Vancouver - 2017


Breakfast to Remember returns to Vancouver for the sixth annual event in 2017.

Event details

  • Thursday March 9, 2017
  • 7:15 a.m. - 9 a.m.
  • Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver

Tables of eight and individual tickets are now available.


Keynote speaker: Sue Paish, Chief Executive Officer, LifeLabs

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LifeLabs CEO Sue Paish leads the strategy and growth of Canada’s largest provider of community laboratory testing services. Since 2012 Sue led the doubling of LifeLabs’ market presence through two of the largest acquisitions in the Canadian diagnostics sector. Sue has also led the development of material growth opportunities in new markets including genetics and digital health.

Prior to joining LifeLabs, Sue was the CEO of Pharmasave Drugs (National) Ltd., where she was responsible for the strategic leadership of  over 460 community retail pharmacies across Canada. From 2000 – 2007, Sue was the Managing Partner at Fasken, one of Canada’s largest law firms, where she grew the firm from one office to an international platform with nine offices on three continents.

A committed community and business leader, Sue is active on a number of corporate and community boards. She received her Queen’s Counsel in 2000 and became a member of the Hall of Fame of Canada’s Most Powerful Women in 2012. Sue has been named one of British Columbia’s Most Influential Women, a Distinguished Alumnae from the UBC Law School, and a recipient of the 2016 YWCA Vancouver Woman of Distinction award. She earned her Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of British Columbia.

Master of ceremonies and guest speaker: Dawn Friesen, Anchor, Global National

Dawn Friesen

Award-winning journalist Dawna Friesen is the anchor of Global National, the flagship national newscast for Global News. During her more than 30 years as a journalist, Friesen has been everywhere from small town Canada to the front lines of history.  

Prior to joining Global National, Friesen was a senior foreign correspondent for NBC News, based in London. Prior to that, Friesen worked her way up through the ranks as a journalist in Canada, including as a parliamentary correspondent for CTV News, a national reporter in Toronto and back-up host for Canada AM,  a reporter for CBC News in Saskatoon and Vancouver and at radio and TV stations in Brandon, Manitoba, Thunder Bay, Ontario and Winnipeg.

Friesen returned from London in 2010 to join Global National and has since anchored many breaking new stories on location. In 2015, the Global National team won Best National Newscast at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards (CSA). In 2013, Global National was awarded the Edward R. Murrow Overall Excellence Award for Network Radio and Television, becoming the first Canadian program to earn that recognition in the award’s 42-year history.  In 2011, she won the Gemini Award (now CSA) for Canada’s Best News Anchor.

Friesen is an active supporter and advocate for the Alzheimer Society of Canada. When she’s not in the office, she enjoys staying up to date on world events, reading, travelling, and spending time with her son.



B2R Vancouver Sponsor Thank you

For more information on sponsorship, table or individual ticket sales, please contact:

Katie Syroid
Special Events Officer
Phone: 604-742-4920

Last Updated: 02/24/17
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