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Reality Check Series: Part 2 - A Prosperity Toolbox

The word ‘prosperity’ originates from the Latin ‘prosperus’, meaning ‘doing well’.

Come out for a fun evening of learning from one another and from a variety of community guests. We’ll have among us some of Calgary’s most bright and ‘prosperous’ sharing some of the tools in their personal toolboxes. And what is ‘prosperous’? Who gets to define or decide.

Some of our special guests will be:

Mike Morrison - Writer, activist, educator & local celebrity

Jayme MacFayden - Serial restaurant entrepreneur, avid traveler

Marilyn Dyck - Founder & Executive Director of a 29 y.o. Calgary non-profit, mother, philosopher

Brian Banderk - Athlete, adventurer, accounting wizard 

Jess Szabo - artist, teacher, community organizer

At this event, the hot seat will also flip, and the audience will be the experts on exploring how one becomes prosperous. Each one of us has wisdom, it’s only that too rarely we are given the opportunity and prompts to become aware of that wisdom and to share it with those around us.

Individual contributions will be woven into philosophies of Charles Einsenstein and Amartya Sen, and findings by Charles Duhigg and Malcolm Gladwell.

Questions to start dwelling on while you await the event’s date are:

- What have you done to help you get through your life’s biggest challenges?

- What everyday small habits have allowed you to make big life changes?

- What key areas of your life have you invested into in order to feel prosperous?

Participant feedback from our last Reality Check event:

“It was refreshing to go to an event that felt more like an experience than a seminar…. especially with direct relation to society and everyday life and people. 

It was really interesting and unexpected and by the end of the week I realized I had taken much more away than when I left that evening.”

“It was above and beyond anything we could have imagined. But exactly what we were craving.”

Admission is by donation, with all proceeds going towards supporting The Doorway (, a Calgary non-profit assisting young people with getting off the streets. Contributions to The Doorway support a long term, sustainable, and cost effective solution to the systemic social, economic and cultural factors that keep young people on the street.

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  • Julie R.

    Thank you for joining us last night and sharing in your prosperity. There are some more photos and conversations from last night's event on the Facebook page at See you at the next one!


  • Julie R.

    We're very excited for all the people that have registered for tonight's event through Meetup, Eventbrite and Facebook. It should be a vibrant, full house! Come early to make sure to get a seat and order food before we get started at 7. See ya tonight!

    2 days ago

  • Julie R.

    Another panel speaker of ours will be Calgary's most popular blogger. Come out and see what his secret is to his over-1-million-readership blog!

    November 15

  • Julie R.

    Did you know that 1 of our Nov 30th Prosperity Toolbox panelists is a Calgary restauranteur that opened 6 restaurants in just 6 years? Come learn how she did it!

    November 15

  • Julie R.

    As part of our amazing special guest lineup, we have one of Calgary's most popular social media personalities joining us, Mike Morrison of Mike's Bloggity Blog. Stay tuned to learn more about Mike in the days ahead.

    November 11

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