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Brian Williams headlines FCC Forum speaker series

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 2017541 Views

Brian Williams headlines FCC Forum speaker series

Over the last 11 years, more than 61,000 people involved in Canadian agriculture have been inspired through Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) Forums and this year promises more uplifting insight.

In the coming months, FCC Forums will feature presentations from Brian Williams, award-winning sportscaster, Manjit Minhas, Beer Baroness and star of CBC’s Dragons’ Den, Dr. Georges Sabongui, psychologist and stress expert, inspirational speaker and author and Wendel Clark, ambassador and former captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The cross-Canada events allow producers and other members of the agriculture community to hear from a lineup of high-profile speakers at no charge. Past participants say the events are a great networking opportunity and they leave feeling inspired, ready to set new goals personally and professionally.

Brian Williams is a decorated sports broadcaster for more than 40 years. His respected broadcast style has endeared him to millions of Canadians from coast-to-coast. He has covered a total of 14 Olympics (12 for CBC, 2 for CTV) – his first in Montreal in 1976 – and every high-profile sporting event around the globe.

“I was born in Winnipeg and as a young boy lived in the small town of Invermere, in the East Kootenay region of eastern B.C.,” said Williams. “I am well aware of the role that farming and ranching and the people involved in those industries have played and continue to play in building our country. Today’s emphasis on health‎, good food and a healthy lifestyle‎ speaks to the importance of and respect for farming. I am looking forward to being part of the FCC Forums and learning more about your great and very important industry.”

The FCC Forums, presented in English, stop at Kingston, Ont. (November 25), Regina, Sask. (November 29), London, Ont. (December 6), Red Deer Alta. (December 14), Brandon, Man. (March 2), Saskatoon, Sask. (March 14) and Grande Prairie, Alta. (March 27). See Brian, Manjit and Dr. Georges at FCC Forums in Regina, Red Deer, London, Brandon, Saskatoon, and Grande Prairie, or catch Manjit, Dr. Georges, and Wendel in Kingston. Another FCC Forum, presented in French, will be held in Drummondville, Que. (March 21).

“Our impressive lineup of speakers will inform, engage and inspire participants of any age and no matter what role they happen to play in Canada’s agriculture food chain,” said Todd Klink, executive vice-president and chief marketing officer at FCC. “As Canada’s only financial institution entirely dedicated to agriculture, this is one of the many ways FCC gives back to the industry that feeds the world.”

FCC Forums are complemented by two FCC Ag Outlook events in 2018, one being held in Western Canada and one in Eastern Canada. The half-day learning sessions will bring leading industry experts to provide valuable insights and outlooks into the economy, commodity markets and more, and will be presented in Camrose, Alta. (February 6) and Chatham, Ont. (February 27).

Participants can register online at or by calling 1-888-332-3301. People are encouraged to sign up early to reserve their spot as these events fill up quickly.

FCC is Canada’s leading agriculture lender, with a healthy loan portfolio of more than $30 billion. Our employees are dedicated to the future of Canadian agriculture and its role in feeding an ever-growing world. We provide flexible, competitively priced financing, management software, information and knowledge specifically designed for the agriculture and agri-food industry. Our profits are reinvested back into agriculture and the communities where our customers and employees live and work. Visit or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and on Twitter @FCCagriculture.

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For more information, photos or interviews, contact:

Éva Larouche (bilingual)
Corporate Communication
Farm Credit Canada

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