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9:00am – 2:00pm, Saturday, November 30 ticket by donation>>


See a demonstration
of the helical ART Turbine, designed and developed on
Saltspring Island by Drew Rokeby-Thomas

A brief introduction by
the Opportunity Fair Coordinator,
Sally Ross

Check out Tyler Carson who will be performing at the Opportunity Fair.
Tyler and the lovely Maya
jam out on BC Ferries

Join diverse entrepreneurs, enterprises and other big thinkers and doers for a day of innovative ideas and exciting opportunities. Learn what's happening in the New Economy locally, find where your creativity and energy can be applied now, and be rewarded. Meet local businesses, projects and initiatives creating a positive social and enviromental impact, and discover the opportunities they offer to engage your own creative ideas and passions.

This event is open to the public and admission is by donation. Buy tickets.

Some of the organizations, businesses and projects you will learn about at the Fair:

Fernwood Urban Village - a multi-generational cohousing community

Vancouver Island Dollar (vi$) - a new community currency and a revolutionary approach to money

3D Printing - see a demonstration of this revolutionary micro-manufacturing equipment

The Makehouse - an active local hub for DIY projects

First Power - empowering First Nations to gain access to and ownership of renewable energy

The BC Permaculture Mapping Project - a provincial network of permaculture professionals and assets

GoodBomb - an internet platform connecting your ideas to people who can help make them a reality

Tetla - a community currency designed to raise fund to help preserve the language and culture of the Coast Salish peoples

Heart & Hands Health Collective - a community-focused social enterprise with a unique treatment model

The Evolver Network - a regional hub of cultural incubation

The Vancouver Island Green Business Certification Program

Pedal to Petal Compost Pick-Up - Victoria’s Bicycle Powered Compost Company

Examples of “flash pitches” to inspire you with new opportunities for enterprising business development in our Region and beyond:

• “Forget Stocks and Bonds: Invest in Your Own Edible Landscape”

• Raven Wireless Cooperative Telecommunications Company: “In Our Own Voice”

• “When Life Gives You Lemons, Plant a Lemon Tree in Your Community”

You can also tap into hands-on demonstrations to expand your sense of what’s possible:

• See new worlds on paper with 3D printing

• Generate on-site power with artistically designed wind turbines

• Test foods for nutritional quality (on the spot!) with Nutrient Density Kits

Contact the organizer if you are moved by the idea of making a 60-second “enterprising flash pitch” to an enthusiastic audience. As of Thursday afternoon 3pm there are seven flash presenter spots left of 40. Please include in your e-mail the following: (a) a catchy title, (b) one or two engaging JPEG images and (c) a website address if applicable. Sally will be in touch with all the necessary preparatory details by Friday 6pm.