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Friday, September 26, 1:30 p.m., Confederation Center of the Arts

$20 ($5 for students, seniors and unwaged)

collage3One hundred and fifty years ago, 23 men met for the Charlottetown Conference that led to Canadian Confederation. Visions of Canada began before them and continue since.

The women’s organizations that planned A Bold Vision want to celebrate the historic accomplishments of the Charlottetown Conference and acknowledge that in 1864 the voices and experiences of women, Aboriginal peoples, and many more were excluded from the formal discussions.

We asked what would a vision for Canada look like that includes the voices and experiences of women from across Canada?

On the final day of A Bold Vision conference, we invite members of the public, women and men, girls and boys, to attend a historic public session with the 23 visionaries.

Join twenty-three Canadian women from every province and territory, leaders in many fields — from human rights to climate change, from business law to rocket science as they share their collective vision for the country. They will share their unique ideas about how that vision can be achieved, drawn from their personal vision papers, their conference experience and interaction with other visionaries.

You can expect to hear audacious imagination, seriousness and hope as the 23 diverse women visionaries set forth their visions for the next 150 years — to include peace, friendship, reconciliation, justice, equality, equity, solidarity, community, collaboration, good governance, and more.

This event will also formally launch A Bold Vision anthology, a collection of essays, interviews, poems and artwork. Books will be on sale for $22.95+tax.
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The Public Vision Session will be moderated by local CBC reporter Sara Fraser. Sara is an award-winning journalist with 26 years at CBC. She grew up on a potato farm in rural PEI and graduated from the University of King’s College with an Honours Degree in Journalism in 1988. She’s always had an interest in women’s issues. She lives with her husband and two teenage girls in Hazelbrook, PEI.