KEYNOTE: Roy MacGregor

Keynotes and Special Events
Thursday Feb 15   01:15 PM to 03:00 PM (1 hour 45 minutes)
TELUS Convention Centre - Macleod Hall

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Roy MacGregor, Officer in the Order of Canada, author of more than 50 books, multiple national and international award winner for his newspaper, magazine and television work, was bounced out of Grade 12 with a 45.4% average. “Going, going, _______!” the principal wrote at the bottom of his report card. But not gone forever or even for very long. Temporary failure is greatly underappreciated, MacGregor will argue in this moving and entertaining talk. He will speak about his own experiences – how he and other journalists use fear of failure as an effective tool in their trade – as well as about famous Canadians and others who have not only survived failure but later thrived. And he will tell the extraordinarily inspirational story of Clarence Brazier, the 100-year-old Canadian who taught himself to read and won a hug from the Governor-General as his reward: the ultimate failure on the road to success.