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Date & Time Details:
Sunday March 20, 2022
11:00 - 1:30pm PST

Location: Online

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Shine the Light

With Thomas Atum O'Kane, PhD, Kairn Mahon Carrington, Tzeporah Berman, Melina Laboucan-Massimo, Dana Trueman, Mike Rowlands, Amrita Ahuja and Namchi Bazar

March 20, 2022

Shine the Light is Hollyhock’s most important virtual fundraiser event of the year. 

Come together and celebrate with us as we mark 40 years of sparking change at Hollyhock.

This year, we are shining the light on a very exciting 2022 season. For 40 years, Hollyhock has offered programming to help people develop the skills, personal qualities, values, and networks that support them to live a life full of wisdom, compassion, and social impact. This year, we reemerge, reset, reboot as an organization and in society. Join us as we pivot and provide the content to support connection building, learning and growth.

Our goal as we kick off our 40th anniversary year is to raise $40,000 to support scholarships for our growing community of leaders.

Silent Auction

Check out and bid on our unique and fun Shine the Light Silent Auction items: https://www.32auctions.com/shinethelight2022


This is a free event open to all, please register for details and updates. You may also add a donation to your registration or donate on the day of the event.


Sunday, March 20, 2022
11:00am – 1:30pm PST

* Schedule is subject to change.

11:00 – 11:15 AM

  • Welcome
  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome to the Day from Mike Rowlands

11:15 – 11:45 AM 

  • Namchi Bazar leads a Movement Practice to get in touch with your heart centre.

11:45 – 12:15 PM

  • Atum O’kane speaks with Karen Mahon on Climate, Re-awakening and Hope

12:15-12:35 PM

  • Experience Clarity of Mind with a Groundwork workshop by Amrita Ahuja

12:35-12:55 PM

  • Dana Trueman shows us the Signs of Spring around the Hollyhock Garden

12:55-1:10 PM

  • Climate In-Conversation with Tzeporah Berman & Melina Laboucan-Massimo

1:10 PM

Closing Message from Peter Wrinch


We are proud to work with Stream of Consciousness in bringing Shine the Light to people around the world!



Thomas Atum O’Kane, PhD
Thomas Atum O’Kane, PhD, is the founder and director of the Spiritual Guidance Wisdom School. Atum teaches the Spiritual Guidance Wisdom School core training programs with an inter-faith approach in five countries, along with multiple other courses. His vision of each individual soul having the ability to listen and respond to their particular Call of living an expanded life has been artfully taught as well as absorbed by many. Atum has a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology and a Masters in Psychological Counseling. Atum is a graduate of the Guild for Spiritual Guidance which focuses on the Christian Mystics, the vision of Teilhard…
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Kairn Mahon Carrington
Kairn Mahon Carrington is the founder of Climate Hope, an organization dedicated to building our personal resilience to fully engage with the climate crisis, so that we can collectively step back from the abyss and begin to build our world anew. Kairn has been breaking ground at the intersecting paths of human psychology, ecology, politics, and spirituality for over twenty years. She designs and leads courses to help people develop healthy responses to our ecological crises. Her work attracts a broad range of people, from those working on the front lines of climate change, to educators, health care professionals, municipal leaders,…
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Tzeporah Berman
Tzeporah Berman BA, MES, LLD (honoris causa) has been designing environmental campaigns and working on environmental policy in Canada and beyond for over thirty years. She is currently the International Program Director at Stand.earth and the Chair of the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative. She is the Co-founder of the Global Gas & Oil Network, the former co-director of Greenpeace International’s Global Climate and Energy Program, and the co-founder of ForestEthics (now Stand.earth). In 2019 Tzeporah received the Climate Breakthrough Project Award, which included $2 million USD to create breakthrough global strategies on climate change. In 2016 Tzeporah was appointed by…
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Melina Laboucan-Massimo
Melina Laboucan-Massimo is Lubicon Cree First Nation from Northern Alberta, Canada. She has worked on social, environmental and climate justice issues for the past 15 years. Currently a Fellow at the David Suzuki Foundation, Melina’s research is focused on Climate Change, Indigenous Knowledge and Renewable Energy. Melina holds a master’s degree in Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria with a focus on Renewable Energy in First Nation communities. Facing firsthand impacts of the Alberta tar sands in her traditional territory, Melina has been a vocal advocate for Indigenous rights. For over a decade, Melina worked as a Climate and Energy Campaigner…
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Dana Trueman
Dana is a core member of the Hollyhock garden team and has been a gardener with Hollyhock for 20 years. He is passionate about culinary herbs and is a chartered herbalist. He loves to share his deep passion and green thumb, along with his kind and light-hearted humour, at weekly Hollyhock garden tours. Tune in to some of Dana’s Garden Tips on our blog!
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Mike Rowlands
Mike Rowlands is President & CEO at Junxion, a board member at Hollyhock and Social Venture Network, and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at RADIUS. He brings over 20 years of  consulting experience, including client work with businesses, non-profits, and social enterprises on four continents. His approach blends values-driven leadership with pragmatic tools from Lean Startup to help leaders integrate strategy, branding, and culture, all grounded in values-based leadership. junxion.com Read my blog on Hollyhock Talks
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Amrita Ahuja
The creator of the Groundwork™ productivity framework, Amrita Ahuja has introduced ease and flow across industries – startups, enterprise, technology, health and wellness, music, social justice, creative agencies and more since 2010. Through workshops and coaching she helps expand the way we think about work, life and balance. As a serial entrepreneur, Amrita created Groundwork to get her dreams off the ground while reimagining what it means to be productive. Amrita leads the task force on equity, diversity and inclusion on the Board of Directors at Vancouver Opera. She was recognized by Chatelaine and Profit Guide as a Rising Star…
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Namchi Bazar
Namchi Bazar, BFA, offers a collection of body-mind self-care modalities to support recovery from stress, habitual holding patterns, chronic pain, injury or restricted mobility. She empowers people to take day-to-day steps towards functional health through movement education.  By nurturing their self awareness and self sensing abilities, Namchi guides others on the journey towards healthy and free movement. Her group classes are grounding, with a clear focus on experiential anatomy and functional movement in a dynamic and supportive learning environment.  Namchi  embraces movement education as tools for self care, self regulating, and self preservation in terms of recovering from life circumstances, pregnancy and birth,…
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