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Speaker Series Post-Federal Budget Review with Hon. Minister Randy Boissonnault

April 6, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Coast Capri Hotel
1171 Harvey Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6E8

The Kelowna Chamber is excited to welcome MP Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance for a luncheon to address the Federal Budget for 2023. The Minister will review the major sections of the budget and highlight the initatives which impact the Okanagan and BC in particular. He will be taking questions from the audience following his presentation.

Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, Hon. Minister Randy Boissonnault

The Honourable Randy Boissonnault was first elected to the House of Commons in 2015 and was re-elected in 2021, representing Edmonton Centre.

Minister Boissonnault is a successful entrepreneur, community leader, and philanthropist with a strong record of leadership in business, public service, and the not-for-profit sector.

Minister Boissonnault served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage from 2015 to 2017, championing Canadian arts and culture. A strong advocate for Edmonton Centre, he worked to address the needs and priorities of his community, including strengthening transit infrastructure, supporting businesses, and creating jobs.

In 2016, Minister Boissonnault became Canada’s Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on LGBTQ2 issues, working with organizations across the country to promote equality for the LGBTQ2 community, protect the rights of its members, and address discrimination against them. He continues to fight for a more inclusive society and tackle discrimination as a co-founder of the Global Equality Caucus.

Minister Boissonnault holds degrees from the University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean and Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He spent 15 years helping small and medium-sized businesses through his consulting company. After serving as Chair of the Centre for Family Literacy in Edmonton, he founded Literacy Without Borders to help promote literacy for children and adults in Canada and the developing world. Minister Boissonnault has also served as Vice Chair of TEDx Edmonton and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Conseil de développement économique de l’Alberta, the Francophone Sport Federation of Alberta, and the Canadian Francophone Games. He was one of the 50 founders of Startup Edmonton and was a finisher of the Ironman Canada Triathlon.

Minister Boissonnault lives in Inglewood, Edmonton with his partner, David.

Registration opens at 11:00AM with the event to begin at Noon.

Purchase Deadline: Tickets MUST be purchased before NOON on Wednesday, April 5.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received 4 business days prior to the event to be subject for a refund.

Event Item Name Expires Pricing
Regular Ticket Apr 06, 2023
Member Discounted Rate Apr 06, 2023
Electronic Luncheon Voucher (Membership Benefit) Apr 06, 2023


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Coast Capri Hotel
1171 Harvey Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6E8 Canada
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