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Women in Focus: Dr. Shannon McLean – Harness your passion

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As women we often underestimate our potential.  We have enough skills, experience and intelligence to make important contributions to our local communities and to the world at large.  The thing is to consider the possibilities. Dare to dream. And then to realize the dream by becoming aware of our potential and the potential of like-minded ... Read More »

Women in Focus: Tanya Smith – Hopeful for women’s advancement

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When President Trump and Prime Minister Trudeau met for the first time February 13, two things struck me: the twitter-worthy politics of a handshake, and the leader’s joint endorsement of advancing women in the workforce. Kudos to Trudeau for holding down the handshake, but I was angry that women’s rights were once again a prop ... Read More »

Women in Focus: Local realtor profiled in Top Agent Magazine!

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While Kirsty Tosczak was training to be a pilot, she broke a bone, and was unable to continue her education. But it turns out, this accident was exactly what led her to her dream career. “I thought about real estate before, and at that time I had the chance to explore it,” Kirsty explains. Today, ... Read More »

Workshops for women

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Participants from various backgrounds convened at FUSE Community Work Hub in Gibsons on Feb. 27 and 28 for WoW! A Weekend of Workshops for the Self-Employed. Six practical workshops were offered and spread over two days to allow plenty of social/networking time in between. Participants brought more creativity and inspiration into their lives while increasing ... Read More »

Gibsons woman honoured by film & TV group

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A Gibsons woman was chosen as a runner-up in a national competition by Women in Film + Television Vancouver (WIFTV). The organization’s #FromOurDarkSide genre writing competition and mentorship program attracted more than 150 entries from across the country. Among the 10 runners-up was Loretta Todd, of Gibsons, for her story, “The Ursavore”. “We are very ... Read More »

Women in Focus for International Women’s Day: Pledge for Parity

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#PledgeForParity is the 2016 theme for International Women’s Day, encouraging effective action for advancing and recognizing women. Worldwide, women continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural and political achievement. And we have much to celebrate on March 8th, International Women’s Day.   But progress towards gender parity has slowed in many places. So how do ... Read More »

Women in Focus: Tara Roden

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PGA Golf Professional in Sechelt Tara Roden, the new Head Golf Professional of the Blue Ocean Golf Club was not sure what to expect when arriving on the Sunshine Coast in late July of 2015. With a very steep learning curve ahead, Tara has settled into her new appointment and enjoyed becoming an integral part ... Read More »

Women in Focus: Cheryl McNicol

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Gender parity remains elusive Justin Trudeau famously declared after his election in October that half his cabinet was made up of women “because it’s 2015.” But as pleasantly obvious as that sounded, the prime minister is still far ahead of the social curve in respect to women, according to one local business expert. “Even though ... Read More »

Women in Focus: Kim Darwin

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Making informed financial decisions Although not born in Sechelt, Kim describes herself as a “local”, having lived on the Coast for 45 years.  She grew up in Davis Bay in a house that used to be the “oil shack” on Davis Bay wharf.  She graduated from Chatelech Secondary School, raised her three children and continues ... Read More »

Women in Focus: Colleen Preston

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“The Vines That Bind Us” Colleen Preston arrived on the Sunshine Coast searching for an “Oasis” where she could finish writing her personal development books and start her dream of providing a rejuvenating getaway for people who want to improve their future. After many years as a trainer and listening to clients talk about their ... Read More »

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