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Theme: Resilience

This event occurred on
November 16, 2013
10:00am - 2:00pm PST
(UTC -8hrs)
Nelson, BC

The event was about the mental health challenges that students face in College.

Shambala Theater
820 10th street
Nelson, BC, V1L 3C7
Event type:
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Kacey Gal

Kacey, a 22 year old female student, is excelling in the Hotel and Resort Management program at Selkirk College. Like many youth Kacey struggled to find her way after graduation. After moving to a new town to pursue her education Kacey believes finding your way requires challenging yourself, taking time and putting yourself out there.

Cormac Southam

Cormac, is a 18 year old male, taking sciences in Selkirk College. Originally from Nelson, Cormac has competed in competitive sports, moving to Kelowna and Vancouver to follow his passions. After suffering a brain injury Cormac has experienced number of barriers to his academic and athletic goals. Cormac enjoys spending time with family and friends, outdoor hiking, and soccer.

Jesse Macdonald

Jesse, is a 23 year old female, who grew up in Nakusp where she enjoyed a career as a professional snowboarder at an early age. She has had to transform her dreams and goals after suffering a carrier ending injury. In her free time Jesse enjoys, eating cupcakes, being active in the Kootenay’s, and interacting with people.

Nathan Pay

Nathan is a 27 year old male, from Halifax moved to BC to pursue engineering and provide a healthy environment for his young family. The life experiences Nathan endured has challenged him to see the path to resilience is a choice that is within reach. Nathan is passionate about learning, sustainability and being a great father and appreciating the little things in life.

Issa Ebombolo

Peace studies director in Zambia and Africa Peace Institute transition committee member. Issa is involved in empowering young adults in conflict resolution and facilitating the establishment of Peace clubs across Africa since 2006

Organizing team


Nelson, Canada
  • Amanda Gawne
  • Bonnie Jantzen