Motivational speaker and former CFL player, Orlando Bowen, will share his journey in overcoming adversity and using his passion to found and lead his youth leadership organization, One Voice, One Team at the Harbour Banquet & Conference Centre on Thursday November 19. The Oakville Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs Group (YPEG) has partnered with PwC to welcome Chamber members and non-members to come hear his inspirational story and enjoy networking among their professional peers.
Renowned for motivating his audience to find their passion and use their gifts to serve, the former Argonaut decided to dedicate himself to serving communities after a very challenging period in his own life. Over a decade ago, he was savagely beaten by two plainclothes police officers. They planted drugs on him and charged him with assaulting police and possession of drugs. Although he was soon acquitted, he was forced into early retirement from his CFL career due to a concussion he suffered during the beating. The ordeal nearly destroyed his reputation and many of his friendships. However, he maintains the experience made him a better man and was what compelled him to found and lead… Read more »