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October Pro-D

COTA October 25th, 2019 Professional Development Day

Theme: Humour, Laughter, Learning, and Health

Keynote Speaker: Candy Palmater

Candy is a recovered lawyer turned feminist comic. She is an, actor, writer, columnist, international speaker, activist, comedian and multiple award-winning TV and radio personality, and has executive produced three films on Mi'kmaw culture.

Candy is the creator and star of her own national, multiple award-winning TV series, The Candy Show (APTN). She has a role on the Trailer Park Boys S10 (NETFLIX), appeared in Call Me Fitz (HBO Canada) and Sex and Violence (OutTV), and received a Screen Nova Scotia nomination for her role on Forgive Me (Superchannel). She's a Broadcaster with CBC Radio One where Candy has hosted: The Candy Palmater Show, Q, DNTO and appears on Because News and The Next Chapter. You can hear Candy’s voice as the Narrator of CBC TV series True North Calling, and was a Panelist on Canada Reads 2017.

Candy has written and hosted many broadcasts including Ab Day Live, the Indspire Awards, and the imagineNATIVE Film Fest Awards Show.

Candy was valedictorian of her class at Dalhousie Law School and went on to practice Labour and Aboriginal law in a large corporate firm until show biz came knocking.

Before pursuing entertainment full time, Candy directed First Nations education for the Nova Scotia Department of Education for a decade. She is currently working on a Masters of Education at St. Francis Xavier University and has taught in the Transition Year program at Dalhousie University.

Candy spends most of her time in airports and airplanes as she travels the globe speaking to audiences, large and small, about the power of love, kindness and self-acceptance. Candy believes we are more alike than different and that you can NEVER have too much Candy.

Candy has just signed a deal with Harper Collins. They will be publishing her first book in the spring of 2020.

Candy is currently taping Season One of her Podcast, Sweet Talk with Candy Palmater, that will be available on iTunes and on website by spring 2019. Be sure to subscribe to the website to not miss out on the first episode.

Times & Location

Keynote:          8:30am to    9:45am
Workshops:  10:00am to 11:45am
Lunch:            11:45am to 12:15pm
Workshops:  12:15pm to   2:00pm

Location: Mount Boucherie Secondary School
2751 Cameron Rd, West Kelowna, BC V1Z 2T6


COTA Members: no charge
SD#23 CUPE members: no charge (SD#23 will look after)
All Other Districts and Administrators: $90/full or part day

Click here to Register 

*Once you register close the registration window, return here and complete the following steps to select sessions.

Step 1: Click on sign up if you don't have a sched account and use your eventbrite login information. If you have a sched account, login as usual.

Step 2: Mouse over the session you would like to attend (please select Candy Palmater if attending the keynote), click on Add to MySched.

Step 3: Repeat for other sessions. You can only select one session per time slot.

Step 4: Click on Saved to my Sched.

Step 5: You can print, download and email yourself your schedule. If you email it, you may have to unjunk it.

*no refunds

View the COTA October 25th, 2019 Professional Development Day schedule & directory.

Programs in Professional Development brought to you by the Central Okanagan Teachers' Association

If you are interested in presenting at a COTA Professional Development Day, please go to Call for Presenters and fill out the application form. We are taking applications for our October 25th, 2019 Conference. Due date is September 16th, 2019.