Alyson Seale with the topic ‘Purposeful Steps Away From Ableism’ was one of 12 speakers at TEDx Chilliwack at G.W.Graham theatre on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

PHOTOS: TEDx Chilliwack welcomes 12 speakers for its ‘On Purpose’ event

Steven Point, Dr. Carin Bondar and Fatima Zaidi among this year’s speakers from Chilliwack

It was a full house for this year’s TEDx Chilliwack as speakers presented talks about clothing destroying the planet, sex, technology and produce, health care and more at G.W. Graham theatre on Saturday.

This year’s TEDx event was titled “On Purpose.”

The day-long event featured a dozen speakers with topics like: Brain Injury to Brain Upgrade, Do Doctors Really “Care” in Healthcare?, and What You Don’t Know is Hurting You.

Five of the 12 speakers were from Chilliwack. They included: Dr. Carin Bondar, Steven Point, Fatima Zaidi, Alyson Seale and Natalie Forstbauer.

The audience was also treated to live music by Lori Paul & Spiderlodge, and Trevor McDonald, plus Steven Point performed his original song ‘British Columbia.’ (See video above)

This was the fourth year for TEDx Chilliwack. It began locally in 2016.

READ MORE: Eight speakers chosen to speak “On Purpose” for TEDxChilliwack



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Fatima Zaidi’s topic was ‘Ending Homelessness Starts with Inclusion.’ (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Steven Point, speaking on ‘Reconciliation: A Music Project’ performs his song called British Columbia. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Steven Point’s talk was entitled Reconciliation: A Music Project. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Trevor McDonald performed two original songs, plus Beatles song ‘Hey Jude.’ (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Alyson Seale with the topic ‘Purposeful Steps Away From Ableism’ was one of 12 speakers at TEDx Chilliwack at G.W.Graham theatre on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

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