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CONTEST: Win a Local Biz Prize Pack and Tickets to ‘Reimagining Economics’

Five lucky readers and guests will attend a thought-provoking night with John Fullerton, and one super lucky reader will get a basket full of Vancouver business treats.

Enter to win a pair of tickets to this special event, and a prize pack from Vancity.

We live in a globally entwined economic system. But it’s on a collision course with the finite boundaries of our world. Relentless growth has consequences, and we’re seeing those in the ever-widening wealth gap, effects on climate change, and social displacement — among other crises. Our finance-driven economic system is in urgent need of transformation.

Might Regenerative Economics be just the solution we are looking for? Guided by universal patterns and principles that describe how all healthy living systems that sustain themselves in the real world actually work, the promise of Regenerative Economics is to unlock the profound (and presently unseen) potential that is the source of our future prosperity and the reason for hope in our troubled times.

Vancity Credit Union is inviting you to join John Fullerton as he lays out a path to a healthier economic system. John is an unconventional economist, impact investor, writer, and, some have said, philosopher. Building on and integrating the work of many, he is the architect of Regenerative Economics, first conceived in his work “Regenerative Capitalism: How Universal Principles and Patterns Will Shape our New Economy.”

After a successful 20-year career on Wall Street, John listened to a persistent inner voice and walked away from this financial mecca to form the Capital Institute, an organization dedicated to the bold reimagination of economics and finance in service to life.

This conversation will be moderated by award-winning CBC Journalist, Laura Lynch.

Vancity is proud to present this public event as part of the first-ever Global Alliance for Banking on Values Summit, a gathering of banking leaders from around the world committed to advancing positive change in the banking sector so that it supports social, environmental and economic sustainability.

This event will also feature a Vancity Community Marketplace, showcasing Vancity members who contribute to social justice and environmental sustainability through their impact business models. For a full list of vendors in the marketplace, click here.

Event details

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West – 1055 Canada Place
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m. Vancity Community Marketplace
7:30 - 9 p.m. Keynote event

Enter to win!

Gold prize (1 winner): 2 free tickets, $50 JJ Bean gift card and $50 Tacofino gift card, plus a basket full of local goodies, including:

Total value of this prize package is $200.

Silver prize (4 winners): 2 free tickets, $50 JJ Bean gift card and $50 Tacofino gift card.

For a chance to win, just enter your name and email address into the form below. One entry per person. The form will close at midnight Pacific Time on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The winners will be notified by email and asked a skill-testing question before they can receive the prizes.

Don’t want to leave it up to chance? Click here to buy tickets now.

To receive a $5 discount off admission price, simply enter the promo code VCTYEE when you register.

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Vancity is a values-based financial co-operative serving the needs of its more than 525,000 member-owners and their communities in the Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw territories, with 59 branches in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria, Squamish and Alert Bay. With $26.4 billion in assets plus assets under administration, Vancity is Canada’s largest community credit union. Vancity uses its assets to help improve the financial well-being of its members while at the same time helping to develop healthy communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable. Find Vancity on Twitter at @vancity and connect on facebook.com/vancity.  [Tyee]

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