Join us for an evening to celebrate these dynamic women as they share their insights and stories in this health and wellness themed evening.
The evening will include a wine reception, BBQ, the speaker series, silent auction and a golf demonstration by Mackenzie Tour professionals.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 31
EDMONTON COUNTRY CLUB
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Jennifer Martin, Host ATB Financial Evening FORE the Ladies
Jennifer Martin is an Alberta based media professional who has been both in executive leadership and before that, in front of the camera as a news anchor with City TV, Cisn Country 103.4 FM and Alberta Primetime on CTV Two.
When suicide touched her family she became a public speaker on the issue throughout western Canada. She is currently the Volunteer Chair of the Alberta Critical Incident Advisory Council, which supports a non-profit volunteer peer support network for first responders and other public service personnel.
Kat Boehm, Bliss YogaSpa, Moving Mindfully
Kat discovered and began sitting silent retreats in 1997. She has spent time in India, Burma and the United States on extended silent retreats with renowned teachers in different Buddhist lineages. Kat constantly evolves and deepens her practice of mindful awareness meditation through study, retreats and the continual support of her teachers and community of practitioners. Most recently she has been trained and certified in Cognitive Based Therapy.
The practice of meditation is a gradual process towards the mind’s natural state of clarity and ease. It is a practice that requires care and curiosity, developing a compassionate understanding of our human life and the possibility to live with awareness and contentment.
Candace Fehr, Co-Chair, Family Advisory Council, CASA
Candace Fehr is a parent and caregiver, with lived experiences of Alberta’s youth mental health systemic care. Her work with CASA, as co chair, for the Family Advisory Council resonates with her desire to see families regarded as integral & sought after assets, towards whole family wellness.
As a professional, Candace is a social worker & encounters many community families whose struggles in child/youth mental health systemic care, mirrored her own. Candace wholeheartedly believes that as parents, “when we know better, we do better.”
Jacqueline Jacek, JACEK Chocolate Coutour
People don’t disagree with Jacqueline Jacek when she says that she has one of the best jobs in the world as a ‘Cocoanista’- a chocolate designer. The concept was created when she couldn’t decide whether to become a fashion designer or a chocolatier, so combined the two to create her dream job.
Like fashion, JACEK launched seasonal collections to that are a treat to the eyes and the taste buds, and has recently launched the Fabric Collection which is their inaugural bean-to-bar line. JACEK Chocolate Couture was started late in 2009 in a basement in Sherwood Park, and now includes a production facility, three retail boutiques (Sherwood Park, Edmonton and Canmore), and an online store.
Though they are committed to innovation, artistry and the best ingredients, their quest is ultimately to spread joy through fine, fashionable chocolate.
Laurie Plouffe, Propel Physio
After working in private practice for 6 years, Laurie opened her first physical therapy clinic in South Edmonton in 2008. Since then she has expanded to 2 physical therapy clinics specializing in sports injury and functional assessment and has recently opened Propel Performance Institute, an 11,000 square foot state of the art facility.
Propel Performance Institute brings to life a decade old evolving vision of a facility that encompasses injury treatment and rehab processes all the way to high performance training all based in the philosophy that excellent performance is linked to excellent human movement. Propel has this new concept at its core – an integrating collaboration between health care professionals, performance coaches, and technical coaches to create an environment for clients to thrive at their physical best, whether they are high performing athletes or average people looking for their personal advantage.