Michelle Obama Is Coming To Toronto This Month
Former First Lady Michelle Obama is coming to Toronto this month to begin her first Canadian speaking engagement tour.
Co-hosted by the Economic Club of Canada and Plan International Canada, her first speaking event in Canada will focussed on promoting education and equality for women and girls around the world.
Taking place on November 28, the event will be held in Toronto at the Mattamy Centre. Approximately 3,000 people are expected to attend.
A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Michelle Obama has invested much of her time both as a First Lady and in the time since to advocating gender equality. A huge part of her charitable work, she implemented "Let Girls Learn," a US government initiative to ensure adolescent girls, which she launched in conjunction with activist Malala Yousafzai in 2015.
And as part of her efforts engage and include young females in these important discussions, for every ticket sold, a ticket will be provided to a girl or woman aged 14 to 24 for free. The young women lucky enough to win tickets to the event will be seated amongst corporate leaders says Rhiannon Traill, CEO Economic Club of Canada.
Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions that Michelle will address at the event. And event organizers have announced that one youth ambassador will be chosen from the attendees to meet Michelle.
Tickets will go on sale for the Toronto event to American Express cardholders first on Wednesday at 10 a.m. and to the general public on Friday at 10 a.m.
If you're an eligible candidate for the free tickets to this exciting event, you can submit an entry at the Plan International Canada website. Complimentary tickets will be awarded on a lottery basis. Good luck!