TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11
Lunch & get inspired. Women are leading and their success is showing. From fields as diverse as mining and international affairs to technology and media, this speaker series brings to the table influential women whose efforts have brought them considerable success. And they have stories to share. ~
Join Jane Gailus for a fireside chat with five-time Canadian Olympian Charmaine Crooks. Charmaine is an Olympic silver medalist (Athletics), a Member of the Order of Canada (C.M), an entrepreneur, speaker, moderator and advocate for sport and athletes. Heavily involved with a number of boards and sports commissions, she has been inducted into the BC Sports Hall, received numerous awards including the “IOC Women in Sport" trophy and has been named one of the "Top 50 Women of Power" in Canada.
11:45 a.m. Reception
12:00 p.m. Lunch in President's West
$45. per person
Includes lunch. Limited seating.
By Reservation at 604 685 9321
ABOUT CHARMAINE CROOKS:
Five-time Canadian Olympian and Olympic silver medalist (Athletics) Charmaine Crooks is a Member of the Order of Canada (C.M), entrepreneur, speaker, moderator and advocate for sport and Athletes.
In 1994, she founded NGU Consultants Inc. She is a corporate director, serving on a variety of profit and non-profit boards, including co-founder of the 365 International Sport Foundation and Our Cityride. She was also one of the founding international board members of Right to Play, and is a current global Champion for Peace with Peace and Sport. Former member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), she served on the IOC Athlete’s Commission, IOC Press Commission, IOC Culture and Education Commission, New Media working group, IOC 2000 Reform Commission and the founding IOC Ethics Committee.
As one of the founding board members of the 2010 Olympic Winter and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC), she was the only member to serve from the initial bid phase through to the successful end of the Games- and was co-Chair of the first ever successful Olympic plebescite- YES 2010. Also a member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Olympians Canada, Canadian Soccer Association executive board and the Committee for FIFA Competitions.
Charmaine is inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame and the University of Texas El Paso Sports Hall of Fame. She has received numerous awards including the “IOC Women in Sport Trophy”, "100 Black Accomplished Canadian Women 2018", "Jack Diamond Award- BC Sports Personality of the Year", BC "Top 40 under 40" and one of the "Top 50 Women of Power" in Canada.
Charmaine is now a free-lance TV host/producer and co-hosted "Cycle", "In the Company of Women", "No Laughing Matter", and the "World Athletics Gala".