Women’s conference coming soon

Having fun with like-minded women, enjoying a day packed full of interesting sessions

Having fun with like-minded women, enjoying a day packed full of interesting sessions and listening to an inspirational keynote speaker are all part of this year’s Rimbey annual women’s conference.

This year marks the twenty-ninth women’s conference and, once again, a full day of enjoyment including shopping opportunities from a variety of vendors, a catered lunch and prizes will be part of the agenda.

The theme for this year’s conference to be held Feb. 5 at the Peter Lougheed Centre is Expanding Your Horizons.

Keynote speaker Zaheen Nanji will open the conference with her presentation entitled Unlock the Power of You.

No stranger to challenges, Nanji, who is originally from Kenya, learned to live in a new country at the age of 15, all the while struggling with weight and a speech impediment.

The inspirational speaker will also close the conference with her talk on Embracing Change. During her presentation she will speak about the seven steps and one specific crucial step necessary for accepting change.

Sessions offered during the conference are varied and give all participants a wide selection to choose from.

For those interested in expanding their creative side, Chelsea Datema of Jerzi’z Skye Designz offers a hands-on workshop on the art of repurposing old furniture to create unique one of a kind pieces.

Two Cuban chefs, Alexei Suarez and Odofvany Rodriguez from Rimbey’s own Henry’s Restaurant will offer a session on Cuban cooking. The chefs are graduates of Chef’s School in Club and combine Cuban and Western cuisine to make unique culinary culture.

For those ladies who want to ensure they can defend themselves if necessary, Tom Grbich, an international speaker, trainer and coach will offer some pointers in self-defense.

Also offered will be a course on Top Travel Trends to help create the perfect vacation. Presenter Sandy McLary received the Rising Star Platinum Award for best overall agent and has lots of new ideas for travellers.

A representative from Blooms, Rimbey’s original flower shop will offer a session on creating Fairy Gardens and Cheryl Jackson will help you add versatility to your wardrobe with a session on scarf tying.

After lunch, participants will have the opportunity to enjoy comedians Steve Mazan (Emmy award winner) and James Uloth, who will give the humorous side to everyday situations.

Registration forms for this year’s women’s conference are available at Rimbey FCSS and also at some local businesses.

For more information about the conference, contact Rimbey Family and Community Support Services at 403-843-2030.