1st HAPPEN 2018 General Assembly

Presentation: “Expanding HAPPEN into a National Non-Profit Advocacy Organization.”

Feb. 27th 2018 @8:30am-12:00pm


Keynote Speaker

We’re very pleased to announce that Dale Goldhawk, award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster in newspapers, television and radio, will be the keynote speaker for the event. Come out and hear Dale tell you how to get what you deserve in negotiations, your career, and in your life!

Goldhawk is a former investigative reporter for CBC and CTV where he first created his consumer and citizen advocacy show called Goldhawk Fights Back.  He most recently hosted Goldhawk Fights Back, a daily, live citizen advocacy program, on AM 740, Zoomer Radio.  Goldhawk is a recipient of both the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.  His topic, which is “Getting What You Deserve”.  It’s also part of the title of his book, Getting What You Deserve: The Adventures of Goldhawk Fights Back, published by Dundurn.

The New HAPPEN is back and better than ever.  Come out an re-connect with old members or connect with new ones..  Registration begins at 8:30 AM, and we expect a good crowd, so click below to register.  Members save 50% of the ticket price and you can rejoin now for just $5.00 a month with a one-year membership.

Exciting things are about to HAPPEN!

Open to All Past & Current Members, Guests and The Public; You’re invited to join us at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre this coming February 27th from 8:30am-12:00pm for the first mass-meeting of the organization this year!

We’re very excited to bring news of what’s coming and all the new opportunities for executive members, sponsors and job seekers on the HAPPEN Network. Tickets for members are only $15 and non-members $30.

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About This Exciting Event

In retooling the New HAPPEN organization, we are mindful that in recent years, we’ve seen an increase in the challenges facing members looking for meaningful, well-paying jobs that recognized the value of their experience. Facing this reality, we realized that HAPPEN needed change. Accordingly, I am pleased to announce that we are about to relaunch HAPPEN as a non-profit advocacy organization, made up of, and for the benefit of, experienced workers with a view to developing Income for Life.

Eric Vengroff, Executive Director HAPPEN Professional Career Network

We are pleased to announce some new additions to the team at HAPPEN.

Stepping into the role of Executive Director is Eric Vengroff, a serial-entrepreneur who previously was the CEO of Fifty-Plus, Net International Inc. (TSXV:FPN), a publicly-traded Internet business based in Toronto, which was subsequently acquired by a company led by Moses Znaimer of CityTV fame.

After serving a year as the Executive VP of ZoomerMedia Ltd. (TSXV: ZUM), the successor corporation to FPN, Eric went to be the VP and General Manager of CARP, Canada’s Association for the Fifty-Plus, until 2013.

During that time, he led CARP to partner with numerous services and organizations, providing an unprecedented array of new benefits to CARP members, including discounted insurance, cellphones, travel, and health benefits.

We are counting on Eric to do the same at HAPPEN.

All current members, past members, media & interested parties are welcome to attend this first public meeting of 2018. Come listen to and experience the powerful new vision and direction that is ahead of HAPPEN. We hope you will join in our excitement and accept our invitation for YOU to participate fully, as we begin expanding HAPPEN into a national non-profit advocacy organization.

Note: For media passes contact director@happen.ca

About the Venue

The Mississauga Living Arts Centre is a spectacular 225,000 square foot multi-use facility which officially opened its doors on November 14, 1997, adding an exciting cultural dimension to Mississauga’s City Centre. Since then, more than 5 million people have come to Living Arts Centre, exploring all the Centre has to offer.

Serving as an important resource for the arts, education and business, Living Arts Centre features multiple performance venues, studio spaces and exhibition display areas. The two main performing arts venues – Hammerson Hall and The RBC Theatre – are the site for a range of arts, cultural and entertainment events presented by both the Living Arts Centre and community partners.

The Centre’s seven craft/arts studios are the home of professional Resident Artists and also feature dozens of recreational classes for all ages. The LAC Gallery features constantly changing art exhibitions throughout the year. The meeting and conference rooms are utilized by community organizations and businesses for a variety of events, from church services, to luncheon meetings, to international video conference business meetings.