The previous BC Chamber of Commerce breakfast with a Cabinet Minister featured the Honourable Kevin Falcon, Minister of Health Services. He arrived to the breakfast meeting late and while approaching the podium exclaimed about the amount of traffic coming downtown. I thought that was pretty amusing since he was BC’s Minister of Transportation. Would this month’s guest Cabinet Minister, the always sombre looking George Abbott, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation have any witty or memorable comments? Let’s just say he did not disappoint.
But before we get to Abbott’s talk, a little backgrounder on the purpose of this event. It is a networking opportunity for current and future members of the BC Chamber of Commerce. As such, the idea is to go into the room, and meet and greet people to expand your network of business contacts. And the first person I met was Victor Godin.
I actually met Godin as we both stepped off the curb to cross Hastings Street. The little white man popped into the crosswalk sign and we both stepped off the curb. As we did so a cyclist raced through the red light and almost knocked us both to the ground. We survived…
To read the rest of the BC Chamber of Commerce Breakfast series story, visit my blog on the Vancouver Observer. It is worth a read.