Our Speakers and Stage Presenters in 2016 were…
Sharon Case received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination in 1996 and 1997 for “Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series.” In 1998, she was the recipient of a Soap Opera Award for “Hottest Female in a Daytime Drama.” In 1999, she won a Daytime Emmy Award in the category of “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.” She was nominated for the same award in 2000 and 2004.
Prior to joining THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Case portrayed Debbie on the CBS drama “As the World Turns,” Dawn on “General Hospital” and Anne on “Valley of the Dolls.” She also starred in “Silicone Wars” with David Schwimmer. Her additional television credits include guest-starring roles in “Cheers,” “Beverly Hills, 90210,” “Silk Stalkings,” “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose” and “Doogie Howser, M.D.” Recently, Case designed a line of fashion jewelry, “Pomp”.
Case was born in Detroit and shortly thereafter moved to Chatsworth, Calif. During her free time, she enjoys shopping, reading and traveling. Her birthday is Feb. 9. Follow her on Twitter at @Sharonlcase.
Kathleen Baty, a proud UCLA Alum, is the Founder and CEO of Safety Chick Enterprises, a firm whose mission is to change the way personal safety is embraced nationally. She believes that people do not respond to fear, but rather, by being empowered to make smart safety choices.
Kathleen, herself the victim of a kidnapping attempt at gun point by an obsessive stalker, teamed up with then California State Senator Ed Royce to pass the nation’s first anti-stalking law (SB2184). In 1997, she and now US Congressman Royce teamed up again to help pass the first Federal Anti-Stalking Law (H.R. 3230).
She’s spoken to millions of people through appearances on and contributing features to The Today Show,, America’s Most Wanted, Inside Edition, Good Morning America, The Security Brief with Paul Viollis, and ABC World News Tonight. Kathleen and SafetyChick Enterprises have been featured in People, Time, Glamour, Redbook, Women’s Day and USA Today.
STREET SMARTS 101: HOW TO MAKE SMART PERSONAL SAFETY CHOICES
A 60 minute “Mother/Daughter Safety Chick Chat” presentation that’s highly touted by both mothers AND daughters and one of Kathleen’s most popular presentations. She teaches young women “street smarts” before they have to learn it the hard way. The most poignant statement that has been made again and again is the invaluable dialog that happens between mother and daughter on the “car ride home.” This Safety Chick Chat is tailored to girls from 8th grade and up, covering age-appropriate safety issues.
SPEAKERS SPONSORED BY NATURE’S FARE MARKETS
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.
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Aeryon Ashlie has been involved in the Canadian health and fitness industry in a variety of capacities for the past 15+ years. Aeryon made her entrance onto the competitive fitness scene and began winning competitions while training out of Toronto, ON. Although Aeryon has extensive understanding of exercise and nutrition, she still had her own prolonged personal battles with body image and weight. Aeryon has been dealing with Bulimia for over 20+ years. She now is keen to share her story and take away the shame for those who struggle with food related issues and low self esteem.
“10 TIPS TO CREATING A FIT FAMILY” & “GETTING IT STARTED”
Learn about portioning, eating well, & supplements to stay fit for everyone.
A passionate speaker skilled at reaching his audience by simplifying complex and confusing information. Jason breaks through the clutter in the field of holistic nutrition. He present powerful strategies to great existing conditions and improve overall wellness through the principles of psychology, microbiology, biochemistry and natural, oriental and allopathic medicine.
KEEP YOUR STRESS IN CHECK
Regulate mood, enhance skin youthfulness, and manage stress.
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.
LOOK AND FEEL YOUNGER WITH WATER
Learn about: pH and how your body regulates it, the affect of over-acidity on your body, how to “become” more alkaline
PANEL: MEET THE REAL ENTREPRENEURS OF THE FRASER VALLEY
Move over housewives of Orange County, these are the real ladies to watch. The West Coast Women’s Show brings you the women taking over the creative hotbed of the Fraser Valley. New to the main stage this year, you are invited to an intimate conversation with some of the fastest growing Entrepreneurs based right in our own backyard. Learn their secrets to success, their rise to social media stardom, how they took the pages of Vogue by storm and how they balance growing their booming businesses while raising their busy families.
Amanda Penner – Owner of minimoc
Amanda is one part of the husband and wife team that run Minimoc. The inspiration for the popular soft-soled shoes came from Amanda’s desire to give custom, ‘made-with-love’ gifts to the many babies being born to her friends and family. After giving a few pairs to babies in the Fall of 2013, Amanda and her husband Jeff started receiving orders and it has been full steam ahead ever since! Minimoc leather shoes are handmade in Abbotsford, BC from ethically sourced materials and are available for sale online as well as in over 250 stores across North America.
Lorene Mah – Owner of Glitter and Spice
With Lorene’s first born, she never had any issues with teething. Before you throw rocks at her, note that she made up for that with a baby that slept terribly! Then along came her son … and the teething, drooling, and constant need to smack mom’s face and pull her hair while nursing was in full-blown effect! Needless to say, Lorene was caught unprepared. She immediately scoured the shops for the perfect teething necklace, but came back disappointed. So inspired by her darling son, she decided to create stylish teething necklaces for the modern day mom that are safe and fun for babies to chew. Products are handcrafted right here in Canada and for sale online or at the Glitter & Spice booth at the West Coast Women’s Show.
Laura Derksen – Owner of Arrow and Lace Designs
Laura Derksen owner of Arrow & Lace Designs has always loved fashion, interior design, thrifting, DIYing and crafting. After Ariella, her daughter, was born in May 2010 she starting making hair accessories which quickly became popular with family and friends. In August 2013, with her second child, Kenton in tow Arrow & Lace Designs were born as a way to work while staying home with her kids. Arrow & Lace is vintage inspired apparel accessories with a focus on quality and extra measures to make these accessories last. Details like adjustable headbands, ribbon lined alligator clips, and headbands use felt so they are soft and comfortable to wear. Arrow & Lace designs are available online as well at the West Coast Women’s Show booth.
Karen Johnson – Owner of k’pure Natural Body Care
Karen’s business kind of happened by accident. Five years ago, when her youngest son of 4 kids was a newborn, she found out that he had abnormally high levels of aluminum and plastics in his system. Turns out, Karen’s deodorant and skin care products were loaded with aluminum and plastics and making their way into her breast milk. This is where her quest for natural skin and body care started. After five years of trial and error, that recipe has been perfected. Each product is hand made, labelled and packaged, with the strictest attention to quality control and detail. K’pure Naturals can be found online or at the West Coast Women’s Show today.
Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas is a No. 1 Best-Selling Author, Life Coach, NLP Master Practitioner, Nutrition and Wellness Specialist, and the published author of the books: When You’re Hungry, You Gotta Eat, Think Yourself Thin, and Simple Success Strategies. She is also the Sales Manager for La Maison Orphee Master Oil Maker, manufacturing and importing first-cold-pressed oils and condiments in Quebec City since 1983. Join Nathalie on our Health and Wellness Stage for two nutrition and wellness presentations!
THINK YOURSELF THIN
Tired of diets? You lose weight and gain it back with interest? You eat well and exercise but you still can’t seem to lose the last 10 pounds? Learn from Number One Best Seller THINK YOURSELF THIN the D.N.A System to reprogram your brain to lose weight and keep it off.
VIRGIN OILS 1-0-1
Learn from Canadian oil maker what is a virgin oil? Extra Virgin? What is the big deal about coconut oil? And 200 vinaigrettes and salad dressings at your fingertips.
Born and raised in Québec City, David Beaudoin has always been a cheese lover. As a young man, he travelled the world while working as an entertainer on Cruise Ships, this enabled David to taste cheeses from around the globe. David moved to the Okanagan in 2005, where he turned his passion for cheese into an enterprise and launched his Squeaky Cheese TM. After 5 years of successfully building his Squeaky Cheese business, David decided to take on the lead role for one of the oldest Cheese Factory in British Columbia.
During the next five years, working and learning with one of the country’s cheese masters, his knowledge and passion for cheese reached a whole new level. Dubbed ‘The Cheese Poet’ and known locally as ‘The Squeaky Cheese Guy,’ he also works as a cheese expert and consultant with Dairy Farmers of Canada. David is proud to be Canadian, and he will sure make you realize that Canada produces world-class cheese. Come meet David, and taste for yourself!
SPEAKERS SPONSORED BY HARMONIC ARTS
Yarrow Willard is a Clinical/Master Herbalist and co-visionary of the Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary. Raised by herbalist parents, he has been immersed in the world of plant medicine since before he was born and is continually updating his knowledge with the growing edge science of re-claiming wellness. Yarrow shares health empowering practices and teachings through advanced nutrition and cultivating a deeper connection with the natural world.
Angela Willard received her Clinical Herbalist Diploma from the Wild Rose College in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 2005. She has since been in practice as an Herbalist through many avenues including consulting, growing herbs, wildcrafting, and co-creating the Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary. She actively adds herbal and health tools to her basket through continual upgrading of her knowledge with a strong focus on Women’s health and wellness. Sharing information that empowers people to live with integrity to their highest potential is a strong calling that fuels her on this path.
SPEAKERS SPONSORED BY JD FARMS SPECIALTY TURKEY
Sue Wiebe is a British Columbia based cooking instructor specializing in sophisticated Parisian-style pastries and elevated classic cuisine. Sue is in constant & enthusiastic pursuit of culinary excellence and is focused on developing recipes that are current, adaptable and suited to every level of culinary prowess. She was formally the executive chef and owner of Stoney Creek Cookery, Sue is also known for her appearances on Chopped Canada and at Eat Fraser Valley.
Sue exemplifies the adage that “The best teachers are constant students.” Her ongoing culinary training includes certificates from Dubrulle French Culinary School, Le Cordon Bleu, The Culinary Institute of California and most recently, the Pastry Training Centre in Vancouver.
Sue loves to pass on her extensive knowledge and skills whenever she has an opportunity. True to her French Canadian heritage, Sue believes that “Recipes need to be passed on to preserve our culture.”
Sue will be using JD Farms Specialty turkey in her presentation.
I am a (very) young pastry chef from France. I was born in Lyon, in the south east of France, in 1990. Since I am 14 I have always wanted to be a pastry cook. My family was really into education so I first fulfiledl highschool and then I obtained a degree in journalism-communication and a degree in English language and civilization at college. During my years at university, I worked for several restaurants and caterers as kitchen helper and pastry prep, and learned a lot about this field and how to behave in a kitchen full of men (in france, Pastry cook is more a male job than female…) After I completed my two degrees, I decided it was time for me to actually live from my passion: pastry. I decided to get a professional degree in pastry in Lyon, my hometown, but also the french capital of gastronomy.
During this year of study I was 1 week a month at school and the rest of the time I was working at Le Framboisier, a traditional french pastry shop where I learned a lot thanks to my chef. After that, I decided to move in Canada to discover new tastes, and new ways of making pastries. Since I am here I learned how to combine my own french knowledge with the very innovative way of making pastries in Canada. It was also a big challenge since all the products, such as butter, milk, cream, fruits, etc. are completely different than in France. I have also discovered a world where women are actually the more numerous in the pastry field, and I really love that!
It has been 2 years now that I have been working for baguette and co, I started as pastry cook and am now pastry chef and kitchen manager. They trusted me despite my young age, and I am really thankful for that. We had a change of ownership few months ago and with the new owner I can now take a new direction and actually create the kind of pastry I love: a fine mix up of Canadian tastes and french pastry. We are, by the way, on our way to create a brand new collection of pastries, and we will bring some of them with us for the Women’s show!
Paula Maddison is a deep in the bones “slow foodie” and multi-talented lass who has a passion for hand crafting cheese. Spend some time with Paula and you will be taken into the world of sumptuous flavor, ancient craft, history, science, chemistry and food as medicine as you spend time learning and linking with other fine foodies. While learning a new skill you will relish the tastes of succulent cheeses that you can hand craft in your home. Using products readily available, Paula demystifies the idea that cheese making is difficult with comprehensive instruction. Classes are not only delicious but a lot of fun. Paula draws on her past experience in the private catering industry to show you some unique and creative ideas for serving the cheeses you will be making. Learning how to make cheese with Paula is a unique experience that will spark your inner cheese maker!
Sheri Simson, is a health & fitness ambassador & entrepreneur who speaks, coaches & writes about taking responsibility for your own Health. She was a successful building contractor with her own construction company when she discovered the European Fitness Secret of Pole Walking that helped her to lose over 50lbs! Her weight-loss & fitness journey has led her to become a Pole Walking Expert as well as a pioneer in the Health & Fitness Industry in North America. She is the owner of Keenfit –The Pole Walking Co. where her & her band or Certified Instructors help raise the fitness level of so many people every day. For more information on Pole Walking & the Pole Lady’s FREE on-line Pole Walking Videos & FREE e-Newsletter Visit www.keenfit.com or call toll-free 1-877-533-6348.