I went to an amazing event last week at the Chan called Sport, Peace and Development: How Can Sport Contribute to Positive Social Change?. Stephen Lewis, Johann OlavKoss, Wilfreid Lemke and Benjamin Nzobonankira were the guest speakers. The talk is available as a podcast (along with Sport, Ethics and Technology) on the Globe and Mail/Intellectual Muscle web site.
It’s long so grab a massive beverage (coffee let’s say) and be prepared to get inspired.
I am a wannabe speed skater who belongs to a local short track club. When I found out that former 4 time Olympic Gold speed skater Johann Koss (founder and CEO of the humanitarian organization Right to Play) would be speaking at the Chan Centre I jumped at the opportunity to attend. Anyone interested in the speed skating world would be interested in hearing the legendary athlete speak in person along with Stephen Lewis (no slouch in his own area of expertise and a very inspiring humanitarian as well). Continue reading