Business By the Book Christmas Breakfast

Date(s) - December 4, 2019
7:30 am - 9:00 am

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel

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The truth about perseverance: a powerful story of survival

Entrepreneurs and corporate leaders often come against waves of opposition and seemingly insurmountable challenges. Each battle demanding of us more then we can bear, the thought of succumbing to failure too great.

But what happens when giving up isn’t an option?

Come hear this story of survival of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, as Chris Karuhije shares what true perseverance amounts to. Prepare for one of the most riveting leadership lessons ever shared – a full 25 years in the making.


Date: Wednesday, December 4th
Time: 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Place: Sheraton Wall Center (1088 Burrard Street, Downtown Vancouver)

Early Bird Tickets are $45 per person or $400 for a table of 10, if purchased before November 15th.

Regular Tickets are $50 per person or $450 for a table of 10, if purchased after November 15th.

Chris Karuhije is a survivor and former refugee of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. When he was nine years of age, his home country of Rwanda was engulfed in a wave of violence and brutality that saw almost one million Tutsis killed in just 100 days.  As most of his family and relatives, including his father, are killed, Chris and the rest of his family escaped the massacre before immigrating to Canada in 1997. His story of horror, loss, forgiveness and grace, both as a war refugee and an immigrant in Canada, is both intense and inspiring. He is the author of We Were Royal Refugees: How One Family Survived the Mass Slaughter in Rwanda and is proud to serve on the pastoral team at Coastal Church.

Mary Millben is an American singer and actress. Millben is a 2010 Helen Hayes Award Nominee, has performed in theatre across the country and been a featured soloist at the White House, the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Major League Baseball, Off-Broadway, and headlined solo concerts at popular New York venues including Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, The City Winery and The Cutting Room.

Millben honored during the 2012 National Women’s History Month at the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Brooklyn, New York for her contributions to the advancement of women and minority enterprises in the State of New York.

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