Co-founder Jeanette Martin said she was inspired to organize the event after her friend Kathy Fester, co-founder, gifted her a book about building relationships. (Gratitude and Appreciation Summit/Facebook)

Co-founder Jeanette Martin said she was inspired to organize the event after her friend Kathy Fester, co-founder, gifted her a book about building relationships. (Gratitude and Appreciation Summit/Facebook)

International speakers coming to Langley event to spark gratitude and appreciation

A local event has 16 guest speakers scheduled to present

An event focused on making authentic human connection through gratitude and appreciation is coming to Langley.

The Gratitude and Appreciation Summit (G.A.S.) on Jan. 10 will be a place for people to gather to share ideas, skills and resources.

Co-founder Jeanette Martin said she was inspired to hold the event after her friend Kathy Fester, co-founder, gifted her a book by Kody Bateman titled, The Power of Human Connection, How Relationship Marketing is Transforming the Way People Succeed.

“We’re just going so fast that we need to hear how to appreciate each other, we need to understand how gratitude plays a role in our own personal development,” she said.

READ MORE: No Operation Red Nose rides in Surrey-Langley for New Years Eve

The event at Cascades Casino (20393 Fraser Hwy.) will begin at 10 a.m. with keynote speakers, seminars, and a trade show.

After the dinner and networking portion of the evening, the final guest speaker is scheduled to present at 7 p.m. before the event concludes at 9 p.m.

Sixteen speakers are scheduled to present at the event, including 12-year-old Khloe Thompson.

Thompson was eight when she noticed an issue with homelessness in her U.S. community.

Khloe began making “Kare Bags” to fill with hygiene products to distribute to people on skid row in Los Angeles, Calif., according to her G.A.S. profile.

“She’s so on point with how the youth can help us appreciate people where they are,” Martin said.

Local speakers from Langley include Cheryl Bishop from Resilient Women in Business, Barb Wallick from Fear-Less Coaching and Joe Roberts from The Skid Row CEO who was once homeless in Vancouver.

“This is a love project… I’m running this right now on my savings,” Martin explained. “I just feel so impassioned about gratitude and appreciation. I just feel when we have our heart out there we can change the world.”

READ MORE: Where to toss your Christmas tree

General admissions tickets for the event are $149, which include networking with vendors, keynote speakers, food, refreshments and a swag bag.

An upgraded package can be purchased for $199. In addition to the general admission items this packages admits the ticket holder to three seminars with guest speakers and/or specialty skills workshops.

Finally, a VIP package can be purchased for $249, extras include front section seating and networking with one of the three keynote speakers.

About 10 non-profits will also benefit from the event, according to Martin.

Twenty per cent of all ticket sales will be donated, a few organizations from Langley include Kimz Angel’s, Langley Environmental Partners Society, Langley Food Bank and Critter Care Wildlife Society.

About 500 tickets for the event were made available. Tickets can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.ca/e/gas-gratitude-appreciation-summit-tickets-72329937791.


@JotiGrewal_
joti.grewal@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Chris Wejr, principal of Aldergrove’s Shortreed Elementary, made U.S. senator Bernie Sanders a playground monitor (Twitter image)
Another Bernie Sanders meme, this time in Langley

Principal adds image of mitten-wearing U.S. senator to playground photo

Langley City hall (City of Langley image)
Langley City financial plan scales back SkyTrain preparations

If approved, the average homeowner taxes would go up by $154

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders sits in on a COVID-19 briefing with Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, B.C. minister of health. (Birinder Narang/Twitter)
PHOTOS: Bernie Sanders visits B.C. landmarks through the magic of photo editing

Residents jump on viral trend of photoshopping U.S. senator into images

Giants defenceman Bowen Byram has recorded his first NHL career point (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)
VIDEO: Vancouver Giants Bowen Byram records first NHL career point with Colorado Avalanche

Player with Langley-based WHL franchise assisted on goal against the Ducks

The RCMP was called to a condo complex in Langley City in the early hours of Jan. 18, 2021, for a shooting. (Shane Mackichan/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Violence hits Langley as gang war boils over in Lower Mainland

Three violent local incidents haven’t been definitively linked to gangs, but are apparently targeted

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders sits in on a COVID-19 briefing with Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, B.C. minister of health. (Birinder Narang/Twitter)
PHOTOS: Bernie Sanders visits B.C. landmarks through the magic of photo editing

Residents jump on viral trend of photoshopping U.S. senator into images

sd
VIDEO: Mission drag racer scores 1st career win, sets world record, makes history in 2020

Justin Bond, founder and owner of JBS Equipment Mission, has break-out year

A 75-year-old aircraft has been languishing in a parking lot on the campus of the University of the Fraser Valley, but will soon be moved to the B.C. Aviation Museum. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Vintage military aircraft moving from Chilliwack to new home at B.C. Aviation Museum

The challenging move to Vancouver Island will be documented by Discovery Channel film crews

A video posted to social media by Chilliwack resident Rob Iezzi shows a teenager getting kicked in the face after being approached by three suspects on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (YouTube/Rob i)
VIDEO: Security cameras capture ‘just one more assault’ near B.C. high school

Third high-school related assault captured by Chilliwack resident’s cameras since beginning of 2021

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Surrey Fire Service responded to a fire in the industrial area of 192nd street and 54th Avenue early Saturday morning (Jan. 23, 2021). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Surrey crews respond to fire in industrial area

Fire happened early Saturday morning

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma State Rep. Justin Humphrey prepares to speak at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City. A mythical, ape-like creature that has captured the imagination of adventurers for decades has now become the target of Rep. Justin Humphrey. Humphrey, a Republican House member has introduced a bill that would create a Bigfoot hunting season, He says issuing a state hunting license and tag could help boost tourism. (Steve Gooch/The Oklahoman via AP, File)
Oklahoma lawmaker proposes ‘Bigfoot’ hunting season

A Republican House member has introduced a bill that would create a Bigfoot hunting season

Economic Development and Official Languages Minister Melanie Joly responds to a question in the House of Commons Monday November 23, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Federal minister touts need for new B.C. economic development agency

Last December’s federal economic update promised a stimulus package of about $100 billion this year

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2017, file photo, Larry King attends the 45th International Emmy Awards at the New York Hilton, in New York. Former CNN talk show host King has been hospitalized with COVID-19 for more than a week, the news channel reported Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. CNN reported the 87-year-old King contracted the coronavirus and was undergoing treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

King conducted an estimated 50,000 on-air interviews

Most Read