Man in Motion Key Speaker at Boating BC Conference

Rick Hansen

Rick Hansen was amoung an impressive collection of guest speakers at this week’s Boating BC conference.

On November 24th and 25th members of the recreational boating industry in British Columbia stepped away from their busy lives to attend the 2015 Boating BC Conference, presented by Mercury Marine, at the Pacific Gateway Hotel in Richmond, BC. It’s an inspiring two days where people come to learn, connect and share ideas.

The theme Learn to Lead took delegates through a series of presentations on the latest industry news and trends, best practices in business and personal leadership, organizational culture and human resources. Each shared tangible takeaways to help grow recreational marine businesses in all sectors across the province.

It is the premier event for networking at the ever-popular Navis Marine Insurance Industry Reception, and consistently creates an environment rich in comradery through shared workshop activities and entertainment.

Photos 1 & 2:  Rick Hansen, the Man in Motion, speaks at the Boating BC 2015 Conference.

Rick HansenLondon DrugsPhoto 3:  London Drugs

Mark Schwabero
Photo 4:  Mark Schwabero

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A perfect sunset off St. John with St. Thomas views for backdrop.

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