Our annual February event, a celebration of learning, leadership, and collaboration, is now open for registration. The 2022 BCPVPA IDEAS forum offers two exceptional keynote speakers along with engaging and thought-provoking breakout sessions presented by BCPVPA members and staff. The first 100 BCPVPA member registrants will have their release time covered to support their participation.
Keynote: Sami Jo Small
The Power of Team
A ‘team’ needs all of its members: our feature keynote will be Canadian Women's Olympic Hockey Team goalie Sami Jo Small, who relates her own story of facing adversity and becoming a powerful force of positivity for her team.
The night before the Olympic game, in the race to the gold medal, Sami Jo Small was told that she would not be on the ice. At first, she was devastated and angry, but eventually, she chose to rise above those feelings and embraced her new role with enthusiasm. She became a force of positivity in the dressing room, on the bench, and on the ice, and in doing so ultimately helped the team become champions. A graceful storyteller, Small shows audiences that a "team" needs all of its members ― regardless of their role ― if they are to succeed.