On November 7th, we celebrated Financial Literacy Month with our 2nd Annual Launch Okanagan Breakfast Fundraiser. Nearly 200 guests from the finance, non-profit and business community attended to support access to financial literacy in the Okanagan. Guests started their day by mingling over a canapé breakfast at the Coast Capri Hotel. Following this, they learned about Launch Okanagan’s work and the importance of finance literacy in our community.
This year’s special guest was Nancy Phillips. Nancy is the award-winning author of Wela Way Financial Life Skills resources – accredited by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada and FINRA in the U.S. She is a international business consultant and Founder of Wela Strategic Consulting. Her informative and timely presentation topic was Hope and Possibility in Challenging Financial Times: Powerful and Shareable Tips for Improving Personal Well-Being Now. We were lucky to have her join us!
Not only did Nancy deliver a wonderful presentation, she was also generous enough to license two of her financial life skills books to Launch. 100% of the proceeds from these books will support Launch Okanagan’s work in the community. The books are available to be purchased here.