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Lee Ann Johnson

Creating Community Glue

PRESENTED ON JAN 20, 2012
IN GIBSONS @ VOL 1

Town Councillor, Lee Ann Johnson, talks about innovation and imagination in Gibsons, BC. Creativity is the incredible glue that holds the community together.
This presentation is in English.

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@ VOL 3 ON JUL 27, 2013

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@ VOL 1 ON AUG 27, 2013

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