On Friday November 30, 2018, Pollinate Network rounded off FY18 with its Annual General Meeting (AGM), held at KPMG’s new Ignition Centre in Vancouver.
Ollie James, Founder and National Chairman, kicked off the evening with introduction to the KPMG Ignition Centre, followed by a synopsis of Pollinate’s inaugural year. In short, since our beginning in November 2017, we have grown to 250+ members from over 100 organizations. We have held 10 major events across Vancouver and are officially sponsored by KPMG, Microsoft, the Canucks and Finger Food Studios. And in FY19, we look forward to launching in Victoria and Toronto!
Dave Brett, CEO and Founder of Griffins Boxing, then took the stage and delivered a knockout key note speech. Dave has been coaching the “sweet science” for over 20 years and is the Head Coach for the 2019 Canadian Winter Games in February. Dave was a recipient of the Top Forty under 40 last year and is fresh off the stage at Ted x Vancouver. In Dave’s inspirational talk, he discussed the importance of building confidence and how to deal with the punches that life often throws at us!
Our members - Klaus Boedker, Scott Fulton and Sophia Park – then led a brilliant design thinking workshop, where we explored how we can enable and motivate more people to give back in our communities.
Pollinate FY18 Awards
I was very pleased to announce the winners of the FY18 Pollinate awards for their huge commitment to the Pollinate cause this year. The winners were:
Pollinator of the Year: Alex Shepard
Pollinate Impact Award: Sophia Park
Pollinate Catalyst Award: Arash Shadkam
Thank you Alex, Sophia and Arash, and the entire steering committee for making such a difference this year!
Donations to The Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau (LMCB)
Our members brought gifts, toys and games to the AGM that we are donating to the LMCB. The LMCB enables families in need to create Christmas experiences for their children through the donations of the community.
If anyone else would like to donate, please see their website here: http://www.lmcb.ca/wishes-1/