The annual Williams Lake Leadership Prayer Breakfast is coming up next week in the lakecity and anyone interested in community leadership is welcome to attend, says city Coun. Sue Zacharias, one of the committee organizers.
“This is a positive event to bring people together to focus on praying for our community,” Zacharias says.
Committee chair Colin Carter says the breakfast also promotes Canada’s Christian heritage..
“The purpose of the breakfast is to promote our community Christian heritage and pray togehter for those in leadership roles in the Williams Lake area,” Carter says.
The breakfast will be held Friday, Sept. 19 in the Gibraltar Room starting at 7:30 a.m. sharp.
Zacharias says invitations have been extended to Williams Lake city council, Cariboo Regional District, First Nations, local MPs and MLAs, RCMP, church leaders and others in leadership positions, but she says the event is open to anyone interested in community leadership.
Dr. Don Page, a senior fellow at Trinity Western University in Langley, will be the guest speaker.
Before joining TWU Page was a senior policy analyst and speech writer in the federal department of foreign affairs and international trade.
He holds a doctorate in history from the University of Toronto and is the author of more than six dozen published studies on international affairs.
His resume includes drafting speeches for three prime ministers and five ministers of foreign affairs and the government’s official foreign policy statement in 1986, for which he is recognized in Canadian Who’s Who.
For nine years Page was also an adjunct faculty member at the Canadian Centre for Management Development and has taught at the Universities of Regina, Victoria, Pan African Christian University and given hundreds of guest lectures in universities across North America.
Today he is best known for his work on leadership development. He founded and directed the Master of Arts in Leadership program at TWU and the Laurentian Leadership Centre in Ottawa while at the same time directing the Executive Leadership Development Institute for training new university presidents and academic vice-presidents.
He also conducts workshops on various aspects of leadership development for hundreds of clients as diverse as the RCMP, the Langley Fire Department Rossdown Farms, Maple Ridge School District, Evangelical Free Church of Canada, and Leadership Excellence Services in China.
He and his wife, Annabelle have been married for 41 years and have two married sons and five grandchildren.
Tickets are $25 and available from Dr. Elmer Thiessen at 250-392-7902, Colin Carter at 250-297-0102; Bob MacIntosh at 250-305-1041; Gregg Strom at 250-296-3699 or from committee members Dr. Mike Wolfe or Coun. Sue Zacharias.