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Testimonial for Social Butterfly Club:


"Thanks for sharing... I guess we have all grown up through time and experience.  :)"


Dr. Vivian W. Lee  (aka:  Dr. Vi  -- value and integrity)
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"VALUE is about inspiring others to live a proactive life with wealth, freedom and harmony."
"INTEGRITY is about making the best decision that will give you peace of mind every day."

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"Hi Alice,
So wonderful to read your newsletter and learn about the work you are doing with DTES etc.
Loved Amanda Palmer’s video . I will share it on my ‘Ladner Community Kitchen’ Face Book Page.
Besides teaching my ‘Healthy Cooking Classes’, I too started the ‘Ladner Community Kitchen’ to feed the poor in my area as an extension of the South Delta Food Bank.
I also support a homeless couple – by providing them with food.
I have been looking for ways to get them affordable housing, as our Municipalities do not have the mandate to provide shelters!
I am wondering if you have any creative suggestions….
Good luck with your endeavours and keep up the good work!"
Jini Aroon
Jini’s Gourmet – Cooking Classes
Visit me on FB:
Tel: 604-940-9355
“Food is our lifeline to good health” – Jini Aroon

"Hi Alice,

Good story on Douglas Copland."

Ron Sangha
Tel: 604 876 5680 or Cell 604 644 4407


"Hey Alice, how’s your summer going so far? Any newsworthy events coming up? Your Social Butterfly newsletters are always interesting, the last one had a lot of good info."

Benjamin Yong
Freelance Writer
C: (604) 721-8151
Twitter: @b_yong

"July 22nd, 2014
Thank you for this excellent newsletter!!!"
James Dean Waryk


"Hi Alice:

Your river rafting trip looked like so much fun!!!

I made a short video of the Vancouver Pride Parade (2014). Please check it out and feel free to share it if you like it :)"

Gerald Chan


"Great Post Alice!  The best..."

Allan de la Plante


"Dear Alice,
I am very impressed of your achievement of your success of the Social Butterfly Club. I was living in Vancouver back in 2006 and have attended one of your events. I did have a brief chat with you that I was from London. I don't think you remember. But it does not matter. You can find my background in LinkedIn. As I have been living in Londn for the past 30  years and have worked and travelled all over in my younger days, I have built up a large network of social and business network worldwide. I am also very active in the networking world myself. I attend most of the networks in London and even know many of the founders going back the last 10 years. I am just wondering if you want to expand your network to London in whcih I can certainly help since I am an independent Consultant for the past 10 years.  
Do let me have your thoughts and let us start the dialogue if you are interested."  
Kind regards,

Alex Wan, BSc MBCS MIoD
Principal Consultant
Wan Consulting
Tel: +44 (0)7770 431 659
Skype: awan56
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"Good Day Alice,

Many thanks for your kind referral.

Baila has visited our workplace, and we had a good exchange of ideas.

I will have trips to building material shows in Italy and Poland Sept 15 - Oct 2, and consumer shows in Hong Kong & China Oct 12-Nov 2.

Talk soon"

Ian Cheng


"Hi Alice –
Wow. That is beautiful! Congratulations on the work you have done and the spiritual path you have found.
Your writing is really engaging and touching. Thank you for sharing."
Andrew Barber-Starkey, Master Certified Coach
Founder and President, The ProCoach Success System
604-983-8071 (direct) 


"Wow, what a lovely, inspirational personal journey; "From Doing to Being". Thank you so much for sharing it. You are such a beautiful person inside and out."

Let's have a coffee sometime soon and catch up!

Warm regards,

Lee  Johnson


"Thanks Alice for sharing your story.  I only wish I was able to say that I have come as far as you in finding your true self.  I have been on mother earth for almost 70 years and your note touched a few strings that I had learned over the years and I have only just realized a lot of these strings in the past few years.  I was just thinking the other day what I would have been like if the wisdom that you just shared had been with me in my mind and actions in my thirties.  I am so please to see such growth at such a young age.  Thanks again, as you have helped me sort out a few things with your note.  Hugs"

Barrie Briggs


"Hi Alice, I just wanted to send you a short note to say thank you for the honest, well-written words you generously shared with everyone about what you have been going through and your thoughts about life. It touched me. I "heard" you and appreciated what must have gone into putting all of those thoughts down(plus all the exploration you have gone through recently).  Thank you for sharing!" 

Karen Kraushaar :)


"Hello Alice

Thank you for sharing your story of growth with us.  I can relate to parts of it, figuring out who we are and what we should do is hard.  And you’re right - in many ways society works against our finding out.  I’m still figuring out “what I want to be when I grow up”, and I’m over 50! 

Thank you again, your struggle is inspiring.  Take care and enjoy your journey!"

Stuart DesBrisay  

"Hello Alice;

I loved your email and the sharing of your story and what you've been up too. I very much felt a connection with you when first we met at the VBN meetings and am sorry that timing did not allow for us to connect while I was living in Vancouver.

You are welcome to contact me at any time at 250 674-1743 if you have any questions or concerns that I can help you or someone you know with. If you are interested in a sample pack you may also contact the email provided. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it "

Best Wishes!
Jodie Dodd

Internationally Certified Advanced Clinical Skin Care Specialist
Internationally Certified Laser Technician
Internationally Certified Oncology Esthetics
Internationally Certified Medi-Spa Practitioner

250 674-1743
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"Hi Alice,
It is a great interview! Congratulation! 
I read both your emails. I am amazed what great connections and how much experiences do you have in your young age! Your writing is very interesting, therefore, I am not surprised that  you are invited to host so many different events. What makes your life very interesting. I would love if you could share some of your favourite events with me over a coffee.

I am looking forward meeting you soon.

Thank you in advance!"

Janka Melasova
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Cell: 778-885-7547Cheers,


"Love your info Alice, let me know if you ever need any live or recorded music."



"Hi Alice,

Thank you so much for passing on the opportunity for healers at our clinic today in your Social Butterfly Club Events Calendar!


Dr. Gabrielle Steinberg
Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Registered acupuncturist, Craniosacral Therapist
Harmony Family Wellness Centre


"Always a wonderful newsletter of juicy events!
Colleen Wynia
Lifestyle Wellness Counsel
o:  604.984.6202
c:  778.288.6202
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"Hi Alice! Love the new email!"

~Geoff Swannell


"Dear Alice: Thank you for your newsletter. I admire the way you write."

~Reg  Boaler


"Great newsletter!"

~Brad Kasselman, Coast Mountain Photography / Texas Creek Ranch


"Your opening regarding Dr. Sun Yat Sen reminded me that in another life I was able to spend time at his birth place visiting  their local Jr. High school.  Thanks for the trip down memory lane.  Build a fine weekend."

Nice format, Alice, plus great words of wisdom. Keep up the good work.  Bill
Bill Murphy
Western Sales Support Representative
UPS Supply Chain Solutions
Canada/U.S. Northern Border
Ph# 360-332-0165
Cell# 360-201-7987
Fax# 360-332-3248
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"Many thanks for the wonderful Christmas greeting/surprise, Alice!
Happy Holiday season to you, Dear!
I'm intrigued that you've been "cocooning" and look forward to your metamorphosis.
Thank you for the gingerbread men!  I certainly appreciate your brand of humor!  I chuckled aloud when I saw that!  Then I studied them!
That's a great message about being generous with love.  I am trying.  This year has been quite challenging for me in that department and I just trying to hang on to a bit of sanity."

~Wandi, S


"Wow!  The Stanley Jone story is powerful, awesome and sounds amazingly like mine.  I experienced growing up Black in America and it has forever coloured my world.  The great news is I survived and the bad news is so many other did not and are now either victims of self-loathing or dead.  Thank you for passing this story to me and making my day."
~Tom Jones


"Thank you for keeping me in the loop"
~Brad Sidjak

"Thanks for the newsletters every month, I do enjoy them."
~Amanda Shaw


"Thank you sweet Alice, for your generous mention of my upcoming event!
You are wonder-full :-))"
With love & gratitude,

"Thanks for sharing Eduardo's story- its fantastic and inspiring!"

~David Hogan


"Thanks for keeping me informing me what's happening around town and all the networking functions you were plugged into. not just the parties but also the business stuff." 
~Altaf Ebrahim 


"Great newsletter"
~Warren Walker


"You don't know, I was very happy to got your email every time."
~Cecilia Cuitenn


"Hello Alice,

By the looks of it you are doing well…Thank you for keeping me up to date…Much Appreciated…"

Alfred Esmeijer (Host)

A.E. Vancouver Private Tours & Charters Inc.
875 Terminal Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6A 2M9
T. (+1)778-388-6643
F. (+1)604-801-5557
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Twitter: @yvrprivatetours

“I have learned so much from you and have been inspired too many times to count.  I thank you a thousand times.  I am so glad that your company continues to grow and achieve new heights.  It reflects on your hard work and leadership that you able to generate this momentum.”
~Gerry Joly

“I’m also writing you to acknowledge how brave I think you are to say what you said in your newsletter… you’re an inspiration to me.”
~Warren Walker

“Thank you for you constant motivation and enthusiasm throughout the year. I always enjoy reading your emails. Regarding Membership Spotlight, great idea. I'm always amazed at your creativity and ability to work with people. Wow!”
~Dennis Bella
Dynamic DJ Services

“Back in 2006, I had just graduated from University and landed a job in the recycling industry as a business development manager. My CEO asked me to join certain networking groups and attend events where I could promote our business. One of the groups I found online was the Social Butterfly Club. I joined the mailing list and started to receive the newsletter. I soon realized that this job wasn’t for me but I really didn’t know what I wanted to do. In a leap of faith, I contacted Alice and reached out to her for help. At that time there were approximately 2500 people in her distribution list and I asked if she knew anyone looking for someone. Out of her good will, she responded and put me in touch with a business contact that was looking for someone to help them in their online marketing business. I started working with an online lead generation company and gained experience in a field I rather enjoyed. That experience landed me a job as a Project Manager in a leading Digital marketing company here in the lower mainland and I finally found a career that I enjoy. I am extremely grateful that she took the time to put me in touch with such great people that help launch my career. Thank you Alice!”
~Arif Ali
“your emails are very entertaining.  The way you write and what you reveal about yourself is almost like getting an email from a friend--very different from other industry letters!”
~Andrea Caldwell
Coroporate Sales, Hilton Metrotown

“Thanks you so much for including me on the list to receive The Social Butterfly Club Events Calendar. It really helps to keep up with so many events of all kinds, and because of you I have attended events I would not even have known about keep up the good work.”
~Bill Clennan, The Memory Man
Professional Speaker

“Thank you very much for all your emails. I really appreciate it. You are doing a fantastic job.”
~William Urrea
Marketing Director of I Sign Media

“I have to say that I really enjoy your e-mails and your business style.”
~Robert Skinner
President of Cap-It International

"Hi Alice,
Thank you for sharing your reference materials and notes. I found the brain based learning material very valuable and interesting.
Thanks again. And very best wishes."

~Neil Godin International Inc.
Business Training | Speaking | Consulting | Publishing <> 
Toll free USA / Canada: 1.800.563.IDEA (4332)
Vancouver area: 604.888.4570

"Hi Alice, Your latest memberspotlight issue was a blast, and you did a brilliant job interviewing Michael O'Shea."
 ~Andrew Annuar


"Dear Alice! We've only met briefly, once or twice, but I do enjoy your letters and the energy that flows from them.  But this April's monthly newsletter is the best yet: a WONDERFUL, thoughtful, honest, introspective essay. Much beyond just a newsletter. You have a real talent for writing and for ideas, not just for hard work. My prescription: work hard , but work  smart.

Best wishes, Alice, for love and life"

~James Dean
Professor of Economics
Simon Fraser University
G Robert Ross Distinguished Professor
Western Washington University
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+1 604 727 0893 


"Thank you Alice for your words of wisdom and reminders of the important things in life.  I really enjoyed reading this April's newsletter....there was a lot of depth!"


"Very lovely dedication to your Mom. it made me cry. hugs"
~Victoria Clement, Posh Entertainment :) 


"Alice, It was a great event, at a very cool venue.
I ought to hang out in Gastown more often.
The bar, the pianists, the artwork, the people: well done."
~Murray Johnston


"Hi Alice,
It was a pleasure to meet you again at the David Suzuki Foundation event this morning.  We last met two or three years ago at a networking event, and surprise, surprise, you put me on your mailing list (barry@
Your Social Butterfly newsletter is the only one I actually read all the way through.  I'm a generation or two removed from you, however I really enjoy…and appreciate…your take on life.  My business helps companies succeed and I wish I could take one tiny piece of credit for your success, however it's your attitude that determines your altitude, and you've got it spades.  Go, girl."
Barry Sharp, FCCA
AMA Management Ltd
Phone: 604 889-4199
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Your Business Is Our Business


"Hello Alice!  Nice to see you back in the Mix of things!  Do you feel, that this is more suited for you?  It sounds like it!  I very much enjoy your Newsletters!  They are Fantastically done!"

~Todd Dudas


" Thanks to Alice's thoughtful, selfless act and sincere generosity in referring us to a known supplier, or at least doing so once she happened to meet this
third party and immediately thought of our dilemna, I was able to finally achieve the necessary goal of moving forward on the upcoming Trade Show
/Seminar display in sufficient time !  Much appreciated !"

"Take real good care & 'bounce-back' real soon !  I know you are
missed 'out there'= you make a very real impact upon people and meaningful...
, already and you are needed !

You are loved more than you may ever know"

~Glenn Duxbury


"I've gotten, like, four different emails saying "hey, I saw that Alice!" she's a mover and shaker!
Thought I'd pass that along. Congrats on the Straight Profile. That doesn't come easy! Girl, you deserve it!"

~lorraine murphy
raincoaster media ltd
49 degrees latitude, 360 degrees attitude!  


"hi Alice,
Great newsletter! Thanks for sharing your myriad of activities -- you truly are a social butterfly.
It was terrific to see you at the Osborn Twins Benefit soiree.... Hope to see you again soon...."
~Mark Adams


"Hi Alice,
I've been on your mailing list for some time now and I always take the time to read your newsletters when they arrive in my inbox – thank you for sending out such informative and entertaining material. Also, as a proud Vancouverite, thank you for your energy and contagious enthusiasm about local events and businesses!"
~Tanya Bennett   


"Dear Alice,

That was an amazing interview you did with Tom Jones and I can't even tell you what an impact some of his words had on my life today. I actually did an action based on his words and it really worked out. Wow. Thank you."

Warm regards,

~ Ellen Huse

"Thanks for sharing that G20 story with your membership. Great piece, nicely done. It has been forgotten by too many Canadians.  We forget sometimes that our freedoms are not automatic and that we have to constantly fight to ensure they are not eroded.
See you tonight at the SBC Holiday Party!"
~Paul LeBlanc
FASTSIGNS® of Vancouver | Owner | This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
200-625 West Kent Ave, Vancouver, BC V6P 6T7
Phone: 604-327-3278 x 23 |  Fax: 604-327-3236| Send a File | FASTSIGNS Facebook

"Hi Alice,

Thanks so much for promoting two things very dear to me in this newsletter, Delvin's Permaculture intro and the Green Gala! You are one of the most thoughtful, considerate people I know! (and I think of you everytime I grind fresh pepper onto my food now :-) ).

Enjoy this beautiful fall day, and I will make sure to see you again soon!"

~Jordan Bober
Seedstock Community Currency

"Hi Alice

You may support me in my life by remaining part of it.

You are a remarkable and extraordinary person and I appreciate the positive energy you send out into the universe. Just keep on being you."

Cheers, my friend!
~Mike Bowerbank


Reach out to me anytime. You know me. I am always wanting to help wonderful people like you and special friends!  :I  You are always doing interesting stuff and also reaching out to help folks. I have some contacts, so let me make some contacts. For the next day I am busy, but if you wish, call me anytime."  



"Thank you Alice!!

You are on my personal guest list and I am looking sooo forward to seeing you!! Thank you for all the write ups! I really appreciate it."

~Maria Kritikos | Sales Advisor
Rennie & Associates Realty
51 East Pender Street
Vancouver, B.C.  V6A 1S9
t. 604. 681. 8898
f. 604. 681. 9899
c. 778. 389. 9195
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"Awesome, Alice -- I am so proud of you and what you stand for.   You're such an amazing woman."

~Lee Johnson


"Dear Alice:

Thank you for your newsletter, you are a good interviewer Alice!  Nice job with the Gary Wong interview.  I admire the way you write.
~Reggie Boaler


"HI Alice ZHOU: I enjoy your News Letters: I am living in Maple Ridge NOW Cell # is 604 -318- 0997.
Hope all’s well."
Talk soon
All the best
Jim King
~Jim King
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"Dear Alice;

You and I met only once but I have been receiving your Social Butterfly emails for probably three years now.
This time, I actually read it. (I'm not particularly interested in being part of the "who's who in Vancouver"). I am totally impressed. As a trauma counsellor I can only say "thank-you".

I believe, in short, you're saying "get over the past" (and that could take some work based on my experience) and live in the present.  Well done! You've made a contribution to mankind, and more specifically, Canadians who may not otherwise think about what you have written. I thought you did a terrific job of the articles and I'm sure someone will read it who otherwise may not have the awareness to think about these subjects.

I now spend most of my time in Fort McMurray, AB but get back to Vancouver as often as possible so you now know your emails reach the far north too! :)"

Thank you.
Warmest Regards,

~M. Joanne Macpherson, BCom, MA
Registered Clinical Counsellor


"Hi Alice –
I still get your regular emails – you have been very consistent with them.  Great job of getting the word out on these events!"

~Andrew Barber-Starkey


"Dear Alice,
Thanks for your newsletter,I enjoyed it so much.Get together some time.Happy New year!!"

Best regards

"Hey Alice:
Good newsletter!  I enjoyed getting to know you better through your self expose.  Vegetarianism is also a path well worth taking.  I did it for many many years, and only recently have started consuming a bit of meat that I get from my farm (I have a farm in Lillooet these days).  Take care, keep in touch.  Brad"
~Brad Kasselman
Managing Director
Coast Mountain Photography
T. 604-938-1468 - F. 604-938-1408
105-4122 Village Green, Whistler BC, V0N 1B4 - This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Last Updated ( Saturday, 18 July 2015 )
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