2013 Equality Breakfast


Celebrate International Women’s Day with West Coast LEAF’s Annual 26th Equality Breakfast.

Eventbrite - West Coast LEAF 26th Annual Equality Breakfast   

Honour our collective achievements, inspire and be inspired, catch up with old friends and meet new ones, and raise money for West Coast LEAF’s upcoming projects in the areas of legal education, law reform, and litigation.

This year, West Coast LEAF will host author, actor, and activist Carmen Aguirre as our special guest. Aguirre's first book, Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, won CBC's 2012 Canada Reads award. Her extensive oeuvre includes 20 plays, many exploring her experience as an exile and activist. Through her work Aguirre has helped raise awareness in Canada and abroad about Pinochet’s violent regime, which extended from 1973 to 1990 and included the torture and internment of many Chilean citizens. Fierce, funny, and unforgettable, Aguirre continues to inspire and unite her audiences.

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What’s new in 2013?


All individual ticket holders seated on a 'first come' basis the morning of the event. Only table purchasers (including half-tables) will be assigned reserved seating. Those who buy their table tickets earliest will be allocated seats closest to the stage.

Large screen projection

You told us you want to see what’s happening on the stage projected on-screen. We’ll be doing that this year.

Tax receipt

Individuals who purchase tickets will be mailed a tax receipt for the eligible portion of ticket(s) if a mailing address is provided. A $40 tax receipt will be provided for $80 tickets; $50 for $90 tickets.


The 26th Equality Breakfast is vegetarian friendly. The menu is here.


We provide Sign Language Interpretation, and the Fairmont is wheelchair accessible.

Silent Auction

You told us you want more time to peruse the silent auction, so we’ll be opening the doors at 6:30 AM this year! More info on silent auction here. E-mail us if you have something you’d like to donate.

The 26th Equality Breakfast is presented by 

Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP; BCGEU; BCNUBlack GropperBorden Ladner Gervais LLP; COPE 378; CUPE BCDye & Durham Corporation; GowlingsHarper Grey LLPHealth Sciences Association of British Columbia; Heenan BlaikieHospital Employees Union; Lawson Lundell LLP; McCarthy Tétrault LLP; Miller Thomson LLP; Moore Edgar Lyster; The Printing HouseStikeman Elliott LLP; Trial Lawyers Association of BC; Vancity; Victory Square Law Office LLP

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