Inspiring talks from people creating change, to inspire people to create change


29th July 5:00pm - 8:00pm @ Lost and Found Cafe, Vancouver

The Change I Want To See Chats
The Change I Want To See Chats

A fundraising night where speakers tell their stories of how and why they are creating positive change. Get inspired, meet new people and raise money to help someone else create change.

July 29th Speakers:

1.  Arran Stephens - Co-Founder, Nature's Path Foods

Changing how we think about food. For the last 50 years, Arran has been educating the world on the importance of organic food – before anyone knew what organic was. Using his father’s mantra of “always leaving the earth better than we found it,” to inspire and motivate his work, Arran has nurtured and grown Nature’s Path Foods into the world’s largest organic cereal and snack food provider.

2. Felix Böck - Founder, Chop Value

Changing how we use waste. Felix is the Founder of ChopValue, a local product development and design startup that recycles bamboo chopsticks for value added materials working towards the potential and significance of a circular economy.

3. Rene Gauthier - Co-Founder, Sitka

Rene is a Canadian born surfer and entrepreneur who finds solace in adventuring in the outdoors and in business. He is founder of iconic west coast brand: Sitka. Rene is an activist and a passionate promoter of environmental stewardship. Rene has 15 years of leadership experience, implementing strategic vision, and developing the Sitka brand.

4. Slava Goloubov

Changing how we inhabit our bodies by how we move. Slava wants to see change in not just the wellness/fitness industries, but in the lifestyles of the general populous. He has been a full-time researcher, student, & teacher of movement 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the last 5 years. Logging thousands of hours in myriad modalities of movement, Slava is set on offering solutions to anyone with a body for living a more capable, connected life in the modern-day world.

5. Marc Schutzbank - Founder & Director, Fresh Roots

Marc Schutzbank is the executive director and founder of Fresh Roots.  Marc hails from the United States, coming to Vancouver as a Fulbright Scholar. Marc and Fresh Roots has been awarded BC Business’ 30 Under 30 and the BC Social Innovation Youth Award. Fresh Roots envisions a world of Good Food For All, where everyone has access to healthy land food and community. We do that by cultivating educational gardens and programs that catalyze healthy eating, ecological stewardship, and community celebration.

Each talk will be limited to 20 minutes.  After the talks you will be invited to grab a drink and some food, meet the speakers, and chat with other like minded people in the community who are passionate about creating positive change. You may even meet the person who can help you get your project off the ground.

The money raised from the tickets will form a local grant. Anyone who attends the night can apply for the grant and put the money towards starting their own change project. They will then be invited to a future talk to share their story.