BoomersPlus Events

Wines of Europe

14 May 2019, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS

Join us to sip and savour wines from across Europe. On May 14th With Zest and BoomersPlus are partnering to present Wines of Europe, a tasting event featuring six wines from Italy, France and Spain. Each wine tasting will be curated by Sommelier Mark DeWolf – Food and Drink Editor at the Chronicle Herald and President of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers. Mark will talk about the regions the wines comes from, how they were made, and the types of food they pair well with. Tapas and appetizers will be provided to accompany the wines we will taste.

The Wines

  • a Gavi from Piedmont, Italy
  • a Ribera Del Duero wine from Northern Spain
  • a Rosso di Montalcino from Tuscany
  • an Aglianico from Campania wine region of Italy
  • a Bordeaux from the famous wine region of Bordeaux, France
  • a Pinot Noir from the Burgundy wine region of France

BoomersPlus Members, in celebration of our new partnership with With Zest, are able to purchase tickets at a special discount price of $30 (regular ticket price is $60).

There are a limited number of seats so please order your tickets right away.

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Bringing Intergenerational Wisdom to the Workplace

April 8, 2019, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Toronto Region Board of Trade, 1 First Canadian Place, 4th Floor, Lennox Hall, Toronto, ON

Join BoomersPlus and the Toronto Region Board of Trade in welcoming Chip Conley, author of Wisdom @ Work: The Making of a Modern Elder and Strategic Advisor and Former Global Head of Hospitality for Airbnb. One of Fast Company’s 7 Best Business Books of 2018, Chip Conley will be visiting Toronto to share his exciting experiences building international businesses by harnessing the power of wisdom across generations.

Chip Conley

Rebel hospitality entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author, Chip Conley disrupted his favorite industry… twice. At age 26 he founded Joie de Vivre Hospitality (JdV), transforming an inner-city motel into the second largest boutique hotel brand in America. He sold JdV after running it as CEO for 24 years, and soon the young founders of Airbnb asked him to help transform their promising start-up into the world’s leading hospitality brand. Chip served as Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy for four years and today acts as the company’s Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership. His five books have made him a leading authority at the intersection of psychology and business. In his new book, WISDOM@WORK: The Making of a Modern Elder, Chip shares his experiences – as both mentor and unexpected intern – at Airbnb. Chip was awarded “Most Innovative CEO” by the San Francisco Business Times, is the recipient of hospitality’s highest honor, the Pioneer Award, and holds a BA and MBA from Stanford University.
“In his four years at Airbnb, Chip has always taken on new opportunities and challenges. He raised the standards of our platform (and) has been an integral part in making Airbnb the company that it is today.” Brian Chesky — CEO of Airbnb, Inc.

Don’t miss your chance to hear this inspiring story about the value of intergenerational wisdom in the modern workplace.