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Falardeau keynote speaker at upcoming conference

A Calgary woman who was badly burned as a child who speaks on self esteem and appearance issues is the keynote speaker at an upcoming conference.

Author and motivational speaker Kelly Falardeau, who suffered relentless bullying growing up after burns afflicted 75 per cent of her body, will close the second annual Soroptomist International Mother Daughter conference on Saturday.

Other presentations will cover bullying, self confidence, social networking, dating violence and safety, drugs, mental health and healthy relationships.

The conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Eastview Middle School in Red Deer.

The event is sponsored by Soroptimist International of Central Alberta, a chapter of the worldwide women’s service organization.

Girls attend the conference free while adult registration is $20. That includes lunch, snacks and refreshments.

Pre-registration is required by calling or emailing Rachel Ewen at 403-342-7500 or



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