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Prizes to be Won after every presentation 2 lucky winners for all draws
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Saturday March 2

10:40 AM - 10:50 AM 

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Lizy Gipson

Dance Fitness with Lizy

The Instructor Team at Dance Fitness with Lizy share her passion to move people with joy, laughter, and fun. We create a community environment in our classes to warmly welcome students when they enter the studio, wherever they are on their fitness journey or experience in a dance fitness class. There are ZERO mistakes in our class and ZERO judgement, including of yourself. The mirror is a reflection of the incredible person you are, not any perceived imperfections you have of yourself.

11:00 AM - 11:30 PM 

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Dr. Morgan Watson

A Migraine is Not a Headache

Personalized Approach to Migraine and Headache Treatment

Join us for an insightful lecture on understanding and treating migraine and headaches. Led by Dr. Morgan Watson DC, This lecture will help you discover the differences between these conditions and explore effective treatment options. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights into managing migraine and headaches effectively

11:45 PM - 12:15 PM 

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Barb Ashmead & Ellen Suettler

Have you encountered a Service Dog team in public before?

There are some important etiquette rules to remember when in the presence of a working team.  Join Barb Ashmead with service dog Ziva and Ellen Suettler with service dog Tui. The demonstrate will include the work they do and teach some important etiquette rules to remember when in the presence of a working team, and learn the many reasons people need service dogs.

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 

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Elizabeth Brown, Author - Reading

TOXIC! The Big Bad Wolf is NOT a Fairy Tale

In this reading by author Elizabeth Brown she revelas what made her wait decades before uncovering the details of her story. It took tremendous strength, courage, and heart conviction for her to share her experiences finally. Elizabeth will share a short chapter with the audience.

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM 

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Julie Briere

The Art of Tempering Chocolate

Join our chocolate wizard as they unveil the secrets of mastering the art of chocolate tempering. Dive into the delicious science of melting, cooling, and reheating chocolate to create that perfect texture and look.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Dr. Cameron McCrodan

Reading Problems, Dizziness, Concussion & Difficulty Driving at Night

Sound familiar? All can be caused by problems with how your eyes and brain work together.  80% of struggling readers have problems with how their eyes track and move. 90% of people still suffering after a concussion have vision sensitivities that are overlooked. Join Dr. Cameron McCrodan to learn about the functional parts of vision that matter for your life, health and performance. Even if you don't suffer with the above, you'll learn about why some glasses cause symptoms, and how to advocate for your best care.

Learning goals: How vision plays a roll in conditions such as, concussion, dyslexia, adhd, dizziness, screen sensitivities and falls in seniors. How to advocate for your own care.

2:45 - 3:15

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TBA

3:30 - 4:00

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Captain Tammy Ng

Today's Women in the Canadian Armed Forces

A discussion of the role of women in the Canadian Armed Forces past, present and future in order to demonstrate the opportunities for women today and tomorrow. 

SUNDAY March 3
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10:25 AM - 10:30 AM 

Lizy Gipson

Dance Fitness with LIzy

The Instructor Team at Dance Fitness with Lizy share her passion to move people with joy, laughter, and fun. We create a community environment in our classes to warmly welcome students when they enter the studio, wherever they are on their fitness journey or experience in a dance fitness class. There are ZERO mistakes in our class and ZERO judgement, including of yourself. The mirror is a reflection of the incredible person you are, not any perceived imperfections you have of yourself.

BIO: Owner and lead instructor Lizy took her first class in August 2011 and fell in LOVE with Zumba®! 3 months later, she became an instructor in November to inspire and motivate others to get moving and bring joy to their lives through dance and fitness. Through Zumba® Lizy has lost over 80 lbs, resolved her Type 2 diabetes and lowered her blood pressure where it no longer had to be treated.

By day she is an IT Admin, mom, grandmother, and cat mom of 5. She also owns a crystal company and believes that we change the world one person at a time ♥

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10:40 AM - 11:10 AM 

Gina Martin

Youth aDAPT: Introduction to understanding Diversity 

Youth aDAPT was created for youths to gain experience and awareness about people living with both apparent and non-apparent disabilities.
This age-appropriate program fosters compassion, empathy, and dignity as youths gain awareness of how challenging everyday tasks can be for others.
Emphasis is placed on language being a powerful tool that can be used to build each other up or tear each other down. Youths are encouraged to consider their chosen words and the impact of those words on others.

No two people do things the same way - even if they have the same diagnosis. We are all unique individuals who are good at some things and not as good at others.

People living with a disability learn alternative ways to aDAPT to their surroundings; not everyone’s body or brain works the same.

In teaching youths about people living with disabilities, Diverse Abilities Programs and Training (aDAPT) strives to remove barriers to equality, creating a future that is more equitable and accessible to all.

BIO: The onset of progressive blindness 30+ years ago spurred me to educate myself on how I could live a full life without full vision. Meaningfully sharing this knowledge with others in a manner that promotes kindness, equality, dignity, and our humanity is my mission.

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11:22 AM - 11:55 PM 

Jessica Cerato

Numerology:  The Power of Numbers and YOU!

Do you notice numbers everywhere you look - clocks, license plates, receipts?  Curious about what they mean and what messages they are sending your way?  Do you want to understand yourself and others more deeply? 
Join Jessica Cerato, Certified Numerologist and Energy Strategist, for an interactive presentation which will have you looking at numbers, and yourself, in a whole new light! Discover the science, math, and magic of Numerology and how it can unlock your life's potential and purpose. 

BIO: Former corporate executive turned intuitive healer, Jessica Cerato has been immersed in numbers for decades. As a Certified Master Numerologist and Energy Strategist, she translates the energy of dates, numbers, and patterns into everyday language to help you feel more confidence and joy. Jessica offers personal readings, numerology courses, and energy strategy to clients around the world. When she’s not playing with numbers, you can find her with her family in the forest, by the ocean, or dancing in her kitchen in North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada.  
You can learn more about your unique gift to the world with her free resource at www.jessicacerato.com/freegift  

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12:00 PM - 12:20 PM 

Emily Liebech - Love U Designs

Love U Designs Summer Dress

Our models will showcase the different ways you can wear Love U Design Dresses!

BIO: Emily is the owner of Love U Designs and believes all women deserve to feel beautiful no matter their age or size.

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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 

Cheryl Anderson - Rack Fashions

Watch as our 5 models show off some of Rack Fashions looks. And don't forget to check out their nails by Rejuvenations Wellness Spa.

BIO:Cheryl Anderson is the owner of Rack Fashions, a Women's Clothing Boutique, offering current, comfortable and affordable fashions.

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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 

Terry-Lynn Hemmerling

Access Your CALM Anywhere Anytime

Nourish Your Nervous System ~ Find Your Calm

Join us today to gain a few POWERFUL tools to navigate stress, overwhelm, anxious thoughts, troubling relationships, and fear of the news (to name just a few stressors we face today), in real-time. Learn how to use the most precious tool you have access to 24/7 to regulate your nervous system: your body. Leave the presentation knowing that you can locate your peace no matter what is happening around you. Be encouraged that CALM is present and available to ALL humans. Leave with a booklet filled with resources to support your calm mind and peaceful body TODAY. Come and Nourish your Nervous System with me.

BIO:   Terry-Lynn assists people access their calm, sleep better, and handle anxious thoughts and life situations through powerful practices that are easily accessible to ALL HUMANS. Offering group yoga/meditation classes, and one-to-one to support folks who are feeling stuck with issues that are not addressed in a group class. Creating intentional and actionable steps to help people move forward in an easeful way to live the beautiful life they were meant to live is what Terry-Lynn calls her "JAM".

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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM 

Hounaida Bellasfar

Emplowering Women: How to Release Guilt & Live Authentically

Uncertainty, sudden unemployment, the lack of information, the loss of control, and the loss of love create chronic emotional stress that affects our health. Those who experienced high levels of internal stress since early childhood may feel disconnected, anxious, and unsafe. Choosing to find the gold in the dark is valuable to our healing. The insight into ourselves will bring forth the transformation, the inner peace, and the lightness that occur within. And when it happens, our life transforms easily, bringing forth prosperity and satisfaction

BIO: Author of “I Am the Energy of Trust, Acceptance, and Power: An Inspiring Invitation to Transformation, Joy, and Love”. She is a Grief Recovery Specialist, helping her clients move through and beyond the loss of their relationships with their loved ones, health, work, and themselves.
What she stands for is: Connecting People to their Essence. Inspiring them to create their Dreams and find Freedom in any given context.
When she’s not fulfilling her passion, she is taking care of her family, and her animals and traveling the world with her partner.

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3:15 PM - 3:45 PM 

Narissa Young

Resonance and why it’s the key to unlocking your sonic superpowers

Sound Healing education with tuning forks and Vibroacoustic Therapy mini sessions. Everything is vibration, some of it is sound. Explore the possibilities of deeper listening to identify what’s vibrating around you, in you and for you. Or is it? Start by becoming sound aware. Recognise. Clarify. Amplify.

BIO: Sound Healing education with tuning forks and Vibroacoustic Therapy mini sessions.
Nanaimo musician & certified sound therapist Narissa Young showcases these elegant & effective tools of transformation and healing.
Tuning forks by Biosonics & Ohm Therapeutics are featured as well as a small selection of sound healing books.

Narissa is a confident presenter with a creative mind. Her offerings are extending into Wellness Retreats with the first one in Greece in June 2024.
In Nanaimo the Sea of Sound studio with vibroacoustic table is active year round with one on one sessions, winter offerings include tuning fork workshops as well. Possibilities are endless as she explores the therapeutic use of voice, vibroacoustics, tuning forks, drums, bowls, chimes…. in an effort to connect, restore and hold space for true healing with sound.

"I see sound as nutrition... we can make a conscious choice about using it and become more aware of how our sound environment affects us, to the benefit of our health." NY

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4:00 - 4:10 PM 

Lizy Gipson

Dance Fitness with Lizy

BIO: Lizy took her first class in August 2011 and fell in LOVE with Zumba®! 3 months later, she became an instructor in November to inspire and motivate others to get moving and bring joy to their lives through dance and fitness. Through Zumba® Lizy has lost over 80 lbs, resolved her Type 2 diabetes and lowered her blood pressure where it no longer had to be treated. Her goal is to show that fitness is a journey and dancing your way there is great for your physical and mental health.

Lizy is licensed to teach Zumba®, Zumba® Toning, Zumba® Gold, Zumba® Gold Toning, Zumba® Kids – Kids Jr and BollyX LIT (Low Impact Training). Owning Dance Fitness with Lizy has allowed students to become instructors, be mentored and teach classes in the community. Community minded, she promotes Peace Love Zumba® and believes that there is an instructor style for every student. Keep exploring classes until you find the ones you love!

By day she is an IT Admin, mom, grandmother and cat mom. She runs a crystal company and believes that we change the world one person at a time ♥

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