Alumni Expert Speaker Series presents Your Guide to Living and Loving a Passionate Life

Your Guide to Living and Loving a Passionate Life

Passion is the energy that comes from the core of who we are as defined by our unique set of gifts. Join faculty host Roger Friesen and guest panelists at an evening to bring together alumni, faculty and students to share their experiences and learn from one another about how they live life passionately.

Thurs, Oct 15
5:30pm to 7:00 pm
Student Union Building, Great Hall (Middle), Abbotsford campus

About Roger Friesen:
Roger Friesen is a Professor, Sports Psychologist, and Adventurer with an engaging perspective about how to harness your energy to live your life passionately. Friesen combines his teaching duties as an associate professor in the Kinesiology program at the University of the Fraser Valley with a thriving consultancy in sports psychology, helping athletes hone their mental game. Friesen doesn’t just counsel athletes to reach their peak performance, he practices what he preaches. He likes to set personal challenges for himself so he can relate to what happens in the performance context with his athlete clients. Ask him how setting personal goals and positive challenges contribute to a passionate life.

Guest Panelists:

Jamie Armstrong – Jamie is an entrepreneur and athlete who founded Method Indoor Cycling in Kitsilano. Jamie is an accomplished athlete, triathlete, Iron man and recent Gran Fondo participant. He has a great interest in optimizing athletic performance, based on technique and body movement. Jamie studied Kinesiology at the University of the Fraser Valley.

Zach Bell – Zach is a professional cyclist and Olympian who represented Canada at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Zach is a two time World Championship Silver Medalist on the track, and a sixteen time Canadian Championship medalist on the road and track. He was the Canadian Champion on the Road in 2013. Zach is also an innovator and a philanthropist.

Cheryl Chatwin – Cheryl graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley with a Bachelor in Kinesiology in 2008 before going on to complete her Masters in Physical Therapy from the Un​iversity of British Columbia in 2010. She is also an adventure guide and an entrepreneur. In her spare time Cheryl enjoys biking, paddling, participating in triathlons, and of course spending time with her two beloved English Bulldogs​.

Dr. Rachel Statz – Rachel obtained her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree with honours from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and received awards for her academic, clinical and community contributions. Prior to her chiropractic degree, Dr. Statz studied kinesiology and human kinetics at the University of the Fraser Valley.

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