Spring Lunch 2019

Thank you! You helped us raise…


We are so grateful to every single person who attended this event. As our Board Chair emphasized in his speech, Showing Up Matters. With your help and the time you took to come in celebration of mentorship, we have raised enough to support 56 matches for a year. The difference this will make is huge. 

Big Sisters changes the course of  lives. With your help and generosity, we will be able to do just that and more. Thank you for this priceless gift, the gift of connection.


About Spring Lunch

It’s a tough world for girls. You can change that.

With social pressures for girls at an all-time high, mentoring matters now more than ever. Every Spring at Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland, we celebrate the impact mentorship has on inspiring young, vulnerable girls to achieve more. Join us at our annual Spring Lunch and be part of changing girls’ lives for the better.

About Susannah Pierce

“When people don’t believe in you, you may not achieve as much as when people do”

This year, we are delighted to host Susannah Pierce, the External Relations Director of LNG Canada, as our Keynote Speaker to discuss the important role mentorship has played in her professional and personal life.

Susannah Pierce – Vice President of Shell Canada and External Affairs Director of LNG Canada – knows firsthand the power of mentorship. In her early adolescence, Susannah was described as “squirrely,” and someone who wouldn’t amount to much. She lacked the focus and discipline she needed to excel in school but fortunately received the support she needed that would motivate her to apply herself. Susannah went on to achieve top marks and complete high school early. From this experience, she learned that “when people don’t believe in you, you may not achieve as much as you would when people do.”

Susannah completed her BA at the George Washington University and Masters at the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She followed in her father’s footsteps and began a career in the resources industry, which led her to work primarily in the US and Europe. However, the well-being of her two children encouraged Susannah to make the difficult decision of giving up her “dream job” in the Netherlands and returning to Canada.

In her current role, Susannah is responsible for leading the Environmental, Regulatory, First Nations and External Affairs functions for the LNG project. This year, she’s been recognized by Business in Vancouver with the Influential Woman in Business Award. She now considers BC to be home for the long term with her two children.
One of Susannah’s biggest life lessons – of which many of us can relate – was learning the importance of turning to her support network for help and guidance, particularly at times when she was most afraid to ask. “I have to admit that reaching out to people – wasn’t always easy.”

Thank You to our Amazing 2019 Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

Dixon Mitchell  Fasken  McNeill Nakamoto Recruitment Group   MLA Canada   Plum

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