Thursday, April 26, 2012

International Women's Day

One of the best things to come out of Snappy Socks has been the chance to share our story of business, dreams and adventures when I speak to groups.  I have been asked to speak to classrooms, at career fairs, the Kiwanis Club, Beta Sigma Phi and recently at the International Women's Day Celebration.

I love taking my daughter with me to see other women in leadership roles in the community.  Many women at this particular event were spiritual, political, cultural and community leaders from diverse backgrounds.  I was so honored to be able to share with them laughter and inspiration. Not to mention that Olivia and I got to eat cheesecake for supper!

Anne was the M.C. for the night and I appreciate her inviting me to speak. 

Cecile Blanke, a M├ętis woman from Swift Current who takes great pride in the traditions of her culture said a prayer at the event.  
The international choir sang. 

Pat Faulconbridge, Executive Director, Status of Women Office came all the way from Regina to bring greetings and a message of inspiration.  It was an honor for Olivia and I to meet her!

Sharon Dickie - Mayor of Shaunavon also spoke at the event and share a wonderful story of her families' trials, tribulations and triumph in Canada. 
 Now for my turn to tell about photography, raising 5 kids and Dragons' Den.   Patrick always tells me that I talk with my hands but now he has photographic evidence.  And this was toned down hand gestures!!  I had a great time and always love being a part of such positive events!  My next speaking engagement will be at the Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan in May.  If you would like me to speak and wave my arms at your event please email me at 

Celia entertained us with some tunes on the violin. 

Louise became a spontaneous audience participant with the spoons and the bones.  She also volunteered to take the pictures of me speaking. 
The appreciative and diverse crowd. 

Christine from Kiva was next up to share stories and songs from her travels around the world.  She had everyone laughing, singing and participating.

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