Advocis Greater Vancouver Annual Ladies Luncheon

Chambar Restaurant, 568 Beatty Street, Vancouver, BC
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 11:30am - 1:30pm

Join us for the 5th annual Ladies Luncheon at Vancouver's Chambar Restaurant to enjoy a business and networking event for women.

This year's theme "Success in the Face of Adversity" will follow 3 women who have risen to success in our industry overcoming various obstacles along the way. We will hear their stories and follow with an interactive Q&A session. Come prepared to ask, share, eat and walk away inspired!

About the SpeakerS

R Konnelly   Rhona Konnelly CLU, EPC, CPCA
Senior Insurance Specialist - Edward Jones

Rhona Konnelly, has over 4 decades of diverse insurance, financial and estate planning experience. She has served for many years in senior Specialist and Directorship roles with many of Canada's leading financial services organizations, including Sun Life Financial, Investors Group, Nesbitt Burns, Berkshire Insurance, MD Management and Edward Jones.

Rhona holds her Chartered Life Underwriter's Degree (C.L.U.) designation since 1998, Elder Planning Counselor (EPC) since 2005 and Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA) designation. Rhona is a published faculty member at Ashton College and serves her community as an estate planning resource for the TB Vets Charitable Foundation, is the original founder of the North Shore Chapter of CARP (A New Vision of Aging in Canada), and has written her first handbook, titled "The Referability Factor – The Art of Becoming Referable".
speaker   Lisa Reynolds CHS
Business Development Manager - Financial Horizons Group

Lisa Reynolds began her career as a member of Team Canada Women's volleyball and went on to play professionally in Europe until her final season in Madrid 2007. A very serious back injury abruptly changed her life and ended her volleyball career. This experience gave Lisa an opportunity to tell a story and educate people about the real life financial burdens of suffering a long term disability.

A decade later, Lisa Reynolds is the Business Development Manager at Canada's Largest MGA Financial Horizons. She holds the CHS designation, and is currently studying to complete her PFA course. When she's not working with advisors, Lisa enjoys spending time with her dog Kona hiking in her hometown of Squamish.


speaker   Dami Gittens CFP, CIM
Financial Advisor - Edward Jones

Dami completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at Simon Fraser University and began her career in the financial services industry in 2006. She gained experience in a variety of roles at financial institutions such as HSBC Bank, CIBC Wood Gundy, MD Management and most recently as a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones. Along the way, she achieved her CFP (Certified Financial Planner) and CIM (Chartered Investment Manager) designations.

Dami lives in New Westminster with her husband. She enjoys spending time with her nieces, travelling to at least one new destination each year and reading.

Register Online
The Menu

A 3-course lunch menu is included with your ticket. You will make your menu selection on arrival. 


Moroccan mixed vegetable salad, hummus, falafel 

SECOND COURSE (Choice of):

Seared albacore tuna, sautéed kale, broccoli & green beans, papadums, broccolini, miso & sesame emulsion 

Cardamom poached chicken, du Puy lentils & kale salad, cauliflower, radish, labneh, tahini 

RATATOUILLE (Vegetarian)
Zucchini, eggplant, peppers, tomato, sunchokes, spinach, dill, ricotta, olives & quinoa tabouleh 

Mussels, tomato coconut cream, smoked chili, lime, cilantro 


A selection of handmade chocolates and petit fours


Date   Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Location   Chambar Restaurant (private dining room downstairs)
568 Beatty Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2L3

Getting there:
There is plenty of paid street parking all around the restaurant. There is also a paid parking lot across the street and kitty-corner.

Chambar is located directly next to Stadium Skytrain station for those arriving by train.


11:30 am – 1:30 pm

11:30 am – Arrival & registration

12:00 pm – Lunch served & ADVOCIS update

12:15 pm – Individual speaker spotlight

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm panel discussion Q&A

$45.00 for ADVOCIS Members
$40.00 for Students and 1st year members
$60.00 for Non-members
Prices include GST - GST# - 128563152

Please register by Monday, October 14, 2019.

NOTE: This year's event has a limited capacity. There are only 60 tickets available for this event and we sell out every year so don't wait to purchase.

You can also register by calling 1-877-773-6765.

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