skip to Main Content
Menu
Colin-Justin-Speaker

Colin & Justin – World-Renowned Interior Decorators
Main Stage – Saturday, October 21st

Legendary Scottish interior decorating duo Colin and Justin are heading this way for a special presentation at the 17th annual West Coast Women’s Show.

Interior designers, style commentators and celebrity interviewers, Colin & Justin came to global recognition with their UK BBC property flipping documentary ‘The Million Pound Property Experiment.’ Following this, they hosted an armory of hit shows such as ‘How Not To Decorate’, ‘The Farm’, ‘The Estate’, ‘Wedding Belles’, ‘Sixty Minute Makeover’ and ‘Colin & Justin’s Home Heist’ and, in doing so, built up a solid TV presence both sides of the pond. Out with their own shows they have also starred in other series such ‘UK Masterchef’, UK ITV’s ‘Stars In Their Eyes’ and ‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.’

Hosts of VH1’s ‘Valentine’s Music Chart’, occasional design and fashion pundits for ITV’s ‘This Morning’ and annual Red Carpet correspondents for Canada’s City TV, they’ve interviewed a galaxy of stars from Madonna to George Clooney and from Bradley Cooper to Jennifer Lawrence. Though they both freely admit that Ryan Gosling is their favourite celebrity subject.

In Canada, Colin & Justin have a number of shows under their belt. Colin & Justin’s Home Heist on HGTV kicked it off. They are in Season 3 of Cabin Pressure on Cottage Life and also judged Game of Homes Season 2 on W Network.

You’ll also find Colin and Justin as design experts, twice monthly, on Canada’s most popular lifestyle show ‘Cityline’. They have their own product lines that cover everything from furniture to bedding to décor accessories. The merchandise is available at Winners, Home Sense and Marshalls in Canada.


Melissa-Claire-Egan-Speaker-West-Coast-Womens-Show

Melissa Claire Egan – “The Young and the Restless”
Main Stage – Sunday, October 22nd

Melissa Claire Egan joined the cast of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS in November of 2011, in the role of reformed con artist Chelsea Lawson.

Originally from Bedford, N.Y., Egan grew up with an extensive background in musical theatre, singing and dancing. She took a multitude of classes in New York City as a child and she began booking national television commercials. She was also signed by the Ford Modeling Agency.

Egan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Dramatic Arts. During college, she appeared in many plays, including “Marvin’s Room,” “How I Learned to Drive,” “The Birthday Party” and “Pippin.” She also studied Shakespeare at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England.

Upon graduating college, Egan began to act professionally. She played Annie McDermott on “All My Children” from June 2006 through February 2011. Her additional television credits include CRIMINAL MINDS, on the Network, “Bones,” “Men at Work,” “One Tree Hill” and “Dawson’s Creek.” She also starred in the independent films “Wrestling” and “The Marriage Counselor.

Egan was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the Best Supporting Actress category in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Egan’s hobbies include attending plays and musicals, dancing, choreographing, writing, playing tennis, swimming, practicing yoga, going to sporting events, taking road trips, enjoying happy hour with friends and relaxing with her family. She serves as a spokesperson for the skin care product Proactiv Solution. Her birthday is Sept. 28. Follow her on Twitter at @MClaireEgan.


Trevor-Bird-Egan-Speaker-West-Coast-Womens-Show

Trevor Bird – “Top Chef Canada Season 2” Runner-Up
Chef’s Kitchen Stage – See Stage Schedule

Trevor Bird began his foray into the culinary world as a teenager. Cooking is all he knows and thank goodness for all the eaters amongst us, he knows it extremely well. His career led him into acclaimed kitchens such as Ottawa’s National Arts Centre, Jean George’s MARKET, and Daniel Boulud’s Lumiere.

In 2011, Trevor secured his rising star status by placing runner up against some of Canada’s greatest chefs in “Top Chef Canada Season 2.” This was certainly a defining moment in his culinary career.

In 2012, Trevor created Fable, his own restaurant in which he practices his passion for locally focused ingredients and showcases British Columbia’s regional bounty in all of the menu’s dishes. Within a short time, Fable Kitchen became the recipient of numerous accolades and quickly rose to become one of Vancouver’s favourite dining destination.

In 2015, a most intriguing opportunity presented itself; the owners of a restaurant space were looking for strong operating partners to open something new in an iconic location which has held a diner since 1949. The desire to continue the heritage of the space, paired with Trevor’s philosophy of farm to table cuisine naturally led to the emergence of a modern day diner: Fable Diner.

With two successful restaurants under his belt, along with an impressive list of international guest chef appearances, Trevor was offered a return to television in 2017 as a contestant on Top Chef Canada All Stars. Trevor has indeed started to hit his stride and will continue to take his cuisine to new heights.

Presented By:

kins-stage


Chef Skylar Sinow -- Kin's Junior Chef Ambassador, "Dragon's Den" alumnus and co-owner of "Kids Can Cook Gourmet"

Skylar Sinow – Co-Owner, “Kids Can Cook Gourmet
Chef’s Kitchen Stage – See Stage Schedule

Every parent’s dream; the kids getting along. But what parent could’ve seen an “Are we there yet?” scenario turn into a gourmet business and even a Dragon’s Den TV appearance?! Skylar and Chloe, Vancouver’s sensational siblings who are dedicated to helping other kids find their inner chef!

While on a family European trip, the two adventurers found themselves discovering and enjoying food in a way they hadn’t known possible ~ It was FUN! An idea was sparked, and their Kids Can Cook Gourmet project was created as a way to learn more about local foods and how to put together a business plan. A creative website, as well as cookbook, were in the works, with the intention of sharing hundreds of ways kids can play with food with gourmet results and even better- have parents encourage it!

Skylar with curious and creative inclinations now serves as Le Petit Chef and Recipe Creator, while the intrepid Chloe has a keen eye for trends and people, and as such has grown the business from her position as the Director of Marketing & Fun. Creating an ethos that carefully mixes the fun with ‘footprint’, the Kids Can Cook Gourmet original product line of pasta sauces stays true to using organic, fresh ingredients and has a strict ‘No GMOs and no fake stuff’ policy, including labels everyone can read!

Kin’s Farm Market is most excited to have our products showcased by Skylar, our youngest brand ambassador.

Presented By:

kins-stage


West-Coast-Womens-Show-Lorna-Vanderhaeghe-Speaker

Lorna Vanderhaeghe, M.Sc
Health & Wellness Stage – See Stage Schedule

Canada’s leading women’s health expert with degrees in nutrition and biochemistry. She has been researching nutritional medicine for over thirty years is the author of twelve books including her latest, Beautiful Skin Begins Within, A Smart Woman’s Guide to Hormones and A Smart Woman’s Guide to Weight Loss.

Read Lorna’s monthly newsletter at www.hormonehelp.com

Presented By:


aeryon-new

Aeryon Ashlie
Health & Wellness Stage – See Stage Schedule

Aeryon Ashlie is an Author, Speaker, Holistic Nutritionist, Certified ED Recovery Coach, Former Fitness Competitor, Trainer and Account Manager for one of the leading supplement companies in Canada.

After experiencing severe weight fluctuations for most of her life, a 20+ year battle with Bulimia and a negative relationship with food Aeryon is eager to share her strategies in how she created Health and Wellness Sustainability.

Join as she shares how to get a head start with behavioral plans for a healthy lifestyle with practical fitness in her seminar “Food and You”. Looking for encouragement, motivation and pointers? You do not want to miss this seminar. Aeryon has authored 2 E-Books and she has been featured on Radio, TV, and Newsprint.

For more information check out www.aeryonashlie.com.

Presented By:


West-Coast-Womens-Show-Christina-Gohl-Speaker

Christina Gohl – Director of Sales, “Santevia Water Systems
Health & Wellness Stage – See Stage Schedule

Christina Gohl (BSc.Kin) is Santevia’s National Sales Manager. A kinesiologist by training, she now uses her physiology background to educate others on the benefits of alkaline water and travels all across Canada spreading Santevia’s alkaline message.

Presented By:


sara-celik

Dr. Sara Celik, ND – “Renew Life Canada
Health & Wellness Stage – See Stage Schedule

Dr. Sara Celik is a board certified Naturopathic Doctor in Toronto with over 15 years of experience in the health and wellness industry. With her extensive clinical and educational background, she is a sought-after speaker and health expert that has contributed to various magazines and television programs. As National Spokesperson for Renew Life, Dr. Sara serves to educate and inspire the public on achieving optimal digestive health, cleansing and an integrative approach to wellness.

Presented By: