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Whistler Tackles Financial Literacy: Mar 28th

abstract:Saturday, March 28th Whistler Reads "Community Series" begins with the hot button topic Financial Literacy. Come learn lessons from the trenches of three dynamic business women at this afternoon clinic taking place in the Whistler Public Library 12-2pm $25 pp (community room) includes take-aways.Tickets Here There is a wine reception you'll be welcome to join at the Nita Lake Lodge 5-7pm as well.

Dragon Den winner Natasha Strim who along with her husband Norm founded Nonna Pia's Balsamic Reductions. The accolades just keep coming, named BC Business of the Year, and Product of the Year by the Canadian Consumer Industry, Natasha will describe how they've built the company and her experiences taking a brand from local to North America wide. (see Dragon's Den video below)

Ashleigh McIvor-Demerit is Whistler's GOLD MEDAL Olympian in Ski Cross and she's transitioned her elite athlete status into a successful career in broadcasting, media and modelling! Not all athletes make that switch successfully. Find out what it takes to channel that athletic drive and commitment into the next stage of life. (see clips of Asheigh's commercial below)

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March 22, 2015
Chantel Chapman is the founder of Holler for Your Dollar, a company focused on delivering financial literacy education services to bootstrapping entrepreneurs. For 5 years, Chantel has volunteered her time to teach educational programs to organizations including: Junior Achievement, The Boys Club Network and high schools throughout BC. (She visited Whistler High School last week to to teach the grade 10s, 11s and 12's) Chantel is also the Director of Education and Marketing at Zilla Mortgage Corporation. She has been a mortgage broker for 10 years. Chantel is near completion of a financial literacy book for teens and young adults to be published later this year. (See a clip of Chantel's Hollar for you Dollar promo video below)

Why Whistler Reads "Community Series"??

"As a woman in her 50s with three young adult children I recognize that their educations did not necessarily prepare them for the tough, competitive environments in the job market today. Many kids these days are choosing to launch their own independent businesses. I also see my girl friends launching small business enterprises or managing their finances independently. With the wealth of online resources out there, it helps to have some hands on advice and direction on where to go for the best material. These three women have a complement of skills and backgrounds to help you jump start your own venture - what ever that may be!" says Paula Shackleton.

"FL" was deemed a Canada-wide priority by former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty who initiated a task force to determine a Canada-wide action plan that said, “Every Canadian faces financial decisions each day, some are small, others are critical. For most Canadians, making the right decisions, or putting them off entirely, can have a major impact on our financial well-being, and even our health and happiness." Check out her promotional trailer here. (or view below)

To view the Dragons Den episode below click here.

 

 

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