The Story from Fogo Island:  How the business of local can change the 613

From the inspiring structures teetering on the edge of the ocean, the glam of Gwyneth Paltrow, and the forward thinking "Economic Nutrition" labels, this evening with the CFO of the Shorefast Foundation, Diane Hodgins, is a chance to hear from a jewel in Canada’s Innovation crown.

Join us on June 13th as we sit down for a fireside chat with Diane to hear about the innovative approaches their social enterprise took to help build four successful businesses that brought the tiny community of Fogo Island onto the world stage. Though an ocean away, we can learn from their experiences to help elevate our businesses, our community and our culture right here in the 613.

This event brings local into the forefront - let’s motivate each other to help shift the Ottawa community into thinking in a more holistic way of engagement both as people with purchasing power as well as business operators. If you’ve ever considered the importance of “Shop Local” you’ll want to mark this in your calendars right now.

The event will take place at 7pm in Cody's Café at Shopify: 150 Elgin Street Floor 6. Please enter the elevators by the Elgin Street Entrance.

Tickets are transferable but non-refundable.