Tickets will not be available until Monday July 1st @ 11:00am.
When tickets become available please click the "Add to waitlist" link to be entered into a "lottery" from which registered names will be drawn and informed via email.
If you cannot use your ticket, please inform us ASAP so we can allocate the ticket to individuals on our waitlist. Remaining applicants will remain on the waitlist and informed if a ticket becomes available. Anyone who hasn't checked in by 8:45am on morning of the event forfeits their tickets.
SPEAKER: Mark Brand
Mark Brand is one of Vancouver’s most recognized entrepreneurs. After opening his first restaurant, Boneta, in 2007, he went on to open an independent clothing label and storefront called ‘Sharks + Hammers’, followed by The Diamond tapas restaurant and lounge, Seamonstr Sushi, Catalog Art Gallery, PortSide Pub and lastly, his largest undertaking to date, Save on Meats.
Founded in 1957 Save on Meats has been a Vancouver landmark since it opened serving the local community with a butcher shop and lunch counter. After closing down, Mark Brand resurrected the Save on Meats enterprise. Brand carried with him a vision to restore the building back to its prime for all Vancouver residents, and to be committed to it being a true social enterprise by working with partners to create a sustainable business model that serves the community. Through his engagement with the DTES Mark saw an opportunity to build capacity surrounding issues of food security and employment. From this A Better Life Foundation was created as a non-profit to expand the social initiatives Save On Meats created.
Mark Brand has since been invited to share his message of social enterprise at numerous conferences and universities in North America, as well as world-renowned events such as TED Talks.
For more on Mark Brand and our speaker profile Q&A, please visit our Tumblr blog.
SUSTAINING SUPPORT PARTNERS
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia and BC Chapter of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, without whom these events couldn’t be possible. Thanks also to our media partner VancouverIsAwesome.com, technology partner Fusion Cine, coffee provider Ethical Bean Coffee, and host venue Dodson Conference Centre for their support. Please visit them online to learn more.
PRESENTING SUPPORT PARTNER
Breakfast will be generously provided by this month's support partner repART.
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CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types started in New York by Tina Roth Eiesenberg (Swiss-Miss.com). Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, followed by a group discussion and Q&A. The gathering begins at 8:30am with the topic presentation starting at 9:00am and everyone taking off for work by 10am.
CreativeMornings now has chapters in nearly 50 cities around the world, including New York, Chicago, London, Zurich, LA, San Francisco, Berlin, Auckland, Milan, Paris, and Vancouver among others. The Vancouver chapter of CreativeMornings is run by Mark Busse (MarkBusse.ca) and his dedicated team of volunteers.
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Creative Mornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. Our free, monthly events feature a short talk and breakfast!