Speaking Gigs and Perspective on Western Canada

My speaking gig started in San Francisco and I was fortunate enough to stay with a lovely couple, Jim and Deborah, in a gracious home, with a wonderful garden and a pool. Plus Jim owns 2 Vintage Motorcycles, both Harleys, and when you go for ride you wear Harley gear; shirts, hats etc. I gave 2 presentations for the public on my travels and life journey, both very well attended.‎ I also connected with my old friend Barbara, we had met in Katmandu, Nepal, in 1995, and she attended both of my talks, which was beyond the call of duty!

Next, Vancouver, to stay with the BK family in large, and lovely home, just outside of city, they waited on me in unbelievable ways, with 2 Indian sisters attending to my every want. While I was there, I met up with an old friend and we toured Gastown. I was shocked at the number of homeless and mentally ill people I saw all over the community, years ago I remember small pockets of this, but not nearly as much. Very sad for Canada!!! The government has stopped funding for Psychiatric Hospitals.

Next stop, Edmonton, again I was so well taken care of. I was driven all over, the food was great, but Edmonton is feeling the effects of the oil industry, lay-offs etc. I realized that Toronto seems like a boomtown compared to western Canada.

Next stop, Calgary, and again oil has made big difference. I went to Canmore for a hike in the mountains.

Hiking in Canmore! Alberta

Hiking in Canmore! Alberta

Hiking in Canmore! Alberta

Hiking in Canmore! Alberta

I met up with Valerie, my hostess. My last visit with Valerie was when her book was (again, old friend) launched many years before.

Beautiful Vancouver!!!!

Beautiful Vancouver!!!!

Beautiful Vancouver!!!!

Beautiful Vancouver!!!!

Beautiful Vancouver!!!!

Beautiful Vancouver!!!!

Beautiful Vancouver!!!!

Beautiful Vancouver!!!!

Now, I am in Montreal with old friends, I always feel at home here. Eric lives here; he is someone I have treasured as a friend for years. My talks have been on happiness, adversity, my nomadic journey, travels, my business and charitable life, and with my life journey being the thread! I have enjoyed every minute. My friend Julie is arriving from Penang, it will be great to see her! I have really enjoyed visiting the BK family across the country; you can see their commitment to one another and their community!

Next, I am off to Quebec City!

About Betty Steinhauer

Betty Steinhauer was born in England and raised in Toronto, Canada. Even as a young mother, Betty was active in the community sitting on a number of boards and lending her expertise to various public organizations. In 1983, she founded Betty Steinhauer & Associates Ltd. a consulting firm where, for twenty-five years, she used her unique abilities to act as a catalyst, facilitator and advisor to both the private and public sectors, in forging relationships between organizations and/or individuals for mutually advantageous outcomes. For many years, Betty travelled widely in out-of-the-way areas of the world. As she travelled, the idea for The People Bridge Charitable Foundation was formed. The People Bridge was registered as a Canadian charity in 1997. The mandate of the Foundation was to facilitate important changes in the lives of ordinary people through small-scale charitable projects. Betty has now retired the Foundation that, during its lifetime, undertook over 100 projects worldwide, mostly in conjunction with organizations already working in the target area. Betty’s experience and expertise in business, along with the advice and assistance she receives from colleagues around the globe, give her a unique ability to spot the need and understand how it can be met. Betty has the unusual combination of an entrepreneur’s abilities and an intrinsic understanding of people. Betty has visited India seventeen times in the past twenty years to pursue her spiritual journey. She has frequently been a guest of the Brahma Kumaris and the World Spiritual University to study meditation and further her own spiritual life. Betty is currently active with the Steering Committee of the Spirit of Humanity Forum, in Reykjavik, Iceland. This is an annual Forum that, it is felt, will become to the spiritual world what the Davos Forum is to the financial world. Betty makes her home in Toronto, and has published her memoir “My Way”. She began her Nomadic Internship in the summer of 2013.
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One Response to Speaking Gigs and Perspective on Western Canada

  1. bkheidigass says:

    You are a Gift to the World, and anyone who has the privilege to be in your Company.  Keep going 👍 💖 👌 👏  Dearest Betty 

    Sent from Samsung Mobile

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