You will be delighted to listen to, be informed by, and catch inspiration from our distinguished speakers.
Music Director & Conductor
A highly skilled musician experienced in conducting a wide variety of repertoire with an innovative audience presentation, Rosemary Thomson is currently in her sixteenth season as Music Director of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra. Under her leadership, the orchestra has blossomed and OSO audiences have grown to unprecedented levels. In addition to conducting the OSO, she is also Co-conductor with Dennis Colpitts of the OSYO and founded and conducts the current iteration of the Okanagan Symphony Chorus. In 2020, Rosemary was named Artistic Director for Opera Kelowna.
OSO Website: https://okanagansymphony.com/music-director/
Documentary Film Producer
Alison’s work as an award winning documentary producer and combat camera person in Afghanistan provides her with frontline insight into the importance of humanitarian aid. She is an advocate for women, youth and refugees. Alison has helped White Rock Rotary, and other donors, resettle Afghan families in the USA and Canada.
In 2022 Alison was a Rotary Peace Fellow at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.