Lynn has a crazy amount of energy, strength and enthusiasm that I admire. A while back I thought myself to be in good shape, that was until Lynn showed me up big time at the climbing gym. Conversations with her are real, she is a true connector, making introductions or pushing you into the right direction. For over a decade Lynn and Sam Sullivan hosted dinner gatherings where they would invite people to speak one by one about their passion. This is the origins of the much larger Sam Sullivan Public Salon that Lynn is the Program Manager for.
What does passion mean to you? Joy of life; joy of living; people
What is your most meaningful passion? I love bringing people together and connecting them to like minded people. They may not have originally known each other, and I like to see the relationships that develop afterwards.
How are you fulfilling this passion? Through Sam’s public salons, we like to bring together a group of speakers that would not normally be together in the same room. We then just kind of see what happens out of those relationships; and then between the audience and speakers.
What moment in your life influenced you? When Sam was mayor, it was such a privilege to hang out with him on the sidelines. We met so many diverse people from the city, and it just makes you more aware of what a great place we live in. We are so lucky and fortunate to be living in Vancouver and British Columbia, especially at this time.
What motivates you to continue? We just keep on meeting so many people that we want to introduce at public salons that Vancouver hasn't even heard about or know. We want to continue building strong community through conversations, ideas, learning and education.
What moment do you lose yourself? One to one conversations or meetings with our speakers, that’s great I just completely lose track of time and the day is gone. I love the one to ones.
How does your passion connect you to society? I feel like we are getting closer to the community with these events.
“We want to continue building strong community through conversations, ideas, learning and education.”
- l.c. zanatta