Melody Thomas Scott is an American actress best known for playing the dynamic and engaging Nikki Newman on The Young and the Restless. Scott has been considered an icon in the soap opera genre, and has earned herself a respectable place in the Y&R history books for her three-decade-long portrayal of the captivating character. In 1979, at the age of 23, Scott was cast as the young Nikki Reed, who would later evolve into one of the show’s most important characters. Over time, the character reformed and became an integral part of Genoa City society, marrying the powerful Victor Newman and boosting their union to “supercouple” status. Nikki is not only seen as a loving wife and devoted mother, but also a powerful businesswoman and socialite. In real life, Scott is married with three kids and lives in Beverley Hills with her family.
This is the very first time that Melody will be appearing in Abbotsford! Catch her on the West Coast Women's Show Main Stage Sunday, Oct. 27 at 1 pm.
Sherry grew up in Toronto working closely with her father, home improvement guru Mike Holmes. When she was just 16-years-old she began working behind-the-scenes of Holmes on Homes®and at the office of her father's company. Then in 2008 Sherry decided to strap on her own tool belt and travelled to New Orleans to help build a hurricane- and flood-resistant home for a victim of Hurricane Katrina. While there she learned about green and sustainable construction and the importance of incorporating innovative systems that help increase a home's energy efficiency. Since then she has been a permanent member of Mike's Crew, first on Holmes Inspection and now on Holmes Makes It Right, cultivating her skills as a framing and tiling pro.On and off the jobsite, Sherry Holmes continues to change the face of Canada's skilled trades workforce, demonstrating that women can do just as well or better than any man working in the industry.
Sherry will be appearing on the Do-It-Herself Home Improvement Stage in the Home & Interior Décor Zone – the only Fall Home Show at TRADEX!
Do-It-Herself Home Improvement Stage, sponsored by General Paint. Sherry Holmes — Saturday, October 26 at 1pm and 3:45pm, and Sunday, October 27 at noon and 2pm.
White Spot's Executive Chef Chuck Currie will be on the Kitchen Theatre stage on Saturday, October 26, sharing some of his own restaurant-worthy tips and tricks and inspiring visitors to make delicious comfort food and healthy alternatives in their own homes. Chuck Currie is a legend in his own right and has inspired some of the most delectable food White Spot has to offer, including many of the mouth-watering burgers that have made White Spot one of BC's favourite restaurants for years.
Kitchen Theatre - Saturday, October 26 at 3 pm.
KELITA is a 5 times Juno nominee, singer/songwriter, speaker and comedienne, justice advocate and TEDx alumni whose multi talents and compassion for women bring hope, inspiration and fun!
Kelita is a multi-award winning, singer, songwriter, inspirational speaker and comedienne who has been writing and performing her whole life. These gifts have given Kelita a life line throughout a personal history of tragedy and pain. With her indomitable spirit Kelita has met her own personal challenges- abuse, death, divorce and betrayal with unshakable optimism, deep faith, and a sense of humour! Courageously weaving her story and music Kelita encourages others to face their own deep dark secrets, discard their pain ridden disguises and find the strength to overcome. She finds great reward in mentoring people from all walks of life, inspiring them on their own journey of healing. Kelita is also a compassionate champion for survivors of childhood sexual abuse and has founded and directed advocacy and fundraising projects for the restoration of children in Cambodia.
Main Stage - Friday, October 25 at 3:00 pm and Saturday, October 26 at 3:30 pm
What you wear says a lot about who you are. This season’s style is all about letting your personality shine through: Layer up for fall, accentuate your assets and express the real you with our 2013 collection of ideas. Have fun with fashion, and make the most of everything you have to offer! This season and this Show will inspire, with bold looks, dramatic shapes and an incredible palette of colours. An exciting lineup of looks from local designers and well-known brands will help you rock your own style like never before!
Main Stage - All 3 days of the show
Main Stage Special Performances
This year, the West Coast Women’s Show’s Main Stage will be home to some incredibly talented and entertaining local performers. This new showcase of community talent will feature some of the best dance, singing, fashion, music and more. Performances include:
Enjoy a beautiful performance by long-time dance team Andrew and Magda, founders of Dancing for Dessert Studio. From a small trial program, the studio has grown to become the ballroom dancing destination for Langley and the Fraser Valley with a team of nine instructors and thousands of students served. Their many accomplishments include being the inaugural dance team on the Queen Mary II cruise ship and being named Ohio Star Ball Rising Star finalists – but their proudest accomplishment is being able to teach and share their passion for ballroom and latin dancing. This is a stunning and passionate performance you won’t want to miss!
Main Stage - Saturday, October 26 at 6:15 pm.
Elias Tyson Venegas is a seven-year-old Port Moody resident and recent winner of this year’s PNE Star Showdown competition, which has helped launch the careers of superstars like Michael Bublé and Carly Rae Jepsen. In his performance, Venegas wowed the crowd with his jazzy and soulful rendition of “Route 66” and became the youngest person ever to win the decades-old talent contest.
Main Stage - Saturday, October 26 at 5:15 pm
Visitors to the West Coast Women’s Show will be treated to a breathtaking demonstration of classical Chinese dance, featuring two local students of the tradition, Linda Lei and Cathy Zhang, who have been trained at Fei Tian Academy of Arts California. The performance will be accompanied by a presentation about the world-renowned Shen Yun Performing Arts company based in New York. The performance is a showcase of traditional Chinese culture and history, blending the elegance of classical dance with acrobatic athleticism and melodic music.
Main Stage - Saturday, October 26 at 3 pm.
Motivational speaker Josh Wood doesn’t just tell his story—he walks, talks, lives and breathes it every day of his life. The Australian was born on a Friday the 13th in 1981, and from the moment he could move he was active. Graduating from high school, Josh decided to pursue his dreams of becoming a professional snowboarder. That dream came to a crashing halt when an aerial snowboard jump he attempted went terribly wrong.
The impact of crashing to the ground changed Josh’s destiny in a split second: he instantly became a quadriplegic at C5, C6, C7 and T1. The medical team's prognosis was - "Josh would never get out of bed, so catastrophic was his cord damage, he had less than 3% chance of any recovery." From there, Josh started to live, breathe and be the message that he would ultimately share with the world. Well over a decade later, wherever he goes, Josh brings his message and inspires scores of people in similar situations and people from all walks of life facing any number of challenges.
Josh Wood is a published author, motivational speaker, inspirational candidate for self-healing and a man with a simple message for the world: Never Give Up!
Main Stage - Sunday, October 27 at 4:30 pm.
Dr. Haneef Alibhai graduated from McGill Medical School and is the medical director of md cosmetic & laser clinic in Abbotsford and Port Moody, BC. He is Past-President of the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine. He is a clinical instructor for the UBC Faculty of Medicine and is a faculty member of the National Security of Cosmetic Physicians and the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine. He has written articles in several aesthetic magazines and journals and frequently appears in the media as an expert in aesthetic medicine. Dr. Alibhai has been training physicians and dentists on various applications in aesthetic medicine since 2002 and has trained over 1,000 doctors worldwide. He is an internationally recognized speaker and author in the field of aesthetic medicine.
Main Stage - Friday, October 25 at 5:15 pm and Saturday, October 26 at 1:30 pm.
Alyson Jones has been practicing counseling psychology for over 20 years. She holds an MA in counselling psychology, is President of her own company and operates a large private counselling centre, Alyson Jones & Associates (www.alysonjones.ca), which has gathered an exceptional team of therapists that are all committed to M.O.R.E. in their own lives and bringing M.O.R.E. outstanding service to a variety of clients.
Her book, M.O.R.E. A New Philosophy for Exceptional Living, is honest, entertaining and offers the true goods on how to achieve an exceptional life. The M.O.R.E. philosophy will help you recognize opportunities and make true movement in your life. This is your life and it is time to cut through the fluff and find your own calling, which is the path to an exceptional life.
Main Stage - Saturday, October 26 at 12:45 pm and Sunday, October 27 at 12:15 pm.
Speakers & Stage Presentations - Women's Health
Please see Stage Schedules for show times
Andrew Raines is an advocate for clean, plant-based sports nutrition and is a former competitive kickboxer and soccer player. As a coach and trainer, Andrew thrives on seeing people boost their performance with plant-based power. He’s a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and has a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell and the T. Colin Campbell Foundation.
Hormones are powerful messengers regulating thousands of functions in the body. Learn how hormones affect everyone and how to keep them balanced for optimal health. Lorna is Canada’s leading women’s natural health expert. She has twice been named one of Canada’s top one hundred female entrepreneurs and in 2009 was the recipient of the Canadian Health Food Association’s prestigious Hall of Fame Award.
Dr. Art Hister, a full time “media doctor” since 1991, has worked as a health analyst for BBC Radio in the UK, CBC radio, CBC TV, and CBC Newsworld, as well as the Corus Radio Network.
He is currently a daily health analyst for BCTV’s Global TV News, and a health columnist for several publications and web sites as well as the author of two Canadian medical best-sellers.
He has been a consultant for the BC government (but then so has nearly everyone who’s lived long enough) and is currently a consultant to several health and wellness organizations including the BC Alzheimer Society and the Tapestry Foundation, for which he consults on issues affecting aging.
His proudest achievement, though, is his wonderful family: his wife, Phyllis Simon, owner of Vancouver Kidsbooks to whom he has been married for 43 years (tied to for over 46 years, however), his two fabulous sons, Jonah and Tim, his equally fabulous daughter-in-law, Aviva, and the newest additions, his gorgeous, talented, smart, amazingly athletic and utterly captivating 25-month-old genius granddaughter, Masha, who luckily takes after her grandma, not her grandpa, and his soon to be just as fantastic 10-month old grandson, Henry.
Dr. Paul Zickler graduated from the faculty of medicine at the University of Western Ontario in 1972. With over forty years of experience as a doctor, Dr. Zickler has acquired a plethora of roles, ranging from emergency physician, founding Doctor Solve Healthcare Solutions, director of the IPA-BC (International Pharmacy Association of British Columbia), associate professor of emergency medicine with the University of British Columbia, founding member of CIPA (Canadian International Pharmacy Association), Director of Professional Programs for the Justice Institute of British Columbia, and was a principal investigator for Phase 2 and 3 researching vaccines.
Dr. Zickler believes that people should combine conventional and natural medicine together. No approach to health is ideal on its own, but rather conventional and natural medicine should be used together in order to create a complete circle for optimal health.
Dr. Terrie Van Alstyne's educational background includes studies in biology, biomedical science, and naturopathic medicine. Following her naturopathic medicine degree, Dr. Alstyne has worked as a family practitioner, committed to offering her patients integrative medical care. A few of Dr. Alstyne's specialties include acupuncture, hormone balancing, and weight loss.
Committed to helping her patients achieve optimal health, Dr. Alstyne believes that Naturopathic medicine utilizes an ideal combination of treatment options.
As a practitioner, Dr. Silva designs individualized treatments for various conditions and works with patients to realize their health potential. His seminar will help you naturally heal so you can pursue the activities you love and get back on track.
Karlene Karst is a leaing expert in nutrition and natural health. She is the author of several books, including her newly released The Full Fat Solution, and is a highly sought-after enthusiastic and passionate individual who has appeared on Access Hollywood and Canada AM. She is the developer of Sea-licious and Veg-licious brand of omega oils. www.karlenekarst.com.
Ann Barnes is co-founder of Mom’s Original Superfoods and author of the health and recipe books, Eat Super, Be Super and Better Being. She has been named one of the Greatest 100 Influencers in Health & Fitness.
Dr. Kate is a Canadian expert in natural medicine and a contributing editor to several health-related publications. She is the author of the book Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox. A graduate of McMaster University with a BSc in Biology, she completed her professional training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto.
Dr. Jennifer Dyck earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology with distinction from the University of Victoria. After working in the medical research field and volunteering around Vancouver island and South America, she returned to school and went on to successfully complete the four-year program at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine.
“Getting to Yes: Overcoming the barriers
and limitations women set on themselves”
Kelley Scarsbrook is a travel/adventure journalist and author, and has been helping to motivate and inspire women to accomplish their dreams for the past ten years. Following our dreams can be very difficult. Many times, our biggest barrier is ourselves. Kelley will provide some valuable tips on how to move through the negative conversations we sometimes have with ourselves - and how to overcome "no" and get to "yes". Opening ourselves up to the possibility is the first step to living the life we desire.
Mennonite Girls Can Cook is a group of ten women who share new recipes daily on their popular website. The purpose is to inspire hospitality while using their resources to help children in need around the world. What began as a simple recipe blog has resulted in two Canadian best selling cookbooks, the royalties from which have contributed to projects supporting children in Ukraine and Kenya.
Anita Saulite is the author of "The Savvy Money Gal: 6 Savvy Money Strategies for Successful Women" and founder of Savvy Money Gal, offering a full suite of services designed to help women become exemplars in money management by championing emotional wellbeing through skill-based learning and the transformation of personal habits.
Marva Ward is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and works for Puresource as the Product Educator for the NOW brand of supplements. She is also a contributing editorial writer for the bi-monthly consumer health magazine Vista.
Dr. Miranda Wiley is passionate about helping people achieve optimal health through diet and lifestyle, herbs, homeopathy, whole food supplements, acupuncture, and mind-body awareness. She practices at clinics in Tsawwassen and Yaletown.
Dr. Love is a natural expert on love and relationships and is the inventor of the successful love/relationship game called Synchrohearts. He is an international speaker on the topic and has been featured in national print, radio and TV media. Dr. Love has been featured twice on CBC Dragons Den and his game won the “Best Brilliant Idea for Humanity Competition 2011.” His love mission supports the Zajac Ranch for kids with special needs.
After a 10,000 mile bicycle journey around North America, Brock Tully wrote his first ‘thought.’ This trip was followed by two more internationally publicized bicycle tours: “Cycling for Kindness” in 2000 and “Cycle it Forward” in 2009. Today Tully is an internationally renowned speaker and author of eight books and is the co-founder of the Kindness Foundation of Canada. www.brocktully.com.
On January 4th, 2011, Christine Till found herself “fired” at 50+. As she lived through this trying experience, she found that in order to overcome certain challenges, she needed to ask for help. She collaborated with business and life coaches and networking groups, ultimately finding her purpose as “The Marketing Mentress.” In her book Fired at Fifty: Stop Looking for Work and Discover What You Were Meant to Do, Christine shares her experiences and helps readers identify their skills and turn them into a business.
Learn how to pull your education, experience, knowledge and wisdom together into something tangible that you can offer the world… and get paid for it. Understand the do’s and don’ts of online and offline relationship marketing. How do you present yourself to the world and how will “the world” receive you? How do you get your self-confidence going? What do you have to offer? Join Christine in learning how to create a job that fits you perfectly, instead of fitting yourself into a pre-made mold.
Through the darkness of anorexia, alcohol abuse and other self-destructive behavior, Sue always felt there was something missing. Constantly striving to prove her own worth, on a deep level Sue believed she wasn’t good enough.
Desperately seeking answers, her deep desire to understand human behavior and heal her past led her to become a coach and embrace her intuitive gifts as a healer. Today as a Heart Led Living Coach, Sue is an international speaker and intuitive healer that will help you see the invisible, feel the intangible and do the impossible. Her book, When Hard Work Becomes Heart Work – Expect Miracles!, will empower you to heal the burdens of your past and embrace the truth that life’s challenges are designed to awaken. Embrace a new perspective that whatever you go through, you grow through.
Denene Derksen is a practicing shaman with a background in drama instruction, massage therapy, Angel Intuition and Bodytalk. Writing the book Dancing with Fire brought together Denene’s personal story, curiosity about the true cause of disease, and her search for fulfillment and meaning in life. She has studied Shamanism with Marv and Shanon Harwood, of the Kimmapii School of Shamanism, where she continues to study and assist in teaching. Her shamanic practice, The Fool's Journey, is located in Calgary.
Book: Dancing with Fire
Join Carrie and Anne, two unrelated women on separate, yet mysteriously connected journeys. Anne just wants to be left alone to suffer, while Carrie seeks increasingly dangerous liaisons. Both follow sparks of intuition, encountering metaphysical and very physical connections that lead them to discover deeper truths about who they are. They learn that they play a vital role in each othersʼ lives, and expand their ideas of what is possible. This novel, full of suspense, sex, and other juicy bits, serves as a bridge between ordinary reality and a more wise, magical, and hopeful reality. Run a bath, grab some wine, and enjoy the trip. You may be inspired to seek out your own sexy metamorphosis!
Please see Stage Schedules for show times
|Friday Oct 25, 2013||1pm – 10pm|
|Saturday Oct 26, 2013||10am – 9pm|
|Sunday Oct 27, 2013
||11am – 5:30pm|
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