate Consultant with Royal LePage Wolstencroft. View her website at

Laurel at (778) 808-3409 or email:

Stacey Thorson, Mortgage Consultant

Stacey is a mortgage consultant with Invis. View the website at

Stacey at (604) 816-0615 or email:

Essentials for Fraser Valley Women on the Move

“From House to Home with Linda Cunliffe, Essentials for Fraser Valley Women on the Move”, an informative website at

Linda at (604) 313-9522 or email:

Kathy Kalmar, Life & Health Insurance Advisor

Financial Planning, life & health insurance, travel insurance, short and long-term investments and savings, retirement planning, education savings, budget preparation, estate and tax planning.

Kathy at (604) 781-5591 or email:

Downtown Music

Charles Aarons is a professional Solo Acoustic Guitar Artist that has played hundreds of weddings, and other events all over North America. View the website at

Norine at (604)826-5054 or email: