GenNext Signature Event


Join us for SQUARE PEG, ROUND HOLE – brought to you by GenNext. Expect the unexpected at our inaugural signature event that will have you pushing past taboo.

Delve deeper into vital mental health issues in our community with keynote speaker Jason MacKenzie who will share his powerful story of persistence and speak about why vulnerability is key to releasing the strength and courage within us all. Jason is a survivor of his wife’s battle with bipolar disorder and subsequent suicide and has overcome a decade-long battle with alcohol.

Local musician Amelia Waud will entertain you as you snack on hors d’ouevres, sip a beverage, snap a photo in the GenNext photo booth, and network with other community advocates.  Come prepared to bid on our silent auction, with all proceeds igniting possibility for United Way funded programs and services.

PLUS, get involved with causes important to you!

Agency and organizational partners aligned with mental health and wellness will be armed with tangible actionables and volunteer opportunities for you to discover!  Square Peg, Round Hole is your one-stop-shop to learn, combat stigma, and climb aboard the critical mental health movement with local non-profits.

When: March 23, 2017

Where: Goodwill Industries- 255 Horton Street, London

Program:    6:30 PM: Doors Open

                    7:00 PM: Silent Auction, Live Music, Food & Beverage Service by Edgar & Joes, Agency Fair

                    8:00 PM: Keynote Speaker Jason MacKenzie

                    8:45 PM: Call to Action & Open Forum

                    9:00 PM:  Farewell & Silent Auction Close

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Join us this year for a fantastic evening and help support this worthwhile cause.

You can also donate directly to the event if you cannot attend.

Here is our event poster please download and print it off.

Jason MacKenzie | Keynote Speaker


Jason MacKenzie is an expert on peak human performance. He’s a father, speaker, author and coach. He teaches audiences around the world how cultivating vulnerability will liberate the strength, wisdom and courage we already possess.

He is a survivor of his wife’s battle with bipolar disorder and subsequent suicide and has overcome a decade-long battle with alcohol. When he stopped running from grief and fear he became the husband and father his family deserves.
Learn more here.

Ameila Waud | Entertainment


At only four years old, Amelia Waud’s musical career began and has grown over the years. Starting with piano, this young multi-talented musician took up drums in grade four and has since added violin, guitar and ukulele to her repertoire. After taking a break from music to focus on her studies, Amelia has fallen back in love with music again. “Last year, I picked up my guitar again, I started to sing and write my own music, and now… it’s really the only thing I think about. I’m just in love with it.”

Her Indie-Alternative sound has been compared to artists like The Lumineers, Nick Drake, Lucy Dacus and Ed Sheeran. Prepare to be captivated by Amelia’s unique sound that while soothing, is truly unforgettable.

Amelia is excited to be a part of GenNext’s inaugural signature event. She is proud to perform at an event where those in attendance share an interest in topics that concern her and her peers.

Amelia looks to find new inspiration for her music as she ventures to India for a year-long exchange. Watch for Amelia’s new album set to release on SoundCloud after the summer.

See a sneak preview here.

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