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The Gift of Failure: Jessica Lahey speaks at Crofton House School

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee GST/HST Quantity
General Admission 27 Sep 2018 $20.00 $2.03 $1.10
General Admissions CHS Alumnae 27 Sep 2018 $20.00 $2.03 $1.10
CLOSED: CHS Parents General Admission Pre-Sale
Pre-sale tickets for Crofton House parents and special guests available until May 31.
Ended $10.00 $1.32 $0.57
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Welcoming and Celebrating the Gift of Failure

Crofton House School is proud to continue the Whole Girl, Whole World Speaker Series. In September 2018, Jessica Lahey, teacher and New York Times best-selling author and columnist, will explore with parents and students the positive impact that experiencing and owning failure has on the healthy development of children through to young adults. Reframing failure as a gift, her perspective is refreshing and empowering. 

In schools around the world, Jessica’s book The Gift of Failure is being deployed as a community read that sparks dialog and improves cultures. A highly sought-after speaker, Jessica speaks with the authority of a seasoned teacher and the empathetic, often humorous, personal perspective of a mom who has truly been there. She provides actionable recommendations to help parents (and the educators that work with them) reframe children’s temporary setbacks as beneficial steps toward lasting, longer-term success. 

For more information about Jessica Lahey, please visit

6:30 pm Doors Open
7:00 pm Presentation 
8:00 pm
Question & Answer Period
8:30 pm
Book Signing

About the Whole Girl, Whole World Speaker Series

The Whole Girl, Whole World speaker series provides CHS parents, educators, and girls with an exciting opportunity to hear from internationally-renowned experts about complex issues and opportunities facing growing girls. Past speakers have included:

  • Amanda Lang, anchor on Bloomberg TV Canada and acclaimed author of Power of Why and The Beauty of Discomfort
  • Lisa Damour, PhD, author of the New York Times bestseller Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood and director of the Laurel School's Centre for Research on Girls. 
  • Rachel Simmons, author of the New York Times bestseller Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls and Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence and co-founder of Girls Leadership where she works to emplower young women to be more authentic and aware.

About the Venue

The event takes place on the Crofton House School campus in Manrell Hall. 


Who can attend this event?

During the month of May, registration is open for CHS parents, alumnae, and staff. Tickets will be released to the public starting in August. 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Crofton House School at or 604 263 3255 ext 4702 with any questions.

Do I have to bring a printed ticket to the event?

Both digital and printed tickets are acceptable. We encourage families to present a digital ticket when possible. 

Have questions about The Gift of Failure: Jessica Lahey speaks at Crofton House School? Contact Crofton House School

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Crofton House School
3200 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6N 3E1

Thursday, 27 September 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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Crofton House School

"Inspiring girls discover and pursue their personal excellence."

Established in 1898, Crofton House School is an exemplary university preparatory day school for girls from JK to grade 12. Set on a beautiful 10-acre campus in Vancouver, Crofton House is an inclusive community of dedicated teachers, involved parents, and enthusiastic students. Innovative teaching practices and world-class facilities create a unique environment. Building upon a tradition of academic excellence, we enrich the learning experience of our girls to enable each to reach her unique potential.

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