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YWC 2021 Keynote Speakers

Adrienne Gear Adult Keynote


Adrienne Gear is a teacher, author, and speaker from B.C. She has taught elementary school for over twenty five years as a classroom teacher, teacher librarian and literacy coach. Her practical, engaging workshops and professional resources are well received by educators locally, nationally and internationally.




Jamie Bastedo Student Keynote


Jamie Bastedo is a biologist turned author who writes crazy outdoor adventure stories. His latest novel CUT OFF about a “screenager” whose social media addiction almost kills him, won a Best Teen Fiction award. His latest book PROTECTORS OF THE PLANET, tells the real-life stories of 12 amazing eco-heroes and will inspire you to become one yourself!