Opening Ceremony


Emcee: Dr. Saul Klein, Chair, Victoria Forum, Dean of Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria


  • Blessing: Mary Ann Thomas
  • Welcome on behalf of Esquimalt First Nation: Chief Andrew Thomas
  • Welcome on behalf of Songhees First Nation: Chief Ron Sam
  • Message from Her Honour, The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia
  • Welcome on behalf of the youth: Ann-Bernice Thomas, UVic student