Mon, Mar 01


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Monday, March 1, 5:30 pm Pacific, Women's YakFest! Online via Zoom

'The A List' / How to Write a Legacy Letter! / surfing/paddleboarding with a champion / Indigo/Soul poetry / a photo tour of beautiful Italy ... laughter yoga, 2-minute book review, and MORE!

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Monday, March 1, 5:30 pm Pacific, Women's YakFest! Online via Zoom

Time & Location

Mar 01, 2021, 5:20 p.m. PST

Live Online via Zoom!

About the event

Part book club, part girls night out, pretty much all fun! Special guests, book reviews, door prizes: Register here & a confidential  Zoom link will be emailed to you! 

 About this Event 

Looking for a quiet paddle on Tofino's Clayoquot Sound or learning how to write a Legacy Letter? A fascinating read, or a quick break to put the wind back in your sails?

Roslyn Franken is an author, speaker – Her book The A List, about taking care of yourself. A cancer survivor whose parents survived the Holocaust and the bombing of Nagasaki, Roslyn has been a guest on numerous television and radio shows and featured in newspapers and magazines across North America. She is also a radio personality as host of the popular How to Thrive after 35 and co-author of Death Can Wait: Stories from Cancer Survivors.

Judy Millar does workshops on how to write a “legacy letter” – kind of like a little memoir. Judy is a Canadian writer, humorist and professional speaker who entertains audiences with hilarious, original stories, often based on her life experiences. She leaves her audiences laughing—and better able to find the humour in their own lives. She also enjoys helping people find their own funny bones.

Catherine Bruhwiler is the owner/operator of Tofino Paddle Surf. She loves to spend most of her time in the ocean. A talented surfer with a beautiful style, she's a surf coach and surf mom of one of Canada’s first Surfing Olympic hopefuls. Catherine represented Canada at the Pan American Games in 2019 as one of the first members of the Canadian Surf Team. As one of the 9 qualified SUP Surf females in the Americas, this was an unbelievable dream come true for one of Canada’s first professional surfers.

Join Ellen Everard who joins us from the beautiful Barkley Sound for a happy dose of Laughter Yoga, and remember - your body can't tell the difference between a fake laugh and deep-seated joy, so 'fake it 'til you make it' for your health's sake!

Our Poet Laureate du Jour is Shameeka Hope, poetically known as IndigoSoul or S Dot Soul. She's a poet/writer/lyricist/Blogtalk radio host born and raised in Brooklyn N.Y.

Nanaimo bookseller Andrée Bizier (Window Seat Books) will bring a 2-Minute Book Review! (Get out your egg-timer. She can do it!

In the Cheering Section, Facebook group editor Jan Vert Meeks shares milestones and triumphs large and small from the Amazing Strong Inspired Facebook group! Get out those snaps and claps, and get ready to get inspired!

Special guest panelists, , laughter yoga, door prizes! and a moment to celebrate the week's achievements, even if that's just getting a decent night's sleep! We cheer for everyone who identifies as an amazing, strong, inspired woman!

Sign up here on Eventbrite and a Zoom link will be included in the ticket that is emailed to you, and a reminder the day of! You will be included in the mailing list for future events! (You can opt out any time if desired ... but you're probably going to love it :)

"From bare branches, something wonderful!"

Host Jacqueline Carmichael is the author of Heard Amid the Guns: True Stories from the Western Front 1914-1918 (Heritage House November 2020), Tweets from the Trenches, and My Read-Aloud Tales of Social Distancing. She is the founder of Amazing Strong Inspired.


Everyone who joins us will be eligible for the door prizes, and for a single quarterly grand prize drawing! Register now! 

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