Zodiac Chat Features Inspirational Speakers Heather Abbott, Aron Ralston, and Giuliana Rancic, November 6

CANADA AM's Beverly Thomson hosts speakers' series featuring influential leaders at Metro Toronto Convention Centre

TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - On Thursday, Nov. 6, Zodiac Chat welcomes three remarkable speakers to share their compelling stories of perseverance during the Zodiac Chat Fire Speakers Series. Taking place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Canada AM's Beverly Thomson hosts the event, taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre's John Bassett Theatre. The lineup of inspiration thought leaders includes:

Keynote Speaker Heather Abbott: One of the many people injured in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013, Abbott lost part of her leg that day, when she was going to meet friends for lunch and then watch racers cross the finish line. Abbott kicks off the event in high heels thanks to a special prosthetic, as she recounts her story of determination to reclaim her independence.

Aron Ralston: The outdoor adventurer and the inspiration behind the movie, 127 Hours, Ralston shares his harrowing tale of survival after being pinned by a boulder and amputating his right forearm with a dull knife while canyoneering in Utah. He has since written a book, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, that documents the life-changing event.

Giuliana Rancic: The U.S. television personality and entertainment journalist, best known for her work as the popular Co-Anchor of E! NEWS, shares her triumph over both infertility and breast cancer. The always-fashionable Rancic will regale the audience with her upbeat attitude in the face of health challenges that many women face.

Zodiac Chat is hosted by Beverly Thomson, Co-Host of CTV News' national morning newsmagazine CANADA AM. The motivational event will also feature a special question and answer session with Rancic. CANADA AM is also acting as the Exclusive Television Sponsor for the Zodiac Chat Fire Speakers Series.

"I am thrilled to host the Zodiac Chat Fire Speakers Series and to share the stage with these three resilient and inspirational individuals," said Thomson. "Without question, their stories will serve to inspire and encourage each person in attendance to live their lives to the fullest."

Additional Information:

Schedule of Events:

11 a.m. Opening remarks and introduction by host Beverly Thomson. Heather Abbott to follow with keynote address.

12:15 p.m. Closing for first "chat" – followed by an executive lunch.

1:15 p.m. Introduction of Aron Ralston

2:15 p.m. Introduction of Giuliana Rancic

2:10 p.m. Host question and answer session with Giuliana Rancic

3:15 p.m. Closing remarks

4 p.m. VIP Chat Lounge - Guests will have a chance to meet and speak with the host and speakers.

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About Zodiac Chat Series "Hear stories that will change the way you look at life forever."
Zodiac Chat is a speaker series focusing on the individuals that have influenced our world. An event hosted by Zodiac Events Inc. a corporation dedicated to the development of events that help to entertain, explore, and experience our world. Our goal is to bring elements of life to our audience – driving, motivating, and encouraging them. Each chat focuses on topics related to independent themes- Fire, Earth, Air, Water. For more information go to zodiacevents.com

SOURCE: Zodiac Chats

For further information: Media Contact: For interviews and photographs of the guest speakers, contact Noelle Aune, 403.861.1982 or njaune@telus.net

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