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Resilience



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Life isn't always a straight line. In fact, it's often the frictions that shape us the most. Resilience is about navigating those rough patches with grace and determination, refusing to let setbacks sink your spirit.

Join us for an evening of encouragement in the art of bouncing back when faced with challenges and setbacks. Marichka Bokovnia, Charifa Labarang, and [Speaker 3] will guide you in summoning the strength to persevere when confronted with adversity, and finding the courage to keep moving forward even when the path seems uncertain, sharing their insights and experiences in overcoming obstacles with resilience.

Whether you're facing a career setback, personal struggles, or simply feeling stuck in a rut, this event is for anyone seeking to harness their inner strength, adapt to change, and emerge from challenges stronger than ever before.

Reserve your tickets early on Eventbrite.

Here’s what you can expect from an ODC event:

Make new creative friends! The first hour of the event is dedicated to networking. Don’t be scared, we promise the ambiance will be super laid back. Grab a drink, have some food and have a chat with a stranger!

Listen to inspiring speakers!

Marichka Bokovnia
PR and marketing entrepreneur

Charifa Labarang
Artist, Fashion Designer

Nickie Shobeiry
Filmmaker, journalist, podcast producer

Get yourself a zine!
Zines 0004 to 0006 will be available for sale at the event.

Have some food and drinks!
Light food will be provided at the event, drinks are for sale at the bar.

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Agenda:

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Chats, snacks, and drinks

7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Speaker presentations and panel discussion

8:30 - 9:00 p.m. - More fun chats and drinks

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IMPORTANT: Please stay home if you’re not feeling well. Should any speakers fall sick, the event will still proceed. Tickets are non-refundable and any updates will be communicated to you as early as possible.

Questions? Reach out to hello@ottdesign.club

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Ottawa Design Club
@bokovnia_marichka
Marichka Bokovnia

Mariia "Marichka" Bokovnia is a PR and marketing entrepreneur. Her journey embodies resilience, adaptability, and a passion for community engagement. Mariia's early career was marked by her involvement in the aviation festival scene, where she honed her public relations and marketing skills, laying the foundation for her future endeavours.

In 2022, Mariia began a new chapter by relocating from Ukraine to Canada. Despite the challenges of starting afresh in a foreign land, she quickly immersed herself in the Canadian business landscape. Mariia co-founded a marketing agency, leveraging her talents to assist local businesses in navigating the complexities of modern marketing. To immerse herself in her new home, she delved into Ottawa's music industry, hosting Sofar shows to connect with creative artists and deepen her ties to the city.

Mariia's philosophy background guides her through life's complexities, fueled by her passion for social change. She now serves as an outreach and program coordinator at the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, utilizing her communication and marketing expertise to foster connection and advocate for causes dear to her heart.

Ottawa Design Club
@empresscharifa / @labarangdesigns
Charifa Labarang

Charifa is an interdisciplinary artist and fashion designer based in Ottawa. Her artistic endeavors revolve around the themes of intergenerational transfer of culture, as well capturing the essence of the collective inspiration. Her belief that everyone is an artist motivates her to create interactive pieces and experiences where the audience gets to participate and add to her conception. Her exploration of human connectivity is manifested through different mediums such as hair, textile, videography, painting, and more.

Ottawa Design Club
@nickieshobeiry
Nickie Shobeiry

Nickie Shobeiry uses storytelling excellence for good. A second-generation Iranian raised in the UK, she shares stories of joy and resilience from her culture.

As a filmmaker, Nickie has produced documentaries for Bell and CBC and is a fellow of the Netflix-Banff Diversity of Voices. Her most recent CBC Creator Network doc, 'Good Nose', is her directorial debut and a love letter to Iranian noses.

As a journalist, she has bylines in publications like Shondaland and Ottawa Business Journal. Running her own communications business, Nickie works with clients in industries ranging from philanthropy to technology.

Her throughline? Social good through stories.

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