Women’s conference offers fun and information

This year marks Rimbey’s 30th annual Women’s Conference.

This year, which marks Rimbey’s 30th annual Women’s Conference, promises to be a delightful potpourri of sessions, entertainment, shopping and delicious cuisine with some good old fashioned visiting tossed into the mix.

The conference is to be held Thu., Feb. 11 at the Peter Lougheed Community Centre and will feature keynote speaker Doug Hart and Elvis tribute artist James Schewe.

In his welcome and keynote presentation, Buggy Whips and Bull Whips, Challenging Bigger is Better, Hart will talk about economic, social, environmental and technical changes.

Hart has a longstanding career as a registered nurse, educator and administrator.

Elvis tribute artist James Schewe is ranked among the top 10 in the world as an Elvis impersonator. He travels across Canada, has performed for the House of Commons and won the Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival and the Canadian National Champion in 2003. He will perform at 12:45 and again at 3:15 p.m.

The sessions at this year’s conference are varied and give participants an opportunity to make choices related to their own unique passions and interests.

Kim Beach, featured on CBC Radio One’s The Next Chapter, is a published author who has written several books. She is the AB/NWT representative on the National Council of the League of Canadian Poets and is working on a novella about a giant puppet as well as a novel about 1970s romance comics.

A cake decorating demonstration by Corrinna Rapley, a certified Wilton method instructor, should be fun as well as informative.

Jennifer Anderson, a stylist at Altered Images, will host a session on hair demonstrations. Anderson enjoys working with the public and is looking forward to owning her own shop one day.

Hilary Ann Scott, founder of Your Yoga Studio, will offer a session in the afternoon. After 20 years of world traveling and practicing the art of yoga, she is pleased to return to central Alberta and open her own yoga studio.

Also in the afternoon will be a drink mixology session by Sean Draper, owner of To The Lost, a cocktail lounge in downtown Red Deer.

And for those who sew or want to learn more about sewing, Tracy Brittain Loyek will present the session SEW WHAT?!

The day will wrap up with Shannon Boyce-Campbell at 3:30.