Former first lady Michelle Obama to speak in Victoria B.C.

Former first lady Michelle Obama to speak in Victoria B.C.
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Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, seen here in a file photo, is coming to Victoria on March 31.

Former first lady Michelle Obama is coming to the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria in March.

On March 31 at 7 p.m., Michelle Obama will participate in a moderated conversation at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

“The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce is very proud to welcome former First Lady Michelle Obama to Victoria. She is an inspiring leader and role model to so many.  And because of her strong values and true convictions, she continues to drive important change in society,” Catherine Holt, CEO, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce said in a statement.

Michelle Obama was the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She has led four initiatives: Let’s Move!, to address the challenge of childhood obesity; Joining Forces, to support veterans, service members and their families, Reach Higher, to inspire young people to seek higher education; and Let Girls Learn, to help adolescent girls around the world go to school.

In 2018, she published her memoir, Becoming, which sold more copies than any other book published in the United States in 2018, achieving that status in just 15 days and instantly rising to the #1 slot on the New York Times Best Sellers list.

Last year, Michelle Obama stopped at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena as one of the book tour stops in Canada.

Michelle Obama was born on January 17, 1964. She married Barack Obama in 1992. They currently live in Washington, DC and have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.

The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce said Obama is well known for transforming the first lady position and “becoming a role model, champion and inspiration for women, families, and so many people across America and around the world.”

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m.

. CHEK is proud to welcome Michelle Obama to Victoria. The Former first lady is participating in a moderated conversation event on Tuesday, March 31 at 7 p.m. at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Find out how you can win tickets to see Michelle Obama by watching CHEK News at 5 p.m. tonight 


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