# 214 - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa

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Didier, Master of Ceremonies

On the morning of Thursday, December 5, 2013, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa presented an outstanding event at the Ottawa Convention Centre.

Arlene Dickinson and Sir Terence Matthews each spoke for almost an hour each, touching on themes of life lessons, succeeding in business, being an entrepreneur and effective team building.

Key messages of creating trust, believing in one's self and persistence were delivered with passion and personal stories by the speakers to over 800 in the audience. A third of those present were local high school business students, representing some of our country's "most precious natural resource".

Afterwards, Lynn Thompson had the opportunity to speak briefly with both 10 year old Didier who was the confident and articulate Master of Ceremonies for the event, and also Jim Boone, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa.

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