For those who can’t get to New York City on Friday, TEDxVictoria will be hosting a simulcast of some of the sessions from TEDCity 2.0 — Dream Me. Build Me. Make Me Real, a day-long event for urban innovators. The simulcast, to be broadcast at Victoria’s City Hall, will offer a live feed from New York with speakers and global interaction. The New York event runs the full day and will feature stories of urban ingenuity and interdependence from around the world broken into sessions that focus on redefining what a citizen is, reinventing the urban experience, re-imagining the city and redrawing geography. The Victoria simulcast will run between noon and 5 p.m. See tedxvictoria.com/events/tedcity2-0
Canucks open airport eatery
Fans of the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks should feel right at home at Vancouver International Airport’s newest eatery, the Canucks Sports Bar & Grill. The 370-square-metre full-service restaurant features Canucks-themed decor and memorabilia, as well as team merchandise for sale. Large-screen TVs will air live sports. The restaurant is designed to recreate a club-level experience at Rogers Arena.” Open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, it is located in the U.S. terminal after security. Canucks defenceman Jason Garrison and team executives joined restaurateur HMSHost at a ribbon-cutting launch. The restaurant is a partnership between HMSHost and Canucks Sports & Entertainment.
On the move
Information technology firm itgroove appointed Kelly Marshall as business development manager and consultant. Marshall obtained a bachelor of fine arts with a focus on visual arts and professional writing from the University of Victoria and started a career supporting a web services team with the province. Her responsibilities with itgroove include business development, sales and account management and customer relations through training and technology translation.
May Lee has joined Pemberton Holmes as a real estate agent. A native speaker of Mandarin and originally from Taiwan, Lee settled on Saturna Island in 1995 and moved to Victoria in 2007. She has been a teacher of English for 30 years and was an interpretor for Vidal Sassoon and MTV as well as a teacher and homestay co-ordinator at a Victoria language school. She was also the winner of Vancouver Island’s 2011 Golden Gavel Novice Public Speaker Competition. Call 250-589-6811.