Ladies night

FEAT Canada, described by organizers as "the ultimate armchair adventure series," is back for 2013 with an exciting lineup of local adventurers ready to take the stage to offer insight into their outdoor experiences.

FEAT Canada is an acronym for Fascinating Expedition & Adventure Talks and presenters are given a seven-minute time limit, similar to the pecha kucha events, to tell their story.

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This year's event is being held Friday, March 8 at Vancouver's Rio Theatre at 7: 30 p.m. Seven of the nine people scheduled to give talks are women out of respect for International Women's Day, which is being marked that day, and a portion of event proceeds will be donated to a local women's charity.

Those taking the stage include: Ellie Greenwood, a world-renowned ultramara-thoner; Lena Rowatt, a back country skier; Robin O'Neill, an extreme adventure photographer; Lina Augatis, an elite stand up paddle boarder; Aimee Dunn, a mountain biker; Sarah Jamieson, founder of RUN4ACAUSE; Jen Segger, an adventure racer and endurance athlete; Kris Holm, a mountain unicycling pioneer; and Simon Whitehead, who biked across South America. Expedition rower Paul Gleeson will serve as the evening's MC.

Sean Verret, producer and director of FEAT Canada, said in a written statement that it's fantastic to have so many great speakers from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island at this year's event. He feels lucky to have been able to put together a lineup that's rich in inspiration as well as motivation and expects the night to once again, prove "magical and dynamic."

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