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Posted: June 10, 2019

Keeping it Rural 2019 Conference

BC Rural Centre
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Please join us October 8 & 9 2019 in Kelowna for two days of inspiring presentations and workshops on rural community development.
Kelowna Best Western Plus Hotel
Keynote Speakers include:
Rankin MacSween (Nova Scotia) Back by popular demand! Rankin gave an amazing inspirational keynote speech at our 2015 conference that people still talk about.  For over three decades, Rankin has led Canada’s oldest – and most successful - community development corporation, New Dawn Enterprises on Cape Breton Island.  http://www.newdawn.ca/
Milan Wall (Nebraska) Milan is the founder and Co-Director of the Heartland Center for Leadership Development and has over 40 years of experience working with rural communities across the United States and Canada.  Milan is co-author of a number of publications on leadership and community development, including The Entrepreneurial Community: A Strategic Leadership Approach to Community Survival and Clues to Rural Community Survival.  On the second day of the conference Milan will lead a workshop on the 20 Clues to Rural Community Survival. https://heartlandcenter.info/
Blanca Surgeon (New Mexico) Blanca is the Building Rural Communities Training Coordinator with the Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC).  With the RCAC since 1995, Blanca has worked with rural communities and Native American Nations across the western U.S. on rural community leadership and economic development.  On the second day of the conference Blanca will lead a workshop on the highly successful WealthWorks program that has been used extensively in rural communities in the U.S.   https://www.rcac.org/ and https://www.wealthworks.org/basics/wealthworks-your-region-introduction
There will also be presentations on Attracting Youth to Rural Communities; Rural Health Care and Rural Community Investment Cooperatives.
Gordon Borgstrom

Date: October 7 - 8, 2019
Event Type: Conference
Location: Kelowna, BC
Region: Okanagan Valley / Similkameen
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