Leadercast: The Brave Ones

Leadercast once again returns to Kelowna on May 8th, hosted by the Kelowna Jaycees. 
This year their theme is “The Brave Ones” and as they say “bravery is not attributed to everyone, but is reserved for those whose innovation in their industry cause them to stand out from the crowd, whose unyielding effort and error push their organizations into new territories, and whose boldness compels them to stand up for those less fortunate.”
The speaker that I’m most looking forward to hearing from is Nobel Laureate, Malala Yousafzai, who after advocating for the rights of girls to receive an education was attacked by the Taliban in 2012. Her quote below summarizes perhaps why this year they chose the theme #thebraveones 

"I had two options: one was to remain silent and wait to be killed and the second was to speak up and then be killed. I...

Posted by Leadercast on Thursday, January 8, 2015
For an idea of the calibre of speakers they invite take a moment to watch their Leadercast 2014 recap video:
Another speaker I’m looking forward to hearing is Seth Godin. Here he is featured in one of my favourite TED talks:
Bye Bye Birdie at OKM
I also got a note from Ryan Grenier, Theatre teacher, at OKM. His students have been hard at work getting ready to launch Bye Bye Birdie at their beautiful new music/theatre room. It's probably our top new music/theatre venue in Kelowna. 

Check out Bye Bye Birdie! at OKM April 8, 9 & 10 and April 16, 17 & 18 Before Elvis Presley went off to war and...

Posted by What's on? on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

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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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