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For Immediate Release

Jan. 3, 2018

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama will be in Vancouver on February 15, 2018 for a special event hosted by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.

“We are exceptionally excited to host a conversation with Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States and one of the most inspirational public figures of our time,” said Iain Black, President and CEO of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. “Our organization is honoured to provide a platform for distinguished dignitaries and thought leaders such as Michelle Obama to share their insights directly with British Columbians.”

A lawyer by profession, Mrs. Obama has worked in community and social settings. She is involved with many causes, including many educational issues. In 2015, she launched the international program Let Girls Learn.

“Michelle Obama is a luminary. She is a role model for millions of women and an inspiring speaker,” said Anne Giardini, Chair of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade and Chancellor of Simon Fraser University. “We at the Board of Trade are honoured to welcome her to Vancouver. We look forward to hosting an evening of thought-provoking and compelling dialogue at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre with Michelle Obama as our guest.”

The event will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, the same venue where the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade hosted former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in March 2014 for a sold-out audience of 2,781.

Advance tickets, exclusively for Members of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, will be available for purchase between January 10th and January 17th. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on January 18th. More details are available at boardoftrade.com

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Media contact:

Karen Graham
Director, Advocacy and Stakeholder Relations
Greater Vancouver Board of Trade
604-640-5454 |

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