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How Do You Want To Be Remembered? Keynote
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
An inspirational presentation by Nick Foley
Students will garner an understanding of how the decisions we make have a profound effect on our lives long after they are made and acted upon. This message is illustrated through real life stories that will leave students laughing as well as thinking about the legacy they are creating. This presentation illustrates that inclusion without bias is what will fundamentally contribute to eradicating hate, as well as why Inclusion matters and will outline practical steps to get there. Nick pulls from the life lessons he learned while cycling 8312 km from Victoria BC to St John’s NFLND on his Move for Inclusion journey to raise awareness about Inclusion. Nick shares with students that if ‘your why for doing something is big enough, then the how you do it will always show up.’ Students will garner an understanding that when you decide to do, you have decided to live to your fullest capacity.
Nick Foley is the founder of Good Sport, the non-profit organization Move for Inclusion, and is a co-founder of WE BE US. All are initiatives that motivate and empower people of all ages to make a difference by propagating good through action.
Nick has had the privilege of speaking all over North America to a variety of different audiences. He is also the author of two books: “Act Like You’ve Been There: Rules For My Brother,” a guide to living with integrity and perpetuating good citizenship; and most recently the children’s book “Kapernakus” (Ka- pern-a-kus) which focuses on self-esteem and inclusion.
Move for Inclusion works alongside post-secondary schools assisting with the design and implementation of school curriculums based on inclusion. Good Sport is an online character-based education company for athletes. Nick’s newest venture, WE BE US (short for WE as a community can BE stronger if all of US work together), sells socks. For every pair they sell, a new pair is donated to one of their charitable partners across Canada. WE BE US has also started a 20k Sock Day; a day in which companies, schools, and organizations come together to donate socks to shelters across Canada.
In 2015, Move for Inclusion took Nick on a coast to coast bike trip from Victoria, BC to St John’s, NFLND; stopping at various locations along the way to speak about Inclusion of all people without bias. Nick was able to complete his 8312 km journey on July 25, 2015, after 95 days on his bike. Over the course of his ride, Nick spoke to thousands of people on the importance of creating a culture of understanding and acceptance, while raising money for charity.
Nick has been a teacher at Loyalist College for 3 years.
Nick is driven by the desire to perpetuate an environment of self-worth, acceptance, and empowerment in communities, schools, businesses, and families.
Nick is the very proud father of beautiful Brynn and Welles, from whom he has learned more than he ever thought imaginable. They have been and continue to be the greatest teachers in his life.
When Nick isn’t travelling across Canada to speak, he makes his home in Belleville, Ontario.