October Dinner Meeting with Adrienne Montani, Child & Youth Advocacy

  • Venue:
    Andreas Restaurant
  • Start:
    October 18, 2017 5:30 pm
  • End:
    October 18, 2017 8:30 pm
  • Address:
    20227 56 Ave.
    Langley, BC,
  • Cost:
    $26.00 Members $32.00 Guests


BPW Langley is excited to announce that our guest speaker for our October dinner meeting will be Adrienne Montani. Adrienne is the Provincial Coordinator for First Call, BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition. Adrienne has worked tirelessly for since 1976 for women’s rights and the children and youth in our BC communities.

Join our group of heart-centered women on Wednesday, October 18 to hear Adrienne Montani speak, have some great food, join in on some advocacy table discussions and meet some wonderful people. Find out how you can be a part of our exciting plans and programs to empower women through BPW Langley in our community, our country and around the globe. We’re so much more than just a networking group. We take action, advocate and make a difference for women! Everyone welcome!

Wednesday, October 18 2017
5:30 PM to 6:30 Networking
6:30 – 8:00 PM Dinner Meeting

Andreas Restaurant (Private Meeting Room)
20227 56 Ave, Langley BC

$26.00 Members $32.00 Guests
+ EventBrite Fee if applicable
(*Ticket price Includes Dinner – choice of 5 entrees, tea, coffee, soda or juice, taxes and gratuity.)

Sign up below through Eventbrite or send your name, best email address and phone number via email to reservations@bpwlangley.com.

More about our speaker, Adrienne Montani, First Call Provincial Coordinator:

Adrienne has lived, worked and been a social justice activist in Vancouver since 1976. She joined First Call in 2000 and became the provincial coordinator in 2005. Prior to working with First Call, she served as the child and youth advocate for the City of Vancouver, and as the chairperson of the Vancouver School Board for three of her six years as an elected school trustee. Some of her earlier leadership positions included serving as the executive director of Surrey Delta Immigrant Services Society and of Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland.

Adrienne has a long-standing interest in the issues of cross-cultural awareness and racism, women’s rights and the impacts of social exclusion on children and youth in low-income families. Her academic background is in Asian studies and adult education.

Adrienne’s work for BC’s children and youth has been acknowledged by a number of organizations:

  • In 2012, Adrienne received the Above and Beyond Award from the Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks. The Above and Beyond award is given to a supportive adult who has gone above and beyond to support and improve the lives of young people in and from government care in BC.
  • In 2010, Adrienne received the MOSAIC Human Rights Award, which is awarded based on an individual’s activities, altruism, personal risk and significant contribution in the field of human rights and ethnic relations.
  • In 2009, Adrienne received the United Way’s Excellence in Action for Early Childhood Development Award and was also nominated for a YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the community-building category.
  • In 2008, Adrienne received an Award of Excellence from the Federation of Community Social Services.

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