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Orene “DJ O Show” Askew

Orene “DJ O Show” Askew is an Afro-Indigenous and 2Spirit award-winning DJ from BC’s west coast. Orene was born and raised on X̱wemelch’stn (Capilano) Reserve in North Vancouver, BC and is a proud member of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation).  With representation as her foundation, Orene shares her story with an inspired approach, focusing on […]

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Justin Forsett

Justin’s personal journey is one of the best stories in the NFL. Former NFL running back Justin Forsett was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in 2008 and played for seven teams in nine years, including the 2014 Pro Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens. Known for his speed and agility on the field, he is now […]

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Benjamin Alexander

In 2022, Benjamin Alexander made history as Jamaica’s first-ever Olympic Alpine ski racer. A complete outlier in his field, his skiing career only started at the age of 32, just six years before his Olympic glory. Benjamin found skiing through his previous career when he was invited to perform at a heli-ski event and was […]

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Emily O’Brien

Emily O’Brien is the founder of the booming social enterprise Comeback Snacks. Her evolution from prison to a successful entrepreneur is a story that helps individuals and organizations find inspiration to transform challenges into opportunities. Emily’s keynotes recount her struggles and wins, addressing painful lessons, resilience, determination, forgiveness, and the ability to find strength within […]

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Farkhunda Muhtaj

Farkhunda Muhtaj is a professional soccer player and social activist. She is the captain of the Afghanistan Women’s National Soccer Team and competes for Fortuna Sittard in the Dutch Eredivisie. In 2021, after the Taliban came into power, she led the evacuation of over 300 Afghans, including the Afghanistan Youth National Soccer Team, to Portugal. […]