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Power in Partners

 
In a world where collaboration is one of the main tools to move our community forward, it's exciting to see the Power in Partners event return to Kelowna. 
 
Founded by Fred Sarkari, the event brings together some of our community's most influential minds who will be sharing their success in business. 
 
The event will be structured as a number of live candid interviews, and is held at the Laurel Packinghouse on October 22nd.
 
"This event is all about creating results in your business. Our goal is for you to walk away knowing exactly what you have to do to go from point A to point B in your business.
 
Every speaker, interview, and panel will be focused around specific learning take-aways that can be implemented in your business.
 
We will be exploring the truth of their lives that happens behind closed doors. The Good, Bad, and Ugly of their growth and journey.
 
This event is about building effective partnerships. When we create the right partnerships, we lay the foundation of a community."  ~ Fred Sarkari
 
Tickets can be found here (with a proceeds going to rebuilding an orphanage in Nepal)
 
The featured speakers include David Krysko, Raghwa Gopal, Melonie Dodaro, and Sonya Looney.
 
Raghwa Gopal:  Angel Investor / Turn-Around Business Strategist
Awarded "Entrepreneur of the Year" in 1999, and recognized as a "Technology Innovator", he is a Lead Mentor with BC Innovation Council and continues to mentor entrepreneurs & businesses

David KryskoClub Penguin co-founder, social entrepreneur
In 2005 David co-founded Club Penguin, an online virtual world for kids. The Walt Disney Company was so impressed with Club Penguin that in 2007, it purchased the company outright.
 
Melonie Dodaro- Canada’s #1 Social Media Expert
Founder of Top Dog Social Media, helps business owners, sales teams and professionals use social media marketing and social selling to boost their visibility, attract new customers and increase their revenue.
 
Sonya Looney - 4X Champion, Professional Endurance Mountain Bike Racer
Sonya is 4X Champion and will be chasing her World Championship Title later this year. Sonya was an established electrical engineer who refused to let her internal passion sit on the side lines.
 
 


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About the Author

Ryan Donn is a singer/songwriter, event producer, digital creative, and Councillor at the City of Kelowna

I love creating songs, which have been used by the Terry Fox Run, Kelowna’s Centennial Celebration, or heard on various local radio stations. 

In the past few years, I've focused on creating community events including Music in the Park, New York New Years, Castanet’s Free Family Skate, Talented Kids, Talented Kelowna, and others.

Originally from Scotland, I’ve lived in Kelowna for over 20 years. My wife, Kimberly, and our two daughters, Lyla and Bella, share our home with Tom (adult with diverse abilities).

In 2014, I was elected to Kelowna City Council. 

Opinions are my own, and don't represent the City of Kelowna, Festivals Kelowna or Creative Okanagan. 

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