Dot's Day 2020 - March 14, 9:00 to 3:00

Dot Negropontes was an amazing leader within our community. She embodied the true vision of empowerment and wellness, and in her passing, we will carry forward the lessons that she taught so many.

Women ages 10-100 years young are invited to attend Dot’s Day to come together and celebrate the relationships among girls and women. This day will focus on the important relationships between mothers and daughters, aunts, sisters, grandmothers, friends and soulmates and how we can grow and nurture strong and confident women in our communities.

Our Keynote

Dr. Jody Carrington is a Clinical Psychologist who has spent most of her career working with children and families who have experienced trauma. Growing up on a farm in rural Alberta, Canada, and after 13 years (!) of post-secondary education, she took her first job on the Mental Health Inpatient Units of the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary. It was during those 10 years that she learned the most about kids, families, relationships, and the vital importance of connection. Today, she is back living in a rural setting, managing a private practice, raising a family, speaking around the country about relationships, connection and her new book, “Kids These Days”. Jody passionately believes in the power of the relationship with the people we love, lead, and teach. Her favourite thing on the planet to do is to speak with educators – they have the power to change the trajectory of a life every single day. It’s time, she believes, that we need to start focusing less on kids these days, and more on those of you who hold them every day. The core of everything she speaks and writes about comes down to this: we are wired to do hard things. We can do those hard things so much easier when we remember this: we are wired for connection.

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Session 1: Wooden Wall Sconce

Presenter: Jocelyn Hilton, Wild Women Working

Channel your inner Joanna Gaines by building a beautiful wooden wall sconce for your home. Participants will get an introduction to wood working by staining and assembling a wooden wall sconce and then finishing it off with a custom flower arrangement.

Session 2: Labyrinth Walk

Presenter: Lori Clarke

The labyrinth is a universal symbol of wholeness and unity. Unlike mazes which are created to challenge and confuse, the labyrinth is created to heal and make whole. It has one path both to the centre and back out again. When we work within this form, we experience the power of the mandala, the sacred circle. People from cultures and religious traditions around the world have been walking labyrinths for centuries in order to still the mind and open the heart. Walking the labyrinth is a powerful metaphor for our life journey. We will be walking a hand painted 36 foot canvas, a replica of the labyrinth embedded in the stone floor of the Chartres Cathedral in France.

Session 3: Barn Board Wall Decor

Presenter: Chantal Thorburn, Souls Journey

Let’s get back to nature by creating a pretty wall hanging out of reclaimed barn board, pine cones, twigs and paint. Each piece will be unique and special to you as you have this hands on opportunity to create your own masterpiece that you are sure to cherish.

Session 4: Make up Tutorial

Presenter: Jordan Gallais, Jordan Dean Makeup Artistry

Did you grow up in the 80’s and 90’s and maybe still use some of make-up techniques from these iconic era’s? It could be time to bring yourself up to speed with the current trends. In this session you will learn a subtle and timeless everyday makeup look! What you’ll need to bring is your makeup and a beauty blender. We will work with what you have in your kit to create the most suitable everyday makeup look for you.

Session 5: Gratitude & Granola

Presenter: Amanda Koch, Make it Yourself Cooking Instructor

Make and take your own personalized batch of delicious, nutritious granola while contemplating the finer things in life: like the opportunity to make granola with your bestie, your sister or your mama. You don’t want to miss out on this session, hanging out with Amanda is an added bonus as you just can’t help but smile when she is around!

Session 6: Yoga

Presenter: Jamie-Dee Marshall, All About You Fitness & Yoga

This back to basics, yoga sampler class in this all-levels class. Whether you’ve been practicing for years, one month, or you’ve always been too scared to go to a class, get ready for some eureka moments in a basics class. You’ll get to sample different yoga styles and see what fits for you. It will be a fun, energetic and relaxing experience that you won’t want to miss.

Session 7: Card Making

Presenter: Mary Schatz

Stamp-punch-cut...it will be a workout! Your creativity muscles will be singing for joy(or begging for mercy). You will be inspired to gift someone in your life with a one of a kind creation. We all know the BEST kind of gift is the one made with love. No craftiness skills needed ; just an open heart and a willingness to check your critical voice outside the classroom door. Come play - it might be messy and it might be fun..but that is kinda up to you:) In this class, we will create some cards to spread some cheer to those who need to hear some positive, uplifting messages.

*Due to smaller class sizes, this session will also be offered by Tietsia Huyzer

Session 8: Card Making

Presenter: Tietsia Huyzer

Stamp-punch-cut...it will be a workout! Your creativity muscles will be singing for joy(or begging for mercy). You will be inspired to gift someone in your life with a one of a kind creation. We all know the BEST kind of gift is the one made with love. No craftiness skills needed ; just an open heart and a willingness to check your critical voice outside the classroom door. Come play - it might be messy and it might be fun..but that is kinda up to you:) In this class, we will create some cards to spread some cheer to those who need to hear some positive, uplifting messages.

*Due to smaller class sizes, this session will also be offered by Mary Schatz

Session 9: Wire Tree of Life

Presenter: YES Team

The Tree of Life has many symbolic meanings, with the most common being interconnectedness, strength, and individuality. When a tree is young, it looks very similar to other trees, but as it grows older, it weathers the storms that influence the unique way in which it grows. Like trees, we are unique beings shaped by the environment around us. This activity will give you the chance to create a beautiful and unique art piece, but also the opportunity to create positive connections with those around you.

Session 10: Message in a Bottle Pendant

Presenter: Karen Grudeski

Create a message in a bottle for someone special or as inspirational reminder for yourself. Using a petite glass bottle and filling it with a combination of glitter, beads, shells, and of course a note, you will complete the pendant and attach it to a gold or silver chain.

Session 11: Kokedama Japanese Bonsai

Presenter: Tanya, Lady Bug Studio

Join the Ladies from the Lady Bug Studio as you create your own botanical masterpiece! A Kokedama is the Japanese art of growing plants in a moss-covered ball of soil wrapped with string or mono-filament fishing line. They can be  displayed on a decorative surface or hung by string in a window. Creating a beautiful string garden or decorative display for your home is fun and easy.

 

Session 12: Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss and Blood Sugar Balance (Session 1 Only)

Presenter: Rick Kohut, Health Street

Explore the exciting health benefits of intermittent fasting. Learn how this technique can help regulate and balance the blood sugar rollercoaster and effectively improve energy and metabolism. The what, why and how to use intermittent fasting responsibly.

Session 13: Healthy Fats (Session 2 Only)

Presenter: Rick Kohut, Health Street

How and what to eat to gain FULL CONTROL over your weight and blood sugar. The dietary advice we get from government and corporate food companies isn’t working. People are getting sick of the diets, the pills, the surgery and the drugs. It’s time to address the root cause with traditional techniques that deliver proven results. Learn the science and success of food combining, seasonality and nutrient density that can easily apply to any lifestyle.

Session 14: Sound Bath

Presenter: Bruce Cevraini - Alchemy of the Sun

Words can't quite describe Bruce Cevraini’s Alchemy of the Sun sound meditation session. The gong has the power to go deep within the body and restore vibration imbalances. During the sound bath you are immersed in sounds produced by instruments such as Himalayan and Nepalese crystal singing bowls, gong and percussion. This session needs to be experienced as it’s hard to explain the feeling of pure calm and relaxation that it brings. Bruce will also enlighten you about the importance of mindfulness, breath, self-awareness and how they can change your state of being.

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