Community Micro Lending Society (CML) is celebrating 10 years of helping local entrepreneurs get started!
Our annual opportunity to thank our community, this year’s theme Stronger Together: Celebrating 10 Years of Local Impact will celebrate everyone who made the last year possible and highlight the impact of our work on the south island over the last ten years. Live music, locally-sourced appetizers, cocktails, beer and wine, a silent auction, and our community of entrepreneurs will help us celebrate the last decade and usher in the next.
We will be joined by our guest and speaker for the evening Gilad Babchuck, Co-Founder of Groundswell Social Ventures in Vancouver, BC.
Gilad Babchuk has extensive experience establishing, developing and running various organizations, and has founded or co-founded over 15 social enterprises, academic programs, and NGOs both as an educator and social entrepreneur. He was named one of the 50 most influential people in the field of education in Israel (Ha’aretz, 2009). Gilad consults several international companies and institutions in the fields of e-learning and progressive education, and does business development consulting for a multi-national bio-tech company.
Big things have small beginnings and we will be announcing exciting developments for the organization for the coming year. We can’t wait for you to join us!
The Venue, Parking, Transit
This event will be held at our new home at the Dock: Centre for Social Impact, 300 – 722 Cormorant St, Victoria, BC. The entrance is through sliding glass doors on the same side of the street as the hair salon. The event is on the third floor and accessible by stairs and an elevator.
Limited street parking is available on Cormorant St, the nearest parkade is Centennial Square Parkade, 645 Fisgard St. The nearest bus stop is Douglas at Cormorant, at City Hall.
Food and Beverage
Your ticket includes a variety of appetizers sourced from local restaurants.
The bar will feature locally-designed cocktails, craft beer and wine and non-alcoholic options. Drink tickets will be available for purchase.
Once again we will have dozens of great gift certificates and other items from local businesses up for bid at a silent auction. Bid early and often and cross off a few items on your holiday shopping list!
TERRITORY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Community Micro Lending Society acknowledges our work takes place primarily on the territory of the Lekwungen (Chekonein, Chilcowitch, Swengwhung, Kosampsom, Whyomilth, Teechamitsa, Kakyaakan, Songhees, Esquimalt) W̱SÁNEĆ (SȾÁUTW/Tsawout, W̱JOȽEȽP/Tsartlip, BOḰEĆEN/Pauquachin, WSIḴEM/Tseycum),MALAXEt (Malahat), Scia’new (Beecher Bay), T’Sou‐ke (Sooke), Ditidaht, and Pacheedaht Peoples.