Musician Chantal Kreviazuk is the latest high-profile keynote speaker booked for the annual Surrey Women in Business Awards, finalists now announced.
On March 10 Kreviazuk will talk about creativity and lessons learned during the 2023 event, planned as a luncheon at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel.
Originally from Winnipeg, the Juno Award-winning Kreviazuk first burst onto the Canadian music scene in the 1990s, and has since continued to record songs and act in films, among other ventures.
She’s written or co-written songs recorded by Drake, Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Kendrick Lamar, Avril Lavigne, Britney Spears and Josh Groban, among other popular artists.
Kreviazuk is a member of the Canadian charity Artists Against Racism, according to a Wikipedia bio, and has been involved with War Child and other charities since 2003, along with husband Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace), a fellow musician she married back in 1999. Nearly a decade ago, the two became Order of Canada members for causes including human and animal rights, mental health, education and the environment.
Presented by Prospera Credit Union, the March 10 awards event is hosted by Surrey Board of Trade. Single tickets are $195 for SBOT members, or $225 for the general public, and the luncheon typically sells out well in advance.
“We are pleased to continue the tradition of welcoming high-profile global entrepreneurs at an event that welcomes everyone,” said Anita Huberman, SBOT’s president and CEO.
Previous keynote speakers at the event include Erin Brockovich, Margaret Trudeau, Jody Wilson-Raybould, Kim Campbell and Justin Trudeau.
The award nomination deadline was Jan. 18, and finalists were announced Monday (Feb. 6) in the seven categories, as follows:
Entrepreneur – Large Business
Katrina Amurao, Katrina Amurao PREC/Katrina and the Team
Lesley Jones, EconoWise Sunrooms & Patio Covers Ltd.
Raveena Oberoi, Just Cakes Bakeshop Ltd.
Entrepreneur – Small Business
Carrie Murphy, Rise Fitness Collective
Kamaljit Lehal, Lehal Law Corporation
Rebekah Paul, Devbek Fabrication & Millwrighting
Gurjit Kaur Tiwana, Invictus Law LLP
Linda Holmes, RBC Dominion Securities
Mandeep Tung, Affinity Accountants
Amanda McNally, Peace Arch Hospice Society
Ramona Kaptyn, CARP
Stephanie Beck, Peace Arch Hospital Foundation
Karen Dosanjh, OSI Digital
Lisa Skakun, Coast Capital Savings
Tanja Yardley, HealthTech Connex
Anamika Sangar, Surrey Schools – Community Schools Partnership
Hebah Hussaina, Science World, Surrey Hospitals Foundation, UBC/BC Children’s Hospital
Raj Brar, Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society
Dr. Jennifer Marchbank, Surrey Pride Society, SFU, Youth 4 A Change
Lizzie Allan, Hilarapy
Pauline Martin, Neuromotion
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