5 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, September 30

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Nothing to do? We’ve got you covered. Here are five events happening around Vancouver on Wednesday, September 30. For even more things to do, check out the Vancouver Events Calendar.

The Morning Leader: The Changing Face of Leadership and Partnership

  • What: As the face of leadership is changing, so are the traditional gender roles in the home. Join members of the Women’s Leadership Circle as they discuss how you can create an effective partnership to drive your personal and professional success. This diverse and engaging panel will discuss perspectives of the stay-at-home dad, the C-Suite executive wife, and parenthood as a member of the LGBT community. Following a moderated panel discussion, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a dialogue at their table to share best practices and benefit from the wisdom in the room.
  • Where: Coast Coal Harbour Hotel – 1180 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, September 30; 7 to 9 a.m.

Main Street Station Farmers’ Market

  • What: This market features vendors lined up on the east side of Thornton Park on the sidewalk along Station Street, within ideal reach on foot for bus and SkyTrain users. Take note of new hours for 2015.
  • Where: 1100 Station St., Vancouver
  • When: Wednesdays, 2 to 6 p.m.; June 3 to October 7, 2015

Free Rock Concert and Dialogue on Mental Health and Hope

  • What: On the cusp of Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 4 to 10), the Canadian Psychiatric Association has invited recording artist and 2015 Champion of Mental Health, Robb Nash and his band, to bring their music and message to psychiatrists and the Vancouver public. Nash tackles difficult topics such as bullying, addiction, hopelessness, self-harm and suicide. He is an innovative leader in the field of youth mental health and has brought a message of hope and purpose to almost one million young people across the country.
  • Where: Hyatt Regency Vancouver – 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, September 30; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

LeaderLounge: Simon Sinek’s Book Leaders Eat Last

  • What:  Why do only a few people get to say, “I love my job?” Leaders play a significant role in job satisfaction and career fulfillment. Today, in many successful companies, great leaders are creating environments in which people work together to do remarkable things. To further explore the essence of trust and leadership, join us for our next Leaders Are Readers LeaderLounge workshop. We will do a deep dive into Simon Sinek’s book Leaders Eat Last and cut to the chase on what makes a leader trustworthy.
  • Where: Shebeen Whisky House – 210 Carrall Street, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, September 30; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Town Hall on Affordable Housing

  • What: The BC Rental Housing Coalition is hosting a Town Hall on Affordable Housing on September 30 at UBC Robson Square. This free event will bring together leaders in BC’s housing sector and federal election candidates from around Metro Vancouver to discuss issues and policy related to affordable housing.
  • Where: UBC Robson Square, Room C300-30 – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, September 30; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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